For more than two decades, Jennifer Maddox has served her South Side community as a proud member of the Chicago Police Department. Frustrated by the continuing violence and lack of opportunity facing young people there, Maddox decided to go a step further. In 2011, she created Future Ties, a nonprofit afterschool and summer program located in the turbulent Parkway Gardens Homes. Today, her group provides a free, safe space for more than 100 children in grades K-5 to learn, grow and succeed.
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