Every nonprofit has a story. In the case of Chicago’s Union League Boys & Girls Clubs (ULBGC), it wanted to share 100 of them—one for each year of its existence—during its “100 years of building great futures” celebration. Since its inception in 1919, ULBGC has been a pillar in the Chicago community. It’s separate from
Located in the heart of the Midwest, Chicago is home to many local farmers markets. However, many of these markets are only available during the summer months. Green City Market, one of the largest sustainable farmers markets in the area, does things a little differently. They’re open year-round and are committed to the preservation of
Growth, Opportunity, Community. What do these words have in common? They all describe the inspiration behind our recent mural in collaboration with One Million Degrees (OMD). We’re a proud partner of OMD, a Chicago-based nonprofit that supports students in ten community colleges across the Chicagoland area. The organization’s holistic approach to mentorship provides recent high
“Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.” – Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895) Two hundred years ago, author and orator Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland. He bravely escaped and became an activist for the abolitionist movement through his powerful
Here’s the stark reality: Two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth grade will end up in jail or on welfare. And, the Commission on Reading has found that introducing a child to books before starting school is the single most significant factor influencing their early educational success. So, books
“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” – Dalai Lama Our newest mural features Loyola University Chicago’s innovative two-year college, Arrupe College! Since 2015, Arrupe has offered talented students from the city’s many diverse neighborhoods the opportunity to earn an associate degree in the rigorous Jesuit tradition.