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Stephanie Miller

 WSC’s Katniss Everdeen Since joining our team in 2009, Stephanie has brought her love for sports and desire to make a positive impact in Chicago to WSC. Stephanie works with a number of programs including the WSC Scholarship Program, P.L.A.Y.S., the Athlete Ambassador Program, Paralympic programs, and the Valor Games Midwest. A 19-year veteran of

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World Sport Chicago Hosts 5th Annual Valor Games Midwest

Multi-sport competition for wounded veterans and active duty service members Search for veterans continues until July 24th CHICAGO – World Sport Chicago (WSC) will host the fifth annual Valor Games Midwest in Chicago on August 18-20, 2015. The nonprofit honors those who have served our country with this regional, introductory competition for injured, ill and

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A Rare Graduation Celebration

Cesar Monarrez was a high school swimmer on Northside College Prep’s swimming and diving team. Eight years later, Cesar is heading off to Yale University to study medicine. Kristin Hillgamyer, who was on Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School’s running team, is training for her first Bank of America Chicago Marathon. And Alexandra Skital, who

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Inside The Mind Of A First-Generation Polish-American College Student

It’s finally that time of the year again — the time of the annual European Union Film Festival in Chicago. Like a book, a film begins with a character or situation we care about. Having spent most of my adult life as an immigrant, including relocating, jumping bureaucratic hurdles and dealing with social strains, I

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First-Generation Student — What Does It Take?

The Belmont-Cragin neighborhood sits on Chicago’s Northwest side. It’s not uncommon for children in this neighborhood to be low-income, minority and first-generation students. Over 95 percent of CPS students in Belmont-Cragin are eligible for free or reduced lunch. 37 percent of their parents don’t have high school diploma. And anti-violence movements such as “The Interrupters”

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Giving Thanks, Honor Our Heroes

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, and having just launched our Honor Our Heroes Holiday Challenge, WSC would like to take a moment to express what we are thankful for as we head into the holiday season. Scott Meyers – Executive Director – “I’m thankful for an outstanding group of sports mentors and a

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Girl Power Archery Clinic Hits the Target

A group of approximately 30 enthusiastic girls, ages 8 – 13, from Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood participated in the Girl Power Archery Clinic at Pulaski Park on the afternoon of January 29th.  This free special event, co-hosted by World Sport Chicago and Disney On Ice, provided young girls with an opportunity to get a hands

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Chicago 2016 and Chicago Park District Youth Conclude a Summer of Olympic Spirit

Bid committee continues to bring Olympic and Paralympic sport to Chicago youth CHICAGO (July 23, 2009)—Chicago 2016 and World Sport Chicago joined more than 1,500 children in celebrating the Olympic and Paralympic Games at a special event held today in Horner Park as part of the Chicago Park District summer camp. The event was the

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