Heart of the City strives to level the playing field for over 600 youth in underserved communities in Lake County. Using soccer as the vehicle, our programs are designed to provide a developmental pathway for youth to build social-emotional and leadership skills, access academic support and health and wellness resources, and earn stackable credentials for postsecondary education and employment success.

The Butterfly Eect of Maddox J. LoPriore Foundation was founded in remembrance of an exceptional boy who tragically passed away in October of 2018. Maddox's legacy is one of love for family, friends, school, sports and neighbors. What Would Maddox Do? (WWMD) is the question that defines our organization's values and is the driving force of our actions. Our programs and services honor his life by strengthening communities through assisting, inspiring and empowering today's youth to create a better tomorrow.