Jonathan Sims on his Evolution as Chicago’s Community Advocate

It was a cold winter night. Before turning off the car engine, Jonathan paused. He just hesitated. His shoulders started slumping after taking a deep breath. Slowly exhaling, he tilted the driver's seat further back. Feeling the frigid temperature, Jonathan blasted the heat as he dragged the blanket closer to him. His frosted window was … Continue reading Jonathan Sims on his Evolution as Chicago’s Community Advocate

Receive Free Boxes of Goods at the Pop the Trunk or Walk-Up Community Relief

If you or someone you know are in need, there's a free drive-up event happening right now at 6620 S. King Drive Chicago, IL 60637, starting at 10 am until they run out of boxes of goods. "Project Hood through New Beginnings Church is providing community relief this Saturday, June 20th, starting at 10 am. … Continue reading Receive Free Boxes of Goods at the Pop the Trunk or Walk-Up Community Relief

Ulric Shannon on Championing Equity, Social Justice and Anti-Racism

What can I say, he is a humble humanitarian, an enthusiastic educator, a culture curator, and a fantastically-flawed Chicagoan. Growing up in the Austin neighborhood, Ulric calls it his "home space." It's a place where he sees excellence, love, talent, and affirmation of his identity. "My community inspires me. We are directly impacted by systemic … Continue reading Ulric Shannon on Championing Equity, Social Justice and Anti-Racism