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BAM Sports Provides Supports for Student Success

BAM Sports Provides Supports for Student Success

I have spent the last three years as a member of the Becoming A Man- Sports Edition (BAM Sports) team. Our team of counselors, coaches and staff at both Youth Guidance and World Sport Chicago is comprised of an extraordinary group of people working towards the broad goal of making life better for young men

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Partner Spotlight: Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation

Partner Spotlight: Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation

World Sport Chicago has the unique opportunity to collaborate with some of the most incredible community organizations in our city – all working to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago. In part two of the series, we had the opportunity to speak with Jim Considine, a wrestling coach for over 30 years, President

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Working Together to Support Communities

Working Together to Support Communities

As with competing in sport, developing sport programs is a team effort. This focus on teaming to build sport programs is especially true for World Sport Chicago. What makes WSC unique is not only our focus on using sport to support social change, but just as importantly is our focus on working across boundaries to

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The PlayStreets Chicago Network Continues to Grow

The PlayStreets Chicago Network Continues to Grow

Late last summer, World Sport Chicago participated in a new initiative spearheaded by BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois and the Chicago Department of Public Health. Coordinated in partnership with the Active Transportation Alliance and LISC Chicago and in collaboration with the Gads Hill Center, PlayStreets Chicago is a grassroots-powered movement aimed at promoting community health, safety and

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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: City bolsters summer job, recreation programs to fight gang violence

Reposted from CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 02/07/2013 by Fran Spielman: Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he’s pumping another $4.5 million into summer jobs, counseling and recreation programs to give 2,600 more “at-risk” Chicago teenagers a constructive alternative to the gang violence that claimed the life of an innocent victim: 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton. Nearly half the money will

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Intern Perspectives: Quinn Quash (Programming)

Hi WSC readers! My name is Quinn Quash and I hail from Richmond, VA. I attend Old Dominion University, where I am currently a Sports Management major and will be graduating in May. For the next 10 weeks, I will be a WSC intern working with the BAM program. So here’s a little bit about

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Girl Power Archery Clinic Hits the Target

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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Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Youth Engagement Program

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Youth Engagement Program

One of the best parts of working at World Sport Chicago is having the opportunity to partner with so many organizations across the city on some pretty cool projects. Today, one of those cool projects got underway at more than 35 Chicago area elementary schools. We’ve partnered with the Chicago Sports Commission and the Big

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Volunteer Series: Marin Hoag

Volunteer Series: Marin Hoag

World Sport Chicago is fortunate to have a network of more than 3,000 volunteers who are passionate about the organization and committed to helping us make a difference in Chicago through sport. This blog is the second in a series where our volunteers reflect on their experience with World Sport Chicago. We are excited to

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Volunteer Series: Michael Nelson

Volunteer Series: Michael Nelson

Volunteers are a vital part of the World Sport Family and the power that makes our mission possible.  Beyond the work they do and the talents they share, each of our more than 3,000 volunteers bring a unique story and passion to the organization.  This blog is the first of a series where we hear

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