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Ismene Potakis' Fundraiser:

Swing for Kids Fall '15 Competition

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THE STORY:

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Promotion: Raise at least $200 from 11/2 at 2pm ET to 12/2 at 11:59:59am ET and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of the following prizes: a $100 Japanese Dinner Package, a $100 Dinner at Bristol, a Dance Pass to Lindy on the Rocks 2016 or a Nevermore Jazz Ball 2016 Dance Pass. Click Here for rules. No purchase necessary.

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. 

$340

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sara Cherny

     

  • Vivian Zarouchliotis

    $50

  • Kyle Hankins

    $20

  • That guy who knows comics

     

  • Matt

    $40

  • The Monty Family

    $100

  • Georgia Photo

    $10

  • Mary Beth and Ted Chianakas

    $50

  • Georgia Potakis

    $20

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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

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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

Georgia Potakis

Georgia Potakis

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Mary Beth and Ted Chianakas

Mary Beth and Ted Chianakas

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Georgia Photo

Georgia Photo

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

The Monty Family

The Monty Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Matt

Matt

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

That guy who knows comics

That guy who knows comics

2 years ago

Kyle Hankins

Kyle Hankins

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Vivian Zarouchliotis

Vivian Zarouchliotis

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sara Cherny

Sara Cherny

Yay for baby swing dancers! 2 years ago