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Words Of Wonder Literary Festival Bringing ‘The Best’ Creatives To The South Side Saturday
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and Caldecott Honor recipient E.B. Lewis will headline a day of free workshops, giveaways, live performances and more.
South Side Literacy Nonprofit Celebrates Black History Month With Tons Of Free Books
Brown Books and Paintbrushes will hold a month-long pop-up at an Auburn Gresham café, give away books to classrooms and refill South Side little libraries through February.
Chicago Beyond Gives $1 Million To Black- And Brown-Led Groups, Including Bronzeville-Kenwood Mutual Aid
A $20,000 grant to Bronzeville-Kenwood Mutual Aid will help South Siders get food, pay rent and get to doctor appointments. Requests for help come from as far as Roseland.
With New Restaurants, A Bookstore And Beauty Salon, South Side Entrepreneurs Hope To Keep Local Dollars In The Neighborhoods
South Side entrepreneurs and nonprofits are bringing their dream communities to life thanks to a new round of Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants.
Burst Into Books To Open Community Center And Bookstore For Kids Of Color In Roseland
The nonprofit with a focus on literacy plans to open "a space for the youth" of Roseland and the Far South Side in September, founder Jurema Gorham said. "When the kids walk in ... they'll say, 'This was created for me.'"
Free Tutoring Available Thanks To These Nonprofits Trying To Help Students Through Tumultuous Year
Burst Into Books and Mothers Against Senseless Killings are matching tutors with students.
Englewood Residents Work To Help Small Businesses After A Weekend Of Devastation
"We wanted to show the city and the community that we are still standing with them and that we will continue to support."
South Side Groups Are Giving Out Weekly ‘Relief Bags’ With Fun Activities For Kids
The bags of books, activities and craft supplies "give parents and kids a little something to smile about, because there’s so much they can’t control," Burst Into Books founder Jurema Gorham said.