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Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development is close to completing a large community campus that will bring services and gathering spaces. 

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Researchers say despite the pandemic and inflation concerns this year, people are still giving their money — but cautiously.

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For families already stretching to make ends meet, higher food prices means seeking help from local food pantries. Many Chicago-area pantries are reporting a significant increase in demand.

Brian Wallach and Sandra Abrevaya are pictured at their Kenilworth home. (WTTW News)

Brian Wallach and his wife, Sandra Abrevaya, founded I AM ALS to find a cure for the disease and to advocate for those who have the progressive neurodegenerative disease. 

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A list of resources for formally incarcarated people and the organizations working to support them. 

Yes Chef! Culinary Camp participants. (Credit: Eric Kleinberg)

The Yes Chef! Culinary Camp is a free community fostered by the Foundation for Culinary Arts for under-resourced Chicago Public Schools students from ages 13 to 18. After several weeklong summer programs, the organization decided to kick off a series of two-day virtual camps, beginning this fall.

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The Community Collaboration Initiative brings together 22 Muslim American nonprofits, most located in the Chicago area, to help each organization reach its mission faster. 

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Funding for the CityArts Program increased by 280% in 2022, climbing from $1.7 million in 2021 to $6.5 million, according to a news release. The awards follow the announcement that $26 million will be provided in new arts and culture investments as part of the city’s 2022 budget.

Hoops in the Hood gives Chicago young people a chance to play basketball and connect. (WTTW News)

Hoops in the Hood is taking over the streets of Chicago this summer by bringing kids and teens together to play basketball in their neighborhood backyards. Chicago Tonight’s Joanna Hernandez hears more about the mission behind the program and the leaders who are driven to make a change. 

Timeless Gifts participants rehearse musical numbers for upcoming performances. (WTTW News)

A local Emmy-winning jazz vocalist is committed to ensuring students have the opportunity to pursue paths in performing arts, no matter the medium. Arts Correspondent Angel Idowu takes us to the West Loop for “Timeless Gifts: A Musical Revue.”

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With summer quickly approaching, WTTW News reporter Joanna Hernandez moderated the latest edition of our “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” community conversation about investments being made in young people by local organizations.

Nyisha Beemon holds a photo of her daughter, Jaya Beemon, who was shot and killed in February 2020. She has since started a foundation in her name. (WTTW News)

It has been more than two years since Nyisha Beemon’s daughter was shot and killed inside a convenience store. Now, she wants to purchase the store and turn it into a community hub that would offer support and counseling. 

Seena Jacob, founder of nonprofit BookWallah, reads to a group of children at a Boys and Girls Club in the North Center neighborhood. (WTTW News.)

Seena Jacob, the founder of the nonprofit BookWallah, is working to help children heal from trauma using books. She founded the organization in 2009 when she says she began to question her life’s purpose and started to visit orphanages around the world. 

Dmytro Mysak, a first-year medical student at Rush University pictured on March 17, 2022, was born in Ukraine and still has family living in Lviv. (Evan Garcia / WTTW News)

Rush University medical student Dmytro Mysak left Ukraine with his parents when he was 3 years old, but still has family living there. Now, he is organizing a relief effort for refugees of the war. 

Mayor Emanuel's plan to return free water to some nonprofit organizations advances in the Chicago City Council. But just who will pay for water and why are some religious leaders still upset? Paris Schutz has the latest on that, and the controversy over parking meters.

Cardinal Francis George had a firm message for the mayor and other city leaders today: restore free water service to religious nonprofits. Paris Schutz has the story.