Additional Summer Opportunities

posted May 2, 2017, 12:20 PM by L Williams   [ updated May 2, 2017, 12:21 PM ]

We continue to update summer opportunities that you might be interested in.  Be sure to scroll down.  One Summer Chicago deadline is MAY 15!

We also update events you might want to attend.  Several events next week are at Parker:

Finally, check out this amazing opportunity at Free Street Theater! No preparation required for tonight'saudition.

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    Free Street Theater
    1419 West Blackhawk Street, 3rd Floor of the Pulaski Park Field House, Chicago, Illinois 60642

This summer, Free Street rolls out (literally!) a new performance that celebrates joy, resilience, and every day miracles in Chicago. Based on stories collected all around the city, Los Milagros/The Miracles is a modern day pageant wagon play performed on modifed Radio Flyer wagons. Often funny, always celebratory, Los Milagros/The Miracles asks how every day people are surviving hard times.

We are currently looking for collaborators of all ages to join the creative team that will develop this project over the next four months. Previous experience with theater or writing is not necessary. We are looking for people who want to develop their skills as storytellers, writers, facilitators, and performers. Above all, we are seeking collaborators with diverse points of view, who are comfortable working in neighborhoods across the city and who are invested in a politics of liberation. This is a four-month commitment with some modest pay, and lots of space to build, create and connect. 

Auditions are Tuesday, May 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30pm. You do not have to prepare anything in advance, but you should plan to stay for the whole time - this is a workshop style audition where we will play, write, and talk together. Orientation for the project is Saturday, May 13th at 10am. Performances are July 24 and 27August 1, 11, and 18. Rehearsals will be scheduled with the creative team.

For more information, contact Artistic Director Coya Paz at

Please let me know if you have questions or other suggested posts!
S. Elliott

On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 8:06 AM, Shanti Elliott <> wrote:
Good Morning, Students!
Happy May Day!
Below is a quick reminder of the CFS fellowship -- note extended deadline!  Please see me if you have questions.
Also, today is the last day to apply for this free great coding camp opportunity.
And, if you want information about Chicago May Day today, here's the main website.  
All the best,
S. Elliott

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From: Chicago Freedom School <>
Date: Mon, May 1, 2017 at 6:06 AM
Subject: Deadline Extended! Applications for the Freedom Fellowship due May 6th!

"The revolution has always been in the hands of the young." 

-Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party

Young people ages 14-17 who identify as Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Middle Eastern, multiracial and/or youth of color...

Are you passionate about social justice?

Are you looking for tools to make positive change in your community?

Do you want to build diverse friendships and a family with like-minded peers and supportive adults? 

Do you want to develop your voice, skills, and power to fight injustice? 

Join Chicago Freedom School's 


Applications due May 6, 2017

During the Fellowship, you will....
  • Learn about the history of social movements
  • Study current issues like racism, access to healthy food, school to prison pipeline, sexism, heterosexism, violence and peacemaking, climate change, and more
  • Develop leadership and community organizing skills
  • Design and lead action to make change in schools and communities
  • Go on an overnight Healing Retreat
  • Make friends and have fun!
For more information contact Tony, (office) 312.435.1201 or