Seeing Green Blog

  • Meet Nikia!

    Meet Nikia! Nikia is our intern from Urban Alliance’s Youth Employment Program, and will be working with the Chicago Parks Foundation through the Summer of 2017. Urban Alliance (UA) empowers under-resourced youth to aspire, work and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship. UA along with the Pritzker Traubert Family

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  • Park Stories: Ellis Park Advisory Council

    This week we sat down with Robert Nichols, President of Ellis Park Advisory Council (PAC), to discuss best practices and working with others to get projects done. Read on to learn more about Ellis PAC and their hopes for the future: Robert Nichols got involved with Ellis Park Advisory Council

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  • Field of Seams: Supporting Youth Baseball in Chicago Parks

    [photo above: Sheridan Park Little League (Sox Jerseys) and Near South Little League (Cubs Jerseys)] This week we welcome guest blogger Matt Murphy, creator of Field of Seams. Read on to learn about how and why Matt supports youth baseball in Chicago parks: Ever since I graduated from high school

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  • Holiday Gift Ideas: Give the gift of a Chicago park

    This holiday season, you can the gift of a Chicago park! Here are some ideas to get started:   Chicago Park District Store: Whether you’re looking for a tote, a t shirt, or a phone case, the Chicago Park District’s new store has something for everyone. You can choose from a variety

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