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Diane Latiker

Founder & CEO, Kids Off The Block
The mother of eight children, Diane Latiker is a 26-year resident of the Roseland community on the far south side of Chicago. She founded the award winning and internationally recognized organization Kids Off The Block in her home in July 2003 with the aim of getting teens in her neighborhood off the streets and involved in programs that would benefit them for the rest of their lives. The organization recently celebrated 12 years of service to the youth and young adults in the city of Chicago.