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Podcasts on the topic of “Volunteerism” 10 results

Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy Coaches Carry on a Tradition of Volunteering

Mike Joyce learned how to box when he was young. His volunteer coaches and mentors made such a strong impression on him, he decided to carry on that volunteer tradition when he started the Celtic Boxing Club on Chicago's south side more than 20 years ago.

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Topics: boxing, celtic boxing club, chicago, south side, tradition, trust100, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism

Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy Making Music Personal

Clothes, dinner, a computer, tires, scuba gear. You can have just about anything delivered to straight to your home these days. Thanks to GroupMuse, now you can add live musicians to the list. And they’ll play your classical house party for free, too.

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Topics: chamber music, chicago, classical music, groupmuse, quartet, small concert, trio, trust100, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism

Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy Helping Refugees Find a New Home and Community

The civil war in Syria drove the Adris family from their home. The war claimed three family members. After a three-year wait, they were able to resettle in Chicago thanks to the Syrian Community Network, and Suzanne Akras Sahloul, who runs that organization as a volunteer.

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Topics: chicago, refugee one, refugees, scn_network, suzakhras, syrian community network, syrian refugees, trust100, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism

Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy Volunteer Entertainers Deliver Passion and Connection

Our series reporter Christopher Johnson checks out a variety show at a senior residence in Edgewater. The show’s volunteer organizer is herself a performer, and she uses her connections to recruit other local performers to volunteer. Seniors may seem like a tough crowd, but these performers make a real connection with their audience.

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Topics: chicago methodist senior services, senior citizens, senior home, senior residence, seniors, trust100, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism

Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy Neighbors Creating Neighborhoods

Sheenita Robinson is a community activist. And she's not happy about the boarded up and abandoned buildings in her Washington Park neighborhood that attract gang activity. She’s got an idea for a mobile app she hopes will hold the owners of those buildings accountable for them and help the neighborhood become safer through community involvement.

photos by Eve Szokolai

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Topics: abandoned buildings, center for neighborhood technology, gangs, mobile apps, neighborhood activism, trust100, urban sustainability app competition, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism, washington park

Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy Gen Z is On It!

Stereotypes about Generation Z are just that: stereotypes. Yeah, they may always have that mobile device nearby, but they're about more than just screen time. They're out in the real world, engaging with their community and volunteering to work on projects that make a positive impact.

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Topics: allowance for good, build on chicago, chicago cares, gen z, generation z, impact family center, student alliance for homeless youth, teens, trust100, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism, youth volunteers

Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy Need the Service

Bed bugs are hard to get rid of. And the price of extermination services can be steep, beyond the reach of some seniors and low-income families. One exterminator in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood provides free exterminations for people who can't afford the service.

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Topics: bed bugs, bronzeville, chicago, extermination, exterminator, karma, pests, responsibility, trust100, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism

Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy For the Public Good

“When we take on important cases, it’s the principle of the matter that matters,” says Flint Taylor of the People’s Law Office. That’s how Taylor’s organization approached helping achieve reparations for the victims of Chicago police torture. And they did it for free. In this episode of our series on volunteerism, reporter Christopher Johnson looks at pro bono legal aid in the Chicago region.

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Topics: chicago, chicago city council, dentons, justice system, lawyers for the creative arts, legal aid, people's law office, police torture, police torture victims, pro bono, pro bono legal services, pro bono publico, reparations, trust100, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism

Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy The Urban Art Retreat

On this edition of our series on volunteerism, reporter Christoper Johnson takes us on a day trip to the Urban Art Retreat in North Lawndale. It's a community center, art space, and refuge for women who've suffered abuse. Dianna Long is this volunteer-run organization's director. She guides art programs for kids in the neighborhood, programs she wishes she'd had access to during her own traumatic childhood. Long says the kids "need to know we care about them, and if they really need us, there's a place to go."

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Topics: art for kids, art programs, chicago, chicago community trust, community center, north lawndale, peace parks, trust100, urban art retreat, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism, women's shelter

Volunteer: Stories of Philanthropy The Range of Volunteering

In this first episode of the series, we look at the the wide range of volunteers and volunteer opportunities in Chicago. And we start to answer the question, what does volunteering actually mean, for the people who do it, and for those benefit.

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Topics: chi hack night, chicago, chicago cares, chicago community trust, midday mentors, trust100, volunteer, volunteering, volunteerism, wits, working in the schools