Category Archive

June 2017

  • UI & William Blair Congratulate Team Captains

    With the help of William Blair, Urban Initiatives hosted 80 Team Captains at the brand new 150 North Riverside Plaza for a night of awards, recognition, and fun. Urban Initiatives was honored to be the first group to make use of the new space beautifully located on the Chicago River.

  • Take the Lead Hits the Road

    On Thursday June 15th, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy (GSA) and Little Village Academy (LVA) had their final Team Captain Huddle of the year.

  • UI Staff Profile: Meet Emily!

    The UI team is growing! Meet Emily, the newest member of Team Urban Initiatives. Emily is the new Development Coordinator and is looking forward to contributing to the growth and impact of Urban Initiatives. Welcome Emily to the team!

  • Collaboration and Play at Prieto Field Day!

    sports-based youth development partners from the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Run, Girls in the Game, and Urban Initiatives convened at Prieto school to celebrate the end of year field day with fun physical activity.

  • #UIAB Raises Over $86,000

    The 2017 Urban Initiatives Associate Board Bus Campaign was a huge success! Wrapping up on June 1st, our friends and supporters blew past our goal of $60,000, raising $86,991 throughout the month of May. Strong efforts by a number of individuals, including Ashley Dobbins ($8,550, Team Jahn), Sam Hong ($6,000, Team Nobel), and Greg Friend…

  • 5th Anniversary Work to Play Cup Presented by Target

    The Urban Initiatives Work to Play Cup is our annual celebration of Urban Initiatives’ program participants and their achievements during the school year. The 5th Anniversary Work to Play Cup Presented by Target drew over 2,000 people, including 1,300 K-4th grade children; over 200 5th-8th grade Team Captains; players’ families representing 41 Chicago Public Schools. Urban…