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.
The Puerto Rican Diaspora has been in effect since the middle of the 20th century. The promise of new work in new industries and the prospect of leaving the failing agricultural, rural lifestyle prompted massive migrations to the United States. Here in Chicago, Puerto...read more
Parents and educators are taking action in the pursuit of transparency and democracy in school politics. Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education (RYH) “engages, informs and empowers parents to protect and strengthen public education for all children in Chicago...read more
giveNkind is proud to be an iHeart Media Chicago Partner October - December 2018. Listen to giveNkind share their mission across all 6 iHeart Media Chicago stations!read more
When I left the Indiana Green line station and walked down the street towards the Belfort House in Bronzeville, I didn`t know what to expect on my first day as an intern for One Heart One Soul. I was very excited; making art and sharing it with new people is always a...read more
Students come from numerous social backgrounds, each with their different world views, circumstances and needs. Therefore, teachers need to be prepared to handle that variety of world views. Grow Your Own Illinois, or GYO, understands the necessity for teachers to not...read more
Since 2014 Chicago Youth Opportunities Initiative (CYOI), a Chicago based non-profit organization, has provided youth in foster care with tools to achieve their chosen career paths and become self reliant adults. Brittiney Jones, Executive Director of CYOI,...read more
In the heart of Ravenswood, between an art center and a furniture store, sits a nondescript building with a small sign out front that reads “Heartland Alliance Human Care.” While the sign may be small, the impact this organization has on Chicago is something much,...read more
Chicago street and transit performers lift the spirits of commuters through song, dance and instrumental performances to create a relaxing atmosphere in some of the busiest areas of Chicago. David Russell of the Red Line Lounge Band and street performer and guitar...read more
In the fall of 2016, Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts reopened as an open – enrollment, arts high school. Now a level one high school located in the heart of Washington Park, Dyett High School of the Arts was born out of both struggle and compromise, as...read more