Celebrating & Preserving Culture in Auburn Gresham

Evanston ‘Books & Breakfast’ Boosts Student Learning

West Chicago Music Program Molds Young Minds

Little Village Residents Sprout Ideas for More Green Space

Cicero Police Create Culture of Care in Department

South Chicago Readies Residents to Take on Trauma

As a young boy growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Rasheed Sami faced struggles that no child should. Some days, there wasn’t food on his table. Today, Rasheed, who’s almost 30, uses those struggles to empower others who face similar circumstances. Most recently in his journey to healing, Rasheed attended an educational symposium designed to teach South Chicago residents about trauma, how it can manifest in your life and tips to better respond to its effects.

Festive Fair Brightens Evanston Families’ Holiday Season

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.

Gaining Access to Working Wages

Little Village Students, Chicago Bears Huddle Up to Talk Character