Back to Business: Reflecting on April 24 – May 7, 2019

While I was walking to an offsite event at the Woman’s Athletic Club – the historic, French-style classical building located on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile – I received a message that the CSO had reached a contract agreement and would be back in Symphony Center in a matter of days. The very kind, generous, and wonderful…

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Developing Relationships with Future Leaders: Reflecting on Fellows’ Activities from February 27 to March 12, 2019.

Early March was a whirlwind of activity for the Civic Fellows. Sara Lee and Rex Horan, who helped guide us through our Purpose Over Pain project last December, joined us once again to work with members of the youth leadership group known as B.R.A.V.E. as well as young men from Illinois Youth Center-Chicago (IYCC). Half…

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Chicago Youth in Music Festival and Mocrep: Reflecting on February 13-26, 2019

The second half of February was filled with opportunities for the Civic Fellow to learn and teach. We were excited to attend the first workshop of the Civic Orchestra’s collaboration with Mocrep, a Chicago-based performing art ensemble founded by Civic alumni. At the workshop, Mocrep performers guided us through exercises in which we devised original…

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