CHICAGO RISES

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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.

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Giving Kids the Essentials to Succeed

As the weather turns colder in Chicago, many of us start taking out our winter clothes from storage or look to purchase new gear to stay warm. Unfortunately, there are kids in Chicago that don't have this luxury. In fact, many children don't even have the basic...

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A Safe Space at Broadway Youth Center

The Broadway Youth Center (BYC) of Howard Brown Health is a haven for LGBTQ youth and young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability. BYC provides refuge and community as well as medical, social and mental health care services. BYC sees anyone,...

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Disability Pride Parade

The 14th annual Disability Pride Parade took the streets July 22nd to talk about the civil rights goals they want to achieve for their community and how these issues are addressed in Chicago. A recurring theme that came up during one of the meetings for organizing the...

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In Living Color

Vibrant colors of the rainbow splashed across Chicago in June as residents celebrated Pride festivities. The LGBTQ civil rights movement has accomplished a great deal in its short existence, however there is still more to come. A prevalent issue is the lack of racial...

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Grow Your Own Tree This Summer

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is giving out free oak saplings to residents of Cook County. All you need to do is go to one of their pickup locations to get them. You can choose between individual pots or bulk bags – it all depends on your level of commitment.

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Building Community at the Howard Area Community Center

Strung along a quiet strip of Paulina Street, just north of Howard StreetĀ and its eponymous CTA station sits the headquarters--several buildings in all, in addition to another facility on Morse Avenue and Ashland Avenue -- of the Howard Area Community Center....

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