Dust off those running shoes!
I can’t believe I nearly missed this. This Sunday, April 29th is the 16th annual Ravenswood Run, an annual neighborhood 5k. The proceeds from the Ravenswood Run benefit the Ravenswood Community Services Food Pantry at All Saints’ Episcopal Church and the Student Health Centers at Lake View and Amundsen High Schools. It also is an official Fleet Feet race, a Chicago favorite shoe store...
Poster pride: Chicago neighborhoods
Chicago is known for many things: hot dogs, comedy, windy politics, green ways, baseball, the list goes on. From an urban perspective, one of the most memorable are its neighborhoods. This patchwork of connected but distinct communities within Chicago is colorful and diverse– each one retains a bit of its history and cultivates its own culture. There are a variety ways to represent these...
Photo credits: Christine Sisson
What's in a name? The League of Awesome...
Every good project needs values to organize around and a moniker to go by. Committees are too stuffy. Clubs are too expected. Task forces are no fun. Leagues? The very name conjures up superheroes, confidence, and might. The name implies a loose, but united, organization. Independent agents on a shared mission. But what to rally around? Awesomeness: There are wonderful aspects to our...
So, what’s this all about, anyway? One part neighborhood installations. One part potluck series. (coming soon) All parts community conversation. The back story. Back in the Autumn of 2011, I received a grant from the Awesome Foundation Chicago to do a series of community potlucks and installations to ask with my neighbors “What is awesome about our neighborhood?” and...