On the surface, Charles, Harley, Janisha, Kendra, London, and Princerra don’t have many connections. They are different ages, from different parts of the Chicago area. They work in different fields and have different interests.
The one thing they all share? They’re all alumni of Lawrence Hall, and it played a pivotal role in shaping who they are today.
For Charles, a teacher at Lawrence Hall entered him in an art competition; he won, and his confidence soared. Kendra and London both set and achieved goals in our Workforce Development program and continue to grow every day, now as role models for our youth. Janisha was given the tools to empower herself and uses the skills she gained to be a light for others. And with our therapists’ help, Harley and Princerra broke through cycles of trauma to lead lives filled with hope and openness.
Thank you for staying connected with us this winter as we learned about each of our alumni's journeys. Your gift to Lawrence Hall during our Winter Appeal gave young people the chance to build lives they're proud of — just like Charles, Harley, Janisha, Kendra, London, and Princerra.
For the sixth consecutive year, we unlocked an additional $50,000 donation from The Reva & David Logan Foundation thanks to raising over $100,000 by January 31, 2024. The foundation’s gift combined with yours helps us sustain and strengthen our array of life-changing programs.
Thank you for your support.