JAM with Alice

Guest: Dennis Muhammed Founder & CEO of "Do For Self"

August 18, 2022 Alice Boswell
JAM with Alice
Guest: Dennis Muhammed Founder & CEO of "Do For Self"
Show Notes

Do For Self is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) community development organization that provides paid on-the-job training in the construction trades. Their goal is to take the gun out of the hand of a would-be perpetrator and replace it with a hammer and marketable construction trade skills. Do For Self's partnership with their counterpart MDC Construction Company helps these trainees to become union members.    

Do For Self Presents " A Classic Soul Event" fundraising concert to help create employment and training for disenfranchised and troubled youth and help fund their "Jobs Versus Jail Workforce Iniative", to fight gun violence, crime and poverty. This classic soul event will have live performances including:
The Legendary Blue Notes
The Delfonics Live
The Intruders 
and Maxine Jones,  former lead singer from EN VOGUE. 

Invited Celebrities, Media, and special guests will come out to help support Do For Self's annual Fundraiser to address Crime and Affordable Housing.

What:   Do For Self Presents " A Classic Soul Event" 
When:  Saturday, September 17th,  2022 at 6PM
Where:  The Chicago South Loop Hotel Outdoor Arena 11 W. 26th St, Chicago IL

Do For Self (DFS) Founder and CEO Dennis Muhammed believes that given the option, people needing a second chance would choose jobs versus jail. In 1993 when Dennis Muhammed began the work to train rival gang members in the construction and building management trades, he gained the moral and humanitarian support of Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali. The Champ helped Mr. Muhammed advocate for employment and training for public housing residents and others for 10 years.    

For any information on DFS or "A Classic Soul Event" , or for people that want to make a donation you can go to their website www.doforself.org 

*People can purchase tickets at aclassicsoulevent.eventbrite.com

DFS Founder/CEO Dennis Muhammad has an amazing and unique story and has been giving back to the community for the past 39 years. He is trying to make a difference not only in Chicago and  suburbs in Illinois, but will be taking it to other states in the near future.  

If you would like to interview Dennis Muhammad, or any of the performers or would like to cover the event please contact 
Lisa E. Media Relations  
312-375-5472 or lisaeradio@gmail.com 

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