Week One South Chicago: Salvador speaks

Today I enjoyed my day with the youth of New Sullivan Elementary school in south Chicago. We created a miniature bond and helped each other critically think through the games and team building exercise’s. We also celebrated Salvador’s “Welcoming into Becoming a Citizen” and talked about how we felt as a whole about the activities…

Week One Team South Chicago: Ashele Speaks

            This week was full of building new relationships with the high school students and the other mentors as we explored South Chicago. The first day of the week our group spent the time making life maps and playing name games to get to know each other. I was slightly anxious before meeting the students…

Welcome to Summer Service Partnership 2014!

Originally posted on Summer Service Partnership:
A new summer of service learning begins! 2014 will be the Summer Service Partnership’s sixth summer addressing community health issues on the South Side of Chicago through service, education and youth leadership. And it will be my fourth summer to have the privilege of directing the program. Each summer, SSP teaches me new and powerful lessons.…

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It’s time to celebrate all things yoga, and YogaCare! Three years ago, yoga instructor Greg Van Hyfte was a student in the Social Services Administration school at the University of Chicago, and a Schweitzer Fellow. His project was to bring weekly yoga classes to Chicago Family Health Center, where I work as a family physician.…