Behind the Barrier: Online Learning

Behind the Barrier: Online Learning

For many students at underfunded schools, learning is already full of barriers that must be surpassed. While some students were feeling excited about classes they were in, inspired their teachers, and proud of their personal growth in early March, many others were...

Chicago Bears: Virtual Rookie Rally with I Grow Chicago

Bears Care recently donated $10,000 to I Grow Chicago to support COVID-19 relief efforts in the Englewood community. Last Wednesday, they also joined I Grow Chicago and Englewood community members in a virtual “Rookie Rally”. During the virtual meeting,...
“I hope you never have to feel like I felt this weekend”

“I hope you never have to feel like I felt this weekend”

There’s a song by a band called Five for Fighting called “Superman”, which has the lyrics “And it’s not easy to be me”. This statement is accurate on a normal day. (You remember a normal day, don’t you?)  Now imagine what it feels like to be me these days. Some...
Behind the Barrier: Racial Trauma

Behind the Barrier: Racial Trauma

Our more intimate viewing and understanding of police brutality and inequality may be more widespread today, but our knowledge of this occurring is not new. And our opportunities to make change and educate ourselves are not novel either. Just as love is always a...
Love doesn’t need a name, just a destination

Love doesn’t need a name, just a destination

Funny, I thought my childhood was normal… drug dealers as friendly neighbors who would come drink with my uncles as we sat on the front porch; gang-bangers were either your best friends or the kids you didn’t know and ran from; playing strikeout on the...

Chicago Bears support I Grow Chicago’s COVID-19 Relief Effort

Chicago Bears and the Bears Care foundation are committed to supporting the local COVID-19 relief. They are providing $160,000 in total donations and matching grants to local organizations and and I Grow Chicago is one of them. The organization will receive $10,000...