Category Archive

May 2013

  • Week 7: Self-Esteem With Jenner

    The Jenner team has always been a fiercely competitive team; with other teams and amongst themselves. Come to a regular practice and you will notice how in every drill they give it 110% The numbers game done at the end of most practices can have a feeling of a Game 7 in the United Center.…

  • All 24 UI Schools Sponsored For The Work To Play Cup

    The Work to Play Cup is almost here and we officially have all 24 of our Work to Play schools sponsored by some very generous and supportive sponsors. Thank you to each and every one of them! This day of soccer, fun and friendship will bring over 700 of Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play 2nd,…

  • Glenbrook North Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team Hosts Friday Game Day

    The Glenbrook North Varsity Girls’ Soccer Team recently paired up with 60 soccer players from Jahn and Goethe to run through a variety of skill based soccer stations. Goethe and Jahn soccer players all had the opportunity to polish up their dribbling, shooting and passing skills with the help of the Glenbrook North soccer players.

  • Play With Potential Hosts Race Day At Otis

    On Tuesday May 21st Play with Potential hosted Race Day at James Otis World Language Academy. Students in grades K through 8 showed off their physical fitness and jogged around the school in order to raise money for their world language program.

  • UI’s Second Annual 11 vs. 100 With The Chicago Inferno

    On Friday, May 3rd Urban Initiatives kids from Sherman, Little Village Academy, Marquette and Greene participated in a fierce soccer match against the Chicago Inferno! This however was not an ordinary soccer match; this was 11 of the Chicago Inferno player’s vs. 100 of our Urban Initiatives kids! A rainy afternoon almost had us cancelling…

  • Christ Church Winnetka Summer Rummage Sale

    It’s that time once again! Head on over to the Summer Rummage Sale at Christ Church in Winnetka to find all sorts of amazing clothing, outdoor furniture, books and summer sports equipment all in great condition at very affordable prices. We’ll see everyone there on Saturday, June 1st from 8am to Noon!  

  • Week 5: Respect With Howe

    Week 5’s Work to Play lesson is a time to highlight Respect. Work to Play students juggle a lot of different responsibilities during the soccer season. Being a member of the team means doing a fantastic job in and outside of the classroom. As a result of this, the student athletes on the Work to…

  • UI Kid Spotlight: Samya from Sherman

    As Week 3 of the Urban Initiatives spring season just finished, it is absolutely fitting and necessary to highlight 2nd grade Sherman soccer player Samya Ray. Who is Samya Ray, you might ask, and why is she so special? Well, Week 3 of the Urban Initiatives soccer season is the Responsibility and Commitment Week, and…