Youth programs aim to combat Chicago violence

By Cristina Aguirre

West side Chicago youth centers, such as Umoja Student Development hopes to keep kids off the streets and combat the violence within its own neighborhoods. In the wake of Chicago Public school student Derrion Albert’s fatal beating at Fenger High School in Chicago’s south side, the Obama administration called forth a press conference in October of 2009. There, they addressed youth violence as a national issue. The Chronicle brings you an exclusive feature documenting this recurring issue.