• 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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    • March 12, 2016
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    RFF contributes to North Lawndale Eagles 2016 Banquet

    We were honored to be able to help support the North Lawndale Eagles Youth Program and the Eagles Football Team Banquet Ceremony on March 12, 2016. This grassroots community-based seasonal football program has nobly serviced the community for over 25 years and continues to provide youth sports development programming for at-risk Chicago students. See more

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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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    • August 20, 2015
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    Riot Fest Foundation partners with Chicago Fire to bring Soccer Clinic to Lawndale

    The clinic, run by Chicago Fire coaching staff, will take place from 1:00 to 2:30 pm on the Nike Artificial Turf Field – accessible via W 18th St & S California Ave – in Douglas Park.  The event is free of charge for Lawndale youth ages 6-18. To reserve a spot, use the following link:https://goo.gl/forms/SZEfyQTR1w. For

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