Durk launches nonprofit Neighborhood Heroes Foundation

When it comes to an artist who gives back to his community, it’s better to mention Lil Durk! The Chicago native recently returned home to speak with young people to inspire them to pursue higher education through his Neighborhood Heroes Foundation. According to NBC Chicago, on Tuesday the organization launched its career preparation program and partnered with several organizations to change the lives of twenty students.

Through Durk’s program, students will have the opportunity to take a tour of HBCU college and visit various institutions in Atlanta. After the tour, attendees will experience the YellaWood 500, NASCAR Playoffs at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

But that’s not all the foundation has in store for students! The first cohort of young men will fly to New York to meet C-Suite execs from Sony, Alamo Records and the NY Knicks! During this time, they will be able to observe seasoned professionals who look like them and hear similar stories about their upbringing.

One of the participating students, Semaje Vaughn, who attends King College Prep, spoke with NBC Chicago about being part of Durk’s foundation, admitting he had no hope for his future until here. “I didn’t believe in anything, but being able to have opportunities like this is a big uplift from where I was before.” Durk also spoke on the news and expressed his desire to change the lives of the group of young men.

Durk and his foundation are making a big difference, but they haven’t done it alone. The foundation thanked several partners on Instagram including; The White Sox, Champs Mentoring, the Sigma Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, Nascar and their driver Bubba Wallace. Finally, Michael Jordan’s 23 Eleven Racing team for hosting the students.

Congratulations to Lil Durk and his Neighborhood Heroes Foundation!


Aubrey L. Morgan