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Youth Stay Up ’til Dawn in the Name of Peace

With hair all over the floor, two barbers and a little more than 200 teens, walking into the Port Ministries cafeteria was a humbling sight to see. Kae, from Rockstar Barbershop in Pilsen spoke to teens as they huddled around him and his business partner Jon. He spoke to them about the recent experience he […]

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One Summer Chicago youth complete two-block long mural

Imagine a relentless, blistering sun beating down on you day in and day out as you work what might be your first summer job. Now throw in slithering garden snakes, perhaps dropping your phone and glasses in a gallon of paint and the occasional bird flying overhead “dropping” a little present on your shoulder. This […]

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One Summer Chicago program kicks off citywide

Thousands of youth across the city began working part-time positions at sites in and around their neighborhoods Monday, June 29 as part of the city’s One Summer Chicago program. First launched in 2011, the youth summer jobs program provides valuable on-the-job training, mentorship and life skills classes to Chicago youth. Since its inception, the program […]