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LGBTQ Youth and the Changing Landscape

LGBTQ Youth and the Changing Landscape

An Intergenerational Kiki*

By Tony Alvarado-Rivera and Cesar Hernandez of the Chicago Freedom School.

Editors note: At ElevArte Community Studio one of our main goals is to create a safe space for youth, a space where they feel free to express themselves creatively and explore who they are.

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It's Time to Build Again

It's Time to Build Again

Back in the day when I lived in Brighton Park as a young person, I delivered the newspaper on 40th Place from Albany to California Avenue.  Every morning at 5am, I would wake up, prepare my route orders, and deliver to customers.  I had the second largest route in the neighborhood.  I was able to do this all the way through high school.  Not great pay, but it helped with what my family could not provide for me.

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Poetry Opens Doors

Poetry Opens Doors

It is National Poetry Month! Many of us are busy writing poems or seeking them out – in favorite old books, exciting new collections, on Facebook and YouTube, or at live readings. And, like always, my colleagues and I at the Poetry Foundation are focused on bringing poetry to the largest possible audience.

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5 Ways to Raise a Philanthropic Child

5 Ways to Raise a Philanthropic Child

My daughter, Yitlali, is eleven years old.  She started taking classes at ElevArte Community Studio when she was six years old.  She loved the classes and the people.  She learned to work with clay, she learned to juggle and create amazing art.  Most importantly she learned to have confidence in herself and perform in front of crowds.

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