The 24th Ward on Chicago's West Side is riddled with gang violence, drugs, and crime. Various street and legal organizations since the 1950's have all tried to positively impact the 24th Ward with very little success. The 24th Ward was disenfranchised in the 50's and 60's to the point the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., came to the 24th Ward to address slum lords and extreme poverty.
After King's assassination the 24th Ward was basically burned down to the ground and remained in 3rd world like conditions till the 1990's. Great men such as Michael Scott Sr., tirelessly labored to better the Lawndale community and the 24th Ward. During the 1980's that saw the boom of crack cocaine in the Lawndale community men such as Michael Scott Sr., were raising their families in the heart of the 24th Ward/Lawndale community.
Michael Scott Sr.
The 24th Ward/Lawndale community has fallen back into despair. Crime and violence is on the rise, the current Alderman is leaving office and leadership in the 24th Ward is in dire straits. Many have stepped up to become the next Alderman of the 24th Ward; however, only one stands out above the rest and that's Michael Scott Jr.
Michael Scott Jr., son of Michael Scott Sr., is a native and current resident of the North Lawndale neighborhood. Just as his father he's a public servant to the bone. He's a graduate of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the prestigious Morehouse College. As a graduate of Morehouse College, Michael Scott Jr., represents the best the North Lawndale community has to offer.
Scholarship, service, education is what Michael Scott Jr., brings to the table as he continues to advocate for the undeserved. Michael Scott Jr., currently serves as an Area Manger for the Chicago Park District (Central Region). The Chicago Park District provides sports and recreational activities for at-risk youth/young adults.
Out of all the great people vying for Alderman of the 24th Ward Michael Scott Jr., is the best man for the job. Many communities would love to have Michael Scott Jr., as it's Alderman. The North Lawndale community should be proud of itself for producing such a great son, father, and man. For more information concerning Michael Scott Jr., please click the below link: