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1st Aug, 2016

Richard Thompson broke the cycle of incarceration to be a better father

2017-06-26T13:18:40+00:00

Today, Richard has a job and a place to live, and gets to spend time playing with his 12-year-old son in Willye B. White Park on Howard Street. But for over a decade, he had some very dark times in and out of prison suffering from a heroin addiction. He burglarized houses and sold drugs [...]

Richard Thompson broke the cycle of incarceration to be a better father 2017-06-26T13:18:40+00:00
1st Aug, 2016

Immigrant and refugee families took a field trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden to bond, learn, and play

2017-06-26T13:22:17+00:00

  Angelica Andrade (pictured above), a GED class student, came with the HACC Family Literacy program to the Garden with her two children, Manuel (pictured above), 3, and Cristina, 8. They enjoyed every minute of it– from searching for dragonflies and lily pads to picnicking by the fountains. Yesenia Vargas, the Family Literacy Coordinator, said [...]

Immigrant and refugee families took a field trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden to bond, learn, and play 2017-06-26T13:22:17+00:00
1st Aug, 2016

Rogers Park girls find solace at summer camp

2017-06-26T13:23:58+00:00

When Girls Sports Club is in full swing, it’s no sweat building self-worth. “I feel like summer camp is different because in school we have to work and get no breaks and here we get to play, have fun, meet people, and be outside. So it’s just a great opportunity.” That’s Eniola, after playing basketball [...]

Rogers Park girls find solace at summer camp 2017-06-26T13:23:58+00:00
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