Evanston Made to Bring Artists, Patrons Together in Virtual New Year’s Eve Celebration — Plus, the Event's Signature Kombucha Brava Cocktail Recipe

Evanston Made, the arts organization putting Evanston art and artists on the map, is hosting a New Year’s Eve Silent Auction and Benefit, featuring original works of art donated by Evanston-area artists, from 12-6 p.m. CST on Dec. 31. To view artwork for the auction and to place bids on the featured items, visit evanstonmade.org. […]

Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center Hosts 5th Annual Virtual Gala, Exceeds Its 2020 Fundraising Goal

Founded in 2016, the mission of Above and Beyond is to offer the most innovative long-term, evidence-based and evidence-informed addiction recovery services to everyone, including those who are unable to pay for them, while also providing housing and employment assistance.   AnB has quickly become one of the most advanced addiction treatment centers in the […]

Chalet Partners with Alinea Group to Bring Michelin-Starred Dining to the North Shore

The Chalet in Wilmette has always had a vast selection of goods and services. Thousands of indoor and outdoor plants? Of course. Landscaping service? Naturally. Holiday décor, gifts and pet supplies? Sure. But three-star Michelin food for pickup? Now, that’s a first. This star-studded collaboration between the nationally lauded Alinea Group — co-owned by James […]

The Importance of Play-Based Learning Amid the Pandemic

Play is essential for children. Unstructured, imaginative play is key to so many aspects of a child’s cognitive growth, including language development, the nuances of socialization and creative problem solving.  The research on the neurological effects of play is clear: “Play is not frivolous: it enhances brain structure and function and promotes executive function, which […]

Support Comer Education Campus to Help Secure a Brighter Future for South Side Youth

As 2020 comes to a close, we are reflecting on the meaning of resilience and togetherness. Comer Education Campus remains committed to advancing our mission through new initiatives that combat learning loss, the digital divide and food insecurity. Our community continues to experience disproportionate effects of the pandemic and civil unrest. Yet, we also have […]

Lift the Voices and Dreams of Chicago’s Youth

Chicago Children’s Choir is a nonprofit organization that inspires and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to become global citizens through music.  Founded in Hyde Park in direct response to the Civil Rights Movement in 1956, CCC has grown from one choir into a vast network of in-school and after-school programs. Today, CCC serves nearly 5,000 […]

Erie Neighborhood House, A Bedrock Organization for Chicago’s Immigrant Community, Marks 150 Years of High-Impact Service

Erie Neighborhood House, the oldest operating settlement house in Chicago, has seen plenty of change in its time — but its essential support and services have remained a constant upon which Chicago’s immigrant community can rely.  Since 1870, the nonprofit has worked to provide the comprehensive aid which immigrant and low-income families in Chicago need […]