B-Ball on the Block
B Ball on the Block is a community initiative where youth come and enjoy games of basketball on beautiful summer days. For three years, on six Friday afternoons, different blocks in both East and West Humboldt Park transform into safe places where young people come and enjoy themselves in a positive environment. B Ball on the Block attempts to address two key issues for area residents: positive activities for area youth and safety as an alternative to the too frequent violence in Humboldt Park. The project is organized and sponsored by the Humboldt Park New Communities Program. In fact, the project integrates violence and gang prevention while local community agencies are also on hand providing valuable resources for youth and families.