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Second Citys Summer Adult Immersions open for registration

The Second City Training Center welcomes adults from around the city and around the world to learn new skills, meet new friends and take advantage of Chicago’s rich comedy scene through Summer Adult Immersions. Four levels of Improvisation and Sketch Writing classes are offered to adults 19 and up in week-long sessions over the summer. The first session begins Monday, June 1, and new sessions will continue every week for 12 weeks, ending August 28.

Massage Envy Spa offers 5 winter skincare tips to Chiberia residents

Since the dry and frigid air has taken a toll on many Chicago denizens’ skin this winter, Massage Envy Spa is offering five tips on how to improve the look and feel of damaged skin: 

 

·         Moisturizers with vitamins C and E are important for sealing in moisture and keeping skin hydrated during frosty weather. Massage Envy’s Environmental Shield Vitamin C Facial helps to reverse any environmentally caused issues with a pure Vitamin C regimen.

Projects Abroad Gives Teenagers the Chance to Travel with Heart

Volunteering abroad is an increasingly popular option for high school students seeking a more meaningful experience over the summer. Instead of taking on a job as a lifeguard at the local pool or a babysitter, students can embark on an adventure with heart, traveling to developing communities and making a positive impact through volunteer efforts.

Kentucky Child Care Providers Free Access to Improve Quality Care

CCA For Social Good, an operating division of CCA Global Partners, and Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) announce the re-launch of KYSharedServices.org, a website that delivers practical resources for early childhood education directors, family care providers, and teachers. Its goal is to help save time, reduce costs, and improve quality. Most simply, the platform helps its users manage their programs more efficiently.

Music Institute Academy Student Wins Sphinx Junior Division

Music Institute of Chicago students, including those studying through its Community School and those enrolled in its Academy for gifted pre-college musicians (designated below with *), continue to demonstrate the results of the organization’s high-quality instruction by excelling at annual competitions.

Illinois DCFS Wants to Remind You: Human Trafficking is Not a Game

In 2014, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies joined together to crack down on human trafficking and prostitution during Super Bowl weekend in the New York area. The sting netted 45 arrests and the rescue of 16 juveniles who were being trafficked into prostitution.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month, and Illinois DCFS is reminding the public that human trafficking of children, including sex trafficking, occurs year-round right here in Illinois. 

Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu

February is Black History Month and an ideal time to learn about and recognize the contributions to children’s literature featuring African American characters and their authors. National award-winning author, Ylleya Fields wanted to expand the market and make a multicultural mark on the world by writing diverse children’s books. While looking for books to read to her eldest daughter (when she was 2), Ylleya was struck by the limited number of titles featuring African American characters. Blending both of her daughter's images and personalities together, Cupcake Jones was created.

Navy Pier Names Amy Cowen Chief Marketing Officer to Lead Piers Rebranding

Navy Pier Inc. today announced the appointment of Amy Cowen as Chief Marketing Officer, a newly created position to lead the Pier’s rebranding and repositioning as a world-class destination. Cowen completes a remarkable tenure at Shedd Aquarium as Executive Vice President.

Lavina Jadhwani Joins Lifeline Theatre as Casting Director

Lifeline Theatre welcomes Lavina Jadhwani as Casting Director beginning February 2 marking the transition of the role from a volunteer position to a salaried member of the administrative staff. Reporting directly to Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and Managing Director Allison Cain, Jadhwani will be responsible for overseeing the audition processes for the company, collaborating closely with directors to fulfill the casting needs for Lifeline’s three MainStage and three KidSeries productions every season.

MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM ON BLACK/BROWN ISSUES

Chicago's leading social service, religious and community-based organizations are co-sponsoring a Mayoral Forum to ask candidates about their vision for the City of Chicago related to issues facing Black and Latino communities.

Over 400 residents of color are expected to attend the only Mayoral Candidate forum that is not a debate but a discussion that encourages candidates to hone their answers as to how they will serve the citizens of Chicago and provide a unity platform.

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