South Shore International College Prep


by Bukola Rinola I have seen a lack of promotion in health equity to young adults on the south side of Chicago.  However, there has been recent growth promoting the importance of understanding health equity. The Medical Program at South Shore International College Prep has helped young adults like myself to understand the meaning of … Continue reading South Shore International College Prep

Lawndale Christian Health Center


by Daniela Luna South Lawndale has had an impact on me ever since I started becoming a patient at the Lawndale Christian Health Center Clinic. Through my personal experiences, I have  seen that this clinic is doing great work promoting health equity. The clinic is open to people of any background, race, and culture. As … Continue reading Lawndale Christian Health Center

Lack of Medical Resources in the Underrepresented Chicagoland Areas


Hegewisch      Hegewisch is the type of community where you can ask your neighbor for a cup of sugar. It is where the children frolic in the front yard sprinklers in the humid summer heat and throw icy snowballs at each other’s faces in the frozen temperatures. In Hegewisch, some people go all out … Continue reading Lack of Medical Resources in the Underrepresented Chicagoland Areas

SWOP Impact


SWOP (The Southwest Organization Project) has had a significant impact on the community of West Elsdon. SWOP was created by ministries of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith. In addition to SWOP working with West Elsdon, it also engages other southwest communities such as Chicago Lawn, Gage Park, West Lawn, and Ashburn.  Latinos and African … Continue reading SWOP Impact

How the Night Ministry Helps Brighten Chicago


“Why are those people sleeping under the bridge, Ma?” my 5 year-old self asked my mother as we drove past the Belmont and Kennedy expressway entrance. “Those people don’t have homes, Cris. That’s why you have to work hard in school and in life and never do drugs. So that you don’t end up living … Continue reading How the Night Ministry Helps Brighten Chicago