Personal Stories

  • Saying “I Do” to Philanthropy

    When preparing for their wedding, they wanted to find a way to bring their family and friends into their wedding vows…

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  • Rebuilding Chicago One Home at a Time

    Imaging living in the same house for the past 50 years…

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  • Danielle Hamilton – A Revolutionary

    Danielle Hamilton didn’t think she had a future…

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  • Chandra Simmons: Devoted to Diversity and Empowerment

    “Everyone deserves an equal chance at an opportunity and an equal chance to be great…”

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  • Part 2: Surviving the Struggle to Find Her Strength

    Last month we shared part one of Rayshaye’s story of childhood challenges and growing into a young adult.This month we will share how she is working to overcome her trauma and become a future leader. During her time in her second foster home, Rayshaye rebelled against the rules and that eventually led to her being… Read more »

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  • Partnerships Lead to Healing

    “Some youth struggle with saying what they have gone through but”…

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  • Keefe’s Story: Focused & Ready for Success

    “If you really want to be successful you put 110% in and don’t slack. You just have to be ready to work…”

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  • Decades of Helping Families

    “Some of the biggest struggles that I have had are kids thinking that no one cares about them…”

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  • A Desire to Change, A Heart to Serve

    “Mentoring has to be a commitment, especially for UCAN’s clients who have been neglected….”

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  • New Leadership, Same Values

    There are days and even weeks that are difficult but at the end of the day I know we are making a difference ….

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