Mother of fallen Chicago Police Officer Aréanah Preston calls for community center in daughter's honor

The mother of fallen Chicago Police Officer Aréanah Preston wants a community center built in her honor.

It hasn't even been a week since she laid her daughter to rest, but she says it's time for action.

Officer Preston's mother is asking for donations to create the center and a GoFundMe has already raised close to $5,000.


Preston recently took the FBI exam and was preparing for a new career with the FBI before she was killed, her mother said.

The community center would provide a safe place and support for Chicago youth, offering mental health consultations, promoting careers in law enforcement, GED courses, gun violence prevention activities, college tours and more. 

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The goal is to raise $150,000 to make the community center a reality.

It would be located in the 5th ward, where the family lives.