• 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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    • December 19, 2017
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    RFF teams up with DPAC for Winter Coat Drive

    Established in October 2016, Douglas Park Advisory Council (DPAC) is a group of innovative, dedicated, focused, creative and critical thinking volunteers located on the Westside of Chicago at Douglas Park Cultural Center. DPAC mission is to provide opportunities to achieve community goals through community outreach, positive communications, and interaction with community residents, park patrons, and

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    • July 15, 2017
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    A Safe Haven 5K Run returns in 2017

    Riot Fest continued our partnership with Douglas Park neighborhood organization A Safe Haven Foundation for its 7th annual 5K RUN! to End Homelessness. This year, the run was held at Montrose Harbor, and took place on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 8:30AM. The first 50 runners to finish each won a pair of 3-day passes to Riot Fest! As an

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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 of $2,500 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

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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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    • 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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    • December 22, 2015
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    Holiday Toy Drive Huge Success

    Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to raise nearly $4,000 for our first Holiday Toy Drive! Funds facilitated the purchase of toys for thousands of children from low-income families in Chicago’s North Lawndale and Little Village neighborhoods. We dropped off toys to local shelters in North Lawndale and passed out more at the Boys

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    • November 23, 2015
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    Karma Cash Program Back for the Holidays

    Riot Fest Foundation is allotting 500 tickets to its 2nd annual Karma Cash program just in time for the holidays. Those who volunteer a minimum of 25 hours with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization will receive a 3-day pass to Riot Fest 2016 (space permitting). Guidelines: 25 volunteer hours must be completed between the dates of

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