Chicago Metro | Wisconsin | Indiana Local Nonprofit News, Events and Chat for Wednesday - April 14

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🎉WE WON!!🎉 In the 2nd annual Community Impact Awards by @MetroUnitedWay, CFSI was named Gamechanger of the Year! We are honored to receive such a prestigious award and thrilled that our initiatives could be shared with the communities of Southern Indiana and Greater Louisville.

Thank you to our #Immies host @ShannonWaveNews, our sponsor @farmcreditmid & @AMPEDLouisville for that amazing performance! Congrats to all of our winners @yumbrands, @CFofSI, @GEAppliancesCo, Karen Cost & JR Curtin, and Shirley Frazier. Click ⬇️ to watch

A big shout-out to our staff who support our youngest learners: Jalisa, Robin, Judy, Olivia, Michelle, Patience, Savannah, Sabrina, Lindsay, Kristina, Nicole, Mel, Adriana, Carol, Dana, Maddie, Dani, Cha, Leo, Tanya, Ashley, Miranda, Cora. 𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂! ❤️

An update on a story we brought you about @dollyslibrary. The free book program through @cismichigan and Lansing Housing Commission is being expanded again.

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The most important part of the new American Rescue Plan Act for #philanthropy may be one that provides not a cent to any #nonprofit group or a tax incentive to any #donor. Professor emeritus Les Lenkowsky examines its effects. 👇

We’re kicking off summer in Wright’s drafting room on June 14, with our first camp session for students in grades 6-8.

Participants will explore Wright’s design legacy and innovate in the same room he created his remarkable work.

Performance continues on, even as we socially distance. This weekend, MFA and BFA students at the @saic_news present their work virtually in IMPACT Performance Festival. RSVP and more info here:

Bike it out! Take a spin around the neighborhood and enjoy the spring air. How will you find your fierce and #movemore?

From the @CSOArchives: The First 130 Years: Former concertmaster Victor Aitay and the CSO perform music by Bartók, Beethoven, Kodály, Liszt, Rimsky-Korsakov and Weiner under Fritz Reiner, Seiji Ozawa, @NeemeJarvi and @SirGeorgSolti. Listen here for free!

Water is essential for life, which means that having safe and clean drinking water is essential also. To know the safety of your water, it is important to test your water once a year for various elements, such as nitrates. #WaterWednesday

It's our Wednesday Tip for #WOYC21 with @NAEYC: Children are employing new social skills all the time: taking turns; saying please or thank you; sharing feelings; asking for help; and more. The more we acknowledge their efforts, the more we encourage this development!

.@djhayes01,@JoeBiden,@ginamccarthy46,@maggiethomas315,@cleantechsonia,@alizaidi46 Why cancel #KeystoneXL & not #Line3? There is no future filled with justice, health & #cleanenergy with Line 3 pumping oil & harming communities. Use your influence to #StopLine3!

🍔WE'RE HIRING for the Grill! Bring an updated resumé for on-location interviews Monday, April 19 from 3pm - 5pm at the Zoo Administration Office at 200 Goold Street. Hiring for part-time seasonal positions involving food prep, cleaning, cashiering, and more.

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