Category Archive

August 2011

  • Work To Play Program: Jenner Academy’s Early-Season Highlights!

    At Jenner Academy’s first practice of the Fall, when Coach Simba shouted out, "Kiss the soccer ball!" without first saying "Coach says" a few kids dropped down to give their soccer ball a big smooch, while the players who were listening attentively watched on howling with laughter. Playing new games like Coach Says (similar to…

  • UI’s Fall Season Kicks Off!

     Eleven of the eighteen schools at which Urban Initiatives is running the Work to Play Program kicked off their Fall Season this week. Urban Initiatives is thrilled to welcome Lloyd and Pasteur Elementary Schools to the UI team!  UI would like to send a special thank you to the Chicago Fire Foundation for helping us…

  • More Than a Goal: FC Barcelona & Gates Foundation Partner to End Polio

    Urban Initiatives wishes to congratulate long-time supporter FC Barcelona on their historic partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to completely eradicate polio! Bill Gates wrote in a recent post announcing the partnership, We hope that together we can bring more global attention to the promise of lifesaving vaccines and the fight to end…

  • Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United – Game of a Lifetime for UI Kids

     On July 23rd, 150 Urban Initiatives participants attended an unforgettable match between the Chicago Fire and Manchester United at Soldier Field. These tickets were generously donated by the Chicago Fire Foundation and allowed teams from four UI schools to attend – those schools were Prieto Academy, Claremont Academy, Tarkington School and Daley Academy.