Category Archive

May 2015

  • UI’s Newest Teammate, Gabrielle Jones

    Gabrielle Jone just joined the UI team as the new Play with Potential REC Coordinator at Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin community. What drew you to Urban Initiatives? Gabrielle: The close knit relationship to underserved communities is what drew me to Urban Initiatives. I have been volunteering and working…

  • Meet Greg Washington!

    Greg Washington is the newest member of the Urban Initiatives family. He will be the School Based Program Coordinator for all THREE of UI’s programs, Work to Play, Take the Lead and Play with Potential at Claremont Academy in the city’s Englewood community. Welcome to the team Greg! Urban Initiatives: What drew you to Urban…

  • Fun and Games at the Inaugural Lawndale Field Day

    Spring is (sort of) in the air, and that means our Work to Play soccer teams and Play with Potential recesses have finally moved back outside. Last Saturday, a group of 20 adults met 20 Lawndale Community Academy (LCA) students for the inaugural Lawndale Field Day. The LCA students at the event were celebrating a successful…

    Fun and Games at the Inaugural Lawndale Field Day
  • Lawndale Field Day on

    DNAinfo reporter Mauricio Peña visits the First Annual Lawndale Field Day! Reach here:

  • Team Captains of the Month: May

    Each month we will share with you two dynamic Team Captains that embody the Take the Lead team spirit and go above and beyond in their communities throughout Chicago. This year 151 Take the Lead Team Captains from 24 Chicago Public Schools across 19 distinct communities will help make an impact in the lives of…

    Team Captains of the Month: May