Lydell Smith

It was a Friday morning. I was on my way to the Union Station carrying two oversized bags for just a week in Michigan. I got an Uber because my weak privileged arms couldn’t carry my luggage on the CTA. With some last minute packing while rushing to my Uber, I wasn’t...

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Spotlight for the youth that do good

In November the execution of Tyshawn Lee, who was 9-years-old when he was murdered in an alley dominated local news publications. This senseless killing  broke many Chicagoans hearts. Corey Morgan, 27-year-old documented gang member was charged with first degree...

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Sarah’s Circle Woman Shelter

Sarah's Circle is a 50 bed women's shelter for homeless women and women that need a safe space. They offer services like the daytime support center, clinical help. Interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. Check out the video below to learn about an...

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Granting A Wish Organization

When you donate something, ideally you wish your donation would go to someone who really needed it. Recently I had the opportunity to donate some diapers and baby clothes and fulfill this wish. I decided again to use the web site of our good friends at Zealous Good....

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Fresh Food on the Move

Food deserts are certain areas of the country where fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables are unavailable because of a lack of food providers such as farmer's markets or grocery stores. Most areas are found to be impoverished neighborhoods with many families having...

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Creating A Public Poem

In this video we took a day to reach out to those people on the L platforms waiting for their trains, and asked them for a one liner to anyone in their life or just a message they wanted to share. This video is a collective "poem" created to give Chicago a face...

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