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Our Misson

The name Bronzeville is derived from the Great Migration of African-Americans into the area fleeing the oppressive Jim Crow policies of the south. The community boundaries include nine structures accorded landmark status. 


In the city of Chicago, African-American children make up 48% of children under 17 who are living in poverty.  

 

20% of the households have adults with less than a high school diploma.  These statistics help shape perception and personal circumstances are often indicative of future behaviors.  

All donations and membership proceeds benefit programs designed for the underprivileged and underserved urban population in the Black Metropolis District – Bronzeville area.  Following are some of our recent initiatives that we need your participation in.

Programs

Approximately 88.7% of the students in the community qualify for free and reduced school meals, are designated as low income and  97.26% identify as African-American..

The median household income is $30,422 where 40% of the households are single-parent..  

 

 


The Youth We Impact

18 July 2016

Wheelchair Fencing - Adaptive and Inclusive

The Bronzeville Fencing Academy is a not-for-profit dedicated to providing and meeting the existing and future needs of underprivileged and underserved urban youth in the Black Metropolis District – Bronzeville area.  

News

  • Academic and athletic youth programs specifically designed to motivate and support high academic achievement and success in alternative sports disciplines​.

Community

20 April 2016

Creativity at its finest 

FENCING ACADEMY

​​​27 April 2016

Most Improved Player