Since 2003, Urban Initiatives has empowered thousands of Chicago youth to become agents of community change through academic success, healthy living, and leadership development. They drive systematic change by connecting stakeholders and strengthening the social fabric of communities across the city. Urban Initiatives uses sport and the power of play as vehicles to engage Chicago's at-risk youth to participate in their sports based youth development programming. Learn more at urbaninitiatives.org.
Billy O'Keefe splits his professional life between writing code, writing words, drawing pictures, making art and any other hobby he can find a way to turn into a living. He recently wrote and illustrated his first book, "These are My Friends on Politics," which is in bookstores now. He gets easily distracted by hockey, baseball, basketball and every dog he sees, including the one he's looking at right now while writing this.