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 … Continue reading Black Girls CODE Chicago: Equity and Inclusion Enrichment Activity

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 … Continue reading Celebrating One Year of Being Strong, Smart, and Bold

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 … Continue reading Pitch Black: Be on the Lookout

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, … Continue reading Black Girls Code Chicago: Sphero Workshop

For Such a Time as This

In 2009, I hopped on the road with my parents to attend the Urban League’s national conference in Chicago. At some point during the conference, we found out that The Black Women’s Expo was also in session at McCormick Place. Barack Obama had been inaugurated about 7 months prior, Michael Eric Dyson was one of … Continue reading For Such a Time as This

APPLY NOW: 2018-2019 Chicago Urban League Scholarship

The Deadline for the 2018-2019 Chicago Urban League Scholarship is Quickly Approaching!  Scholarship Recipients Awarded up to $5,000 Are you pursuing an undergraduate degree and in need of financial assistance? The Chicago Urban League is now accepting applications to assist full-time students who are maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA and expected to graduate this year. Applications are due … Continue reading APPLY NOW: 2018-2019 Chicago Urban League Scholarship

My First Step Into the Fear Paradox

I wasn't sure what to expect at my first Fear Paradox. But any and all anxiety went away when I met a really nice lady on the elevator ride to the 19th floor of Merchandise Mart. She introduced herself as just, "Lola." But I soon found out that she was "THE Lola P. Wright," Spiritual … Continue reading My First Step Into the Fear Paradox

Black Girls Can Fly!

Black Girls (Can) Fly! is a play about a ten-year-old girl from Chicago named Bessie Mae. Drive-by shootings, school closings, and Black Lives Matter protests have taken a toll on young Bessie Mae. Her fear, of staying alive, has forced her to stay indoors. She does not understand why anyone would want to leave their … Continue reading Black Girls Can Fly!