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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

16 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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit doing good activities for youth and adults!

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.

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TPP showered me and the community at large with flowers and vases. It helped brighten my day. TPP displayed their compassion to others.

Evelyn20

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In my opinion ,Non profit is doing and good job and should continue helping out people who need it.for example non profit is giving us good fruit, and vase's. And they really came in handy for me.

1 Michelle106

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions has been a great experience for the youth in Englewood and abroad, it has taught them to be more responsible pre teens, teens and young adulds through the crime provention programs and service learning projects offered. it has taught them communications skills ( reading, writing and speaking) Tpp has also help build self esteem in many youths and young adults. Help build leadership skills and interpersonal skills, helps promote good positive competitions among each other through poetry and poems. Employ youths of employment age. also offer internship in many different areas. Tpp encourages youth to stay in school and teaches how to avoid/resolve conflict through positive role play. I wish there were more programs out here like Tpp, then we would be living in a safer more positive neighborhood. Tpp far exceeds my expectations and i will always support them and have my daughter and her friends participate in the any programs offered through Tpp. Also, Tpp is very resourceful and give high reccommendations when vallet. I really appreciate Tpp. This is my favorite non profit organization.

Trishy M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

love working with them very good grest orgsnizstion

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions (TPP) has always kept true to their word in producing postive rap, singing dance and spoken word talent competition. As a matter of fact, TPP has a Spoken Word Talent Competition coming up on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee) from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Spoken Word artists has a chance to win one of three prizes (1st - $300, 2nd - $200 and 3rd - $300.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked with many not for profit organizations but never found any to be unique asTotally Positive Productions (TPP) in displaying youth talents and skills in such an inspirational way. Youth appear very motivated and determined to participate in any activities, event or projects that is sponsored by Totally Positive Productions. They enjoy learning while having fun in a positive-environment. Overall, I feel Totally Positive Productions give youth the opportunity to develop positive attitudes while utilizing their skills by completing different service learning projects and competing for cash prizes in essay and spoken word talent competitions and other competitions. In addition, all of the cultural enrichment field trips youth and young adults participated in were all free of charge. It is hard for not for profit organizations to do something good for youth without focusing on the cost of projects however, Totally Positive Productions make it happen regardless of the cost involved.

latryce16

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions is an excellent organization. They are there to help the disadvantaged youth. They provided youths in low economic neighborhoods with positive off the streets activities. They provide a place for youths to express their talents in a positive outlet. They conduct talent competitions, spoken-word competitions, essay and presentation contest. The youths that are connected with Totally Positive Productions were able to attend free cultural enrichment trips to Medieval Times, Great America, the Goodman Theatre and many more. Totally Positive Productions is an excellent organization that is out to help the youths reach their full potential in what ever they want to achieve in life.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions is one of the top organizations in the Englewood Community.We try to reach out to the young as well as the old to get some feed-back on what we can do to better the communities.I feel that if you are looking for a organization that have a lot of experience on understanding,teaching and listening to the teens as well as the young adults, then we are the place to be.

TPP

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Totally Positive Productions (TPP) has impacted the lives of youth and young adults from ages 8 to 25 years with several programs such as the Community Outreach Program. TPP did an excellent job in using the youth to meet and greet the public and explain the programs TPP has to offer. Also, TPP conducted a Service Learning Project that ended with an Essay and Presentation Competition which youth and young adult received cash prizes for their efforts.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The vision of Taj Jones in creating Totally Positive Productions has transformed how youth approach performance art and the messages they send. Creating events and contests that encourage positive messages to youth, and even creating an entirely new genre of music with Positive Rap, Taj is truly on the right path in today's world of mixed messages. I have nothing but positive things to say about Taj's enthusiasm, commitment and courage to take on this monumental task, and I applaud his work.