Making a Difference
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 7:09 PM
Curbing Violence Through Musical Theater

Curbing Violence Through Musical Theater

Kids break the cycle of violence with musical theater. LeeAnn Trotter reports. “Flip For Your Fate?”, a staged reading of works in progress by Storycatchers Theatre at the Cook County Juvenile D... Watch »

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM
Suburban Group Helps Families Get A Second Chance At Life

Suburban Group Helps Families Get A Second Chance At Life

Bridge Communities is Making A Difference by helping homeless families in DuPage County with mentoring, housing and supportive services. Their mission is to put them back on the track to self-sufficiency. NBC... Watch »

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 at 7:11 PM
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An "Oasis From Crime"

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is located in the West Pullman community. This center is Making A Difference by providing teens, families and the elderly a safe zone from the gangs and... Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 2:52 PM
Cook County Program Helps Rehabilitate Neighborhoods and Inmates

Cook County Program Helps Rehabilitate Neighborhoods and Inmates

The Cook County Sheriff's Neighborhood Restoration Initiative is Making A Difference by improving neighborhoods by knocking down blighted buildings in suburban Cook County. They also teach non-violent offenders... Watch »

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 6:16 PM
Making A Difference: Cooking Up Change

Making A Difference: Cooking Up Change

Kids are making it count in the kitchen. Culinary students at several local high schools are creating a tasty healthy lunch menu. NBC's LeeAnn Trotter reports. NBC FIVE'S LEEANN TROTTER EXPLAINS. Watch »

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM
Making A Difference: Lynn Sage Cancer Foundation

Making A Difference: Lynn Sage Cancer Foundation

How the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation is raising money and awareness about breast cancer in Chicago, plus details on joining the the Lynn Sage 5K in November. Watch »

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM
Aim for Peace: Comfort Zone Camp

Aim for Peace: Comfort Zone Camp

Thousands of children in our community have suffered the loss of a family member to violence. NBC 5's Allison Rosati reports on what is being done to help children who have been left heartbroken. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Aim For Peace: How Parenting Makes a Difference

Aim For Peace: How Parenting Makes a Difference

10/21/14: Zoraida Sambolin spend time with Gads Hill, an afterschool program that helps mentor not only students, but also parents. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Making A Diffference: Avoiding Sexual Assault in College

Making A Diffference: Avoiding Sexual Assault in College

Susan Carlson talks live with two Chicago police officers who during their off hours teach Freshman college students and others how to avoid sexual assault during their first semester. They call the first few... Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 6:22 PM
Aim For Peace: Business Development

Aim For Peace: Business Development

10/21/2014: In order to fight back the poverty and violence that plague the streets of Chicago, local ministers say that the local economy must thrive in their communities. One partnership involves refurbishing... Watch »

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