Although exact numbers are hard to attain, it is no secret the Back of the Yards neighborhood is home to a large population of undocumented youth who arrive in the United States as children. Many of them have younger siblings born here or have friends who are citizens. For undocumented youth, however, the chances for an education and a future are bleak in comparison. But like other young people in the neighborhood, some are working hard for an education, others have gone into the workforce, and some have fallen to gangs and crime…
THE GATE empowers community residents through relative and informative articles. With the support of community partners, residents and organizations, THE GATE has become a catalyst of information throughout the Back of the Yards community and surrounding neighborhoods like Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Englewood, Bridgeport and Canaryville.
THE GATE ‘s ability to report in both English and Spanish allows for a better connection among residents from diverse backgrounds. THE GATE is dedicated to inform, educate and engage.
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