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Making The Situation Better

Making The Situation Better

Welcome back to school. We hope you had a relaxing summer and are ready to start the semester off right. World Sport Chicago Athlete Ambassadors sure are. We are so grateful for all the Olympic, Paralympic, elite and college athletes that have joined us for the Program Orientation Session last night, all eager to help at-risk

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“The Force Behind the Force”

“The Force Behind the Force”

Earlier this year, in an effort to give back to those who “have borne the battle,” the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a new nationwide initiative “Summer of Service,” with a focus on growing the number of individuals and organizations serving veterans and their communities. As part of its commitment to this initiative, World

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The Next Generation of Leaders

This fall, World Sport Chicago will be introducing the newly inducted members of its first Associate Board, which can also be known as a junior board. Rather than an executive board, a junior board is a group of professionals who are actively engaged in supporting an organization’s mission. There are several key benefits that a

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It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

The slogan “We are the 99%” is a good way of translating wealth inequality in the US into something that everyone could understand. However, the quote also leaves out a lot. While it talks about the rising inequality and growing class segregation, this picture of a new Gilded Age is missing the growing divide between

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How To SuccEssfuLly Juggle Multiple Roles?

How To SuccEssfuLly Juggle Multiple Roles?

We’ve previously explored what it means to build character through sports. One of the unique aspects of our programs is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). But what life benefits do SEL activities really have? Our character is fluid, which allows us to juggle multiple responsibilities and tasks. As Arthur Conan Doyl said, “The human brain is a

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Thankful for a Mission Made Possible by You

Thankful for a Mission Made Possible by You

As the World Sport Chicago staff celebrates Thanksgiving we pause to give thanks to the individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations that have supported us and the work we do! During the past 11 months, World Sport Chicago has received generous support that is fueling our efforts and enabling us to impact lives and communities across

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Spin to Break the Cycle Returns

Spin to Break the Cycle Returns

We all know the statistics and have heard the news reports about the challenges that the youth of Chicago face. We all would like to get involved and make a difference, but we don’t know how. What can we do? How can we help? Is there any way I can help break the cycle of

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Great Competition in Final Summer Track Meet!

Great Competition in Final Summer Track Meet!

Summer Track Program Final Meet Re-cap On Saturday, July 26th,  WSC wrapped up the 2014 Summer Track Program season by hosting the final meet, which combined the qualifier and championship meets, at Brother Rice High School. Almost 400 kids representing 23 Chicago community organizations participated as many friends, family members and supporters came out to celebrate the conclusion

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First Summer Track Meet is a Big Success!

First Summer Track Meet is a Big Success!

On Saturday, June 28th World Sport Chicago celebrated Olympic Day by hosting the opening meet of our annual Summer Track Program at St. Rita High School. This free city-wide program offered to Chicago boys and girls ages 6 – 14 is geared towards introducing Chicago’s youth to basic training in track and field and provides

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2014 Summer Track Program Preview

2014 Summer Track Program Preview

We are just a few days away now from the kickoff of the sixth season of the WSC Summer Track Program! Everyone at World Sport Chicago is extremely excited and can’t wait for the first meet! Team registration is completely full as 25 Chicago community teams representing different neighborhoods throughout the city will participate in our

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