“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.
Born. Built. Grown. Those three words exemplify the past, present, and future of Illinois, as well as describe our story as a company built here, for here. They also make up the slogan of the Illinois Bicentennial, the official year-round celebration of the Prairie State’s 200th birthday. As a sponsor of this important milestone, we
Special Olympics has been advocating for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for half a century, and it all started right here in Chicago. The first event was held at Soldier Field in 1968 and what followed was a movement that expanded sports programs to support aspiring athletes around the globe. As Chicago’s
Habitat for Humanity believes every child should have a home, and we do, too. That’s why we’re so proud to support our local Chicago chapter’s vision of seeing our city thrive. As Chicago’s community bank, we’re invested in the continued growth and betterment of our area. And, Habitat for Humanity shares in that belief, too,