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Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 03:36 PM CDT

DASH for Detection 5K Walk/Run To Be Held In Chicago

DASH for Detection 5K Walk/Run To Be Held In Chicago

NBC 5’s Alex Maragos speaks with Roslynn Turner from the Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation about the upcoming event set to take place on June 1 at Montrose Harbor.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM CDT

'Gospel Run' Aims to Move People Spiritually, Physically

'Gospel Run' Aims to Move People Spiritually, Physically

The Gospel Run is a movement, both in terms of body and spirit, and it's aiming to help people get healthy. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter spoke to Founder Nyasha Nyamapfene about the upcoming event on June 1.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 06:27 PM CDT

Montessori Students in Englewood Learn How to Harvest

Montessori Students in Englewood Learn How to Harvest

Students in Englewood are getting a hands on gardening education with a new program underway. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter has the story.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 05:58 PM CDT

'Child at Heart': Chicago Elderly Woman Recognized For Work With Kids

'Child at Heart': Chicago Elderly Woman Recognized For Work With Kids

She's been making a difference for years. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the story on how an elderly volunteer stays young at heart.

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 05:37 PM CDT

First Church of Deliverance is Celebrating 90 Years of Giving Back

First Church of Deliverance is Celebrating 90 Years of Giving Back

A South Side church, which was remodeled by the first licensed African American architect in the late 1930s is still a huge resource for the Bronzeville community. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has the details.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 01:23 PM CDT

‘On The Table’: Food & Issues Discussed

‘On The Table’: Food & Issues Discussed

NBC 5’s Michelle Relerford talks to Chicago Community Trust Daniel Ash about inspiring civic engagement and philanthropy.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 10:56 AM CDT

MK Chef Mentors Young Cooks at Hyde Park Restaurant

MK Chef Mentors Young Cooks at Hyde Park Restaurant

Chef Erick Williams, who opened Virtue Restaurant in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, says it's not enough hiring young people. Williams feels he has a responsibility to help them succeed in life. NBC 5's...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:55 AM CDT

‘Make-A-Wish’ to Host 'Wish Ball' at Navy Pier

‘Make-A-Wish’ to Host 'Wish Ball' at Navy Pier

NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter sits down with Make-A-Wish Illinois CEO Stephanie Springs about the upcoming Wish Ball event set to take place at Navy Pier with celebrity entertainer Seth Meyers.

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:13 PM CDT

Aurora Group Aims to Help Women Who Need Homes

Aurora Group Aims to Help Women Who Need Homes

A program in Aurora is helping women to build homes for other women in need. NBC 5's Anayeli Ruiz has the details on the program. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:31 AM CDT

5 Local Non-Profits Are Project Innovation Grant Recipients

5 Local Non-Profits Are Project Innovation Grant Recipients

Five Chicago non-profits are among 68 winners of the Project Innovation grants announced by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations Friday.

Making a Difference Resources

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