Send tips to Curtis Black, Newstips Editor
NEWSTIPS HOME | About | Follow on Twitter @ChicagoNewstips

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandmothers and grandfathers who are raising their grandchildren will be recognized at the second annual Grandparents Awards Day on August 25 sponsored by a West Side social service agency.

The number of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren is climbing due to increased stresses of inner city life including violence, drug addiction, and incarceration, according to Saundra Spaulding.

Herself a great-grandmother, Spaulding serves as Grandparent Advocate at Sankofa Safe Child Initiative, a family service referral agency in Austin and Lawndale, where she is working on establishing a support group for childrearing grandparents.

Sankofa is sponsoring an appreciation luncheon celebration recognizing caregiving grandparents on Wednesday, August 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at United Baptist Church, 4242 W. Roosevelt. The day will conclude with an award ceremony for grandparents, presented by U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis.

Print this Post Print this Post

Category: Austin, children, Lawndale


Comments are closed.

Get Newstips in Your Inbox!

Enter your email address:

Subscribe in a reader






CAN TV is a network that belongs to the people of Chicago.  For updates on local programs, and live, timely coverage of community events, sign up at