A Community Café Providing More Than Coffee

A Community Café Providing More Than Coffee

I think there is some consensus that we can all share. The world is not fair. We could spend hours arguing the reasons for this unfair playing field or why it seems some people get a leg up in life. These are good questions to be thinking about. But they do not always lead us to answers, a solution, or even a small action of change.

Walking into Curt’s Café is like walking into many other coffee shops. I ordered my coffee, got a scone, and pretended to work. It was a very typical experience, though there was something much greater happening around me.

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Food For Freedom Organization

Food For Freedom Organization

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Food deserts are geographic areas where residents have no access to healthy food options. Many of the people in Chicago affected by this are African-Americans. To make things worse many people in these neighborhoods only have access to fast food restaurants, which can have a great negative affect on their health.

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Community Created through Tourette Syndrome Camp

Community Created through Tourette Syndrome Camp

Tourette Syndrome is a disorder that involves involuntary repetitive movements, also known as “tics.”  “The massive misconception of this disorder is that “all people with Tourette’s swear, which is not true. They’re just ordinary people,” said Scott Loeff, President of Tourette Syndrome Camp. This was a driving force for Scott to create this camp, to diminish negative stereotypes and show that people with TS are just like any other human being.

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