DNAinfo Chicago’s Justin Breen recently sat down with the longest tenured Work to Play On Site Program Director, Coach Christian Nze. You can read his great story HERE.
Through its team sports and play, UI gives youth “a reason to matter,” UI alum Lizbeth Barajas says in the video, “and I feel like that’s really important for kids.”
Visits to and from Chicago’s professional sports teams are inspiring kids and coaches at Urban Initiatives (UI) summer camps throughout the city.
Elementary school students are polishing reading and math skills, studying the solar system, exploring STEM programs, and learning the fundamentals of a new sport each week during the Urban Initiatives (UI) Community Schools Initiative (CSI) summer program.