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Our National Conference is Less Than a Month Away!

August 31 2018

The StandUp For Kids National Conference is a highlight of the year, and something you will remember for the rest of your life. It is the biggest effort to bring us together and serve under one big banner. The location of our 2018 conference location will be Atlanta, Georgia, and will run from Friday, September 28 through Sunday September 30. The energy, the excitement, the connections, and the skills are just too important to pass up! Details: Agenda and registration: Find this info at standupforkids.org/conference. Registration closes September 10. Conference location: The American Hotel, located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The $149/night room block must be booked by September ...

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SUFK - Chicago Summer 2018 Newsletter

August 10 2018

Summer 2018 Newsletter What’s New in Chicago Summer 2018 has brought a wave of activity for the Purple People in Lakeview. We experience more and more youth coming to us not just for basic needs like food and clothing, but for much needed moral support to help them survive the challenges they face every day in our city. We continue to see our growing volunteer base develop deep connections with our teens. We meet new donors and partners from across Chicagoland every week, interested in the mission of StandUp For Kids and how they can take part in breaking the cycle of youth homelessness. In This Issue:        Golf Outing 2018       Meet A ...

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Look What We Did Together in 2017

January 25 2018

A year of highlights from Eddy Ameen, PhD, National Board Chair   Your support and involvement in our mission has helped make 2017 a standout year for StandUp For Kids. Our central responsibility is to our nation’s young people faced with homelessness, whether temporary or longer term. No matter the circumstances that got them there. No matter the work that needs to be done to help them transition them into safe, stable chapters of their lives. We are deeply humbled by this responsibility, and held fiercely to it through the political tumult of 2017. When some of our youth felt unwelcome, we stood taller to welcome them. In 2017, we worked with over 2,200 youth for the first ...

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Meet Felice

December 14 2017

Felice (front row, second from left) in her element with some fellow Chicago volunteers and youth participants.    Meet Felice Schlessinger! Since Felice joined the StandUp For Kids - Chicago team just about two years ago, she has poured her heart and soul into our organization and the youth we serve each and every day!    The Chicago team quickly recognized that Felice was an invaluable asset. She rose up the ranks quickly to become our lead volunteer each Monday night at our Outreach Center. After about one year of volunteering, Felice was asked to serve on Chicago’s advisory council. Thankfully she accepted and is now involved and rooted in the Chicago ...

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SUFK - Chicago on WGN!

July 26 2017

Check out WGN's segment on StandUp For Kids - Chicago below, and grab your tickets for Purplepalooza here: Purplepalooza Tickets

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Chicago Math and Science Academy Stands Up For Kids!

March 21 2017

Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA) is a college prep charter school located on 7212 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626. It's Concert band has won numerous medals in music competitions both as a band and as individuals. The band has featured in performances at various schools and theatre. They have made it a tradition to unanimously vote on a cause to donate all of the proceeds to. This year, the cause is ending youth homelessness. As such, proceeds from the CMSA Spring Concert being held on May 4, 2017 will be going to StandUp For Kids - Chicago! The band consists of young, passionate, and extremely talented youths who are enthusiastic about partnering with StandUp For Kids - Chicago in an ...

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