Jim Burda, Chicago Sky Cares Foundation discusses the foundation & annual events including a brunch, & a gala. The players emphasize the importance of education, women's empowerment, health and wellness, diversity & inclusion and career advancement.
Walter Burnett, City of Chicago discusses the merging of two schools, Jenner & Ogden. Instead of closing these schools, blending them together will create a whole new culture. This mutually beneficial merger is a win win for the community.
Shefali Trivedi, Giving DuPage discusses how donating blood or volunteering at a food pantry all makes a big difference. The Do Good DuPage campaign hopes to have 150,000 volunteer & their website aids in volunteer connections.
Matthew O'Shea, City of Chicago discusses the message that "we support those who support us". This pancake breakfast fundraiser to replace bulletproof vests which only last 5 years, shows that we want to protect the Police who protect us.
Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Instituto del Progreso Latino discusses empowering through education with services including education innovation, careers & opportunities for HS students. With a focus on future careers, & service to over 6,000 families annually.
Kevin Cherep, Chicago Youth Centers discusses their 61 years of helping youth through development programs. With a focus on pathways to skills, & esteem programs, they serve over 1400 kids and 700 family members by providing kids opportunities.
The Dodge House is more than a place for homeless veterans to live. It's the place where vets stop merely surviving and begin thriving by becoming part of a community. Director of Dodge House, Christine Morgan joins Eric Clemons at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier to discuss the work Dodge House is doing to provide shelter, job skills and a successful future for Veterans.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation seeks to create positive change for youths in under-served communities, focusing on youth development and mentorship. To learn more, visit the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation on the web at www.theMalcolmJenkinsFoundation.org
The National Mall is America's front yard. Caroline Cunningham of the Trust for the National Mall discusses ongoing efforts to restore and preserve this national treasure. Visit the Trust for the National Mall on the web at www.NationalMall.org