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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020 file photo, Laura Porras, right, prepares bags of fresh vegetables as Justin Ruiz, 17, left, and Porras’ niece Ana Karen Porras, 14, help in the vestibule at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. The effort, which started two months earlier, is coordinated by the Brooklyn Immigrant Community Support mutual aid group who saw a need for emergency food aid for undocumented immigrants, who couldn’t apply for or receive government assistance in the wake of shutdowns caused by concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus.

Kathy Willens

My Block, My Hood, My City Helps Chicagoans Through Mutual Aid

During this pandemic, Chicago organizations like My Block, My Hood, My City have stepped up to alleviate poverty through Mutual Aid programs.

The nonprofit’s CEO and founder Jahmal Cole joins Reset to talk about what his organization is up to this holiday season.

GUEST: Jahmal Cole, founder of My Block, My Hood, My City

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