EXPERIENCING ABUNDANT LIFE
With God’s transforming power and the many people who come alongside our kids at different times in different ways, our kids are making tremendous strides. They are succeeding in school—and life.
DeAndreSeventh Grade—Moving Everest
“Mr. Michael always reminds me, ‘You are good. You have a good heart.’”read story
“When it came to schoolwork, yes, they helped me improve my grades, but more than that, they helped me want it for myself.”read story
Jermisha was destined to be a successful student.read story
By The Hand was the first place Anias learned about Jesus.read story
STORIES OF HOPE
Our students are the future—of Chicago and the rest of the world! Learn how they’re flourishing—mind, body, soul.
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Mykiara joined By The Hand as an 8th grader. Now, a senior from Altgeld, she is looking forward to her future.read story
Lashawn, a seventh-grader at the Altgeld site, is thankful for the leaders at By The Hand Club. He says, “Ms. Anissa encouraged me to get involved with choir.read story
CobyFourth Grade—Moving Everest
Coby, a fourth grader from Moving Everest, is a mighty young man with a big heart.read story
Dame’niqueSixth Grade—Moving Everest
When Dame’nique started at By The Hand, she remembers, “I was so shy and didn’t really talk to anyone.”read story
Lyla loves By The Hand. It has provided her a safe place to avoid the violence of her neighborhood.read story
M’KylaFifth Grade—Moving Everest
When M‘Kyla Harris started with By The Hand in the first grade, she has never heard of God’s love for her. M‘Kyla’s love for God began to grow when she was first exposed to chapel services, held every Thursday (which she now claims as her favorite day of the week).read story
Ta’LiyaThird Grade—Moving Everest
When Ta’Liya first started with By The Hand, she was withdrawn and shy. She rarely smiled. Sadly, Ta’Liya’s demeanor affected her ability to participate in the classroom and engage with her peers.read story
Succeeding—Mind, Body, Soul
Highlights From Most Recent School Year
67% of High School Graduates Enrolled in College
100% of Students Received Daily Warm and Nutritious Meals
84% of Students Professed Faith in Jesus
With your help
By The Hand has served over 5,000 students like James since 2001, when we began with 16 kids from Cabrini-Green. Together, we are loving and nurturing each child—mind, body and soul.
INVEST IN OUR KIDS
Students receive life-changing holistic care at By The Hand because generous friends like you cover the cost on their behalf. When you invest in them—mind, body and soul—they thrive!