Tag Archives: Chicago

Chicago Stumbler Sidewalks Map

Chicago Teachers Strike Map

Read more about the strike on The Red Line Project.

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Poll: Should Protestors Be Allowed to Camp in Grant Park?

Storify: NATO News in Chicago

My Storify summary on breaking NATO news in the Windy City.

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Cob Connection Growing Food, Changing Lives

ChicagoStorytelling’s Lora Swarts and Yanyue Liu wrote this story and produced this audio slideshow about Cob Connection, a Chicago urban farming program, for the hyperlocal site Gapers Block.

 

San Jose Obrero Mission Helping Homeless One Person at a Time

Audio Slideshow: Visit the mission and hear the stories of those staying there.

By Fatimah Salami and Amber Tweedie

After being turned away from several homeless shelters for not fitting their criteria, 20-year-old Alex Samuelson sought out one more place where he hoped to temporarily call home, San Jose Obrero Mission.

San Jose Obrero is a Latino male homeless shelter in East Pilsen that finally gave Alex a place to lay his head and opportunities to rebuild his life.

“Everybody is equal here,” said Samuelson. “We’re all in the same boat. Just because you speak one language or both languages or just because you’re one color it doesn’t matter here. We’re all brothers here.”

San Jose Obrero began as an organization by Friar David Staszak in 1981 as a way to fight homelessness in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

Interactive Map: For locations of San jose Obrero missions in Chicago, visit this map

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