One of the Chicago area’s greatest exports is perhaps Jeff Garlin. He’s a writer, producer, director, actor and stand-up comedian. He co-stars and executive produces the long-running HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm.
As Director of Heartland Alliance’s Africa Great Lakes Project, Jefferson Mok worked with vulnerable populations such as former child soldiers, victims of human trafficking and LGBT populations, especially in Burundi.
Fifty years ago, an organization got to work in a boxing gym in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood. The group used whatever space they could find to help kids stay out of trouble and participate in after school activities.