KANKAKEE UNITED

Engaging the community with abundant opportunities for residents to lead safe, healthy, and productive lives.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Kankakee United is to reduce gun violence involving African-American boys and men under 25 years of age in Kankakee by uniting community resources to increase neighborhood engagement, address trauma related concerns, and remove employment barriers.

VISION STATEMENT

The City of Kankakee is an engaged community with abundant opportunities for residents to lead safe, healthy, and productive lives.

 

 

KANKAKEE UNITED



 

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Youth Palooza

Thursday, June 27th from 12:00 - 7:00PM Kankakee School District 111 + City of Kankakee - Kankakee United will host the 4th Annual Youth Palooza for ALL KSD111 students. 

Registration will begin at 12:00 PM in the foyer of the Dr. Genevra Walters Community Center (entrance in the back of KHS). 

All KSD111 students attending will receive a food & drink ticket. 

Drop off & pick up will take place at the Dr. Genevra Walters Community Center.

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Stop Gun Violence

Kankakee Lets Stand Up Against Gun Violence

Walk with us against gun violence.
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Juneteenth Parade
205 N Schuyler Ave. Parking Lot
Line Up 9:00AM - Depart 10:00AM

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Upcoming Events

Join us as we bicycle through the city of Kankakee as a collective to ride against gun violence.

Must be 12 or older to participate. Ice cold water will be provided.

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Gaming Tournament

Ready to race and shoot hoops? Join us for the ultimate gaming showdown on July 11, 2-6 PM! Compete in Mario Kart & NBA2K for a chance to win up to $150 in cash prizes. Open to Kankakee County youth ages 13-19. Register now with a $5.50 fee!

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Safe Summer Initiative

Kankakee United "Because'" Kankakee Forgives kicks off a Safe Summer Initiative for OUR youth, starting June 2024 - August 2024. Be on the lookout for additional information, such as locations and times. Activities include Midnight basketball, Community Pop-Ups, Community Outings and Much More.

 

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Community Luncheon - February 2024

Kankakee United’s quarterly Community Luncheon was most informative for the work against gun violence.

In partnership with the Kankakee Public Library RBJ Teen Zone, Kankakee United/City of Kankakee provided hygiene bags for teen self-care event.

In partnership with the Kankakee Public Library RBJ Teen Zone, Kankakee United/City of Kankakee provided hygiene bags for teen self-care event.