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The Summer Kickback series is back in 2022!   The Kickback Series is a FREE teen-focused initiative that connects Chicago’s youth with safe and engaging spaces throughout 15 communities across the south and west sides, on Friday nights and some Saturday nights this summer. 

Kickbacks will be hosted each Friday night from July 8 - August 12, from 5-9 pm, in all 15 communities.  In addition to the fun activities that take place at a regular Kickback event, each location will host one mothership event.  These enhanced Kickbacks include a smoothie bar, e-gaming, a DJ and additional activities.  The Friday night events are designed by teens for teens.  Dates & locations are listed below.

New this year, nine Low-Key Kickbacks will be hosted on Saturday nights. Beginning July 23, and running through September 10, these City-led events run from 6 - 9 p.m.  The Low-Key series will bring entertainment such as prominent Chicago DJs, steppers and breakers, sporting events, a selfie station, art activations, and free COVID-19 vaccination sites; along with food and various other activities.  Dates & locations are listed below.

The Summer Kickback Series is co-hosted by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot along with First Lady Amy Eshleman, the Community Safety Coordination Center (CSCC), the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Parks Foundation, the Chicago Public Library, the Department of Family and Support Services, the Chicago Department of Public Health, Amazon, and 15 community-based organizations across the city.

 

Englewood Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 - Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave. 
  • July 15* - Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave. (*mothership event) 
  • July 22 - Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Ave. 
  • July 29 - TBD 
  • August 5 - TBD
  • August 12 - TBD

Community Partner:  CAPs
 



West Englewood Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

Community Partner:  Teamwork Englewood
 

SATURDAY LOW-KEY KICKBACK from 6-9 pm:

 



Greater Grand Crossing Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 - TBD
  • July 15 - Hoard Park, 7201 S. Dobson Ave.
  • July 22 - Hoard Park, 7201 S. Dobson Ave.
  • July 29 - Hoard Park, 7201 S. Dobson Ave.
  • August 5 - Hoard Park, 7201 S. Dobson Ave.
  • August 12* - Hoard Park, 7201 S. Dobson Ave. (*mothership event)

Community Partner:  Gary Comer Youth Center


SATURDAY LOW-KEY KICKBACK from 6-9 pm:



North Lawndale Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 - Firehouse Facility, 2111 S. Hamlin Ave.
  • July 15 - Firehouse Facility, 2111 S. Hamlin Ave.
  • July 22 - Firehouse Facility, 2111 S. Hamlin Ave.
  • July 29 - Firehouse Facility, 2111 S. Hamlin Ave.
  • August 5 - Firehouse Facility, 2111 S. Hamlin Ave.
  • August 12* - Firehouse Facility, 2111 S. Hamlin Ave. (*mothership event)

Community Partner:  Firehouse Community Art Center


SATURDAY LOW-KEY KICKBACK from 6-9 pm:



Auburn Gresham Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

Community Partner:  CHI-RISE
 

SATURDAY LOW-KEY KICKBACK from 6-9 pm:



Humboldt Park Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 - Moore Park, 5085 W Adams St.
  • July 15 - Moore Park, 5085 W Adams St.
  • July 22 - Moore Park, 5085 W Adams St.
  • July 29 - Moore Park, 5085 W Adams St.
  • August 5* - TBD (*mothership event)
  • August 12 - Moore Park, 5085 W Adams St.

Community Partner:  BUILD, Inc.
 

SATURDAY LOW-KEY KICKBACK from 6-9 pm:



Roseland Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 -  West Pullman Park, 401 W 123rd St.
  • July 15 - Salem Baptist Church, Community Center, 10909 S. Cottage Grove
  • July 22* - Salem Baptist Church, Community Center, 10909 S. Cottage Grove (*mothership event)
  • July 29 - Salem Baptist Church, Community Center, 10909 S. Cottage Grove
  • August 5 - Salem Baptist Church, Community Center, 10909 S. Cottage Grove
  • August 12 - Salem Baptist Church, Community Center, 10909 S. Cottage Grove

Community Partner:  Girls Inc.
 

SATURDAY LOW-KEY KICKBACK from 6-9 pm:



West Garfield Park Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 -  Base facility, 230 N. Kolmar
  • July 15 - Base facility, 230 N. Kolmar
  • July 22* - Base facility, 230 N. Kolmar (*mothership event)
  • July 29 - Base facility, 230 N. Kolmar
  • August 5 - Base facility, 230 N. Kolmar 
  • August 12 - Base facility, 230 N. Kolmar

Community Partner:  The Base
 

SATURDAY LOW-KEY KICKBACK from 6-9 pm:



East Garfield Park Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

Community Partner:  Breakthrough Ministries
 



South Shore Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

Community Partner:  Lost Boyz

 



Austin Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 - 5101 W Harrison St.
  • July 15 - La Follette Park, 1333 N. Laramie Ave.
  • July 22* - Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave. (*mothership event)
  • July 29 - Moore Park, 5085 W. Adams 
  • August 5 - Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St. 
  • August 12 - Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Community Partner:  Project Exploration

 



Chicago Lawn Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 - Marquette Park, 6743 S Kedzie
  • July 15 - Marquette Park, 6743 S Kedzie
  • July 22 - TBD
  • July 29 - TBD 
  • August 5 - TBD 
  • August 12* - TBD (*mothership event)

Community Partner:  Agape Werks, Inc.

 



Little Village Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 - Corkery Field,  2510 S. Kildare Ave.
  • July 15* - Gary Elementary School Athletics Field, 3740 W 31st St. (*mothership event) 
  • July 22 - Corkery Field,  2510 S. Kildare Ave.
  • July 29 - Corkery Field,  2510 S. Kildare Ave.
  • August 5 - Corkery Field,  2510 S. Kildare Ave. 
  • August 12 - Corkery Field,  2510 S. Kildare Ave.

Community Partner:  Alliance 98

 



West Pullman Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 - West Pullman Park, 401 W. 123rd St.
  • July 15* - 837 W 119th St. (*mothership event)
  • July 22 - West Pullman Park, 401 W. 123rd St.
  • July 29 - 837 W 119th St. 
  • August 5 - 837 W 119th St.
  • August 12 - 837 W 119th St. 

Community Partner:  Phalanx 
 

SATURDAY LOW-KEY KICKBACK from 6-9 pm:



Back of the Yards Community

FRIDAY KICKBACKS from 5-9 pm:

  • July 8 - 715 W 51st
  • July 15 - 715 W 51st
  • July 22 - 715 W 51st
  • July 29 - 715 W 51st
  • August 5* - 715 W 51st (*mothership event)
  • August 12 - 715 W 51st

Community Partner:  New Eclipse 
 

SATURDAY LOW-KEY KICKBACK from 6-9 pm: