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"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."  - Jonathan Swift

For Jahari Jones, this vision is illustrated daily through the faces of countless youth in South Chicago that turn to him for guidance and mentorship. During our annual Hoops in the Hood tournament, Jahari mentioned "Many people look down on these kids; however I see the incredible potential of these kidsand this community." As a Community Watcher in Claretian Associates' Safe Passage program, Jahari has been working with South Chicago's youth for roughly 10 years through Claretian Associates' safety initiatives.

Since 1991, Claretian Associates has , like Jahari, envisioned a viable neighborhood that is full of potential. The youth and families we serve embody this principle and serve as a reminder to the incredible resiliency of the South Chicago community.

Join us in this vision by donating to Claretian Associates for #GivingTuesday. A contribution of anything, whether $50, $100, or $200 helps to build affordable housing and create opportunities for families and individuals in South Chicago just like Jahari. So what are you waiting for? Make a difference today!

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Since 1991, Claretian Associates has developed over 130 affordable houses and apartments in South Chicago, a community with a rich history and a strong future. Claretian Associates builds community within the culturally diverse neighborhood of South Chicago by working with community leaders, residents and organizations to provide affordable housing and related services for low-and-moderate income people, build resident-based leadership, and serve as a catalyst in creating innovative solutions to improve the quality of life.