• May 9, 2018
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    Annual North Lawndale Eagles Football Banquet a Success

    After participating in the 2016 event, we were elated to continue our partnership with the North Lawndale Eagles football team to help support their annual banquet in May 2018. The North Lawndale Eagles is a non-profit company that was founded to provide at-risk youth with a safe alternative to gang and street violence. The program

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    • March 24, 2018
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    Riot Fest helps DPAC throw 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    The Douglas Park Advisory Council held its 2nd Annual Easter Egg hunt on March 24, 2018 at the Douglas Park Cultural and Community Center. Riot Fest donated 100 Easter baskets and cellophane in an effort to contribute to this great event! You can check out more photos from the hunt on the DPAC Facebook page.

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    • February 5, 2018
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    Riot Fest Foundation continues partnership with Chicago SCORES for Literacy in Action Program

    The Riot Fest Foundation is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Chicago SCORES again to maintain the achievements of Literacy in Action, which is a free after school initiative that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning. “SCORES uses poetry, creative expression, hip hop and presentation as tools for building literacy skills, self-confidence and classroom

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    • June 20, 2017
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    Riot Fest Foundation awards grant to Chicago Community Alliance Back to School Festival

    Riot Fest Foundation has issued a grant to the Chicago Community Alliance towards the 28th Ward Back to School Festival. The festival takes place on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at Marshall H.S. Campus Park. CCA services over 2,000 residents for the event, including seniors, parents, and youth. Food, entertainment, and book bags for the students

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    • March 14, 2017
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    RFF partners with Latinos Progresando to introduce guitar lessons at Hammond Elementary

    The Riot Fest Foundation has entered a partnership with Latinos Progresando, a program that works to provide resources, community initiatives, and cultural activities to immigrant families in the Little Village & Marshall Square neighborhoods. Specifically, the $2,000 grant will go towards after school guitar instruction for students at Hammond Elementary School for three 12-week sessions. “Music

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    • March 14, 2017
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    RFF awards grant to Youth Sports Broadcasting Program HoopsHIGH

    Riot Fest Foundation is honored to issue a grant  to HoopsHIGH, a sports broadcasting program based at North Lawndale College Prep. “HoopsHIGH is an after school and summer sports broadcasting program for high school students based in North Lawndale’s Douglas Park. Apprentice and Advanced crews of 15 youth each meet twice weekly to cover live

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    • February 28, 2017
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    RFF Issues Grant to DPAC for Special Recreation Programming

    Riot Fest Foundation is proud to issue a grant to the Douglas Park Advisory Council on behalf of the Chicago Park District for its Special Recreation programming.  Starting in 1965, the Chicago Park District began training park employees on ways to better serve people with disabilities. Douglas Park serves students with Intellectual and Physical disabilities, Blind

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    • February 9, 2017
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    Riot Fest Foundation issues grant to Chicago SCORES after school programs

    Riot Fest Foundation is pleased to issue a grant to Chicago SCORES, an organization that works to provide after school and summer activity programming to urban youth. Specifically, the grant will go towards two new after school programs – music and chess – that will serve up to 20 students each in grades 4-8, at

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    • February 18, 2016
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    RFF Grants Funds to Pilot Music Program

    Our Lady of Tepayec Elementary School, a school in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, was the recent recipient of a Riot Fest Foundation grant to start an after-school music program for its students. The program will help students in grades 4 through 8 to develop an appreciation for music and foster creative development through hands-on learning. To execute

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