What We Do

Project HOOD is a 501 c(3) organization established in 2012. Our mission is to empower people with the guidance, information and tools necessary to become peacemakers, problem solvers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in their communities. After sleeping on the roof of an abandoned motel for 94 days to bring attention to gun violence on the south side of Chicago, the "Rooftop Pastor" Corey Brooks started Project HOOD with the vision of "ending violence and building communities, one neighborhood at a time." 

Project HOOD’s programming is designed to equip youth, adults, and families with the resources, skills, tools and experiences that are needed to be successful, healthy, and upwardly mobile members of society.  We seek to empower, not enable.  We seek to equip, not excuse.  We seek to inform, not ignore.  Project HOOD’s goal is to be at the forefront of innovation and transformation on the South Side of Chicago and specifically within the Englewood and Woodlawn communities.

Our Vision

Ending violence and building communities, one neighborhood at a time.

Our Mission

To empower people with the guidance, information and tools necessary to become peacemakers, problem solvers, leaders and entrepreneurs in their communities.

Our Leadership

Executive Director, Corey B. Brooks, is a visionary leader with a mission to eradicate violence and to transform the lives of children, adults and families on Chicago's south side. His vision and passion for change has catapulted ProjectHOOD into a game-changer for the Woodlawn and Englewood communities and for the entire city of Chicago.