How Chicago Teens are Conquering the New Frontier of Digital Literacy

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The New Literacy When you hear the word “literacy,” what do you think of? Reading and writing? Books? Libraries?  These were our first forms of literacy, but as...

How Public Art Inspires Chicago Communities

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What does public art do for a community?  It’s beautiful, but that’s only the first part of the story. Following a piece of public art from planning to...

Meet the Chicago Chefs Using Food for Community Empowerment

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From healthy bodies to thriving communities, find out how chefs are feeding hungry Chicagoans and powering social change.

Chloe Bennet: From Marvel Star to Real-Life Hero

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In honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we’re celebrating Chicago’s own Chloe Bennet, a Marvel star turned real-life hero.  Bennet is one of the...

What’s So Revolutionary About Rest?

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It’s impossible to build anything without a solid foundation, and a full night of deep, restful sleep is an irreplaceable foundation for a good day.  On a larger...

Top 6 Strategies Librarians Are Using to Empower Chicago

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Haven’t been to the library in a while? Keep reading to find out everything you’ve been missing out on!

How Gardening Can Help You and Your Community Thrive

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In our latest blog post, learn how community gardens allow passionate people to connect to nature, support each other, and help their communities flourish.

Telling the Whole Story: Hollywood Stars on the Autism Spectrum

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Ever wondered about the role of neurology in storytelling? These creators are challenging mainstream assumptions about autism, creativity, and empathy.   This Friday, April 2nd, is World Autism...

The Art of Pizza, Live Music, & Running Your Own Restaurant

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We’re proud to introduce this month’s second Featured Conqueror, John Ortega! He’s a Wicker Park chef and restaurant owner who’s channeled the power of great food and great...

The Myths Holding Back Gaming and Fitness Communities

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An award-winning games journalist’s take on the myths about gaming and fitness culture.