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Greenline Coffee Celebrates 3 Years of Cultivating Community.

Greenline Coffee enjoys a good cup of community.  If you come to Greenline Coffee on any given day you will see the local neighborhood faithfuls; those that come almost daily to get work done on their laptops, enjoy a cup of coffee, discuss ideas, and share life.  A group of business professionals are holding a…

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Father. Brother. Son. Brought up by the Lord.

Father. Brother Son. Brought up by the Lord.  While playing basketball at the Washington Park court on the corner of 60th and Martin Luther King Dr., Middle School Youth Director Donnell Williams jokes with the 8th-graders.  Rakirah, 14, says, “I just love that Donnell is so relatable to us.  There’s nothing I can’t tell him…

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Sunshine Partners with Book Fair and Food Truck Fest

On July 16th, Sunshine Gospel Ministries was honored to participate in the Second Annual Soulful Chicago Book Fair!  The Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce headed by Carlas Gilbert hosted the first Woodlawn Food Truck Festival in conjunction with the event.  Six blocks along 61st St. were filled with food, music, collaboration, and many black authors having…

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Sunshine’s Summer Blast Is Making Disciples

“Go therefore into all the nations and make disciples…” Matthew 28:19 For 11 year old Brian Johnson and 10 year old Ashyia Scott, attending Summer Blast was about becoming disciples.  As they learned under the staff and volunteers of Sunshine Gospel Ministries, they gained a deeper understanding of who Jesus is, the sacrifice he made,…

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Affirming Parents is The Key to Building Trust

Affirming Parents is The Key to Building Trust Amid a flurry of activity,  Club 252 Program Coordinator Chuck Harris patiently interacts with a seven year old who is having a rough day. Ever positive and affirming, Chuck helps the boy calm himself down until he is able to return to the group.  This is how…

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Battling the Giant of College Dropout-Rates

Battling the Giant of College Dropout-Rates Next month, nearly 40 college students will head off to school; some are returning, others embarking on their first year.  For Sunshine’s College Life Program, headed by Arnold “Sojo” Sojourner, he sees this time in their life as a ‘Right of Passage.’ “This is the part of their journey where…

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Aubrey Morlet remains hopeful

Aubrey is a bright 13 year-old who has lived in Chicago all of his life. He lives with his mother in the Woodlawn, attends Fiske and plays basketball for their team. He currently spends springs and summers with his father in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Aubrey has spent time away from Chicago, this gives him a…

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Jawon Denton and the team of community

Jawon seems to be one who has always known his destiny. Many investments of time, hard work and resources have culminated in a full-ride scholarship to Northern Illinois University. Jawon will be joining the football team this summer and enrolling the following fall. He recognizes his destiny has been impacted by his mother, leaders and…

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252 Kids on the Character of God

Our youngest students shared their experience at Sunshine Gospel Ministries. Speaking with the rare confidence only a child can muster, they outline their time at Sunshine Gospel’s 252 program. 252 is specifically tailored for students attending 2nd through 5th grades and has been recently expanded to include 1st grade. Here is a story of 252…

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Connecting Community Voices to Create Opportunity.

Eric Wilson is an ambitious young man with high hopes for the future. He says he owes his mindset to the family who helped raise him in his father’s absence. Eric was 3 years old when his father was shot and killed. But alongside his mother came a grandma, aunts and uncles to provide structure—something…

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