We are a group of people who have a passion for creating a culture of identity, faith, and love through skateboarding and other recreational activities. We aim to support the youth and young adults within our communities to know who they are and what their purpose is through using the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Harbor Chicago was established in 2018 by Emmanuel Santoyo. Emmanuel began hosting summer barbecues at local outdoor skateparks in an effort to feed the communities and start conversations about the love of God. During the winter he provided youth and young adults with transportation and admission to indoor skateparks where they were provided with the opportunity to skate as well as volunteer and serve.
Our vision is to impact the community through a health and wellness studio.
It is our hope to eventually offer more than just a skatepark to our community. We would like to use the space to offer different opportunities for growth and development to all members of the community.
Our goal is to collaborate with other community organizations to provide a range of services; workshops that will have tremendous impact on those that attend – from health and wellness to entrepreneurship.