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Your Zip Code Shouldn't Determine Your Destiny, in Chicago or Anywhere

"We want to be that connected neighbor who helps qualified candidates get the jobs they want by making the introduction, advocating for them, and getting their resume to the top of the pile."

How Learning Outside the Classroom Can Lead to Growth Opportunities for Young People

Not all learning happens in a classroom. Learn about impactful moments from the Youth Opportunity initiative in Chicago. 

What This Young Activist Wants You to Know About Advancing the Human Rights Agenda

Roberto Zapata, 31, discusses the human rights agenda, the importance of education, and why the 2019 Rice Award honorable mention is so significant. 

How Treating Young Participants Like Family Can Break Down Barriers and Create Opportunities

Learn how one organization's personal approach to programming creates opportunity for young people in Chicago.