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Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has residential openings

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls currently has openings for young people ages 11-23.

One Summer Chicago Job Program (Age 16-24) is Open!

Attention: Find a paid opportunity this summer through One Summer Chicago. There are over 20,000 opportunities offered! Click here to apply, and see the flyer below. 

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has Openings this Fall

Do you know a young person who may need some extra help? Maybe they are having problems at home, in school, or are enduring difficult experiences like grief, loss, unstable living environments, or other traumatic events. They don't need to go through it alone--Mercy Home can help!

Do you know a young person in need?

As we begin 2021, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is anticipating residential openings this winter for girls ages 11-14 and boys and girls 17 and up.

City of Chicago "My CHI. My Future" Concert For Youth May 23rd @3pm

My CHI. My Future., and to begin connecting youth to meaningful and engaging virtual opportunities, and connecting you to the content shared by your colleagues.


Remake Learning Days Chi is our region’s, first-ever hands-on, festival for the future of work and learning. It will take place May 16 -19, 2019.  

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Has Openings for High School Young Men 14 to 19 Years Old

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Has Openings for High School Young Men 14 to 19 Years Old. Do you know a child who is struggling at home or in school? Have they faced difficult experiences, such as grief, loss, unstable living environments, or traumatic events? Mercy Home might be the solution to help these kids.

Local Businesses Show Signs of Supporting Safe Passage Program

This is a wonderful way for businesses, parents, and residents throughout the City to become involve in the community.

Back to Bud: New Parade Leadership Gets Back to Basics

One of the most anticipated days of the summer is approaching. The second Saturday in August has become known in Chicago as the day when neighbors sit out in lawn chairs along King Drive, barbecue pits are fired up on the South Side, kids run freely behind the barricades awaiting the South Shore Drill Team, the Jesse White tumblers, and ...

Save the Date Auburn Gresham GOLD Camp 2018 Registration Opens Soon!

Registration for Auburn Gresham Gold (AG GOLD) Summer Camp, will open for registration soon! Space is limited so be on the lookout! Download the flyer and pass the word.

CWEG Summer Camp Taking Registrations

CWEG summer camp mission is to cultivate young minds for excellence and success by establishing a foundation with positive interaction for children ages 8-13 years old. Early registration $270 NOW, Late registration $475.

Mercy Home is here to help you and your child in need.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is anticipating residential openings this summer for kids who are 11-16 years old and at risk.

If your child is struggling at home or in school, or has faced difficult experiences, such as grief, loss, unstable living environments, or traumatic events, Mercy Home may be the solution.

One Summer Chicago Youth Jobs Apply Online Until May 21st

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle are proud to announce One Summer Chicago -- a collaborative effort between the City, County, civic and business communities to provide summer programming for youths.


YouthInFront, a new online learning resource, provides safe, practical strategies for middle school and high school-aged individuals to peacefully protest in planned national school walkouts and marches scheduled on March 24 and April 20

What You Should Know About Back to School Health Screenings

What You Should Know About Back to School Health Screenings. Listen in to WVON 1690AM, 1:00-2:00PM. Call in to ask any questions about health screenings for your children's back to school needs!

Liz Dozier and Chance the Rapper Announce Chicago Beyond’s Second Innovation Challenge Ends 7/7!

Chicago Beyond Managing Director Liz Dozier and Chance the Rapper Chicago Beyond’s second annual Go Innovate Challenge application submittal ends 7/7. The challenge is designed to find and invest in innovative programs, ideas or approaches that disrupt chronic challenges facing young Chicagoans. See story for sbumittal details!

Do We Have the Courage to Love? Join Us For A Workshop for Women and Girls To Remember Our Strength..."!

Calling all Auburn Gresham women and young adult girls! Join us for an important, fun and engaging conversation about a really importatnt community health issue in Auburn Gresham. Sign up for free tevent today because Your Voice and Health Matters!

A Powerful Peace March #IAmForPeace

Last Friday morning our students at Perspectives led their 4th Annual Peace March with over 2,400 participants. Our students, staff, parents, friends, community leaders, corporate partners and a number of other schools joined us to unify for a more peaceful summer.

Construction Program Skilled Trades: CORE and Carpentry Level

Project H.O.O.D. (PH) is partnering with the Illinois Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC-IL) and Preservation of Affordable Housing's Woodlawn Resource Center (POAH) to enroll and train up to 20 young men and women, between the ages of 18-24, in pre-apprenticeship training.

Empowering Youth to Speak Up and Speak Out!

Calling all TEEN groups and organizations supporting TEENS Come and have your VOICES HEARD and discuss issues that are important to YOU! May 18, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm, Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside. Register at

For the 8th Consecutive Year, 100% of Urban Prep Seniors Have Been Admitted to College

For the 8th Consecutive Year, 100% of Urban Prep Seniors Have Been Admitted to College; Urban Prep Shares Why 100% Matters as Students Announce College Selections at Annual Signing Day Event, Thursday, April 27, 2017, media 11:45am; Assembly and Speaking Program: Noon – 1:00 p.m., at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington, Chicago.

Best African-American History Apps and Websites For Teachers, Parents and Students

CommonSense Media recommneds apps, games, and websites in the classroom to balance the triumphs of African-Americans in politics, literature, music, science, and beyond with the continued struggle for social justice.

Treasurer Summers Announces 2017 Black History Month Essay Competition

Announcing the 10th Annual Black History Month Essay Competition! This scholarship will give Chicago Public Schools seniors the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship for their first year college tuition.

The Private Sector: An Essential Partner in Combating Human Trafficking

#EndTrafficking Did you know January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month? Learn more about what we're doing to end trafficking — and how you can help.

Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Paid Apprenticeship and Internship Programs with After School Matters®

After School Matters® is now accepting teen applications for its Spring 2017 program session. Teens can search and apply for spring programs online at The online application is also available entirely in Spanish. 

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