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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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11.12.2018

Catalyst Grantee Profile: Greater Chicago Food Depository

Greater Chicago Food Depository Interview with Alexandra Funk, Senior Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Greater Chicago Food Depository Organization Name  Greater Chicago Food Depository Organization Website  chicagosfoodbank.org Population Served  The Food Depository provides food assistance and ...

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11.06.2018

Catalyst Grantee Profile: Vox Teen Communications

Vox Teen Communications Interview with Susan Landrum, Executive Director, Vox Teen Communications Organization Name VOX Teen Communications Organization Website www.voxatl.org Population Served Teens ages 13-19 in metro Atlanta (Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties) Organization ...

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10.02.2018

Catalyst Grantee Profile: Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted Interview with Modesto Valle, CEO, Center on Halsted Organization Name  Center on Halsted Organization Website  centeronhalsted.org Population Served  LGBTQ and allies Organization Location  Chicago, IL Founding Year  1973 Organization Mission  Center on Halsted ...

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09.25.2018

Catalyst Grantee Profile: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Interview with John Draper, Executive Director, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Executive Vice President of National Networks, Vibrant Emotional Health Organization Name Vibrant Emotional Health. Vibrant administers the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for ...

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