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Videos

Chicago Lights Gala of Hope 2020:
Tutoring and the Social Service Center
March 2020

Chicago Lights Gala of Hope 2019
Produced by Make Stuff Media | March 2019

A Toast to Tutoring 2018: Changing Lives through Mentorship
Produced by Make Stuff Media | October 2018

Chicago Lights Gala of Hope 2018
Produced by Make Stuff Media | March 2018

Chicago Lights 2017 – Building Community Award Finalist
Edited by Tragical Mirth Publishing | April 2017

Chicago Lights Gala of Hope 2017
Produced by Double D Productions Inc. | February 2017

Chicago Lights: A Community Outreach Organization
Produced by 12th Round | March 2016

Chicago Lights Dance Academy
Produced by 12th Round | February 2016

Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center
Produced by 12th Round | February 2016

Chicago Lights Summer Day
Produced by 12th Round | February 2016

Chicago Lights Tutoring Program 50th Anniversary
Produced by 12th Round | March 2015

Chicago Lights Urban Farm
Produced by 12th Round | February 2016

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Other Coverage

Tutoring Students Model Internship Attire
An April “Style Files” segment on WGN-TV featured high school Tutoring students in their best business casual attire and fashion tips from Tanya Uyigue, Associate Director of Youth Programs, in preparation for summer internships.

Tutors Steer Students Toward Success
A January 2015 Sun-Times story notes the impact of Chicago Lights tutors on their student partners. 

Tutoring’s 50th Anniversary
October 2014 marked the beginning of Tutoring’s 50th continuous year of serving the needs of Chicago students. NBC Nightly News covered this program on November 5, 2014, and local station CAN-TV’s covered the celebration on September 27, 2014.

12th Round also produced a video in honor of Tutoring’s 50th anniversary.

Social Service Center’s Good Neighbors Program
The efforts of Northwestern University medical students and Elam Davies Social Service Center staff and volunteers are documented in a April 2014 Chicago Tribune article.

Go Green with the Urban Farm
The Chicago Lights Urban Farm was featured on NBC 5 Chicago as part of their “Go Green” emphasis in November 2011, “Urban-Farm Growing Opportunities for Those in Poverty.”

Impact 100 Grant for the Urban Farm
In June 2011, Impact 100 awarded a special $100,000 grant to Chicago Lights to build a greenhouse, thus enabling us to expand programming at our Urban Farm. Impact 100 produced a video about their 2011 grant recipients.

Urban Farm: Sustainable Food and Low-Income Communities
Our Urban Farm was featured in the July 7, 2010, Newcity as one of Chicago’s urban farms working at the intersection of sustainable food and low-income communities. “The Garden Party: the dirt on Chicago’s resurgent ‘Urbs in Horto’ movement,” by Ella Christoph.