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The Mural Building: Girls in the Game

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Wintrust Mural Girls in the Game

We’re proud to unveil our new mural in partnership with Girls in the Game, an organization devoted to helping every girl find her voice, discover her strength, and build confidence through sports, health, and leadership programs. This year, Girls in the Game is celebrating 25 years of serving the needs of girls through the four

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The Mural Building: After School Matters

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“After School Matters…it really does.” – Maggie Daley, Founder Almost 30 years ago, then-Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley and former Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Lois Weisberg started an organization to empower and engage teenagers after the school day ended. This initiative grew into After School Matters, an internationally recognized apprenticeship model helping teens

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The Mural Building: Merit School of Music Mural

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We’re thrilled our new mural is featuring the Merit School of Music. Since 1979, this nationally accredited music school has provided access to music education for children in underserved neighborhoods of Chicago. Co-founders Alice Pfaelzer and Emma Endres-Kountz started this initiative 40 years ago after Chicago Public Schools eliminated arts and music programming from its

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The Mural Building: Midtown Educational Foundation

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The Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF) is committed to providing Chicago’s urban youth with the resources they need to positively transform their lives, families, and communities. MEF’s vision is exemplified by the acronym “A V.I.P.,” which also describes every child the organization serves. This acronym represents its four guiding principles to success: academics, virtues, individual attention,

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The Mural Building: Chicago Humanities Festival

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Our newest mural features artwork highlighting the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF), which runs from October 26 through November 10 and is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The festival presents the most compelling authors, artists, journalists, and thought leaders of our time, connecting people to the ideas that shape and define us. Festival programs feature both rising

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The Mural Building: Union League Boys & Girls Clubs

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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

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