Spring at R CITY

At R CITY, our hearts are very, very full, reflecting the abundance of the year we have had so far with our beloved young people in Humboldt Park. And it’s only April! Here are some key highlights from this year so far. Ultimate Battle, which is R CITY’s how-much-HW-can-you-do-in-20-minutes competition, is now equipped with *prizes*.The “league leaders” in Homework Points, Helpfulness…

Quattro Development Builds the Path

One of the greatest joys of working at R CITY is to build relationships with our supporters and hear stories of why they choose to invest in our young people. The following conversation features Rob Walters from one of our business donors, Quattro Development: What does Quattro Development do? Quattro Development is a retail development company started in 2007 by Rob…

Harmony Health Plan Builds the Path

On February 27, 2017,  WellCare Health Plans, Inc. on behalf of its subsidiary Harmony Health Plan, Inc., disbursed $18,000 in the form of 13 micro-grants to community-based organizations. These micro-grants will support nonprofit organizations that provide crucial social services around transportation, behavioral health services, and youth programming. For a small, new community-based organization, micro-grants increase capacity for existing programs and…

Business Gifts Build the Path

With special thanks to Cambium Networks As a nonprofit organization, R CITY only exists through the goodwill of others. We are so grateful for each individual, each church, each foundation that builds the path for our children to walk from cradle to career. While each gift is special and heart-warming, gifts from businesses have unique meaning, using hard-earned profits for the good…

March Madness

As our mission says, we at R CITY continually seek to bring together the best of our city to build the path from cradle to career. Next month, we’re using March Madness as an excuse to party with some of our city’s best, our neighbors at Park Community Church – Logan Square. We can’t wait to open the River City doors wide…

The greatest gift of all

Christmas Day has passed, but the season of gratitude and celebration has not! We at R City are still moved by the incredible generosity of Vredenberg Foundation, The Good Board, and Shawn King in showering our young people with gifts this year. Words not enough to convey the joy, so please see for yourself in the pictures below. (Pictures have…

Have You Seen It?

This summer, our magnificent apprentices worked with professional video editors and software coders to document our time together.

Weaving Us Together: R CITY Sunday

The mission of R CITY, from the beginning, has been this: to bring together the best of our city to build a path for families to walk from cradle to career to the glory of God. Yet as we build our formal path, we are continually faced with obstacles: emergencies that pull families off this cradle-to-career road.

SUMMER IN R CITY

The violence in Chicago is ridiculous this summer, and we’re not going to spend any more time on that.  Enough said. That said, we have this AMAZING, BRICK, AIR-CONDITIONED BUILDING  beloved by youth and siblings RIGHT ADJACENT TO one of Chicago’s most homicidal police beats. We weren’t really planning on all these hours, but they’re beyond needed–so here is is, ya’ll.…

Why I’m Going Downtown

An open letter to the professionals of River City Community Church It seems like a small thing to most people, going downtown.  A small thing, or an exciting thing, depending on your age and childhood memories of growing up in Chicago. For me, it’s neither.  It’s a challenge, kind of like Wipeout or old school American Gladiator or one of…