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BOTY Coffeehouse and Roastery give back to the community

Owners of Back of the Yards Coffee House and Roastery, Mayra Hernandez and Jesse Iniguez presented their first donation award to the Kids Cafe program of Casa Romero on Saturday, Sept. 30. Sr. Angie Kolancinski from Holy Cross, received the $500 donation. Kids Cafe of Casa Romero is an after-school program that serves the youth […]

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Peace and Education Coalition honors community leaders at scholarship fundraiser

Local youth, residents, service providers and stakeholders came together in celebration of the 17th annual Dare to Dream scholarship fundraiser held at the National Museum of Mexican Art on Tuesday May 8. The Peace and Education Coalition highlighted the success stories of Back of the Yards students and raised money to assist other neighborhood youth […]

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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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Workshop Helps Parents Become Anti-Substance Abuse Community Trainers

In an effort to develop a comprehensive approach to preventing substance abuse in their neighborhood, Hedges Elementary parents have taken the lead as future anti-substance abuse community trainers. Like any other day of the week, Hedges Elementary parents gather around in their cozy community room, make handcrafts and tell jokes. But on Fridays, they deviate […]