Spotlight: Urban Growers Collective

  Urban Growers Collective (UGC) is a non-profit organization founded by Laurell Sims and Erika Allen. Built from the framework of the Milwaukee based organization Growing Power, UGC is built by and for the communities it serves. Currently operating eight (8) urban farms in Chicago, the organization’s programming results in not only accessible produce but job … Continue reading Spotlight: Urban Growers Collective

Nike Dunk Low SP “Community Garden” Raffle

  Nike Dunk Low SP “Community Garden” Raffle   A community garden creates a vibrant place for surrounding residents to connect and create roots within the rugged confines of the urban jungle. This style applies that aesthetic to a legendary silhouette by blending collage-style graphics with muted earth tones like Lemon Wash and Midnight Turquoise. … Continue reading Nike Dunk Low SP “Community Garden” Raffle

Charity Spotlight: Rebuild Foundation

Founded and led by Chicago-artist and philanthropist Theaster Gates, the Rebuild Foundation is a series of programs designed to progress underserved communities by developing affordable housing, free arts-programming and more.  Current projects include:   Dorchester Industries, where local contractors, master craftsmen and artists provide free, hands-on training in the building trades to local residents as … Continue reading Charity Spotlight: Rebuild Foundation

Charity Spotlight: Inner City Arts

Founded by Bob Bates and Irwin Jaegar in 1989, Inner City Arts serves downtown Los Angeles youth, providing a safe, inclusive creative environment. Partnering with local schools, the program has served over 200,000 children and more than 10,000 teachers since it’s inception.   Programs and curriculum at Inner City Arts include: visual arts, ceramics, music, … Continue reading Charity Spotlight: Inner City Arts