ChiMOP (Chicago, IL)

The mission of Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project (ChiMOP) is to affect positive social change in young students with limited access to the arts. Young people need a foundation in human values to achieve long term success in music. ChiMOP provides students a safe and fun environment to make music and pursue artistic excellence together with peers and role models. ChiMOP is a member of El … Continue reading ChiMOP (Chicago, IL)

Together We Bake (Washington, DC)

Together We Bake (TWB) is an empowerment based, gender focused program for underserved women. TWB’s mission is to provide a comprehensive workforce training and personal development program to help women gain self-confidence, transferable workforce skills, and invaluable hands-on experience which will allow them to find sustainable employment and move toward self-sufficiency. TWB is an innovative social enterprise, the program revolves around a small baking business. … Continue reading Together We Bake (Washington, DC)

Sit Stay Read (Chicago, IL)

SitStayRead (SSR) advances children’s literacy skills with Certified Reading Assistance dogs, trained literacy volunteers, and a proven curriculum that focuses on social-emotional learning. SSR provides year-round programming for low-income students in kindergarten through third grades in underserved neighborhoods throughout Chicago. SSR envisions a world where every child in Chicago becomes a proficient reader and realizes their full potential. Continue reading Sit Stay Read (Chicago, IL)

Negotiation Works (Washington, DC)

Negotiation Works provides negotiation and self-advocacy training for people who are emerging from difficult and often traumatic situations–such as incarceration, homelessness, addiction, and domestic violence–so they develop the skills to navigate everyday challenges and live the next chapters in their lives confidently and productively. They define negotiation strategies to include communication and persuasion tools for: (a) engaging in self-advocacy in situations such as obtaining needed … Continue reading Negotiation Works (Washington, DC)

Girls Dream Code (Minneapolis, MN)

Girls Dream Code is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization aiming to empower young minority and low-income girls to pursue an interest in technology by providing free tech workshops, events & resources. Our mission is to promote opportunities in technology, learn tech skills, decrease the gender & diversity gap in tech, increase inclusivity, and create a safe space for young girls to feel comfortable and excel in … Continue reading Girls Dream Code (Minneapolis, MN)

Storycatchers Theatre in Chicago IL

Storycatchers Theatre in Chicago IL

Storycatchers Theatre prepares young people to make thoughtful life choices through the process of writing, producing and performing original musical theatre inspired by personal stories. Participants from several Storycatchers Theatre programs performed “Baddest Kids On The Block” at the company’s recent Annual Benefit Brunch & Performance on March 28, 2015. The performance ensemble included current Teens Together participants as well as alumni from the company’s … Continue reading Storycatchers Theatre in Chicago IL