Get to know Adam!


Adam started with Urban Initiatives in August 2013 as a Program Associate. Coach Bear currently helps facilitate the Work to Play program at Attucks, Claremont, Kozminski, Libby, Reavis and Sherman.

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Hey Morton, What Do Ya Say...

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Many kids and parents from the Morton School of Excellence Work to Play Team experienced their first ever Chicago Cubs game last Wednesday when the Cubs took the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Kozminski Hosts First Ever Friday Game Day in Hyde Park


As Week 2 of the Spring Work to Play season began, a countdown to Friday, April 11th started as well. It was a special occasion, as Kozminski, a new Work to Play School would host its first ever Friday Game Day. This was also the first ever Urban Initiatives Friday Game Day in Hyde Park on Chicago’s southside.

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Work to Play Blooms a New Season


The Spring Work to Play season is off to a great start. Event though it may not feel like Spring through the first few weeks, the smiles that are seen on Urban Initiatives kids are as bright as sunshine and make the start of the new season, a special one.

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Pasteur Cheers on the Chicago Fire at their Home Opener

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The Work to Play team at Pasteur Elementary School had the opportunity to go to the Chicago Fire home opener against the New York Red Bulls! During their Winter End-of-Season team party, they were told that they would be able to attend the first game of the season. Ever since that announcement, they have been waiting anxiously for the day to come when they can cheer for their favorite MLS team!

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USMNT World Cup Watch Parties with Urban Initiatives and LTS Chicago

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Join Urban Initiatives and LTS Chicago as we cheer on the men in Red, White and Blue during their Group Matches in the 2013 FIFA World Cup!

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Urban Initiatives at the Copa Coca-Cola


At the highly anticipated Copa Coca Cola, the players were promised that they would have the best soccer experience of their lives. This tournament that brought together hundreds of young people from all around the Midwest and the Copa Coca-Cola certainly lived up to that promise. Urban Initiatives was extremely excited at the opportunity to participate in this event, and we are proud to say that our kids were just as excited as we were.

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"The Ball" Visits Urban Initiatives


Breakdancing, global learning, and soccer: that’s what two partner schools experienced in a recent visit from soccer’s Olympic torch. Not bad for a recess or gym class.

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SAVE THE DATE- Work to Play Cup 2014

WTP Cup 14 STD FINAL.jpgUrban Initiatives invites you to witness a one of a kind event. On Saturday, May31, 2014 - in celebration of Urban Initiatives’ 10th Anniversary - 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders from 30 Chicago Public Schools will gather at Midway Plaisance on the University of Chicago campus for a day filled with fun and soccer.

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Friday Game Day with Libby


Go Libby, Go Libby, Go! shouted tons of parents.

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