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Good News: March 30, 2018

Welcome to Good News! In this space we feature positive stories of community impact and development, relevant to the areas Metropolitan serves or the programs we offer.

Bus Boy At Beggars Hasn’t Missed A Day Of Work In 24 Years
Beverly Patch
Greg has showed up for every single shift since he began his job through Blue Island nonprofit Blue Cap’s “See Me as Your Coworker” program, which offers individualized support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are interested in community job placement.

Teens share inspiring stories, win scholarships
AustinTalks
Teens shared their stories of spirit and resilience at a public speaking contest hosted by Austin-based nonprofit BUILD.

Johnson College Prep Hosts Second Annual Women’s Empowerment Brunch
Chicago Citizen
This Englewood school connects female students with professional women, and aims to inspire and encourage students while helping them build their self-esteem and professional networks.

Safe Haven: Yollocalli as the future of youth-centered art
South Side Weekly
Little Village nonprofit Yollocalli Arts Reach, an artistic safe haven for primarily Latinx high school students, works with neighborhood organizations to host arts programs. “I really like seeing everyone else’s work. It inspires me to make mine,” one student said.

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