In the heart of Rogers Park Baptist Church, Chicago, May 1994, OneLove took its first breath as a modest youth basketball outreach. Starting with a handful of five eager young men, the momentum was unstoppable. Within a mere eight years, our doors opened weekly to over 400 seeking souls. But it wasn't just about basketball. The church echoed with the rhythm from our recording studio, hummed with Bible study discussions, and filled with the aroma of shared meals. For many, it was a sanctuary—a haven of safety and breath of fresh air.
Our mission led us to Chicago's formidable west side, specifically, North Lawndale. Here, Godly Street Talk became our anthem, and the streets our congregation. OneLove's spirit resonated within the imposing walls of Cook County Jail's Division 10 Maximum Security. Over 18 transformative years, we reimagined floor B into "The Life Learning Dorm." A hub for tutoring, counseling, Bible studies, and above all, unwavering love. We aspired to uplift and mold them into the leaders we saw within. Our dedication also extended to the Juvenile Detention Center, where, for 13 years, we made a difference in the lives of 7,000 annual youths.
OneLove had dreams—specifically, of establishing Studio 29:11 on 16th street, envisioning it as a beacon of hope. Yet, even when the city's machinery stood in our path, our spirit remained unbroken.
A rebirth occurred in March 2015, when 30 young souls, grappling with life in a Chicago high school, banded together under the banner of OneLove. Against societal expectations, these young men not only scaled academic heights but also became a source of inspiration for their peers.
Now, OneLove's echo is global. From our captivating YouTube Channel, our soulful Neshama Sheli Family Gatherings, and Shabbat Services, our message of unity, love, and hope spreads far and wide. Our dedication endures, especially evident in our 30 year history, we continue to serve and uplift Yah's beloved children.
Join us in our journey, and be part of this inspiring story. OneLove awaits you.
From the humble halls of Rogers Park Baptist Church, the Shelter of Hope Foundation embarked on an incredible journey. In a mere eight years, what started with just six passionate youth blossomed into a vibrant community of over 400 enthusiastic young souls every week. Imagine this: the echoes of basketballs bouncing, the melody of fresh songs taking shape in our recording studio, the joy of shared meals, and the enlightenment of our afterschool initiative, "Youth With a Purpose."
Dive into our story and see how hope truly transforms lives.
Within the foreboding walls of Division 10, Maximum Security, on Floor 2B, lies a beacon of transformation: The Life Learning Dorm. Here, every 15 months, we touch the lives of 75 men, not just with Bible studies and technology, but by equipping them with anger management skills and, most importantly, the profound realization of their inherent worth. We believe in their potential as leaders, vital for our society's fabric, and we've seen them rise, time and time again. Join us in championing change where it's least expected but most needed.
Venturing into the storied streets of Chicago's renowned west side community, North Lawndale, Shelter of Hope took a bold step. On this ground, we acquired property with a vision that was more than just bricks and mortar: Studio 29:11! A haven for youth, a center of dreams, and a testament to the belief that even in the toughest terrains, hope can flourish. Dive into our journey as we transform spaces and lives at Studio 29:11.
In collaboration with Cathy's Ultimate Soul Food restaurant, we embarked on a heartwarming mission. Year after year, we've had the privilege of serving over 2,500 cherished individuals, offering them not just a meal during Easter and Thanksgiving but a feast of community and warmth. Together, we believe in nourishing bodies and souls, sharing the spirit of giving where it's most needed. Join us in this celebration of togetherness and gratitude.
In the bustling hallways of a Chicago High School, a group of young men found themselves labeled as "troubled." But where society saw a label, OneLove saw untapped potential. We recognized leaders, visionaries, and change-makers. From this belief, OneLove emerged, a testament to the idea that potential can be found in the most unexpected places. Join us in celebrating a journey where adversity transforms into leadership.
In March of 2022, with renewed passion and commitment, OneLove embarked on a fresh journey, setting roots in Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission remains unchanged: to touch and transform lives. Atlanta's vibrant tapestry of communities offers us the privilege to continue serving, enriching, and being enriched by every soul we are fortunate to encounter. Dive into OneLove's Atlanta chapter, where new stories await and our impact resonates ever deeper.
OneLove has a 30 year history of providing mentoring for at-risk youth.
With nearly 40,000 followers, our YouTube Channel has been speaking truth on many issues to include White Supremacy, Racism, The True Hebrews and more...