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Back of the Yards coalition raises funds to put neighborhood youth through college

*To read in Spanish scroll down Para leer en español baja Every year the Peace and Education Coalition, an alliance of public schools, organizations and businesses in Back of the Yards, organizes its annual fundraiser aimed to support local students throughout college. This year is not the exception. The coalition has been busy putting together […]

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ElevArte Studio sees value in the arts for local youth, holds annual Pozolada fundraiser (PHOTOS)

  Sometimes a bowl of soup can be the right remedy for more than just a cold. Yesterday, around 400 people got together at the third annual Pozolada to sample 30 types of pozole, a traditional Mexican soup. The event was held at the International Union of Operating Engineers building in efforts to raise money for art programs in Pilsen.  Everyone who […]

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Art Leaders to be Recognized at ElevArte’s 35th Anniversary Celebration

ElevArte Community Studio will honor three Chicago arts leaders with a Deep Roots Award during its “Art As Our First Language” fundraiser on Thursday May 23. Executive Director of the Illinois Arts Council Tatiana Gant, Founding Executive Director of Pros Arts Studio Jean Parisi and ElevArte youth leader Freya Enriquez will receive the Deep Roots […]

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Pros Arts Studio’s Pozolada to Announce Organization’s New Name, Brand

Whether it’s green, red, white or vegetarian, pozole is one of the best remedies to Chicago’s bitter winters. The steaming, hominy-filled stew warms bellies while bringing friends, family and neighbors together on cold, gloomy days. The pozole’s power is well known to Pros Arts Studio, a youth arts organization in Pilsen. For three years, it […]

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“Live the Dream” – A College Scholarship Fundraising Event

LULAC Council for Education #5238 presents: “Live the Dream” a college scholarship fundraising event Friday, October 21, 2011 Palace Regency Banquets 5600 W. Cermak Rd. Cicero, IL 6pm – 12am Keynote Speaker: Jesse Ruiz Vice President of the Chicago Board of Education Leadership Awards Free Salsa Lesson By: Dance Academy of Salsa Music By: Dj […]