Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Restoring cars and fostering hope

Chicago Tribune, June 8, 2015

“Just in time for Father's Day is a story about two Chicago dads who want to share their skills because they know the importance of having a strong father figure.

Carlos Rhodes and Kenny Trotter, of the Beverly community, grew up in tough neighborhoods — Robbins and the Englewood community — but both credit their fathers and grandfathers for giving them a strong sense of what it is to be a man and a father.

Today, perhaps not even consciously, both men are honoring their dads and granddads by launching a mentoring program for disadvantaged youth. Calling their program Mach 1 Mentoring, the men are using their own money and freely giving their time to rehab a building they bought in Blue Island. They are in the last stages of fixing up the space so they can bring in old cars that young people will restore to showroom quality.” Read more 

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