Paula Hamernick Reflects on 20 Years with Sunshine

After 20 years of raising our family in this neighborhood,…

Flourishing Communities Initiative Addresses Cycle of Violence and Resulting Trauma

Beginning in early 2019, the Flourishing Communities…

Middle School Director Donnell Williams Shares the Rippling Effect of His Brother’s Death

Middle School Director Donnell Williams (center) pictured…

Jeremiah Holmes Shares His Story of God Providing Through Sunshine

Hi, my name is Jeremiah Holmes and I am 22 years old. I am…

Former Sunshine Staff Lived Life of Service

LeRoy John Oestreicher was born in Chicago, Illinois on May…

New Elementary Program Director Brings Passion and Experience

Marvanna Cash plays Jenga with a student during the…

Long-term Investment in Youth Can Break Poverty Cycle

Sunshine staff Chuck Harris gives an award to a 5th grade…

Kenyatta Richards: How Community Made all the Difference

Hi, my name is Kenyatta and I’m 16 years old.  I’d like to…

School Closures in 2013 Have Long-Term Effect on Woodlawn

Thousands of Chicago residents protested the school…

When You can No Longer Afford the Neighborhood You Love

Over the past few months we’ve been discussing our vision…

Interactive Field Trip Leads to Unprecedented Opportunities for Youth

Tuan Huynh is a Senior Art Director for Leo Burnett…

New Jewel Osco Combats Issue of Food Equity in Woodlawn

Have you ever heard of a “food desert?”  For most…