Uplifting Chicagoans with positive resources, organizations, and stories that inspire us to take initiative




What Chicagoans want to share

Our vision is to change the conversation in Chicago to focus on the positives of the city and its residents. Chicago Rises is a place to connect. We want to foster an interactive community of fellow Chicagoans that shares information and resources with the common goal of improving our city and communities. From individuals to organizations, we are all neighbors, and we all have the ability to help make Chicago better.



Uplifting Youth and Families Confronting Homelessness

La Casa Norte is a non-profit that aims is to uplift Chicagoans who find themselves facing a period of homelessness. Serving youth and families, their mission states, “We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to...

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Giving Girls the Tools to Succeed

Twenty-two million. That's the number of refugees worldwide living outside their home country. The U.S. has made efforts to combat this crisis, resettling over 3 million refugees since 1975, but giving refugees a safe place to call home is only the first step. Founded...

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Relativity, a Leader in Corporate Giving

Corporations of all sizes are seen as our employers of goods and services. Sometimes lost in their identity is their critical role in giving back to society. Businesses can possess vast resources, knowledge, and skills to make significant and lasting impact on our...

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Riser of the Month: Hugo Colin

MEET HUGO Featured as our Riser of January is Hugo Colin. At 16 years old, Hugh volunteers his time at various nursing homes, hospitals, and non-profits around Chicago offering tribute performances to Elvis Presley, and he pulls out all the stops. Between the costumes...

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Making Tech accessible at The Difference Engine

As technology and software become an indispensable part of our lives, the demand for skilled people to work in this sector continues to skyrocket. For those looking to start new careers in software, it can be intimidating to obtain a computer science degree. Recently,...

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Chicago Rises on Founder Stories

Recently we collaborated with the platform Founder Stories to share what we do here at Chicago Rises. It was the first time I remember doing a video interview, so I admit it was a bit awkward at first talking straight into the camera. But I was able to quickly loosen...

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