Juanita Lopez had her photo taken in 1965 during her baby shower while she was pregnant with son Ben Lopez. This photo was taken at the 1700 block of 21st Place where she lived with her husband and children.
On Easter of 1954 the Jimenez family gathered for a photo in front of their home on Allport St. in Pilsen.Read More 5 Comments
Daughter, Isela Alfaro remembers her mother Maria Elena Alfaro who is photographed with her husband and grandchildren on a summer day in 1993.Read More 2 Comments
Taken in 1959, this photograph includes Concha Cuevas, Nana Bernal, Martha Guerrero and her brother in what Guerrero describes as a typical scene at their home on the 1800 block of Racine.Read More 2 Comments
Taken by African-American author Willard Motley, this photo shows a young Alex Gonzalez resting after long day of work in 1939 when he earned 62.5 cents an hour at a steel mill. Through various jobs Gonzalez, helped support his family and was saving up to buy a car and marry his girlfriend.Read More No Comments
Eighth grade was one of my best and favorite school years. It wasn’t because I thought I was all grown up and I could do whatever. It was because my hard work paid off.Read More 1 Comment
For over 30 years, ElevArte has helped youth reach their full potential. Teens and children who participate in their programs have the chance to evolve and be challenged, but often times it doesn’t end there.Read More No Comments
Your freshman year of high school is thought to be the most difficult or scariest year. You go from being at the top of the food chain as an eighth grader and move to the bottom as a freshman, but to me it’s all about adaptation.Read More 1 Comment
Looking back at my first year at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale (SIUC) I can say I’ve learned quite a few things.Read More 1 Comment
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.Read More No Comments
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.Read More 1 Comment
As a not-so-young writer myself, I feel I’m still figuring things out myself, but I suppose that’s one of the great things about writing. No matter how old you may feel, there’s still room for growth as a writer.Read More 1 Comment