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 communities. From individuals to organizations, we are all neighbors, and we all have the ability to help make Chicago better.
Collaboration with Project: VISION!
Starting in November 2019, Chicago Rises will now be integrated as a high school leadership program at Project: VISION, a youth nonprofit here in Chicago.
Through providing opportunities for students to experience different career paths while producing uplifting stories, this youth program seeks to be a positive presence in our city in the Chicago Rises spirit. LEARN MORE
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 and ShipBob, a Chicago-based innovative tech and logistics start-up, have partnered to reimagine giving. ShipBob is warehousing and shipping canceled or returned items donated by their e-merchants. This means that new products will not only be given to...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