This summer our Visions Blu students played the role of photojournalists and interviewers in the community, web designers by creating their own portfolio blogs, videographers, editors and presenters.They developed critical thinking, leadership and confidence skills. Quiet students became engaged. Shy students stepped out of their comfort zone and outspoken students challenged the status quo. Visit this site again soon to view their work.
by Karon Hamlet
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is committed to fostering communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. Through philanthropic programs, Cantigny Park and museums, the Foundation helps develop citizen leaders and works to make life better in our communities. The Foundation was established as a charitable trust in 1955, upon the death of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The Robert R. McCormick Foundation is one of the nation's largest foundations, with more than $1 billion in assets. Click here for more information about the McCormick Foundation.
Visions Blu presented its 2nd annual spring benefit, Friday, July 25th at the University of Chicago Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Hosted by current and former Visions Blu students, supporters enjoyed great food & music, a Visions Blu video presentation and a wonderful interactive Salso lesson. If you missed it, we hope you will join us in the future.