North Lawndale ranks third highest for violent crimes out of 77 Chicago community areas, according to the City of Chicago’s data portal. Despite multiple reports of quality of life crimes like sale of narcotics and gang recruitment, some residents and organizations are trying to improve safety and sense of community in North Lawndale. Real Chi Youth asked one man why he uses his own resources to build brotherhood and peace in the North Lawndale community. Pastor Fred L. Johnson, founder and minister at Mt. Moriah #2 Baptist Church, works every year to coordinate toy, food, and clothing drives to keep this community well maintained. Yet his proudest achievement is the revival of a block club party at Harrison Street and Pulaski Road, where the last blocked club party was 50 years ago. In this piece, you will see how Pastor Johnson’s community efforts have positively impacted the community.