In the News

January 19, 2017 - BBF Family Services Hosted the Citywide Mental Health Project

January 13, 2017 - New push for mental health help on the West Side

December 16, 2016 - M.A.D.D. Rhythms' Bril Barrett is a tap evangelist

November 28, 2016 - Public invited to screening of documentary about African Americans from Chicago's West Side

October 27, 2016 - Endangered Communities Listening Tour

September 15, 2016 - Making the West Side

August 24, 2016 - Get IN Chicago: Mentoring Cohort

July 19, 2016 - With baseball, cops show their humanity

July 18, 2016 - Youth Baseball League Aims to Bridge Gap Between Police and Community

May 26, 2016 - At Hull House, a focus on revitalizing the West Side

May 22, 2016 - Revitalizing West Side focus of Jane Addams-Hull House initiative

February 20, 2016 - 2/19/16 Full Show Podcast (BBF)

February 18, 2016 - Bears legend Richard Dent: "Sunday was my day"

February 18, 2016 - The '85 Bears

February 18, 2016 - The Roast of Richard Dent

February 16, 2016 - Urban League panel works out community trust issues

February 16, 2016 - Chicago Leaders Discuss Police-Community Relations As Coalition Calls For Special Prosecutor In McDonald Case

February 10, 2016 - Richard Dent Will Be the Victim of a Celebrity Roast Named SACKED

February 3, 2016 - Steve Cochran Show 2.3.16

January 27, 2016 - 1985 Chicago Bears to roast Richard Dent next month

January 27, 2016 - '85 Bears set to reunite for Richard Dent roast

January 11, 2016 - Sacked: The Roast of Richard Dent

December 18, 2015 - Legacy of Laquan McDonald Will Be 'Long and Strong', Child Welfare Advocate Predicts

September 30, 2015 - After school, opportunity gaps linger

July 29, 2015 -Former Chicago Bear, WGN Radio host Mike Pyle Dies

June 5, 2015 - Former School Board chief returns as nonprofit CEO

March 16, 2015 - Windy Knitty: Chicago knitting club became a haven for teens

March 14, 2015 - Knitting clubs provide refuge for teens from high-crime neighborhoods

August 21, 2014 - This Man Has Mad Rhythm, And His Love For Tap Dancing and Community Speaks Volumes

August 3, 2014 - West Side Blues film Thursday 8/7

March 10, 2014 - Insurance executive, Better Boys Foundation booster

June 17, 2014 - Watch: How One Man is Saving His Community, One Child at a Time

June 24, 2013 - Better Boys Foundation (BBF) Presents Sundown in K-Town 2013: Dig In! A West Side Film Festival About Food

January 17, 2013 - Not a Box

December 11, 2012 - MDT at the Better Boys Foundation

July 28, 2012 - TapLAB dances on ABC 7

July 26, 2012 - Gapers Block list Sundown in K-town

July 13, 2012 - Sundown in K-town: Time Out Article

July 11, 2012 - Now playing: the Sundown in K-town documentary series

July 9, 2012 - Mike Gray here for West side fest on social justice

July 8, 2012 - Chicago Independent and Documentary Films/Movies list Sundown in K-town Screenings

July, 2012 - Sundown in K-town screenings get listed in the Chicago Reader

July, 2012 - Cine-File list Sundown in K-town screenings

June 28, 2012 - Kartemquin Films to screen at Sundown in K-Town Festival

July 11, 2011 - Fox News Chicago: Chicago's Better Boys Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of Success

July 7, 2011 - Kartemquin Films: FilmLAB@1512 Participates in Interrupters Youth Summit

July 6, 2011 - WBEZ: Chicago’s BBF Turns 50

July 2, 2011 - Blogazina: Blogazina Visits KnitLAB@1512

June 4, 2011 - igNation: BBF Partners with Loyola University Center for Experiential Learning

June 2011 - hotdoggerblog.com: The Oscar Meyer WeinerMobile Visits BBF

May 27, 2011 - Chicago Tribune: NFLPA pledges support of Chicago's Better Boys Foundation

April 29, 2011 - YouTube: Roosevelt University Student Slide Show "Better Boys Foundation: Why After School Matters"

January 17, 2011 - scrappers.movie.com: BBF Hosts Screening of Scrappers

January 5, 2011 - Chicago Sun Times: Rahm Emanuel Hosts Press Conference at BBF

January 5, 2011 - Emanuel: Ads could help pay for after-school programs (news conference held at BBF)

January 4, 2011 - NPR:  BBF Hosts Mayoral Candidate Rahm Emanuel

January 4, 2011 - Rahm Emanuel Gets Judge's OK For Chicago Mayoral Run (picture of Mayor Emanuel and BBF Director of the Family Services Program Eric Johnson from news conference held at BBF)

March 26, 2010 - Kartemquin Films: BBF to Host Screening of “In the Family”

January 7, 2010 - Industry Legend Joe Kellman Turns 90

HISTORICAL PRESS

Ebony Magazine: December 1963: Building Better Boys

Ebony Magazine: March 1973: Better Boys Burgers

Ebony Jr.: October 1976: On The Track of the Underground Railroad

Black World/Negro Digest.: July 1974: Publications

REMEMBERING JOE KELLMAN

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PRESS RELEASES

August 30, 2016 - The North Lawndale Police Youth Baseball League celebrates a summer of sports, mentoring, and positive community-police relationships

August 25, 2016 - BBF Family Services to host conversation on community-police relations featuring North Lawndale youth and Chicago police officers

August 8, 2016 - BBF Family Services to host "Making the West Side" Teachers Institute event

July 6, 2016 - Unveiling the “Honorary Joseph Kellman Way” in recognition of legendary BBF Family Services founder

July 1, 2016 - BBF Family Services to host interviews with prominent North Lawndale figures for "Telling Tales" community event