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BOTY celebrates community heroes

Back of the Yards residents came together on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to celebrate heroes of the community. Mauricio Hernandez, 19, was one of more than 15 youth in attendance at the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) Quarterly Council Meeting, where four 9th District police officers and Back of the Yards business owner Ricardo […]

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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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Richards students expand learning through service abroad

While some young people spent their spring break hanging out with friends or glued to screens, two Richards Career Academy students traveled to West Africa to help build a school. Since taking the helm a couple years ago, Richards Principal Durrell Anderson has been working to build partnerships with various organizations to expand students’ horizons and overall learning experiences. Through a partnership with international nonprofit organization Build On, several Richards […]