Take a peaceful stand against violence in Chicago on January 15th. March with us on our 3rd annual Polar Peace March.
The march benefits UCAN and its Violence Intervention and Prevention Services. We will march in solidarity with those – especially youth – who experience violence and its trauma throughout Chicago. This family-friendly event honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. welcomes adults and children of all ages.
Our community is working with UCAN to address Chicago's violence epidemic in a comprehensive way. UCAN's Violence Intervention and Prevention Services empower young people to create life-changing opportunities that ensure safer futures. We work with schools and other community partnerships to build resilience, influence behavior and reinforce learning opportunities for avoiding the pitfalls of violence. UCAN seeks to address our city's violence crisis through a unique approach known as the Peace Hub, which coordinates programs and services across providers, providing data integration and common evaluation methodology. Further, UCAN recently made an exciting move to a new campus in North Lawndale, allowing them to better provide youth with a safe place to mend, learn and grow.
Our efforts have been hugely successful the past two years! Hundreds of participants marched to express that it is time to Stop the Violence and #StartTheLove, raising over $89,000 to prevent youth violence in Chicago!
St.Pauls United Church of Christ is the host of the 2017 Polar Peace March! To learn more about St. Pauls, click here. Learn how St. Pauls began the Ucan program over 145 years ago.