VIDEO: Mending lives by mending furniture
By Isabella Szabolcs Young women from Chicago’s South Side can find a safe space through a non-profit called Teena’s Legacy. Jamika Smith founded the organization to teach women how to repair their lives by repairing furniture. The summer re-upholstery program helps Englewood women, ages 17-21, through a path of self-discovery and economic self-sufficiency. Like torn, […]
Venmo’s social mobile payments win the day with Millennials
By Taylor Hall On a recent weekend, South Loop resident Christina Rojas and a handful of her closest friends flew from Chicago to Las Vegas for a weekend trip. “Between all the cabs and food and drinks, I think I Venmo’d every ten minutes,” the 25-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago medical student said. “I […]
VIDEO: A Chicago employment organization offers paid internships
By Empriss Campbell According to the department of labor, Chicago has one of the highest unemployment rates for a large metropolitan area. For those who have never held a steady job or are homeless, finding work can be especially difficult. The Lakeview Employment Group was created to address that problem. The group gives people paid internships […]
VIDEO: Women in Sports
By Lukas J. Voss Women have increasingly been part of the sports world. Professional sports, college athletics and the media. All fields in which women have made long strides during the last decade. But there is plenty of room for improvement and it didn’t always come easy.