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Chicago Pastor Corey Brooks: Capitol Hill Lawmakers’s Visit to Project H.O.O.D. Is a ‘Major Step Forward’

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee visited Project H.O.O.D., a nonprofit focused on providing mentorship, training and community for residents in Chicago’s South Side.

“The fact that they’re coming to see our work and learn about what we’re doing speaks volumes,” Project H.O.O.D. (Helping Others Obtain Destiny) founder and CEO, Pastor Corey Brooks, told Fox News. “It says that we’re on the right path. It means that we’re being recognized for the work that we do, and I think that is a major accomplishment and a major step forward to even finding more recognition.”

Brooks said the committee had reached out to his organization to set up a meeting and tour their facilities while its House members are in Chicago for a series of hearings this week.

“They reached out to us. They heard about the work that we’re doing,” Brooks said. “They wanted to make sure that they got a tour of our location cause they’re really interested in how we’re getting people from welfare to work.”

Since its founding in 2012, Project H.O.O.D. has continued to expand and transform the lives of individuals living in one of Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods. In October, the organization broke ground on a $35 million Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center they plan to have completed by 2025.

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