May 22 2017
Updated May 26 2017
On Saturday, May 20th, there was a gathering at the McDonald's on Western Avenue in Chicago to celebrate the end of week-long fundraising events with Roberto Clemente Community Academy.
May 24 2017
Chicagoans who want a quality, affordable education to prepare for further college or career can register now for the 2017 Summer Term at City Colleges of Chicago, the largest community college system in Illinois. One of the seven city colleges, Wright College has a location in Humboldt Park at 1645 North California Avenue (773.481.8300)
May 24 2017
Researcher Kiarri Kershaw, PhD is conducting a survey on how women use their environment, available resources, and each other to choose the foods they eat. Access to healthy food is a public health issue, but previous research on whether or not improving access to healthy foods improves eating behaviors is mixed. Our study will look at multiple factors that may influence eating behaviors to better understand how people make eating decisions.
May 23 2017
Bickerdike welcomed 11 guests for dinner and discussion as part of an On The Table event on May 17, 2017. Held each year in May, On The Table is a special initiative of the Chicago Community Trust (CCT); it is designed to promote community building and the sharing of ideas among diverse groups as they enjoy a meal together. According to CCT, nearly 100,000 people participated this year all across the Chicago region; that is almost double last year’s attendance.
May 22 2017
As an adult education instructor, many times my classes will present a “first time ever” experience to me. Sometimes it’s things like – first time I raised my voice, first time NO ONE was prepared for their presentation, etc. But with the Wood Products Manufacturing Class which graduated on May 5th, it was something positive: they were the first class ever to ALL speak at graduation. Instead of choosing a couple representatives, this group showed their teamwork by giving everyone equal time! And they did a magnificent job.
May 22 2017
Roberto Clemente Community Academy of CPS held their first McTeacher’s Night at the McDonald’s on Western in Chicago, on Thursday, May 18. A McTeacher's Night is organized to help raise money for local schools by having teachers work at McDonald's and then giving a percentage of the night's sales to the local school. It was a beautiful night. All the kids came to see their favorite teachers working.
May 19 2017
Five local nonprofits came together to discuss the issues facing girls in Chicago’s communities and how to support them. As part of Chicago Community Trust’s “On the Table” series, the conversation addressed how to strengthen underserved communities to respond to girls’ needs.
May 17 2017
As parents, we strive to seek the best for our children despite the obstacles that are faced. Taking this into consideration, parents with children living with disabilities are faced with different obstacles than that of other parents. As questions and concerns continue to rise, they seek an opportunity for help to ensure the wellbeing of their child.
May 17 2017
Jaime Vargas vividly remembers what it was like growing up in his Humboldt Park neighborhood in the 1990’s, “the environment was pretty rough, there was a lot of peer pressure, a lot of gang activity and drugs,” Vargas said. At the time, Vargas admits to being more involved with the streets than he was education, he dropped out of school in 1997 and never looked back until he came to Wright College Humboldt Park in 2015.
May 16 2017
With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time for area residents to begin planning an adventure in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The Forest Preserves’ nearly 70,000 acres of wild and wonderful offer numerous opportunities to escape life’s hustle and bustle for an hour, a day or even a night. Residents can feel free to boldly explore 300 miles of trails, learn about archery, visit a Nature Center, or pitch a tent at one of five campgrounds. The Forest Preserves of Cook County have all of the programs, tools and equipment for a summer full of adventure:
May 10 2017
Otis Monroe, President and CEO of the Monroe Foundation.
May 04 2017
ComEd, together with 31 construction industry companies, two local utilities, and seven social service agencies, today held a special ceremony for more than 90 participants who have successfully completed CONSTRUCT, a 9-week job training program that offers participants the information and guidance needed to compete for entry-level jobs in construction and energy-related fields.
May 03 2017
With continuing phone scams and in-person scams taking place across the country, you should be aware that IRS employees do make official, sometimes unannounced, visits to people as part of their routine casework. You should keep in mind the reasons these visits occur and understand how to verify if it’s the IRS knocking at your door.
May 01 2017
Updated May 02 2017
Internationally Recognized Garden Designer Piet Oudolf Selected to Revive Historic Jens Jensen Formal Garden in Humboldt Park
The Chicago Park District, Chicago Parks Foundation, and the Garden Conservancy are pleased to announce that internationally recognized garden designer Piet Oudolf will design a new planting plan for Humboldt Park’s historic Jens Jensen Formal Garden. Oudolf is familiar with Chicago as he recently designed the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park.