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Totally Positive Productions

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Children & Youth, Fund Raising & Fund Distribution, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The mission of Totally Positive Productions (TPP) fulfills the need of providing positive off the street activities for youths and young adults as a deterrent to drug and gang involvement.

Target demographics: Youths, Senior Citizens, Disabled, Homeless individuals

Direct beneficiaries per year: three youths, over 1000 adults consisting of (Young Adults, Senior Citizens, Homeless and Disabled people).

Geographic areas served: Englewood, Dolton, Bronzeville and Pilsen communities within Chicago Metropolitan Area.

Programs: Youth Training and Employment, Artist Development and Community Outreach.

Community Stories

106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Well this program has helped me in artst development with me singing my songs in music

Laura H S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group provided a wonderful visit to Brookfield Zoo, complete with transportation and dinner, totally for free!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions (TPP) continues to excel in their efforts to positively impact Youth and Adults with various programs, especially with their Cultural Enrichment Field Trips even during this pandemic. Definitely a nonprofit organization worth funding!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TPP is a great nonprofit organizations that have given out over 10,500 bouquets of Flowers as part of their Love Your Community Campaign" random acts of kindness initiative. They also produced a successful Love Your Community Day Event "Safe Summer Kick-Off' in June 2018 at Chicago Park District, Hamilton Park Cultural Center where over 400 youth and adults were in attendance and were fed food as well.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are doing great things in the community

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TPP is a very positive organization and doing great things in the community

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I Loved The Experience, Along With Knowing Different Types Of Crimes That Are Committed In Our Community. To Know That You Have A Nonprofit Group Trying To Help In Every Way Possible And Be Able To Bring Out People Throughout The Weekend. Thank You Very Much

Client Served

Rating: 4

This non profit is very generous and the staff is kind. The only way I think there could be an improvement is that TPP should include pronouns to be more inclusive and create a safe space for all.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helping others.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They were very excellent with the kids as well as having great organization with the event today

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very positive, great customer service. Fun experience

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions is a phenomenal non profit organization. The staff is very friendly and loving going above and beyond expectations. They have donated new uniforms and school supplies to the disadvantaged as well as offering employment opportunities to the unemployed in the local area. Kathy Caldwell is a loving, dedicated servant to the organization and most importantly to the people. I am proud to see all the hard work being put into this organization and the rewards of the communities satisfaction and happiness due to the TPP Organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have observed the positive impact that Totally Positive Productions (TPP) strives to achieve with youth and young adults in Chicago through various programs and services aimed at keeping the youth away from the streets, characterized by gang-related activities. Of particular interest is the talent competitions which search, nurture and develop the talent of young people with the aim of enhancing their creative skills. The competitions have enabled some of the youth to be recognized as emerging talent.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions (TPP) has been working to improve the quality of lives of youth and young adults in Chicago over the last 26 years. TPP has targetted 300 young people yearly through various programs such as Talent Competitions and other 'Off the Street' activities as a deterrent to drug and gang violence. I would highly recommend TPP for the opportunities that it creates for the young people in Chicago.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is doing great have a really great time at the zoo and also the food was amazing not only that but I learn what this program offers it's a great way to spread awareness to others to make our communities better knowing about TPP I will be able to inform others about it and hopefully make a change in there life's making this program grow

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It was my first time ever experiencing TTP and I can say that they really do represent positivity and promote self love and love for others as well! This group is trying to promote a great message and change all communities for the Positive.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is doing everything I thought they should be doing...they are nice and respectful and they stay together as a beautiful business they have young respectful people working with them which makes it great because it give children a time to realize what real business is like

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This non-profit is doing just fine they have the energy and potential. I think they could improve on constructive criticism or learning to adjust to all ages.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think this non-profit was excellent in terms of doing what it was intended to do. As a nonprofit who aims to educate kids on crime prevention, I would say it did just that in an effective (and fun) manner. I learned a lot from this experience and I loved how personal they were with those within the group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a great outing today and I feel we need more groups like this in our low income neighborhood

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They organized this event astoundingly and I had a wonderful time!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions extends professionalism and integral excellence providing an effectual positive experience with their organization. I am pleased to have been among the contestants of one of their talent showcases. The talent rearing and dedication to service is phenomenal.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great organization that takes time to help youth and adults excel in life.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Have positively impacted thousands of lives this year with free bouquets of flowers and free cultural Enrichment trips to name a few!

