April 2020

Quiet City, Loud People #StrongerTogether

By |2020-04-13T17:47:59-05:00April 14th, 2020|Education, Humboldt Park, The Vine, Programs|

We look around at our city. There is a quietness we may have never experienced before. We wait in our houses for this to sweep over. These past weeks it has been far from quiet though. There have been many spurred to action to provide hope to those around us. Among the many, we are […]

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March 2020

Arise Creations: Empowering Young Entrepreneurs!

By |2020-03-10T14:37:43-05:00March 10th, 2020|Arise Creations, Humboldt Park, Education, Location|

Arise Creations has been busy jumping into a new year of learning and creating! Since January, Richelle Marvé, Arise Assistant Director and middle school teacher, has sustained the Arise program while Hannah Olson (Arise Director) has been on maternity leave. We’ve been thrilled to have Tori […]

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February 2020

Growing and Thriving at the Vine

By |2020-02-24T17:17:52-06:00February 25th, 2020|Humboldt Park, Education, The Vine, Location, Uncategorized|

The Vine has been creatively providing safe and meaningful space for young people to learn, play, and grow in Humboldt Park.

One of our favorite parts is walking with young people for many years, getting to know each story and watch each young person grow. Sometimes it isn’t until a young person is in Middle School […]

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November 2019

Uniquely Fashioned Woodworking

By |2019-11-19T19:17:50-06:00November 19th, 2019|Humboldt Park, Education, The Vine, Location|


Each week, middle schoolers are learning the art and skill of woodworking at our Humboldt Park location. These young people are developing a love for building something unique as they experience the artistic journey of having a design in their heads become a piece in their […]

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February 2019

Breaking Down Chicago Neighborhood Barriers

By |2019-02-27T18:38:47-06:00February 27th, 2019|Mentoring, Humboldt Park, Little Village|

Mentors from Humboldt Park and Little Village collaborated to bring youth from both neighborhoods together. Youth that normally do not venture out of their neighborhood were able to interact with other youth that are the same age as them but from a different cultural background. They were able to share a meal together, get to […]

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Helping youth think outside “the box” for career options

By |2019-02-15T19:21:56-06:00February 15th, 2019|Mentoring, Humboldt Park, Education, In-School Mentoring, Programs|

Youth in the mentoring program at Piccolo Elementary explored different career paths by filling out a career cluster survey. Prior to this activity, they were all certain on what they would be when they grow up. Some wanted to be professional athletes or dancers and one in particular wanted to be a professional gamer. Demarion […]

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October 2018

Look For Our Arise Creations Booth at CCDA Conference!

By |2018-10-17T20:36:29-05:00October 19th, 2018|Arise Creations, Mentoring, Humboldt Park, Location, Programs|

The Arise Creation’s middle and high school girls will host a booth this year at the CCDA Conference in Chicago. The girls have been working hard to reach their goals both as individuals and as a team. Each day they are learning what it means to be rooted in God’s truth, […]

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