February 15th, 2013

Chicago’s Kids Off the Block founder strives to clean up the streets

Following President Obama’s speech in Chicago today, addressing gun violence, CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo asks Diane Latiker how she helps fight the epidemic. Latiker, who started nonprofit organization Kids Off the Block, helps thousands of young people to stay off the streets.

“I’ve seen gang members actually change their lives standing in here and go get a job and go back to school. I’ve seen that with my own eyes,” Latiker said, referencing a memorial that is built with bricks representing recent gun-related deaths in the city.