You’re invited! Join the team of changemakers to support building education equity, expanding teen job access, and cultivating resilient leaders.

 Family Matters’ 34th Annual Walk-a-Thon!

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Family Matters (7731 N. Marshfield Ave.)

Registration & Breakfast 9:00 a.m.

Group Photo: 9:55 a.m.

Kick-Off: 10:00 a.m.

Celebratory Community Block Party & Carnival: 11:30 a.m.

Your financial contribution to this much-anticipated community event will make a significant difference to the youth and families who call Family Matters “a home away from home.” As such, we suggest each participant fundraise a minimum of $100.

How to participate:

Individuals and Families:
  • Create a Walk-a-Thon fundraising page, set a fundraising goal, and share the page with your supporters.
  • Register to attend the Walk-a-Thon! 
Businesses, Organizations, and Groups:
  • Create a Walk-a-Thon fundraising page so that members of your team can support meeting your team’s fundrasiing goal throughindividual donations AND/OR Become a Walk-a-Thon sponsor. (deadline September 15th, 2023)
  • Register to attend the Walk-a-Thon!
All proceeds will fund Family Matters’ programs:
  • The Family Matters School, a specialty, culturally competent Kindergarten -4th grade microschool designed to fuel children’s innate desire to learn.
  • Partners in Learning, a tutor/mentoring program, where youth in grades 1-12 are paired with a dedicated tutor/mentor for the school year, designed to build education equity.
  • Project RISE, a teen job skills training and leadership development initiative, in which youth ages 13-18 gain on-the-job training and build leadership skills while earning a stipend.
  • Community Engagementactivities, including Respectful Communities Principles of LeadershipTraining, the North of Howard Together Collective, and much more.

We are deeply grateful for your participation and for your support of our work. If you have any questions or would like to become an event sponsor, please contact Family Matters’ Development Director, Tabitha Williams, at 773.465.6011 ext. 1114 or

We look forward to seeing you on October 7!

Walk & Roll Sponsor

Walk Sponsors

Mission Sponsor: Alpha Adjusting

Route Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor: Devon Bank

Picnic Sponsors

Picnic Sponsor: Jason's Foods