Housed in West Garfield Park, the Off The Street Club (OTSC) is the oldest boys and girls club in the city of Chicago. Founded in 1900, the Off The Street Club serves more than 3,000 children, ages 4 to 18 years old, each year. The organization provides them a safe haven from the violence that plagues their neighborhood and a chance for a brighter future. It offers an array of value- and education-focused resources, such as tutoring, athletics, a computer lab, theatre, choir, a girls’ center and many more invaluable programs.
The Off The Street Club is a privately held organization and enforces a no-tolerance policy with regard to drugs, gangs and violence. As part of its efforts to keep these from entering its doors, all members must sign a pledge to not associate with any of these, both in and out of the Club. School attendance is also required for admittance to the Club on a daily basis, enforcing the organization’s strong support of education. With this approach, the Off The Street Club has helped countless children make it through the trials of Chicago’s West Side to become successful, thriving adults. Because it is a private organization and does not seek nor accept city, state or federal funding, it relies on people like you to help keep the lights on and the doors open to the children of Chicago. By donating, you are saving not only the kids of today, but our future. Thank you for being part of this great Chicago effort.
For more information, please visit www.OTSC.org.