• 67% African American
  • 31% Hispanic
  •   2% not specified
90% of our participants live in low-income households

Our Communities

OWLS provides programming to underserved communities in Chicago that consist of widely low-income, working class and poverty-stricken residents. As we originated on the Near West Side, the majority of our current participant base reside in the West Side and Near Southwest Side Neighborhoods. However by 2023 we will have established OWLS Academy, League, and Outreach sites on the South Side.


OWLS Outreach currently serves students from the following schools:


  • Chicago Jesuit Academy

Garfield Park

  • Charles Sumner Math & Science Community Academy

Near West Side

  • St Malachy School

Pilsen/Little Village

  • Brown Elementary
  • CICS Longwood
  • Joseph Jungman Elementary School
  • Josiah Pickard Elementary School
  • Manuel Perez Elementary School
  • Orozco Fine Arts & Sciences Elementary School

South Side

  • Tarkington School of Excellence
  • CICS Longwood

OWLS League Partner Programs & Locations

OWLS League has established school and community based teams at the following locations:

St. Malachy School

Near West Side
2252 W Washington Blvd,
Chicago, IL 60612

Chicago Jesuit Academy

5058 W Jackson Blvd,
Chicago, IL 60644

Union League Boys & Girls Club: Club One

2157 W 19th St,
Chicago, IL 60608

Garfield Park

138 S hamlin,
Chicago IL 60624

Dvorak Park

1119 W Cullerton St,
Chicago, IL 60608

OWLS Academy Programming Sites

The OWLS Academy program was launched as an extension in 2018 to provide year round holistic intervention for the most active members of OWLS Lacrosse. Academy has two major focuses beyond lacrosse: impactful mentorship and academic achievement.

  • West Side – Established 2018
  • Pilsen – Fall 2020
  • South Side: Coming Soon


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