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By The Hand Club For Kids

Address

415 & 416 N. Laramie Ave.

Neighborhood

Austin

Hours

Sat, Oct 13: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 14: Closed

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms Available

Architect

Team A Architecture, 2013 & 2015

Website

bythehand.org

Description

By The Hand Club For Kids is a faith-based, after-school program founded in 2001 to serve elementary through high school students in four of Chicago’s most under-resourced neighborhoods. It provides services such as tutoring, enrichment activities and spiritual guidance in a safe environment. This site includes a 24,000-square-foot, two-story after-school center on the east side of Laramie Avenue that serves nearly 300 children from neighborhood schools and a 52,000-square-foot, three-story facility across the street that serves 450 students attending Moving Everest Charter School and By The Hand after-school. These modern buildings are open for use by the community and neighborhood groups, in addition to the youth being served directly. The 415 North Laramie building is the proud recipient of the 2015 AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award.

Behind the Scenes

Take a walk through these two contemporary buildings to learn about the work this far-reaching nonprofit does with students.