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 PARADE IS THE LARGEST, MOST IMPACTFUL EVENT HELD IN ENGLEWOOD FOCUSED ON READINESS FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.
*The below is based on 2014 through 2022*
Parade Participants; 321 groups (5,630 participants)
Free Food (24,500 People Feed )
Book Bags & School Supplies (over 15,750 Distributed)
Give-A-Ways (Gift Cards, 8,000 Nike Products)
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