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Perspectives Charter School Holds A Powerful Peace March, Student Leadership in Action

Last Friday morning, June 1, 2018 students at Perspectives led their 5th Annual Peace March with nearly 2,000 participants strong. Our students were joined by staff, parents, friends, community leaders, and corporate partners to unify for a peaceful summer.  

Our students led with passion and certainty as they rallied the community to stand for peace. 

Skills for Chicagoland's Future Announces New Youth Unemployment Initiative "Beyond Diploma"

After about two years of research and planning, Skills for Chicagoland’s Future announced today an initiative to connect unemployed youth with jobs, provide them with higher education opportunities, and give them the social supports to stay employed and succeed. It’s called “Beyond the Diploma.”

2016 Community Grand Rounds Youth Summit TODAY!

The May 19, 2016 Community Grand Rounds will be a youth summit focusing on obesity, asthma, CPR, sexually transmitted diseases/infections. The event will include presentations from various youth groups***Dinner will be served. Early arrival is strongly suggested.*** For additional information please contact Natalie Watson at 773-834-9770 or RSVP at RSVP for YOUTH SUMMIT!

Youth advocate receives Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award

On the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and St. Bernard Hospital held its 19th annual celebration honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights champion. This year’s honoree, Michael Tidmore, is a restorative justice advocate in Englewood, who has become an example to at-risk youth that they can turn their lives around.

Sowing Seeds of Greatness: Chicago Youth Centers’ Kimberly George Shares Critical Success Factors for Improving College Retention Rates Among Urban Youth

Kimberly George, a Teen Worker/College Readiness Specialist with CYC ABC Polk Brothers Youth Center, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, August 31, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, iTunes and Stitcher.

At Your Service

Crystal Sowemimo,  the Community Outreach and Development VISTA with Holsten Human Capital Development, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, August 10, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The podcast will be archived on iTunes, BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU and Stitcher.

Connecting the Dots

Dan Bassill, President and CEO of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, August 3, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The podcast will be archived on BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU and Stitcher.

Monday’s episode will provide an overview of  how the Tutor/Mentor Institute LLC is creating tutor/mentoring hubs to “transport” low income children from poverty to careers. There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals, and educators are encouraged to call in and share their stories. The live call in number is  (347) 884-8121.

Storycatchers Theatre Presents "Struggling In The Streets" The Play

In effort to turn their lives around, several young men and women joined Storycatchers Theatre, for a 16-week program to create a play of, "Struggling In The Streets."  A read aloud of the progress to date was held during July. Look to their upcoming final performance, to be held in September in Auburn Gresham. You won't want to miss Act. One!

Project Tech Teens Making a Difference

We are looking to teach 50 students, especially girls, from underserved communities in Chicago, howe to build mobile apps this summer. Think. Build. Pitch. is a one-week, intensive summer camp that engages young people ages 13-18 how to think critically, and build solid business plans around their technology solutions. July 21st - July 25, 2014, 9AM to 4PM, at Blue 1647, 1647 S. Blue Island, Chicago, Illinois.

Casting Call For Youth With Skills

We are in search of high school students with interests in journalism, magazine design with Photoshop and Indesign programs, energetic teens with possible radio personality, youth advocates from their respected community, fashion designers and drawing artist to express their themselves in our magazine.

Youth Expressions: a youth magazine with a purpose to enlighten our youth; to discover, create, develop and express the gifts, talents, skills and life experiences of our youth while presenting a parent-friendly youth-oriented magazine in the spirit of God.