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$10,000 in the month of May!

The Urban Gateways Associate Board is kicking off the summer with a challenge to raise $10,000 by the end of May.

Creating Art, Creating Change Challenge A Project of Urban Gateways

Make a gift of $10, $50, $100 or more before May 31st to help us reach our goal and create a lasting impact for Chicago youth through the power of the arts.‚Äč

Join us for the Creating Art, Creating Change Challenge - $10,000 to support our impact.

Creating Art, Creating Change

Many of Chicago's youth and communities have been significantly impacted by reductions in school funding and social services, extreme levels of violence and crime, a lack of college and career opportunities, high incarceration and unemployment rates, and many other challenges. Within these affected communities, civic leaders, social service and non-profit agencies, community development groups, donors, small businesses, artists, educators, and residents are working to build a brighter future. The arts are increasingly leveraged in new and creative ways to support academic achievement, economic development, workforce training, social justice, civic engagement, and lifelong learning.

Urban Gateways is responding to these challenges with the guiding principle of Creating Art, Creating Change. The organization is empowering youth to become the agents of change in their own lives and communities. Urban Gateways offers multidisciplinary arts experiences that expand access, provide youth with safe spaces, give youth voices a platform, and seek to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. These arts programs engage youth in activities that build essential skills necessary to succeed in life such as creativity, collaboration, problem solving, innovation, and positive risk-taking.

Make a gift today! Or become a fundraiser!




Together We Can Make It Happen! Here's How:
Creating Art, Creating Change Challenge $10,000
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$3,200 Raised
32% towards $10,000 Goal

Supported by 53 Donations:

  • Metrdith O.
    I Gave $50
  • Sam O.
    I Gave $50
    Thank you all for the support so far! I'm humbled and so grateful! Now let's see if we can stretch to $1,000!
  • Lawrence A.
    I Gave $50
  • Jeannine K.
    I Gave $75
  • Meg G.
    I Gave $50
    Great cause, Rebecca!
  • Katie A.
    I Gave $100
    Love you, Rebecca! This is awesome.
  • Tim A.
    I Gave $150
  • Mary D.
    I Gave $100
    Happy to help "our" children!
  • Rebecca O.
    I Gave $50
  • amanda t.
    I Gave $50
  • Guy and Sharon M.
    We're proud of your efforts. Grammy and Papa Guy
  • Lindsay S.
  • Peter S.
    I Gave $50
  • Nicole L.
    I Gave $10
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $25
    I want all kids to have the same creative outlet I had in school!
  • Elana K.
    I Gave $25
  • Karine H.
    I Gave $50
    Let's get this started!
  • Cynthia S.
    I Gave $50
    Glad to support such a good cause! Cyndee Shirk
  • James R.
    I Gave $25
  • Alicia G.
    I Gave $50
    You are changing the world with your work and your personal commitment to impacting lives of children and youth in Chicago!
  • Eric
    I Gave $250
    I want to support Urban Gateways' exciting plans for growth and innovation, so more Chicago youth have access to high-quality arts experiences.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $50
  • Art W.
  • Kimberlee O.
    I Gave $250
    We are pleased to have the opportunity to support your wonderful outreach efforts and continue to be wowed by all that you do! K & P
  • John and Peggy B.
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    What a great organization doing great things with and through great people!!
  • Joe and Shaina B.
    I Gave $50
  • Nadine M.
  • Cara M.
    I Gave $25
  • Heather I.
    I Gave $50