Making a Difference
Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 6:24 PM
Young Artist Overcomes Learning Disability

Young Artist Overcomes Learning Disability

A city art organization joins forces with the CTA to help a young artist take some bold strokes despite a learning disability. Andrew Hall is creating artwork that will be displayed in the CTA’s 47th street Red... Watch »

Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 at 4:32 PM
Becoming An Elementary School Entrepreneur

Becoming An Elementary School Entrepreneur

The students at Nettelhorst Elementary School, on the northside of Chicago, are getting valuable class time learning how to create and market their ideas. The Science Entrepreneurial Exchange (SEE) program... Watch »

Sunday, Jun 22, 2014 at 2:29 AM
Store Helps In Fight Against Sexual Exploitation

Store Helps In Fight Against Sexual Exploitation

WAR Chest Boutique, located in suburban Naperville, is the retail arm of Woman At Risk International. They are Making A Difference by helping women and children who have been victims of human trafficking... Watch »

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 at 9:56 PM
West Side Cafe Provides Second Chance for Employees

West Side Cafe Provides Second Chance for Employees

Gracie's Cafe is a training facility for previously incarcerated men and women looking to rebuild their lives. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 8:12 PM
Interfaith House Heals Homeless Community

Interfaith House Heals Homeless Community

Interfaith House provides a healing environment for the homeless of Chicago. They have been Making A Difference since 1994 by changing over 7,000 lives. NBC 5's Art Norman reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014 at 6:17 PM
Wrigley Chairs Turned Public Art Project

Wrigley Chairs Turned Public Art Project

Cubs Charities is Making A Difference with painted seats from Wrigley Field. They are on display on Michigan Ave. and then will be auctioned off to fund nearby charitites. Watch »

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