WJW attends Happy Hour for Homes

A large contingent from WJW (Michelle, Maggie, Alexis, Liezel, Lauren, Jacquie, Kat, and Andrew) supported Renaissance Social Services at Happy Hour for Homes last Thursday. The happy hour event had a great turnout, and raised both dollars and awareness to help support Renaissance’s important work in the City of Chicago. The agency seeks to end homelessness in the…

Hope Manor Garden Project

Members of the WJW staff spent a recent Friday afternoon helping to set up a new garden plot for resident use on the grounds of Hope Manor I Apartments, a project completed by WJW for the Volunteers of America of Illinois in cooperation with the Illinois Housing Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Located in West Humboldt…

Michelle volunteers at Cameron Elementary

This past fall, Michelle volunteered with a group of middle school students at Cameron Elementary School in Humboldt Park through AIA Chicago’s Architects in Schools program. The Community Interface Committee (CIC) of AIA Chicago developed this program, and this semester the program expanded to run at 2 schools concurrently. “Architects in Schools is an initiative focused…

WJW Supports RSSI at Summertime Brews

A number of WJW folks attended Renaissance Social Services, Inc.’s (RSSI) Summertime Brews event put on by RSSI’s Associate Board at Revolution Brewing on June 20. Michelle volunteers on RSSI’s Associate Board and has been working with the agency since 2014 to raise awareness and support of their mission to end homelessness in Chicago through…

Jane serves as a panel Moderator for the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

Jane served as a panel Moderator for the 2017 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. The topic of her panel was Innovation – Health and Housing. They discussed the strong and growing connection between personal and public health and the quality of the built environment. Jane, along side Mark Stroker and Peter Toepfer, offered practical examples…

Alexis gets schooled!

Alexis and the Community Interface Committee (CIC) of AIA Chicago have been volunteering this spring with 8th graders at Cameron Elementary School in Humboldt Park. For the past year the CIC has been working to assemble the Architects in Schools program to teach design thinking and social agency to eighth grade classes in Chicago Public…