Keep Loving Each Other.

Join us for a night of glitz, glamour, and giving back at the 15th Annual KLEO Benefit Gala on October 13, 2023.

The KLEO Community Family Life Center was created 15 years ago when our founder Torrey Barrett lost his sister Kleo, due to domestic violence. In the decade plus, KLEO has become a pillar in Washington Park, standing in the gaps for the greater south side communities and staying true to our mission to “Eradicate violence by bringing opportunities to those in need”. KLEO provides programming in the arts, mentorship, job readiness, afterschool care and tutoring. We believe that the best way to help the youth of Chicago to process trauma and find their voice is through the arts, strengthening our vison to create a world where every person feels safe, loved and has an opportunity to thrive and to Keep Loving Each Other.


K.L.E.O. Community Family Life Center is a non-profit organization and facility dedicated to strengthening families and providing a safe haven, through Education, Public Safety, Health and Human Services and Economic Development.

KLEO's Young Professionals Academy

The KLEO Young Professionals Academy is a multi-faceted youth development program.  Its purpose is to instill in youth the core elements and needed competencies for healthy human development so they adopt the kind of responsible attitudes and behaviors which enable them to deal effectively with the challenges of everyday life, successfully integrate into the workforce and pursue long-term career goals.

After School Matters

The After School Matters Performing Arts & Music Production program is a class created to identify the gifts of each student and bring their talents to the forefront. The course is developed to enhance artistic perception, creative expression, and aesthetic valuing.

What Time Is It?

This program is designed to provide tutoring and homework assistance for school age children during the hours of 3:30PM – 6:30 PM focusing on STEM Programing using computer technology.


How we support our communities

10 + Educational Programs

Job Readiness Assistance

Social Engagement Activities

Violence Prevention