Category Archive

September 2012

  • Around Town With Work To Play

    The Work to Play Program was featured on the WGN Morning News during their Around Town segment with Ana Belaval. WGN set up shop at Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy where On Site Program Director John Laughlin and Assistant Coach Drago Petrusic ran one of their patented morning practices.

  • 15 Years Of The Chicago Fire

    On the evening of Monday, October 8th 2012, Fire fans will gather together with special guests from past and present to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club and honor the team’s heroes at the Chicago History Museum. Fire legends including Peter Nowak, Chris Armas, Lubos Kubik, Frank Klopas, Jesse Marsch, Diego…

  • Turtles, Cubs and UI Families – A Perfect Sunday Afternoon

    The Chicago Cubs invited Urban Initiatives families to their baseball game on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. And what a game it was! In an exciting back-and-forth slug fest that saw six home runs, the Cubbies prevailed 13-9. The victory was due in large party to Anthony Rizzo’s two home runs, one of them being…

  • A Letter From UI Supporter Paul Damato

    I had the pleasure of working with Urban Initiatives last spring as an assistant coach at one of their schools. I read all I could about the program, but nothing compares to actually going to one of the schools and coaching the kids.

  • Daley Students Play With Potential During Recess

    As part of a new partnership with Urban Initiatives as a result of the longer school day, Daley school now offers an engaging recess program called Play with Potential. For twenty-five minute sessions, children have the opportunity to engage in active play, learn new games, build social skills, and take a much-needed mental break from…

  • Kicking Off The 10th Year Of Work To Play

    The first week of the 2012-2013 Work to Play Program is officially in the books! 15 year-round schools (Track E) helped Urban Initiatives kick off our 10th year of our health and education soccer programming in the Chicago Public Schools. UI kids from Englewood to Pilsen, from Back of the Yards to Cabrini, all hit…