Project H. O. O. D.
WHAT WE DO
Project HOOD is a 501 c(3) organization established in 2012. Our mission is to empower people with the guidance, information and tools necessary to become peacemakers, problem solvers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in their communities. After sleeping on the roof of an abandoned motel for 94 days to bring attention to gun violence on the south side of Chicago, the “Rooftop Pastor” Corey Brooks started Project H.O.O.D. with the vision of “ending violence and building communities, one neighborhood at a time.”
Project H.O.O.D.’s programming is designed to equip youth, adults, and families with the resources, skills, tools and experiences that are needed to be successful, healthy, and upwardly mobile members of society. We seek to empower, not enable. We seek to equip, not excuse. We seek to inform, not ignore. Project H.O.O.D.’s goal is to be at the forefront of innovation and transformation on the South Side of Chicago and specifically within the Englewood and Woodlawn communities.
Ending violence and building communities, one neighborhood at a time.
To empower people with the guidance, information and tools necessary to become peacemakers, problem solvers, leaders and entrepreneurs in their communities.
Our CEO, Pastor Corey B. Brooks, is a visionary leader with a mission to eradicate violence and to transform the lives of children, adults and families on Chicago’s south side. His vision and passion for change has catapulted Project H.O.O.D. into a game-changer for the Woodlawn and Englewood communities and for the entire city of Chicago.
Project H.O.O.D. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, or status or against an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law, in any of its activities or operations. Project H.O.O.D. is an equal opportunity employer.
OUR BUSINESS PLAN
Thanks to the Tawani Foundation, Project H.O.O.D.’s business plan for our new facility was done by the prestigious firm of Plante Moran.