COVID Tier 3 Program Update

COVID Tier 3 Program Update

We’re in the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and cases are on the rise. As of November 17, 25,500 people are actively infected, and as many as 1 in 15 Chicagoans may have coronavirus. On November 12, Mayor Lightfoot announced a stay-at-home advisory for the city...

Where Americans Volunteer the Most

Every year, millions of Americans get involved in causes to make their communities a better place. We see it firsthand every day: those billions of hours spent by volunteers across the country create powerful, lasting impacts – both on volunteers and the causes...
Born to Thrive Update

Born to Thrive Update

We are eight weeks into our Born to Thrive program. As CPS remains closed, we are committed to provide a conducive learning space for all our kids — both virtually and in person.  So far, 100% of the kids reported feeling supported by their advocates. One of the...
Behind the Barrier: Voter Suppression

Behind the Barrier: Voter Suppression

The United States is built upon an idea of equality and democracy, a country built for and by the people. Yet today in 2020, 244 years since the inception of this nation that is supposed to work for all of us, people around the country are prevented from voting and...
Born to Thrive: Fall 2020 Support Plan

Born to Thrive: Fall 2020 Support Plan

Sponsor a Student As Chicago Public Schools made the decision to hold remote classes this school year,  I Grow Chicago is once again rising to the occasion to support families and children. We are prepared to fill the gap for 40 students, following them throughout the...
We Could Do Wonders

We Could Do Wonders

Summer Camp program is in its sixth and final week. Due to the COVID 19 crisis, we were forced to change the look and style of our Summer Camp. Social distancing, masks and continual hand washing and the absence of hugging did not diminish the love and care  shown to...