Making a Difference
Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 8:14 AM
Making A Difference: Maya Angelou School Rededication `

Making A Difference: Maya Angelou School Rededication `

Hundreds turn out to rededicate Maya Angelou Elementary School in Harvey to the late poet, educator, and civil rights activist. The ceremony was hosted by NBC 5's Christian Farr. Watch »

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 11:58 AM
MAD: National Latino Institute

MAD: National Latino Institute

LeeAnn Trotter showcases an organization helping to get people into the workforce. She speaks with Elba Aranda-Suh, executive director of National Latino Education Institute, one of the leading experts in Latino... Watch »

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Bishop Arthur M. Brazier Foundation Aims to Improve Live in African American Neighborhoods

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier Foundation Aims to Improve Live in African American...

Byron Brazier, Chairman of the Brazier Foundation, said he started the organization to honor the memory of his father, Bishop Arthur M. Brazier. Watch »

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Rowing Program Aims to Help Young Lives

Rowing Program Aims to Help Young Lives

The Chicago Training Center provides free rowing training to Chicago Public School students. But the students glean much more than simple instructions on how to row a boat. Watch »

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 4:44 PM
MAD: George Glenn

MAD: George Glenn

The man behind the Man-Boy Breakfast, George Glenn, talks about how his organization helps teach youth to become men. Watch »

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 4:44 PM
MAD: Hyundai Hope on Wheels

MAD: Hyundai Hope on Wheels

Every year Hyundai Hope on Wheels gives out thousands of dollars in grants for special projects. This year Comers Childrens Hospital's Dr. James Belle and Lurie Children's Hospital's Medical Dr. Natasha... Watch »

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 10:42 PM
United Airlines Deliver Bears to Lurie Patients

United Airlines Deliver Bears to Lurie Patients

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NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 11:48 PM
Goods Delivered in NBC 5 Supply Drive

Goods Delivered in NBC 5 Supply Drive

Kids get new backpacks, pencils, paper and more on the first day of school at Jensen Scholastic Academy. Watch »

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 12:37 AM
Military Kids Introduced to Community Service

Military Kids Introduced to Community Service

Kids Rank is Making A Difference by giving military kids the support they need while their parent or parents are on active duty. As part of their commitment to community service they help out with work on the... Watch »

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Woman to Share Lottery Prize With Humboldt Park Homeless

Woman to Share Lottery Prize With Humboldt Park Homeless

A Chicago woman who won a $500,000 lottery prize plans to share the winnings with the homeless in Humboldt Park. Read »

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