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UI in Action

  • Quest Foundation Sustains Support!

    The Quest Foundation has selected Urban Initiatives as a grant recipient for the 2017/2018 school year! Since 2014, the Quest Foundation has been a dedicated supporter of our Work to Play Program and we are happy to say that they will continue supporting Work to Play with a $45,000 grant!

    Quest Foundation Sustains Support!
  • Rethink Your Drink at Ravenswood Elementary

    Urban Initiatives is proud to announce that Coach Michelle Ramos, a School Based Program Coordinator, is helping lead the charge on a fundraising initiative at Ravenswood Elementary. Outside of her daily duties at Ravenswood Elementary, Michelle has been working with Friends of Ravenswood, FORS, to bring clean drinking water to students. In addition to the…

    Rethink Your Drink at Ravenswood Elementary
  • Michael Lewis Company Hosts Team Captains

    On Friday, February 2nd, we sent over 130 of our Take the Lead captains to Michael Lewis Company located in the southwest suburbs of McCook, Illinois. Michael Lewis Company is the worldwide leader for in-flight and catering products, global logistics and supply chain management solutions for the airline industry. The theme of this retreat was…

    Michael Lewis Company Hosts Team Captains
  • #UIAB Pizza Party

    The UI Associate Board hosted Work to Play program participants from Lawndale, Ward, and Walsh for the 5th Annual #UIAB Pizza Party. Urban Initiatives would like to thank Neil Hirshman, Suzie Bohacik, and Kirkland & Ellis for hosting our Associate Board members, UI students, staff, and coaches for another year of fun!

    #UIAB Pizza Party
  • Slalom Volunteers Visit Game Day

    Amidst a snowy Friday afternoon, an energetic team from Slalom Consulting brought the heat as they welcomed Work to Play teams from Beethoven, Little Village, Sandoval, and Kozminski to Chicago Indoor Sports for an afternoon of friendship and play.

  • Accenture Scores Goals with UI

    As the first snow of the year descended upon Chicago, Urban Initiatives students from Barry, Jenner, Lloyd, and McNair and volunteers from Accenture were undeterred as they traveled to Windy City Fieldhouse for a much-anticipated Game Day.

  • UI Staff: Meet Idzel!

    REC Coordinators are vital to Urban Initiatives’ mission of empowering Chicago’s youth to become agents of community change through academic success, healthy living, and leadership development. They drive systematic change by connecting stakeholders and strengthening the social fabric of the community. Meet Idzel, one of UI’s newest REC Coordinators!