Stories

Noor Ahmed

Up to the age of eleven years old, Noor had been moving from one refugee camp to another in Kenya. Originally from Somalia, his family had immigrated to many cities but was finally surprised with a new place to call home. They won a trip to settle in their new home,...

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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...

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Food For Freedom Organization

(Image from Fransico check his work here) 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...

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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...

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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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