The Downing Brothers, now known for their show “Double Down” on HGTV, were born and raised on the South Side of Chicago to a Bahamian mother and African-American father. Growing up with family members who were homeowners in the Bahamas and Chicago, the value of property ownership was instilled in them at a young age. […]
Kenwood Brotherhood is deeply saddened by the news of one of our Brother’s passing on August 26th, 2020. Noah Wilson was not only a friend but a coworker, a mentor, a guide, an artist, a genuine soul, and fellow community member with a huge heart full of passion. At the time of his passing, he […]
By Dr. Shelby T. Wyatt, Chairman Board of Directors Happy New Year! It’s the second decade of the Kenwood Academy Brotherhood. Over 750 young men have experienced “True Brotherhood” since our beginning in 2004. Currently, the Brotherhood is doing well. The senior members are taking their responsibilities very seriously by providing peer mentoring to each […]
Jerode Rodgers is a Kenwood Brotherhood alumnus and spoken word artist who tours the country presenting his performance, Jeronimo Speaks. He is currently coordinating the Brotherhood Mosaic: Elements of Art festival. For more information, see the events page. Jeronimo Speaks is blazing a trail across the US using the emotive power of Spoken Word. The […]
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Aaron Brooks, Florida State University Being a part of the Kenwood Brotherhood was one of the most impactful experiences I had as a high schooler. I was put into situations that forced me out of my comfort zone, pushing me to lead even when I was afraid, and constantly having to problem solve, which I […]
By AR Rafiul Islam, Foreign Exchange Student – 2018 Hi Everyone, I am AR Rafiul Islam and I’m from Bangladesh which is located in the South East Asia. I was a Foreign Exchange Student in Kenwood during the year 2016/17. High School in the United States is very different than it is in my country. […]