JHP Community Center

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About Us

Who We Are


 

The JHP Community Center’s mission is to help youth commit to a life-long pursuit of self-development through service to one another and their communities. This is done through youth-led programs, and the use of the comprehensive community and school-based curriculum called the A-CLASS Learning System. This system is based on a unique style of instruction using martial arts as the foundation of teaching physical fitness, health, team activities, academics, arts, and life skills. In collaboration with parents, local health providers, teachers, social workers, and counselors the JHPCC promotes the social, creative, physical, and cognitive development of youth.

Our Programs

What We Do


 

The Modified Karate Club

The JHPCC teaches a martial art form called Modified Karate (ModKa). In ModKa, students are molded to develop good character, discipline and a proper attitude. Students learn to apply what they learn in ModKa to their academics and their daily lives. Going through their regular ModKa regimen, students develop and maintain their physical fitness, resulting in a Sound Body and Sound Mind.


Leadership Apprenticeship Mentoring Program (LAMP)

LAMP is an intensive hands-on apprenticeship program that runs year-round. Apprentices actively participate in providing grade school students with good role models, developing organization, mentoring, teaching, and leadership skills based on the teaching of martial arts as well as learning the benefits and careers available from serving others.

There have been many positive results since the inception of the program in October 2004. LAMP has implemented a hands-on environment that has cultivated leadership through Modified Karate and has allowed students to apply their skills by assisting in the operations of our after school programs. The LAMP students are the backbone of the JHPCC programs.


Linne Program

The JHP Community Center provides Modified Karate classes at Carl Von Linne Elementary School as part of their curriculum. These classes are funded by CPS and are taught during the school day as part of the students’ schedule as an enrichment class. These students receive intensive training once a week, and receive belting exams as their “final exam.”


55 Alive Program

The JHP Community Center provides Modified Karate classes at Carl Von Linne Elementary School as one of their after school programs. This program is funded by Chicago Bears champion linebacker Otis Wilson (’85 Super Bowl) through The Otis Wilson Charitable Association. Students receive classes three days a week, and train for tournaments, belting exams, and performances throughout the year.

The Modified Karate Club

The JHPCC teaches a martial art form called Modified Karate (ModKa). In ModKa, students are molded to develop good character, discipline and a proper attitude. Students learn to apply what they learn in ModKa to their academics and their daily lives. Going through their regular ModKa regimen, students develop and maintain their physical fitness, resulting in a Sound Body and Sound Mind.


Leadership Apprenticeship Mentoring Program (LAMP)

LAMP is an intensive hands-on apprenticeship program that runs year-round. Apprentices actively participate in providing grade school students with good role models, developing organization, mentoring, teaching, and leadership skills based on the teaching of martial arts as well as learning the benefits and careers available from serving others.

There have been many positive results since the inception of the program in October 2004. LAMP has implemented a hands-on environment that has cultivated leadership through Modified Karate and has allowed students to apply their skills by assisting in the operations of our after school programs. The LAMP students are the backbone of the JHPCC programs.


Linne Program

The JHP Community Center provides Modified Karate classes at Carl Von Linne Elementary School as part of their curriculum. These classes are funded by CPS and are taught during the school day as part of the students’ schedule as an enrichment class. These students receive intensive training once a week, and receive belting exams as their “final exam.”


55 Alive Program

The JHP Community Center provides Modified Karate classes at Carl Von Linne Elementary School as one of their after school programs. This program is funded by Chicago Bears champion linebacker Otis Wilson (’85 Super Bowl) through The Otis Wilson Charitable Association. Students receive classes three days a week, and train for tournaments, belting exams, and performances throughout the year.

“My experience with the Leadership Apprenticeship Mentoring Program was magnificent. The program has helped us all improve as a group and as individuals. Throughout the program, I was able to improve my public speaking, leadership skills, and teamwork. These are qualities that are not only helpful now, but will be helpful throughout the rest of my life in whatever career I choose. The JHPCC has helped me in many ways, and I hope every teen in Chicago has the same opportunity and takes advantage of it.”

- Leadership Apprenticeship Mentoring Program Student

Donations

Support Us


 

Founded in 2001, the JHPCC has provided services to students in the north side of Chicago. The JHPCC reaches over 100 students each year thanks to the funding and support from the community. To donate, help plan fundraisers, or volunteer with the JHP Community Center, enroll your student in our programs. If you would like our program at your site, please contact us.

Partnerships

Our Supporters


 

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What’s Going On


 

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Reach Out To Us

Contact Us


 

2215 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773-293-3621 | Fax: 312-577-0512