Reverend Jones (left) interviewing Illinois Representative La Shawn Ford on a previous show

Fathers Who Care and the West Garfield Park Youth Council (supported by the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders) will host their Weekly Television Show on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm on CAN-TV (Cable Channel 21).

The show will be hosted by Rev. Walter Jones, Jr., Servant for Social Change and Community Empowerment as well as the founder of the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders and leader of Fathers Who Care. The Special Guest will be Illinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford of the 8th Legislative District. 

Tune in to the Live Streaming and/or Call In to show your support!

Dial in phone:  312-738-1060 

Live web streaming:

Topics We Will Discuss:

  • Working together to Reduce Underage Drinking, Substance Abuse and Senseless Violence through Civic Engagement
  • What is the State of Illinois and our Communities?
  • Can Team Work Make The Dream Work?
  • How Can We Continue to Engage, Educate and Empower Our Community? 
  • Where Are Employment and Training Opportunities For Our Young People ?
  • Is The State Going To Be Shut Down ?

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders is a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses whose mission is to work together to improve the quality of life on the West Side. They are actively establishing and strengthening collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, federal, state, local and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions like Fathers Who Care and the West Garfield Park Youth Council, who are also working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth and adults. 

Free Community Empowerment and Unification meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Monday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago. All those interested in helping improve the West Side are encouraged to attend!

For additional information, internships and volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact Fathers Who Care at 773-287-5821 or, or visit