Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Time: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Anderson Auditorium
Contact: Peter K. Steinfeld
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
Diane Latiker, CNN Top Ten Hero 2011, is the mother of eight children. "Ms. Diane" as the children refer to her, is a 24 year resident of the Roseland community on the far south side of Chicago. She founded Kids Off The Block, Inc. (KOB) in her home in July of 2003. Looking at the children that were always at her home, Ms. Diane saw health professionals, doctors, lawyers, professional musicians, professional sports figures, politicians, and actresses. Ms. Diane believed that she could make a difference in the community and in the youth she has come in contact with daily. She became encouraged and opened up her home to get these young people off the streets and involved in programs that would benefit them fir the rest of their lives. KOB started out with ten neighborhood kids, and now as impacted thousands of lives.