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Tender Hearts Crusades, Inc.

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tenderheartcrusades_logoTender Hearts Crusades, Inc.

1706 E. 90th Street
Phone: 877-320-2228

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Obadiah Baker, President | Founder
Yvetta Eley, Sankofa Program Director
Nehemiah Spencer, Nehemiah Project Program Director

Mission: Tender Hearts Crusades (THC)  is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that has a heart to impact the lives of inner city youth at risk through education and community service.

Tender Hearts Crusades provides youth development programs for students who require temporary or ongoing intervention in order to succeed academically. Through mentoring programs, our goal is to cultivate our future generation and help them to develop social and personal skills.  Our methods allow students to transition successfully into adulthood and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Total Number Served Annually: 800

Education Programs: Sankofa is an after-school program that teaches youth about African history and culture using the arts and STEM (e.g. DNA Testing and Research). The Nehemiah Project is an after-school arts enrichment program that uses dance as a Social & Emotional Learning technique to teach youth about diversity and bullying prevention. Capoeira Live the Game is an Afro-Brazilian dance martial art with roots in Angola. Ages Served (e.g. PreK-12, Youth to Senior Adult): Grades 6-12 and College Youth.