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The Back To School Parade is a Full Day of free activities for Englewood's deserving youth and it is when zip codes from 60621 & 60636 unite in peace.

*The below is based on 2014 through 2023*

  • Parade Participants; 362 registered groups (6,609 participants)

  • Free Food (25,000 People Feed )

  • Book Bags & School Supplies (over 16,750 Distributed)

  • Give-A-Ways (Gift Cards, 8,000 Nike Products)

  • Scholarships for King & Queen of parade

  • Laptops/Chromebooks (32)

  • Entertainment (exposure for youth performers)

  • Fun Activities for kids (Face Painting, Inflatables, Coloring)

  • Offering a safe space for gathering, collaboration and play. Playing together brings joy, vitality, and resilience to relationships. Play can also heal resentments, disagreements, and hurts. Through regular play, we learn to trust one another and feel safe (~Help Guide~).

  • Assisted various dance teams and non profits with funds for competitions & fundraisers

  • Black Owned Businesses Supported

  • Total attendees & participants = 25,000

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