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Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 11:23 AM
WITS to Host Annual Blackboard Affair At The End of October

WITS to Host Annual Blackboard Affair At The End of October

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter sits down with WITS CEO Tena Kunik to talk about how her organization helps improve literacy skills in children from pre-k through 8th grade across schools in the city.Their upcoming event... Watch »

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 12:52 PM
'Aspira' to Host 50th Anniversary Gala In Chicago

'Aspira' to Host 50th Anniversary Gala In Chicago

NBC 5's Alex Maragos sits down with Aspira Board Chair Fernando Grillo to highlight the organizations' involvement with the Latino and more specifically, the Puerto Rican community in the Chicago area. Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 10:20 PM
Chicago Pantry Celebrates 'World Food Day'

Chicago Pantry Celebrates 'World Food Day'

Wednesday marked “World Food Day,” a United Nations initiative that promotes action for ending world hunger. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has the story on how a Chicago pantry got a surprise. Watch »

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 10:44 AM
Chicago Urban League to Host 58th Annual Golden Fellowship Dinner

Chicago Urban League to Host 58th Annual Golden Fellowship Dinner

NBC 5's Alex Maragos sits down with Interim President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League Barbara Lumpkin, to talk about the organizations' mission and their 58th annual upcoming Golden Fellowship Dinner set to... Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 at 7:39 PM
'Habitat for Humanity': Project Built By Women For Women

'Habitat for Humanity': Project Built By Women For Women

NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has a look at an amazing project that is happening in the West Pullman neighborhood. Watch »

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 7:09 PM
Muslim Community Center Principal Heads to White House to be Honored

Muslim Community Center Principal Heads to White House to be Honored

The principal of a suburban elementary school will be honored in the nation's Capitol, even landing an invite to the White House. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci explains. Watch »

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 12:12 PM
'Strides for CJD' Aims to Bring Awareness to Rare Disease

'Strides for CJD' Aims to Bring Awareness to Rare Disease

 A local walk and run is aiming to bring awareness to a rare neurological disease, and NBC 5's Alex Maragos has the details.  Watch »

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 12:07 PM
Centro Romero Aims to Help Immigrant, Refugee Families

Centro Romero Aims to Help Immigrant, Refugee Families

 Centro Romero is an organization on the city's Far North Side dedicated to helping immigrant and refugee families, and they are getting the word out about their important work. Watch »

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 12:31 PM
Ignite & UniverSoul Circus Help Chicago Homeless Youth

Ignite & UniverSoul Circus Help Chicago Homeless Youth

Ignite spokeswoman Stephanie Piccirili talks to NBC 5's Alex Maragos about the upcoming partnership with UniverSoul Circus, who's donating their proceeds to this organization to help local youth... Watch »

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 10:41 AM
'Moving Day': Fundraising Walk In Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

'Moving Day': Fundraising Walk In Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter sits down with Parkinson's Foundation representative Allison Liefer to talk about how the diesease affects roughly a million people in the U.S., with about 60,000 new diagnosis per Watch »

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