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Erin Riley's Fundraiser:

Swing for Kids Fall '15 Competition

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THE STORY:

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Children across the nation, but especially in Chicago's urban district, which currently faces a $1 billion budget shortfall, aren't getting the access they need to high-quality in-school arts education and social-emotional learning (SEL) opportunities.  Additionally, children in Chicago are heavily affected by the state of Illinois cuts to funding for after school programs, childcare, and teen employment programs. Swing for Kids leverages its unique position as a nonprofit in the arts and SEL space with local supporters of Swing Dance to provide low and no-cost programming to Chicago's most vulnerable youth. 

Our programs serve young people affected by the trauma of community violence and effects of poverty by offering supportive supplemental education opportunities both during the school day and in the after school environment.  Our versatile curricula are based in research on strategies to increase resiliency, reduce negative coping skills, and provide outlets for expression and creativity that lead to gains in the classroom and in life.

Children who participate in Swing for Kids learn to cooperate with their classmates and reduce the likelihood that behavior problems distract from teaching and learning or remove children from their classrooms.  Young participants also gain valuable skills in body awareness, social appropriateness, goal setting, collaboration, and leadership while learning about the history and social fabric that gave birth to the Great American tradition of Jazz music and Swing dance. 

$400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erin Riley

    $25

  • Carissa Remitz

     

  • Bill Mann

    $50

  • Elizabeth Gonzalez

    $10

  • Lauren Haynes

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • DDD

    $20

  • TherapyLand

    $100

  • Frankie Manning

    $100

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The Team: $2,095 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Swing for Kids

Amount Raised

$655

 

22% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Riley

Amount Raised

$400

Fundraiser Title

Ismene Potakis

Amount Raised

$340

Fundraiser Title

Molly McGown

Amount Raised

$310

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Jon Klein

Amount Raised

$220

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Laura Przybysz

Amount Raised

$160

 

64% Raised of $250 Goal

Donor Comments

Frankie Manning

Frankie Manning

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

TherapyLand

TherapyLand

DONATION: $100

As a pediatric occupational therapy clinic, we are excited to help support an organization that promotes development of social skills, motor skills, self-expression, positive interactions with peers, and provides learning opportunities as well as personal support thru the use of music and dance. And to my sister Heather Hughes and her colleagues, I'm proud of all you are doing to be role models for the community's youth! 2 years ago

DDD

DDD

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Lauren Haynes

Lauren Haynes

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Elizabeth Gonzalez

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Bill Mann

Bill Mann

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Carissa Remitz

Carissa Remitz

2 years ago

Erin Riley

Erin Riley

DONATION: $25

2 years ago