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Teen Homelessness in Humboldt Park

Teen Homelessness in Humboldt Park

Many teens walk through the city with the brightest of smiles on their faces, but with uncertainty just beneath the surface. Some  young adults in Chicago don’t know where the next meal is coming from, consider survival a priority, and  finding a place to rest becomes a responsibility. Inconsistency is daily living. In the Humboldt […]

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance Brings Community Together Through Art

Carlos Hernandez, moved to the Humboldt Park neighborhood 30 years ago and fell in love with the community. In 1998, he started the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA), an art and culture organization which was originally met in his basement. Though initially without much of a structured curriculum, the organization has remained dedicated to its mission to […]

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Humboldt Park Shop Creates Opportunities for Underprivileged Youth

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Humboldt Park Shop Creates Opportunities for Underprivileged Youth

Rowan Richards, owner of the street apparel shop King Lizzy in the 2500 block of Division Street, finds solutions to poverty in the community by creating internships and jobs for underprivileged youth. Richards was originally the executive director of the non-profit organization, The Stewards Market, which opened four years ago in Cabrini Green. He was looking […]

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Chicago Celebrates Harold Washington’s 90th birthday

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Chicago Celebrates Harold Washington’s 90th birthday

Chicagoans remembered and celebrated Harold Washington, the city’s first African-American leader, on Thursday, which would have been his 90th birthday. Several Chicago organizations hosted events to commemorate the former mayor. We Can, Inc., a Chicago-based African-American business alliance, hosted a memorial celebration at Josephine’s Captain’s Hard Time Cooking restaurant, a soul food restaurant on the […]

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Underground Sounds of the Windy City

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Underground Sounds of the Windy City

Three underdog musicians from the Northwest Side aspire to be Chicago’s next Kanye West or Common. Wilfredo Berrios, 19, wakes up every day with the intention of creating new music and perfecting his other beats. He arrives to his studio on the corner of Belmont Ave and California Ave, sits in front of his computer, […]

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