Chicago House AC Releases Statement In Response To Yesterday’s Gun Violence In Chicago

Club Continues To Support Local Community Leader, My Block, My Hood, My City; Will Donate 100% Of M3 Jersey Proceeds To M3
Published Nov 10, 2021

CHICAGO, IL (November 10th, 2021) - Following a shooting in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood on Tuesday that involved My Block, My Hood, My City’s founder, Jahmal Cole, Chicago House AC expressed their support of M3’s work in the Chicago community.

In a statement released by My Block, My Hood, My City via social media on Tuesday, November 9th, M3 shared that “[their] founder, Jahmal Cole, was present during the shooting, and thankfully, he has not been seriously harmed. The work that My Block My Hood My City is an integral part of a long-term solution to prevent these situations from happening (sic). The organization is committed to continuing our ongoing work and thank everyone for their support as we strive to work for this great city.”

Chicago House AC released a statement on Wednesday in support of M3 and their work in the Chicago community:

This upcoming Saturday, November 13th, Chicago House AC will show it’s support for My Block, My Hood, My City by wearing their alternate kit, which features the community organization’s logo across the front of the jersey. We are committed to supporting the work of our community partners and will use our resources to shed light on M3’s mission to help build a better world, one block at a time.

“When we take the pitch this Saturday, our team will wear M3’s logo on our chest with pride, because when players join this club, they know that our work goes beyond the pitch and into the community,” says Chicago House AC Head Coach and Technical Director, CJ Brown.

Through the end of the year, 100% of proceeds from Chicago House AC’s M3 Nike Challenger jerseys sales will be donated to My Block, My Hood, My City.

“Showing up for our partners like M3 is the foundation of who we are, and what we do,” says Chicago House AC Managing Partner, President and CEO, Peter Wilt. “As a city, and as a community, we all need to work together to do our part in combating systemic violence and encouraging lasting change.”

How You Can Support

ABOUT My Block, My Hood, My City

Founded in 2013 by Jahmal Cole, My Block, My Hood, My City (M3) provides opportunities for others to step outside their comfort zone and explore new communities, cultures, and cuisines in an effort to gain a greater understanding of the world. The organization believes in encouraging others to fully immerse themselves in new experiences, continuously soaking up new knowledge and expanding their network, and that each and every one of us needs to take responsibility for our communities - it is only through our efforts of service, empathy, and collaboration will we see our communities truly evolve.

ABOUT Chicago House AC

Founded in 2020, Chicago House Athletic Club is a community-based professional soccer team that plays its home matches at the 20,000 capacity SeatGeek Stadium at 71st and Harlem in Bridgeview, Illinois. The team competes in the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA,) a U.S. Soccer sanctioned third division league. Led by Managing Partner, President & CEO Peter Wilt, Chicago House AC is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) committed to using its platform for social justice, diversity, equality, inclusion and community improvement. The club’s name is a tribute to House Music, which was created in Chicago in the early 1980’s. Fans can help #BuildTheHouse by purchasing tickets at or by calling our Ticket Sales Team at (312) 444-0976. For more information on Chicago House AC, please visit and follow the club on social media @ChicagoHouse_AC. Our City, Our House.