April 26th, 2010
On Wednesday, April 21, Chicago Center Social Work students traveled to Springfield, Illinois to participate in the annual Lobby Day event where thousands of social service providers, teachers and union members gathered at the state Capitol. The students spend the day learning the parameters of lobbing for any issue that may face them as a social worker. Students had the opportunity to go inside the capitol building, speak with members of congress, and participate in the “Save our Schools” march (For more information, check out www.illinoiseducationassociation.org).
Members of the rally wore pink to illustrate the pink slips indicating the dismissal of nearly 20,000 teachers in Illinois. Below are pictures of Urban Social Work Practicum Director, Arvis Averette (pink suit) and Chicago Center Social Work Practicum students.
April 8th, 2010
Last week, Chicago Center hosted First Thursday in Hyde Park, a monthly networking event for Hyde Park businesses and community members. First Thursday in Hyde Park is sponsored by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, and each month a different business district in Hyde Park is highlighted. This month, the event focused on 53rd Street businesses, including Chicago Center! We want to thank everyone who was in attendance for helping to make this event a true success.
Food and drinks were provided by CHANT, Pizza Capri, Hyde Park Produde, and Kimbark Beverage Shoppe.
April 6th, 2010
If you think of Chicago as a sports town with its many professional teams, or as a great place to tour famous museums, or as a city of incredible architecture, you would be right! But one thing you shouldn’t overlook during your Chicago internship experience is the theater scene of Chicago. In variety and quality, it rivals New York and London — in fact, the character of Chicago theater is so representative of the city and its neighborhoods that experiencing it is integral for our students who are studying off campus in Chicago.
The Second City and Improv in Chicago
Chicago is primarily known for its comedy and improv. Like Hollywood calls to aspiring movie stars, our beautiful city hosts the best up-and-coming improv and sketch comedians in the nation at The Second City theater in the Old Town neighborhood. Read More