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Nakisha Hobbs, Village Leadership Academy
Posted Aug 22, 2019
Village Leadership Academy is a nonprofit kindergarten through 8th-grade private school with a curriculum rooted in social justice. Their students are empowered to identify and engage in issues facing their communities. Each grade takes part in a year-long GrassRoots Campaign to affect change through hands-on activism. As many of these issues are global concerns, VLA's in-depth studies and travel through the World Scholars Program give their students a unique perspective about challenges facing cultures in other parts of the world.
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Center Stage for Access and Inclusion
In an effort to encourage Chicagoans and visitors alike to gain a greater appreciation for the beauty and power of inclusion in every facet of our lives, The Chicago Lighthouse will host a unique three-hour summer spectacular concert Saturday, September 14 at Navy Pier featuring performers with and without disabilities. “Center Stage for Access and Inclusion,” which will take place from 11 am to 2 pm on the Navy Pier South Dock (adjacent to Ferris Wheel), will feature stellar performances from singing sensations and epic dancing to comedy and storytelling. Special guest performer will be Avett Ray, a seven-year-old piano YouTube sensation who happens to be visually impaired. Serving as emcee will be one of Chicago’s most engaging personalities, Leon Rogers of WGCI.