2015 Philanthropy Awards Winners Get a Surprise

On Nov. 16, Make It Better staffers surprised six nonprofits to tell them that they won the 2015 Make It Better Foundation Philanthropy Awards. Each year, the Make It Better Philanthropy Awards honor outstanding nonprofits in and around Chicago. The grand prize for each nonprofit is a professionally produced, TV-quality video about their organization, plus significant […]

Make It Better Foundation Names the 2015 Philanthropy Awards Winners

The Make It Better Foundation is proud to announce the six nonprofit winners of its annual Philanthropy Awards, presented in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day. The winners are: Snow City Arts of Chicago for the Arts Award sponsored by Susan and Richard Kiphart Academy for Global Citizenship of Chicago for the Education Award sponsored by […]

Green School Models NextGen Education

During my first visit to the Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC), Daisy, a black hen, laid an egg at my feet as the students eagerly acquainted me with their vegetable beds. It was just one of many astonishing firsts I’ve experienced at this innovative green public school on Chicago’s underserved southwest side. AGC’s mission is […]