“Won’t you celebrate with me
For the life that has been
Given as a gift?”
- Esperanza R., 826CHI writer and City of Chicago “Rising Star”!
826CHI’s very own Esperanza R has been recognized on Chicago’s Rising Star Honor Roll for her creative work! We’re thrilled to see her be honored on Monday, August 28th at Millennium Park alongside the likes of Common, Jeanne Gang, Kerry James Marshall, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
We only wish we had a higher rooftop to shout from about how proud we are of you, Esperanza! To read her inspiring poem “Celebration,” click HERE.