Chicago Defender Charities

The Mission of Chicago Defender Charities, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for African Americans through educational, cultural and social programs.

Chicago Defender Charities runs a number of events throughout the year, the most famous of which is the Bud Billiken Parade.  We partnered with Chicago Defender Charities to provide them live streaming of their BOT Dance Competition and Textizen Polling for both the BOT Dance Competition and the Bud Billiken Parade. 


Recent news from projects related to Chicago Defender Charities

Kyla Williams Co-Presents Today at Philanthropy Ohio’s Annual Conference

Today, Leon Wilson, CIO of the Cleveland Foundation, and I will co-present at the Philanthropy Ohio’s annual conference with a theme


Good News!!! The Smart Chicago team is moving and now will be co-located with the City Digital Team at UI

Smart Chicago and the Bud Billiken Parade

Smart Chicago was happy to march in the Bud Billiken Parade along with the Gray Era Brass, Youth-Led Tech instructors and