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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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The Mural Building: Green City Market

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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

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The Mural Building: One Million Degrees

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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

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The Mural Building: American Writers Museum

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“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

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