Chicago

24.5: Stories: Food Strengthening Community – Robin Carroll & Quentin Mables (I Grow Chicago)

Isolation. Injustice. Poverty. Lack of education. Opportunity dessert. 30-40% of children going to bed hungry. This doesn’t paint a pretty picture of a neighborhood in Chicago. Especially when you consider that countless pounds of high quality of food are thrown away every night in restaurants around the city. At this point, you might be wondering […]

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10: Teaching Girls To Code Through Fashion with Makeda Ricketts (Pink Think)

Did you know that through elementary school that girls are actually very interested in science and math? Then something happens in junior high and girls lose their interest.   Makeda Ricketts, founder of Pink Think, decided to do something to fix that.   To engage girls in STEM and coding, she created a revolutionary codable […]

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7.5 Stories from the Field: Compassion in Inner City of Chicago with Burrell Poe

If you are curious about the power of compassion, then Burrell Poe is the champion you are looking for. As an education and outreach coordinator in inner city Chicago schools, he applies this movement to some of the most underserved areas in the city.   There is no denying that Chicago has a troubling past. […]

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5: Financial Investing for Good- Impact Investing and Angel Investing with Elizabeth Coston (Impact Engine)

  We draw a funny divide between our philanthropy and financial investing. One lives on one side of the house, the other firmly tucked away on the other side of the house. Yet what we often fail to realize is that our investments drive the growth of the companies we invest in.   The same […]

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