What You Might Miss

After a beautiful run of things, this week is our last Neighbor’s Table FoodShare in its current form.  For the past year, this program has received food from Trader Joe’s South Loop every-other Tuesday morning.  A team of volunteers sorts through the food, which is then given away that evening, along with any non-perishables, clothes, or other items that neighbors…

Of Peonies and People

These days, I have the opportunity to live nearly every moment with children in trauma and transition.  The Sunday School classrooms at River City Community Church, the R CITY after-school programs, my own kitchen table: everywhere I am these days is a place that welcomes children from and in hard places. It is easy to think that this is the sole issue: the…

To Facebook

R CITY made it to Facebook!  Join us at facebook.com/rcitycdc. You’ll hear stories of our enrichment program youth and young leaders, see firsthand the photos of all the beautiful commotion going on after-school, witness the way the children serve at our Neighbor’s Table.  You’ll have opportunity to join us in prayer, volunteerism, or learning from the many resources Chicago has…

R CITY Team Spring Opportunities

R CITY is growing fast and furious, and there are a few key opportunities open.  If you’re looking to be integral to a team that is integral to Chicago’s youth, read on.  One of these may be just right for you. Tutoring Lead: Seeking one individual to complete homework and/or learning activities with a small group of 8 youth each Tuesday from 3:15 –…

R CITY Rockstars

R CITY is seeking a few rockstars.  Luckily, the qualifications are not extensive: any new monthly donor qualifies and receives the honorary R CITY rockstar shirt. So do it: rock R CITY with your monthly gift and we’ll be your forever fans.  We may not get a tattoo with your name on it, but we will send you a shirt. Available…

Art Studio: Final Project

This fall, over 20 students from Cameron Elementary junior high participated in our Art Studio program.  Meeting twice weekly, the students explored a variety of media, ending in a collaborative mural project (paint on canvas). We think the results are absolutely amazing–and available for all to see in the front hall of River City.

Christmas Giving Catalog

With great anticipation for what God will do in this next year, we happily present to you our 2015 Christmas Giving Catalog.  Thank you, thank you for considering a gift to R CITY. Click here to give online.

Enrichment Semester: Completed

This semester, R CITY completed its first term of enrichment programming.  Twice weekly, over 40 youth ages 11-14 would take the short walk over from Cameron Elementary with Brandon Green (Community Center Director).  Once at River City, they split between two program offerings: Hoops & Homework and Artist’s Studio.  The programs were supported by a team of a dozen committed volunteers…

River City Kids: Meet R CITY!

One of the things I fiercely hold as a mother is a desire for my children to care for our neighbors around us, and to dream big of the impact they can make on the hard things of our world.  As a mother and executive director, the R CITY launch seemed to me a perfect time to bring this lesson to life…

The Directors

Brandon Green is a life long resident of the city of Chicago and an Associate Pastor at River City Community Church and Center Director of River City Community Development Center located on the west side of Chicago, where he seeks to minister in both the church and community. Brandon is a husband to Brigitte and a father to Jacob, Julien and Arabella. Elizabeth Galik…