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Courtesy of Urban Warriors, YMCA of Metro Chicago

Teens, Veterans Join Forces

YMCA of Metro Chicago's Urban Warriors program creates supportive relationships between veterans and Chicago area youth.

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Shining Light, Telling Stories

The Social Justice News Nexus at Medill partners with journalists to explore important issues.

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Democracy Schools Network Convening reflection blog 1

Taking Informed Action

The first of a four-part series with reflections from educators and students attending the 2018 Democracy Schools Network convening.

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Come to Cantigny

Visit Colonel McCormick’s estate to see where it all began.

Cantigny Park

Cantigny Park

Part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundations, Cantigny Park is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitor Center with banquet and dining facilities

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Cantigny Golf

Cantigny Golf

One of the finest golf and hospitality destinations in the Midwest, Cantigny Golf includes 27 scenic holes, the year-round Cantigny Golf Academy, the 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links and a full-service clubhouse with dining and banquet facilities

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