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Melissa Graham founded Purple Asparagus with the mission to educate children about healthy eating and provide access to healthy food. And—you guessed it—that means getting your veggies and fresh produce. more

Nov 18, 2016 9:00 AM Influencers


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Most Crowdfunding websites charge a fee once a fundraising campaign is complete, but FundLatinos will waive its fees during November. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 PM New + Noteworthy

As Executive Director of Snow City Arts, Carrie Spitler is dedicated to arts education for hospitalized children, ensuring continued exposure to creative arts and projects while in treatment. more

Nov 7, 2016 3:00 PM Profiles

The women's organization recently recognized seven area nonprofits in the city by awarding transformational grants to help them continue to make a difference in their communities. more

Jun 5, 2016 9:35 PM Social Life

Maintaining the infrastructure needed to feed the hungry is a constant challenge. It is organizations like Naperville-based Loaves & Fishes that contribute to the goal of creating a sustainable solution to hunger year-round. more

Apr 30, 2016 8:00 AM Influencers

Cathy Krieger is President/CEO, The Children’s Place Association who is leading the efforts to help Chicago families and children with medical needs. She is a Changemaker who has touched lives of countless Chicagoans and here is her story. more

Apr 22, 2016 7:00 AM Influencers

World Chicago brings the world to Chicago and Chicago to the world through citizen diplomacy. Peggy Parfenoff heads up the organization making international connections changing Chicago's relationship with its citizens and the rest of the world. more

Apr 20, 2016 2:00 PM Influencers

On May 10, 2016, thousands of Chicago-area residents will gather in small groups to share a meal and discuss the challenges and opportunities we face. These conversations can inspire new ways can make our communities stronger and safer. more

Apr 19, 2016 12:00 AM Philanthropy

As Chief Executive of the Anixter Center, Dr. Garate leads a team that provides an array of services to the disabled, improving their quality of life in Chicago. more

Apr 18, 2016 11:30 AM Influencers

Founder/Executive Director of The Simple Good, Priya Shah has created a program that reaches at-risk youth in Chicago, bringing the practice of mindfulness and positive thinking through the arts. more

Apr 18, 2016 7:00 AM Influencers

As President of The Woods Fund Chicago, Grace Hou is tackling structural racism through multiple support channels—organizations, coalitions, community leaders. This Changemaker's goal is to create a better society for all— starting here in Chicago. more

Apr 13, 2016 7:00 AM Influencers


Nancy Wright, CEO of The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

The modern Girl Scout has evolved beyond camping and cookies. Nancy Wright, CEO of The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana shares how today's Brownies and Junior Scouts are learning how to build robots and being mentored by top CEOs. more

Apr 12, 2016 7:00 AM Influencers

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Guests at UNICEF's Annual Hope Gala celebrated the organization's mission of putting children first and were treated to a performance by Vanessa Williams. more

Apr 11, 2016 12:00 AM Social Life

Most Americans think of sex trafficking as a problem that only affects foreign countries. The truth is a lot closer to home. Read our interview with Elizabeth Fisher, co-founder of Selah Freedom, a nonprofit that houses survivors. more

Mar 28, 2016 7:00 AM Influencers

Wondering what to do in your down time this month? Here’s our unique ideas, from yoga to learning a new language. more

Dec 6, 2015 12:00 AM Life + Love

Chicago-area fashion designers use a staple Fall accessory to create one-of-a-kind looks and raise money to help young refugee girls in Africa. more

Nov 9, 2015 7:45 AM Philanthropy

Through thoughtful and engaging programs, Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab is helping Chicago children learn about how to care for the environment and how to be socially responsible, all while receiving a supplemental STEM education. more

Sep 8, 2015 12:00 AM Philanthropy 1 Comments

The "She Did It Her Way" Team talks to Kathleen Casey, founder of Bear Necessities, about what it takes to be a successful non-profit. more

Jul 28, 2015 7:45 AM Influencers

Jessica Censotti: Artist and Clean-Water Warrior

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How a Chicago woman has turned a career as a ceramic artist into a non-profit that works to bring clean water to villages in Kenya. more

Jun 30, 2015 12:00 AM Influencers

For Jessica Dolan, the family business is one that is focused on public service through non-profit organizations. FW: taps into her years of experience as a board member to learn more about why non-profits need more women in leadership posts. more

Jun 29, 2015 11:26 AM Influencers

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