DEI and Civic Engagement in Honor of Juneteenth
Looking to help their community with systemic solutions, Azariah Baker and several fellow teens created the Austin Harvest fresh food market, with the assistance of By The Hand Club For Kids. Baker took inventory of her Austin community and saw the lack of healthy food options for residents. “As fifteen- and sixteen-year-olds, we were frustrated that nothing was happening for our community … just creating Austin Harvest was immediately solving systemic issues,” Baker explained. Austin Harvest, located at 423 N. Laramie Ave. in Chicago, offers fresh and affordable produce and other food for the Austin community.
We were frustrated that nothing was happening for our community … just creating Austin Harvest was immediately solving systemic issues.
We are incredibly grateful for the time Chicago Scholars and The By The Hand Club For Kids spent with us. Each of us ended the event feeling inspired by the information and stories our guests shared, and we’re looking forward to discovering ways we can help contribute. If you are interested in learning more about either of these organizations or want to get involved, please use the links below to help make your impact.