School may be over for seniors...but our CCIE consultants have plans to continue to grow their passion projects.
We took the opportunity to reflect alongside one of our incredible partners, Stitch Gawd (Emma Mckee) and her “mentees” Bryce and Tesher. Bryce and Tesher describe the impact of working with Emma on their social venture, Junkyrd, We also get to hear Emma’s perspective about what this year has meant to her as a CCIE partner.
Fill the CCIE Project Pool with 1000 projects!
In order for our CCIE consultants to truly discover their interests, passions, and purpose, the CCIE project pool needs to be filled with a vast and diverse range of projects and community partners. Discover and travel across Chicago and pitch CCIE to many organizations and businesses. Create marketing and advertising campaigns, interest surveys, elevator speeches, one pages and much more. Schedule meetings, network with amazing people, and brainstorm how to help organizations solve their problems. All while knowing finding that right CCIE partner or project will inspire your classmate to find their passion.
Students will Work with LRNG to redesign a piece of the LRNG interface, in an effort to create a youth facing platform that delivers a positive and engaging youth experience as well as meet the expectations and needs of opportunity youth in Chicago. Through this experience students will become experts in one or more categories of user experience on the LRNG platform.
Students are compiling stories from formerly incarcerated men at risk for violence or recidivism to showcase their journey. They are creating a multimedia exhibit featuring READI staff’s stories of community activism. The exhibit will be on display in the Austin Branch of Chicago Public Library throughout the spring, starting on May 18th.
Black Strain is interested in providing more opportunities for minorities to own marijuana dispensaries. They are interested in creating a consulting firm that would support black business owners who are passionate about owning and operating their own dispensaries and calling out white America’s double standard in the Drug Wars.
Education affects all students, and yet their opinions are rarely taken into consideration during the creation and implementation of education policies. Through this project students are empowered to provide their voice to the educational platforms for the mayoral campaigns and confront the new Mayor with student demands.
Project Request provides opportunities for African American adolescents in Chicago to make their own clothing, while improving their self confidence. They created their own label, Junkyard, to make designs come to life.