Moving from Words to Action: Discussion with Social Justice Champion Jahmal Cole, founder and CEO of My Block My Hood My City
About this Event
Please join us for a conversation with Jahmal Cole, founder and CEO of one of the City of Chicago’s fastest growing social impact organizations—My Block My Hood My City. A champion of social justice, Mr. Cole will share the experiences that led him to his career as a mentor and the creator of this influential organization, which is dedicated to providing underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood. He also will discuss how we can move from thoughts to action to support and advocate for positive changes in our communities.
Mr. Cole’s mission is to build a more interconnected Chicago on the pillars of service and education. His exposure-based education program for teens and network of volunteer initiatives serves Chicago communities year-round. Traveling, youth mentorship and community organizing are the subjects of his highly acclaimed books and speeches, and he has spoken to audiences ranging from high school students to the Mayor of Chicago. Most recently, Mr. Cole was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Chicagoans by Crain’s Magazine, and he also was awarded the 2020 American Red Cross Community Impact Hero Award. In 2019, he was named to Crain’s 40 under 40 and received the 2019 Champion of Freedom Award. In 2018, he was named a Chicago Defender Men of Excellence Honoree, received the Chicago City Council Resolution Award, and he was named one of the “20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans” by Streetwise Magazine and a Chicagoan of the Year by Chicago Magazine.
This event is a virtual webinar. A link to view the webinar will be sent to registrants ahead of the event.
Wednesday, March 10 at 12:00pm to 1:00pmVirtual Event