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05.25.21

Evanston Cradle to Career Plants Seeds of Solidarity between Black and Latinx Residents

Abigail Aziza Stone, mother of two, has lived in the Evanston community for nine years now. During her teen years, Abigail brought together Black and Latinx youth at a local youth center. Walking...

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05.03.21

Austin Coming Together Brings COVID Vaccinations to the Community

Austin is one of Chicago's largest communities, yet residents have limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Austin’s lead Neighborhood Network, Austin Coming Together (ACT) has been able to respond to this imminent need through the city’s Protect Chicago Plus program that prioritizes vaccinating communities hit the hardest by the pandemic.

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03.19.21

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund: Lessons in Collaboration Amid Crises

By Kimberlee Guenther, Ph.D., Chief Impact Officer for United Way of Metro Chicago and Anna Lee, Director of Community Impact for The Chicago Community Trust This week marks the one-year anniversary...

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04.26.21

Cicero Parent Ambassadors Help Kids, Community, Selves

Leer en español.  Ana Cordova, a parent of two living in Cicero, watched as her son struggled to read in English. She felt there was no one to help him and took on the responsibility...

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04.26.21

Los padres embajadores de Cicero ayudan a los niños, a la comunidad y a sí mismos

Read in English. Ana Cordova, madre de dos hijos que vive en Cicero, vio cómo su hijo se esforzaba para leer en inglés. Sentía que no había nadie que lo ayudara y ella misma asumió la...

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10.14.19

Las mamás de Cicero les enseñan a los padres la importancia de la educación temprana

Cuando niña, en México, a Sofía Gutiérrez le dijeron que no necesitaría educación más allá de la escuela primaria, por lo que nunca continuó estudiando. Pero a medida que avanzó en la vida y se transformó en madre de dos curiosos niños, se dio cuenta de que la educación no era algo frívolo, sino necesario.

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10.09.19

Cicero Moms Teach Parents Importance of Early Ed

As a child growing up in Mexico, Sofia Gutierrez was told she wouldn’t need an education beyond elementary school, so she never pursued it. But as she moved through life and became a...

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12.06.18

Leadership Trainings Empower Local Parents

Throughout parenthood, mothers and fathers often find themselves wishing for instructions on how to raise their children to be successful in school and in life. Though no such manual exists, some neighborhood organizations supported by United Way of Metro Chicago are providing parents with the next best tool – parent leadership programs.

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