Lived at the ABLA rowhouses from 1987 – 1997.
Just seeing our kids on the streets with nothing to do kinda made me want to step up to the plate to see them have a better life. I looked at them and like, we have all the resources to help get these youth off the street, to send them out job hunting, to put them in a program to show them that they can learn different trades to get the job that they need. And I just felt like nothing was getting done. It was time to make a change, stay on top of them, stay on top of CHA, stay on top of management and everybody who’s supposed to deal with this community overall.