Kids Off the Block
11627 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 995-9077


Kids Off the Block (KOB) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2003 by Diane Latiker who opened her home to youth in her community to help them steer away from the negative influences they saw daily.  KOB works with youth, teens, and young adults ages 12-24 years old, offering homework help, mentoring, activities and a “safe place.” Starting out with ten youth from the neighborhood, almost 12 years later, KOB has serviced over 2,000 participants since its inception.

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