WJW Stands Up for the Homeless

Michelle, Maggie, and Connor attended Renaissance Social Services‘ “Stand Up for the Homeless” event earlier this summer. The comedy event featuring comedian Jared Logan was hosted by Renaissance’s Associate Board at the legendary Zanies Chicago comedy club. Maggie and Michelle serve on the Associate Board and were integral in the planning of the fundraiser. It…

Elizabeth and Michelle volunteer at The Kilpatrick Renaissance garden

Elizabeth and Michelle returned to The Kilpatrick Renaissance to volunteer with Renaissance Social Services and the Kilpatrick Garden Club for a Community Garden Beautification Day. They spent the day preparing the garden for senior residents and community members to later plant their desired fruits, veggies, and flowers, as well as helping some of the residents realize their garden plot…

WJW receives Hands on Partner award from Territory NFP

Several members of WJW and their guests recently attended the Build Territory event, an after-work gathering and fundraiser to support Territory’s urban design program for Chicago teens. In addition to co-sponsoring this event, WJW was also honored to receive a Hands on Partner award from Territory in recognition of our collaboration and involvement with this non-profit organization!…

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…