Our May Winner

On May 26, 2013 By

We’re pleased to announce Blake Grigsby, DePaul University student from Naperville, IL, as the winner of our May grant and the latest addition to our distinguished list of Awesome Fellows.

His project: build the biggest cardboard box castle EVER! We think … Continue reading

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Small Projects, Big Impact

Some creative projects require years of planning, large staffs, and extensive fundraising campaigns. Others don’t – but that doesn’t mean that smaller projects are easy to accomplish or that they are any less important.

On March … Continue reading

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We thought we’d try something new this month, so instead of picking our winner in the smokey backroom of an undisclosed location like we usually do, we invited six finalists to pitch their project proposals to a live audience and … Continue reading

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The Chicago Awesome Foundation is teaming up with the Next Door Café to bring you the first Awesome Hour of 2013. This a great chance to hear about exciting new projects here in town, meet the awesome folks behind the … Continue reading

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Alexandra Schindler is an intern at the Dunes Learning Center in Northwest Indiana. She mostly leads interpretive hikes and other educational programs about the biodiverse ecology of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore where the learning center is located, but she … Continue reading

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Creative Chicago Expo, March 1&2

On February 18, 2013 By

Since we had such a good time at the Creative Chicago Expo last year, spreading the word about the Awesome Foundation and talking to to folks about their Awesome new project ideas, we’re going back for more! In addition to … Continue reading

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