Imran Khan, Embarc discusses many low income youth never venture out of their neighborhood & have little access to success. In a partnership with 18 schools 10,000 experiences given, they have turned the city into a classroom.
Hosted by: Paul LisnekProduced by: Greater Chicago Newsmakers Team
Cher might not be able to turn back time but she can certainly give her blessing on a musical that will tell the story of her life, career, and how she became one of America's most treasured stars. We meet some of the stars and creatives to see what it took to put this one-of-kind show together.
In June 2008, Reps. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Barney Frank, D-Mass., established the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. That same year, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., was elected to Congress, becoming the first openly gay male elected as a freshman congressman.
Rep. Polis, co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus joins Paul Lisnek to reflect on what sparked his run for office a decade ago, and the work of the Caucus today.
Josh Hale, Big Shoulders Fund discusses a proactive role in scholarships & enrichment, operational improvements, academic programs, leadership development & prepare them for life-long success. Great schools help strengthen communities.
Ann Marie Walker, Discovery Center Museum discusses the interactive children's' museum with over 300 exhibits. Also there is an outdoor park with a 2 story maze, a Curious George exhibit and an exhibit about space, comets & meteors.
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago or RIC) has been named the #1 rehabilitation facility in the U.S. for the past 27 consecutive years, as ranked by US News & World Report. The hospital aims to Advance Human Ability - to be the leading source of science-driven breakthroughs in Human Ability. Derek Daniels manages the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab's Adaptive Sports Program, one of the hospital's many community-based Quality of Life Programs, which helps introduce youth and adults with a primary physical disability to the social and physical fitness outcomes of participating in competitive and recreational adaptive sports activities. The program features a great variety of year-round sports and recreation opportunities such as sled hockey, handcycling, wheelchair rugby and basketball, and golf. The program engages athletes of all skill levels, from those interested in learning a new sport to athletes wishing to hone their craft for elite-level competition in the Paralympic Games. The majority of participants join teams at the recreational level, and compete in local and regional competitions.
Allison Daze, By The Hand Club For Kids discusses their beginning in 2001 has grown to 5 locations which serve 1,300 kids annually and target kids most likely to drop out of school. Offered is homework help, literacy programs, eye & dental care.