Dream Cafe and Grille is located in Englewood, which is one of the many communities that are at a disadvantage compared to the rest of Chicago. To beat this degrading socialization community members are subject to, Dream Cafe and Grille looks to give community members the power of self-care with healthier food options.
Inside-Out Connection is an organization that keys in on spiritually awakened inmates who desire to further grow in their journey with their God. This organization extends a hand to connect the male inmates with congregations and small groups to help them to facilitate their spirituality and assimilation into society.
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 individual experience with Sarah’s Circle.
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. This time, they matched my donation with a couple of places, including the Grant A Wish organization.
The United States has long been characterized as the world’s melting pot. This proud motto, however, does not explain how Chicago has been deemed the most segregated city in the country, and how prejudices against race and class affect the everyday lives of its citizens. The goal of protesters Wednesday, was to increase Chicago’s current minimum wage of $8.25, to a more livable wage of fifteen dollars an hour.
The melting pot was alive and well on the University of Illinois at Chicago’s campus, where groups such as: Action Now, Young Black Perspective, Faculty Forward, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Valemos Más, and many others joined forces to combat income inequality and promote a livable wage for all. Even Mayoral candidate Chuy García was in attendance.
Kate Walsch is an author, nurse, and lifelong social activist, who was more than happy to speak about the injustices facing working-class Chicagoans.