Contribute to Team Urban Initiatives for the 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!
Urban Initiatives is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that uses the power of sport to transform communities. Our model offers our participants a continuum of programming in which each stage builds on the learning and growth offered in the previous stage. Through engagement in our work, students start as players, become young leaders in their communities, and are guided to success in high school and beyond.
Due to Chicago Public School closures, Urban Initiatives has pivoted to fully remote programming. However, we are committed to providing high quality programming, no matter the format.
It has been a whirlwind summer getting ready for the school year and with Chicago Public School’s announcement that school will be virtual until at least November, we are ready to dive in and serve our students remotely once again this fall.
Our programming has continued to support our students, families and school communities, in spite of the pandemic. Our city is experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and trauma, but we know that sport and play have the power to support the healing process. We also know that building resilience in our youth is of the utmost importance.
This is where you come in.
Your donation will directly impact the students of Urban Initiatives. By providing even as little as $10, you will help to provide virtual programming for the following:
- Social-emotional learning and play-based curriculum for elementary school students
- Social-emotional learning and high school readiness curriculum for middle school students
- College and career readiness curriculum for high school students
Thank you for your support!