BLU Means Green (Money) at Spirited Shedd Fundraiser

Non-profits, community groups and small businesses looking to engage and empower young professionals could find a “BLU-print” for success at the Shedd Aquarium. That’s because the Shedd’s 60-member Auxiliary Board recently attracted almost 800 guests to BLU, the board’s annual soiree, and raised $318,000 for education and conservation initiatives in an interactive, networking-rich fashion in Read More …

Good Crop of Spring Books

A couple of Chicago books, an African-based sci-fi/fantasy, and an inspirational self-helper for entrepreneurs on your bedside table for some nightly reading will help you percolate from a long rough winter. Exploring Chicago Blues: Inside the Scene, Past and Present By Rosalind Cummings-Yeates 128 pages The History Press (April 8, 2014) Blues history is steeped Read More …

Acts of Love introduces the “Family Literacy Academy” at Beidler Elementary School on Chicago’s West Side

[dropcap]”C[/dropcap]an I keep these books?” This turned out to be the most asked question during  William Hall’s visit to Memphis, TN. during the Acts of Love “Love Young People” book tour throughout the summer. More than just having access to books, the shock was being able to call these books their own, to have forever Read More …

ACTS OF LOVE’S “FAMILY LITERACY ACADEMY” TO LAUNCH ON THE WESTSIDE PROVIDING BREAKFAST, LITERACY AND FUN BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Acts of Love kicks off its Family Literacy Academy with a series of events to support the launch of their first installation of the academy on Saturday, March 29th from 9am to Noon, at Jacob Beidler Elementary, located in the East Garfield Park Neighborhood at 3151 W. Walnut St. The “Family Literacy Academy” will provide Read More …

South Side High Schools Take on Urban Data to Improve City Living

Over the last couple of years curriculum and careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields have become a national priority. According to the Office of Science and Technology and Policy, STEM occupations will grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations over the period from 2008-2018. A big part in the growth of Read More …

UCAN Breaks Ground on Modern $34.4 Million Campus in North Lawndale

  An energetic crowd of more than 200 North Lawndale residents, elected officials and others were on hand on Sept. 12 as youth service organization UCAN held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new state-of-the-art $34.4 million campus in North Lawndale at 3605 W. Fillmore St. Participants included (from left): John Nichols,  vice chairman, Marmon Group; Illinois. Read More …

FREE! Fiction Writing Class | Sept. 14

The Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University is hosting a Fiction Writing Master’s Class on Saturday, September 14, 2013. SEATING IS LIMITED. Please call 773-995-3286 by Thursday, September 12, 2013 to receive confirmation for your RSVP. This event is FREE and open to the public. Continental Breakfast will Read More …

Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy Offers Second Chance Education

Chicago has had its share of educational drama. From the closing of 50 schools this year, educational budget cuts, an extended school day followed by the Teacher’s Union Strike, there’s no question as to why there’s a lot of frustration when it comes to education systems. The focal point should be proper education, adequate teachers Read More …

Get N’Volved with Acts Of Love

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Acts of Love will kick off its 2nd “Love Young People” Tour that distributes books to young people in need. In 2012 the tour visited 7 cities across the country, and distributed over 7,000 books to young people in the poor communities, and inspired over 1,200 adults to take a pledge to love Read More …

Link Unlimited Proves Mentorship is Essential

[dropcap]“I am going to fail.” [/dropcap] I can remember those words ruminating through my head as I hesitantly flipped through the thick ACT packet, or as I liked to call it, 347 pages of pure terror that would determine the fate of my educational well being. By my junior year of highschool, I likened myself Read More …