Stop Killing Our Dreams

Post a Comment » Written on December 6th, 2010     
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Phil Jackson – Pastor, N. Lawndale, Chicago

This is the snap shot of our great community that I love and serve the Lord in. The stats are bad but there is a movement of hope and change amongst the residents as well. We are seeing new changes. This is why our work is needed. The median household in North Lawndale for a family of 4 is 18,342 45% of our community lives below the poverty line the unemployment rate is 15%. We have a 62% drop out rate only graduating 38% of our students are we are ranked 69th out of 77 communities in Chicago in education. Over 10,000 men in North Lawndale in jail. 64% of Juvenile arrest in Chicago occurred in 10 districts in 2008 Lawndale placed 2nd from all the districts with Juvenile arrest.

Read the article Ebony Magazine (August 2010) that features the “The House” (Covenant Church) in the North Lawndale community of Chicago.

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