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Please join us for this first-of-its-kind event showcasing the work of the Chicago Lights Urban Farm and Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy program. A limited number of tickets will be available, so click here to get yours before they're gone!






Thank You for Coming to Carnaval!


Our thanks to the more than 500 people who joined us at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on Friday, February 28, for a wonderful evening of dining and dancing to benefit the six programs of Chicago Lights.

Through your generosity, Carnaval raised more than $450,000--an event record!--to benefit the six programs of Chicago Lights. Thank you, thank you for your help changing lives.

Please click here to view photos from Carnaval 2014.



Support Chicago Lights at the
Bank of America Chicago Marathon


Planning on doing some serious running this October? Did you know you can support Chicago Lights as you complete your 26.2? Click here for details on how every mile can make a difference for the six programs of Chicago Lights!





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"The biggest draw for us to Chicago Lights, both as volunteers and benefactors, has been the sense of being apart of a strong community that inspires others and leads by example. Chicago Lights has allowed both of us to share the gifts we have been so blessed with while gaining new perspective on the challenges our community faces."

--Craig and Alison Naish



Mark Your Calendar

Volunteer Days
at the Urban Farm
Saturdays through October 2014
Noon to 3:00 pm


Spring Off the Avenue
Friday, May 2, 2014
at the Urban Farm
An evening showcasing the work of Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy and the Urban Farm


Summer Day 2014 Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
or
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3 to 4:30 pm
Room 4G, Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church

Melting Pot Recipe Competition
Thursday, May 22, 2014
at the Urban Farm


Farm Camp and Youth Workforce Development begin
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
at the Urban Farm


Community Cookout
Saturday, June 28, 2014
at the Urban Farm


Bank of America
Chicago Marathon
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Click here to learn how you can run to support Chicago Lights.