Making a Difference
Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Raising Awareness on Homelessness and Poverty

Raising Awareness on Homelessness and Poverty

Leadership Greater Chicago and Free Spirit Media are working to raise awareness about homelessness, poverty and the criminal justice system. NBC 5's Marion Brooks reports . Watch »

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 12:49 PM
Making A Difference: Austin Coming Together

Making A Difference: Austin Coming Together

Art Norman introduces us to Darnell Shields, Co-Director of Austin Coming Together, a proactive community organization fostering economic and educational growth on Chicago's South Side. Shields talks about the... Watch »

Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 at 7:44 PM
Making a Difference: Prom With a Purpose

Making a Difference: Prom With a Purpose

The Chicago Police Department sponsored "Prom with a Purpose" this weekend, giving students dresses, corsages, and safety tips before their big night. Watch »

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 12:16 PM
Chicago Fire Team Helps Build Homes

Chicago Fire Team Helps Build Homes

The Chicago Fire soccer team teamed up with Valspar Paint to help build homes for Habitat for Humanity. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 1:04 PM
50 Years of Volunteering at Oriental Institute

50 Years of Volunteering at Oriental Institute

While hundreds of people have volunteered at the Oriental Institute over the years, only two people have been there since the beginning. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 10:18 PM
Making A Difference: Guardian Angel Community Services

Making A Difference: Guardian Angel Community Services

NBC 5's Art Norman sees how the people at Guardian Angel Community Services are making a difference. Watch »

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 5:21 PM
Hoops for Hope

Hoops for Hope

This year marks the 6th annual "Hoops for Hope," a basketball tournament to raise money for Chicago Hope Academy. The academy is a private, Christian college prep school on Chicago's West Side dedicated to... Watch »

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 5:17 PM
Preventing Crime and Rescuing Lives

Preventing Crime and Rescuing Lives

Alex Levesque runs the Automotive Mentoring Group, to guide former gang members and ex-offenders down the road to change. NBC 5's Byron Miranda shows us their story. Watch »

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 5:42 PM
Students Help Build Home for Veteran

Students Help Build Home for Veteran

Students from three area high schools came together to help build a home for a soldier who lost his legs while serving in Afghanistan. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 5:47 PM
Rebuilding a Dance Studio Destroyed by Fire

Rebuilding a Dance Studio Destroyed by Fire

A local charity is rebooting its future with plans to replace a fine arts dance studio in Maywood that has been destroyed by fire. They're using firefighters' boots, dressed up in dancer's tu-tus to raise funds... Watch »

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