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Young people are just the smartest and weirdest people I know. They’re so creative at this age, and it’s the same time the world is starting to tell them it’s not OK to be weird. When we come in and tell them to be creative you see them light up with a nonstop stream of awesome ideas.

Bryce, Volunteer

SPY OF THE MONTH

Every month we honor an 826CHI volunteer who has gone above the beyond and beyond the above in their dedication to our organization. Read about this month’s Spy of the Month below.

March's Spy

Agent Name

Agent Chatterbox

Real Name

Kristine Chatterjie

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Agent Chatterbox volunteers for 826CHI as a graphic designer. (Fun Fact: She designed our FY2018 Annual Report!)

GLOBETROTTER: When she isn't volunteering for 826CHI, you can expect to find this secret agent traveling the world!

GIVING: In her words, the best part about [volunteering at 826CHI] is the feeling you get from being there for others and helping out your community!

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WRITER OF THE MONTH

We have so many talented and enthusiastic writers every day at 826CHI and every month we highlight just one from any of our programs. Read about the current Writer of the Month below.

March's Writer

Agent Name

Mega Rayquaza

Real Name

Cristian

GAMER: Our Writer of the Month loves to play games from Fortnite to Pixelmon. His absolute favorite is Roblox!

GAGA: Agent Mega Rayquaza is an expert at playing GaGa at summer camp.

GREEK GODS: This secret agent's favorite book is Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. Have you seen his copy anywhere?

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Recent Writers of the Month

ALLIANCE SPOTLIGHT

Alliances are essential to any secret agent’s success. That’s why we honor people and organizations as allies we can trust to make a gift, offer pro-bono services, or otherwise support our students. Read about a current alliance below.

Alliance Spotlight

Ace Hotel Chicago

Ace Hotel Chicago lives in a stoic, industrial building in the West Loop, once home to an Italian-American cheesemaking company. A monument to the city itself, Ace Chicago is honored to throw down roots in the Most Forward-Thinking City there is and to work alongside organizations who have long championed their communities.

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Recent Alliance Spotlights

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Partnerships are central to our mission and 826CHI proudly collaborates with organizations serving youth across Chicago. Learn about the impact of a partner for which we are especially grateful.

Partner Spotlight

Chicago Public Library

In the past few years, 826CHI has partnered with the Chicago Public Library to support the ChiTeen Lit Fest. This annual event aims to provide a safe and creative space for young adults to unlock and discover their unique voice through literary arts. ChiTeen Lit Fest seeks to bring together young people from across Chicago and celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art. Most recently, 826CHI has begun a series of lead-up writing workshops to raise awareness in branches throughout the city for the upcoming fest on April 26-27, 2019. 

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Recent Partner Spotlights

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