From Youth

The First Annual Gray Matter Experience Fundraiser

We hear so much about what is not being done to move our communities forward and young people often catch a bad rap. I choose to focus on the good by amplifying the voices of people who are doing the work to improve our communities. The work Britney Robbins is doing through The Gray Matter…

Local Organization Screens “Little” Movie to Dispel Stigmas and Emphasize Power of Media Representation

Event to Raise Funds to Support FREE Violence Prevention Camp, Celebrate Black-ish Star Marsai Martin as youngest Executive Producer; Feature Panel Discussion, Interactive STEAM activites, Raffle prizes. Media Contacts: Felicia Apprey Agyare 773-671-3240 appreyf@gmail.com La’Keisha Gray-Sewell 312-972-2029 “We have advanced so far and have much to celebrate in the achievements of Black girls across all…

Black Girls CODE Chicago: Equity and Inclusion Enrichment Activity

Parents and students are invited to learn about interesting opportunities from an array of dynamic speakers at Cision, receive a tour, and a panel Q & A with Valerie Lopez, Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Cision. This enrichment event is intended for girls ages 14-17, who must be accompanied by an…

Invest in the Future

Are you looking for your next opportunity to make an impact? Consider this a sign and click on one or all three links below to find out how you can contribute to building a new generation of leaders: The Academy Group The Academy Group is a unique social enterprise that leverages earned revenue from financial…

Celebrating One Year of Being Strong, Smart, and Bold

On Wednesday, June 13, join the Chicago chapter of Girls Inc. for a celebration of their first year of service to the Chicago community! Mary Ann Hynes, the first female General Counsel of a Fortune 500 corporation, will be honored during the luncheon, which will be emceed by ABC 7’s, Cheryl Burton. Hynes is a graduate…

Pitch Black: Be on the Lookout

Your opportunity to support one of many positive movements for Chicago’s youth takes place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from Noon until 3:00 P.M at mHub! The second annual Gray Matter Pitch Black Student Pitch Competition provides six student groups an opportunity to present their business and gain valuable feedback for a chance to win…

2018 DigiGirlz Day

Friday, April 13th is DigiGirlz Day! Microsoft will offer a free day of STEM training and college career preparation at various locations in the United States and abroad. Students will get an inside look at work life at Microsoft, gain exposure to careers in business and technology, as well as have the opportunity to interact with…

Black Girls Code Chicago: Sphero Workshop

Black Girls CODE is bringing a one-day Sphero workshop to Thoughtworks on Saturday, April 28th! This workshop will teach participants to understand the motion sensors of a Sphero through drag & drop block learning and Javascript. REGISTER HERE Interested in volunteering? Opportunities are available for tech and non-tech volunteers. Positions include: instructors, registration, tech assistants,…

NABJ: 2018 Stuart Scott Internship

ESPN and NABJ are offering a summer internship in memory of Stuart Scott for his contributions to sports journalism. Interested students may apply for the internship online. It includes a $3500 scholarship on behalf of ESPN and the NABJ Sports Task Force. The awardee will receive a free trip to the 2018 NABJ Convention &…