Strive celebrates 30 years

To the Editor:

Strive will celebrate 30 years of service to children and youth at its Annual Spring Benefit, Saturday, April 21, 2018. This celebration will be held at the landmarked Hyde Park Bank located at 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue [1525 E. 53rd St.].

The gala evening will feature live and silent auctions, trip packages, fine jewelry, original artwork, gift certificates and other special items. Live jazz music, an open wine and beer bar, dinner and dessert will complete the evening.

Strive is a local 501(c)(3) youth development organization that transforms lives by offering tutoring and mentoring activities to underserved children and youth, ages 6 to 18, on Chicago’s South Side. The Annual Spring Benefit is Strive’s major fundraiser. While our operating costs are $2,000 each week, we offer our services free of charge to participating families.

For ticket information and how to become an event sponsor, please contact Executive Director Angela Habr at