Near Northside Summit Shines Light on Health Equity

The discussion of health equity is becoming a common conversation in the Near Northside Community. Community partners understand the importance of what it means to be healthy and how an unhealthy environment can impact lives. Avenue and LISC co-hosted a five hour Health Summit at Leonel Castillo Community Center. The Summit...

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A Journey Like No Other, Part I

In this multi-part series, Avenue Deputy Director Jenifer Wagley, shares her experience as a 2018 Michael Rubinger Fellow. This is Part I. by Jenifer Wagley, M Div, M Ed Some of you might know that in 2018 I received the Michael Rubinger Fellowship from national LISC.  In so many ways...

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Northline Students Help Beautify Their Community

The principal at Burbank Middle School is always working hard to provide a great experience for the children in the community. Several months ago he met with Avenue and brought up the fact that the utility box in front of the school was constantly getting tagged with graffiti. He told...

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Staff Spotlight: Fred Lazare

In a new regular feature on the Avenue blog, we are shining the spotlight on the amazing individuals that make up the Avenue team. Coming from a diverse set of backgrounds, education, work experience, and motivations, each employee at Avenue brings something unique and valuable to our programs and the...

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