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10.26.2020

Ryan Banks Academy: Opening Doors through Education on Chicago’s South Side

Before transferring to the Ryan Banks Academy, Malyk struggled in school. “I used to be really wild,” says Malyk, reflecting on his experience in the Chicago public school system (CPS). “It was something I couldn’t control.” ...

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06.29.2020

Deborah’s Place: Confronting Homelessness Across Chicago

COVID-19 affects everyone—but it doesn’t affect everyone equally. People experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to the pandemic’s consequences. In the midst of this crisis, Deborah’s Place continues to offer women* experiencing homelessness the stable housing, wraparound ...

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04.27.2020

Report for America: Strengthening Local News in the Era of COVID-19

In the era of COVID-19, local news coverage is more important than ever. Report for America is making that coverage possible. Across the nation, millions of young students are switching to online learning in response to ...

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01.13.2020

Susan Crown Exchange Announces 2019 Catalyst Grants

Through our Catalyst program, we select a small group of organizations from across the country who pursue innovative solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. We send each of these organizations an unexpected gift to ...

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09.23.2019

REFUNITE: Reconnecting Refugee Families

When conflict escalated in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013, 16-year-old Tino fled the country—leaving his entire family behind. Sadly, Tino’s story is a common one. The DRC has suffered ethnic, political, and economic conflicts ...

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07.08.2019

Kusanya Keeps it Real Local

Kusanya Cafe is an Englewood gathering space that happens to also serve great coffee and tasty, reasonably priced breakfast and lunch. They’re not striving to become Chicago’s go to spot to grab a coffee and run. ...

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04.16.2019

People’s Supper Beginning Collective Healing With a Shared Meal

SCE reached out to Lennon Flowers, Co-founder of The People’s Supper and Co-founder & Executive Director of The Dinner Party, to talk about Catalyst Grantee The People’s Supper’s work in bringing people together across difference to ...

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2018 Catalyst Grantees
01.16.2019

2018 Catalyst Grantees

SCE sends year-end grants to 21 organizations who are solving critical social challenges In 1986, while recalling a childhood story, TV host Fred Rogers offered what would become a timeless piece of wisdom. As a tragic ...

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