No Parent Should Have To Bury Their Child

Our objective is to teach youth strategic methods of thinking, promote healthy competition & initiate positive dialogue.

Red Cross Names Raydell Lacey As 2019 Impact Hero


Raydell Lacey Named Red Cross 2019 Community Impact Hero


Celebrating Community Heroes

Each year, the American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois honors individuals and groups for acts of great bravery, dedication and service to the community at our Heroes Breakfast.

Honorees are selected in 12 different categories.  Heroes are chosen by an independent committee of leaders in the business and civic community.

The Red Cross Heroes Breakfast will take place on May 1, 2019.

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Who We Are

How We're Helping


We are a nonprofit organization focused on:

  • Community building 
  • Sharing accountability
  • Providing adequate conflict resolute
  • Prompting a safe & peaceful environment 

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Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality.

We appreciate your contributions, whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth and through social media.

How You Can Help

Where We Are


Chess Lessons & Upcoming Events.  

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2018 NBMP Brochure (pdf)


Our Mission is to improve the lives of those affected by violence.

Our Vision is to instill personal excellence, assist in building self-esteem, advocating for the celebration of cultural diversity and uniting communities.  We empower youth through our Not Before My Parents (NBMP) Chess Club and Performing Arts Programs.

Changing Lives One Chess Move At A Time

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Not Before My Parents

Chicago, Illinois, United States

(773) 231-8163


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed