Category Archive

December 2014

  • REC Coordinator Hassan Shares His Recess Experience

    Having adequate and safe play space is critical for students to lead active and healthy lives.  Play with Potential REC Coordinator Hassan Chaudhry shares his recess experience at Castellanos Elementary. At the beginning of the school year, students at Rosario Castellanos Elementary, in the city’s Little Village community were unfortunately restricted to enjoy Play with…

    REC Coordinator Hassan Shares His Recess Experience
  • The Inaugural Captain’s Classic

    Take the Lead Team Captains participated in the first ever Captains Classic. Ninety-Seven Team Captains from all across Chicago traveled to Chicago Indoor Sports for an afternoon of soccer games. The Captains Classic is a special game day designed to reward the Team Captains for all of their hard work and leadership throughout the Fall…

    The Inaugural Captain’s Classic
  • Meet Coach Jamila Davey!

    Sherman School of Excellence Work to Play Assistant Coach Jamila Davey has been a part of the Urban Initiatives family since 2010! Coach Brandon recently sat down with Coach “J” to talk about her experience as an Assistant Coach these past 5 years. Coach Brandon: What’s your favorite UI memory? Coach J: Uhhmm I’d have…

    Meet Coach Jamila Davey!
  • 3rd Annual Junior Board Pizza Party

    UI Junior Board member Eric Sullivan shares the play by play of the JB Pizza Party! On Monday, November 24th the gracious folks over at Kirkland & Ellis invited the UI staff, a dozen Junior Board members, and nearly 90 Work to Play students from Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy and Providence Englewood Charter over for our…

    3rd Annual Junior Board Pizza Party
  • October Three on November Fourteenth

    On a very chilly November afternoon, a team of volunteers from October Three put on their coaching shoes and took the field with Urban Initiatives players from Jenner Academy, Ward Elementary, and Walsh Elementary. After a quick warmup with Ward’s players, the teams and October Three volunteers split up onto separate fields and kicked off…

    October Three on November Fourteenth
  • MAXIMUS Foundation Grants Work to Play $2,000

    The MAXIMUS Foundation continues its tradition of giving with a first-ever donation to Urban Initiatives in the amount of $2,000. The grant was made to support our flagship Work to Play program and will help us both sustain our high-quality programming at current partner schools as well as expand programming into more schools across Chicago.…

    MAXIMUS Foundation Grants Work to Play $2,000