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Donor

Rating: 5

TPP has assisted in the development of positive changes in the community for over 20yrs. They have welcomed young people with open arms to accept knowledge and encourage creativity in their lives.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great Organization not-for-profit for the community well needed very good not-for-profit organization need more organizations like totally positive Productions

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Donor

Rating: 5

Tpp is making a big difference in urban chicago , providing effective programs to help influence and inspired a more positive mind set in a very challenging environment. We need more organization like this.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi my name is Keiari Walker. E.t and my grandmother invited me and my brother to the trip, we had so much fun. then we went out to dinner we had pizza, chicken. all kinds of food. We enjoyed the trip, we're looking forward to more trips

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a enjoyable trip, the children were nice and respectful, the food was nice and amazing, I enjoyed the trip looking forward for more. It's a nice and beautiful thing to take the neighborhood children on trips. I'd like taj for putting this together.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are doing well on trying to help their community and also protect them. By this I mean helping kids stay out of trouble and keep there mindset towards a bright future and also for adults as well.

Board Member

Rating: 5

There is always room for improvement but this organization TPP is great for kids.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

TPP is doing programs that encourages young children and adults to make an impact in their development into society

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Giving back to the community. They are well involved in helping people in so many positive ways. Great organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TPP is reaching out to the most vulnerable members in the community, the youth. And by doing so the grandmothers, elderly aunts and such are able to aggressively bond with these young people as they are the ones who accompany them on many of the outings. I took my grandson and great nieces and nephew to the zoo outing. They had a wonderful time as they'd been shut in so long due to covid19 and welcomed the "field trip", as they called it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit organization remains visible in the Englewood community. they offer so many activities for our youth. they work with the parents and other community minded citizens to encourage the youth of Englewood to engage in positive play,and social interaction. At their events they are able to include something for everyone. one outdoor activity in the park this summer included face painting for the little ones, "rap"music for the teenagers and gospel, inspirational singing for the not so young. A good time was had by all!! TPP is a great asset to the community and I hope will continue to be visible yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TPP mentors young people & exposes them to positive experiences they are not use to having.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Production provides interesting, interactive activities and needs more funds to expand

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I took a group of neighbor Kids on a couple of TPP trips. These children have not been exposed to another type of Life because of their environment. I can see the change in them gradually
and I always tell them to stay out of trouble so that they can attend our next adventure so far it's working. They are learning and looking forward to attend our Trips TPP is truly making a change in the urban community

Evelyn20

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TPP has always been and continues to be an organization that has put the survival, education, and success of young people as it's top priority along with Community building. It seeks solutions for all their participants and their families.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions(TPP) has been a moving force in changing the lives of young people for years in the Englewood and surrounding communities. They have an open door policy for young people. TPP provides the opportunities for young people to use their skills to the betterment of the community; to enhance their interest with skill builders by making learning enjoyable and the young people are willing participants in all activities.

Advisor

Rating: 5

They are awesome!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Happy that Totally Positive Productions (TPP) received a Thank You Letter from Sargent Jeffrey West from the 006th District CAPS Office earlier this year on behalf of the Chicago Police Department Eddie T. Johnson (Superintendent of Police). TPP distributed bouquets of flowers to the entire police department staff at the 006th District as part of our "Love Your Community Campaign" random Acts of Kindness initiative!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I founded Totally Positive Productions in August of 1993 and since then our organization has impacted many lives of youth and young adults through our programs such as: After-School and Weekend programs, entertainment workshop, free cultural-enrichment trips, youth employment programs, service learning projects and community outreach initiatives.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

I went on a trip with totally positive productions and when I was on it the trip really inspired me. I loved it

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are providing a service that is unheard of giving flowers while a person lives is an Amazing thing so many of my friends and families have been Blessed I have a Daycare and this has made their day.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They are doing well because they are spreading Love in a community that is often overlooked and the negative things are always shown.They make people feel good with this act of kindness some thing lacking in today's society.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is certainly showing kids opportunities that lay outside of the community. Giving kids experiences they may not have known about.

