2020 Projects

2019-2020 Team

Teens:  De’Marcus Anderson, Dionne Edwards,  Michelle Gongora, Ariauna Graham, Trinity Graves, Darita Higareda, Ronald Jackson, Nakiya’h Longstreet,  Fares Marzouk, Ariana McEntee, Angeles Munoz, Ruth Orozco,  Aaliyah Stottlemyer,

Mentors:  Jason Asenso, Andrew Cao, Daisy Conant, Sylvia Goodman, Lucas Kaplan, Michelle Kim,  Saira Singh, Thea Showalter, Aaron Wang, Cassidy Wang, Alex Wong, Stephanie Zhu

Facilitators: Michael A. Deas,  director                                                        Marjorie Geraci, pre-collegiate programs assistant

Chris Krypel, coordinator, Gary Comer Youth Center                                Hector Palacios, Medill Information Technology

‘Womanpower’ on display

Audio-photo slideshow by Nakiya’h Longstreet and Angeles Munoz

Braving the rain, snow and 30-degree temperatures, thousands of activists and citizens on Jan. 26 converged on the streets of downtown and Grant Park in Chicago for the 2020 Women’s March to fight for and promote causes such as reproductive rights, LGBT rights, gun violence prevention, climate justice, health-care access and voting.



Chicago offers off-season escape for out-of-towners

Photo caption: Kylie Hues and her family were munching at Maggie Daley Park. Their snacks included chocolate granola bars and bananas. Though it was cold outside, Hues said they decided to come to the park because it was an improvement from the previous...

Comic bookstore described as anything but action-packed

Photo caption:  Zylah Andrea, a longtime employee at Graham Cracker Comics, said the Chicago bookstore attract " great people from around the city and the United States.   Below, Graham Cracker Comics at 77 E. Madison is near the Cloud Gate and the Art Institute....

‘Nice weekend’ getaway turns into pancake experience

Photo caption: Tiffany Long and Austin Severson, a Michigan couple visiting Chicago for a “nice weekend,” said they were 34th in line, down from 180. (Media Teens photo by Darita Higareda) By Darita Higareda The sign above Wildberry Cafe reads “Pancakes...