BUILD Chicago: Summer of Opportunity

Photo courtesy of BUILD Chicago.

While to many children summer signifies an escape from teachers and schoolwork, to several Chicago Public Schools students the closing of school doors means the loss of a safe haven. Without the presence of positive interaction and mentorship, and extracurricular activities, Chicago youth are vulnerable to gang involvement, violence and drugs. This summer, BUILD Chicago,

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Almost a year-and-a-half later, I still marvel at our new family dynamics.   Our fraternal twin boys were born in May of 2008—without the wonders of modern fertility medicine or a history of multiples in our family. In fact, the idea of conceiving twins was so far from my mental realm of possibility that it