Board Member

Rating: 5

TPP help the neighborhood in many ways they give back by helping the less fortunate.

Board Member

Rating: 3

TPP is a community base organization inspiring youth and some adults to come together in a united front it basically dwells on the major imapact that are youth are experiences on the streets of Chicago, come and join us and learn the different techniques that detour them from the ourageous number of black youth in our jail system

Momof282

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions is a great and fantastic Non Profit Organization. They care about helping youth and young adults create a brighter future. They have wonderful field trips which are also educational and cultural. It's so important to have this resource for children today because it's so easy to slip through the cracks and these people really care about SUCCESS for the future in our youth. They also do wonderful community events and fundraisers. They've had nothing but positive feedback and comments from those who have been involved in making their events a huge success. They also give tools for the young adults in the working world and also do service workshops. This is a wonderful place to be at!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We participated in TPP's 'Safe Summer Kick-Off' and it was a blast! We're an organization that brings kindness to children in the form of Disney characters and crafts, games, etc. and we've been to many different events... however the hospitality and the generosity of both TPP and Taj Jones was amazing. They asked us prior to the event what we needed, and provided us with everything we could ask for, and more! It was a hot day and we were put in the shade... given both food and water, and were constantly thanked by all of their members for coming. We definitely look forward to planning more events with them! -Spread the Magic, 2018

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was able to complete 16 hours of Community Service Hours with Totally Positive Productions (TPP) which I needed for court to be in good standings. I learned valued administrative skills while helping TPP in its ongoing mission.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dear Mr. Tajudeena Jones,

On behalf of Perspectives Charter Schools, I would like to humbly thank you for your donations (bouquet of flowers). Our staff is happy that you chose us to share these gifts with. We look forward to continuing a growing partnership with Totally Positive Productions (TPP) in the future.

Thank You,
Diana L. Johnson
Paraprofessional & Program Manager

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I Would like to recognize Totally Positive Productions (TPP) for their dedication to enhancing and educating the Englewood Community in such areas as: Violence Reduction, Talent Competitions, Food giveaways, and establishing relationships with various entities that are focused on the uplifting of the Englewood Community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I observed Totally Positive Productions on several occasions engaging the general public in their "Love Your Community Campaign" by distributing over 1200 bouquets of flowers to adults and seniors from various communities and states.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Debra Thompson. May is the month that celebrate "Older American Month". Totally Positive Production provided flowers to the inductee of 99+ Club (seniors 99 and over)
During the event "Exclusively Us Seniors Celebration held on May 20th.

Donor

Rating: 5

TPP helps people in the community with donations and help. Mr. Jones also mentors young people, which is great.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Working in and with community

Client Served

Rating: 5

giving to the community through beautiful bouquet of flowers has made the impossible ..possible. by brighten our the day. during May ..1. mother day.. 2. American elder month
thank you

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Working with the youth. .

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Board Member

Rating: 5

TTT is a total positive conversation they're working with the community and especially our youth which needs some help

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's making a positive impression on young people. It a positive role model.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello My name is Jackie and today Tina's Treasure gave me a dozen of roses for Mother's Day. That was very nice. Thanks

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization keep doing good work

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

You're doing such a great job, Keep up the work for Totally Positive Prod.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Spreading love I'm various communities

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everything is being done good

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Their Beautiful Flowers

Client Served

Rating: 5

Organization brought flowers I appreciate it while i can still smell them

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I heard about this community Program through a family Childcare provider in my neighborhood, She had nothing but great things to say about the program

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was not aware of this organization. However I would like to know more about the program.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

It was very nice to receive these flowers while on the job. Sometimes you feel like no one appreciates the service you provide and this really helped uplift my day. Thank you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They service the community well with all types of outreach activities and programs with more funds they could do an even greater job

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit delivered free flowers to residents in low-income communities, for Valentines Day! How incredibly thoughtful! Their project proved to be a wonderful & unsuspecting stress reliever for many who are facing hard times.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I was served flowers during my time of distress. TPP is doing good in the community by helping others feel better about themselves.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are doing very well they also help the elderly well