James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club and Chicago Bulls Family Life Center

2102 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60612
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Character & Leadership

Empowering young people to support their Club and community, sustain relationships, develop a positive self-image and respect others.

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Education & Career

Giving kids a safe haven to learn and to dream is the first priority. Providing opportunities and activities to enhance their education and explore career aspirations helps them meet their potential.

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Health & Life Skills

Creating a sense of self-respect by caring for their bodies, living healthy, setting goals, and making good decisions when faced with challenging choices.

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The Arts

Cultivating self-expression, creativity and multicultural appreciation through an array of visual, performing, literary and digital arts.

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Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Developing a passion for fitness and recreation as a way to be healthy, relieve stress and create a sense of teamwork and sportsmanship.


Our Story

During the late 1950s, the Henry Horner Boys & Girls Club began offering programs to young people of Chicago’s near Westside communities. At Michael Jordan’s retirement celebration in the late fall of 1994, Jerry Reinsdorf and the Chicago Bulls announced their intention to build a new Boys & Girls Club to serve the residents of Chicago’s West Haven community. The Club would be in honor of the memory of Michael’s late father, James R. Jordan.



“The Club has shown me to appreciate my community by cleaning the parks and planting the trees in the summertime. I have realized that to truly make a difference, you must get out and participate to make a true difference.”

– Jamal, member of James R. Jordan Boys & Girls Club and Chicago Bulls Family Life Center.

Recent News

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and Kids Foot Locker Welcome Chicago Bear Running Back Matt Forte
2015 American Bar Association President, Paulette Brown, Visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago!
JUN 17, 2013 Jordan Raises Funds & Hope at 3rd Annual Home Depot Charity Auction Night
JAN 24, 2013 Portfolio Solutions Groups Helps Club Alums Explore Careers
DEC 29, 2012 Cooking with the Heart
DEC 11, 2012 The Season of Sharing & Caring
NOV 13, 2012 Riding toward Responsibility

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