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A Memoir, Shaped by Community

Men from Chicago CRED recently participated in the ConTextos Chicago Project, an intensive writing program that incorporates peaceful conflict resolution with the power of personal memoir writing. The authors learned to “read as writers” as they authored powerful memoirs, engaged in constant conversation with their peers to learn how to disagree peacefully and give positive feedback, and finally publish their work in the form of beautifully illustrated books. These stories will be used to create conversations that build empathy with families, teachers, the community and others.

The CRED men have written a rich array of stories that are as varied as they are, each illuminating a personal journey marked by perseverance, hope, and a determination for many new chapters ahead.

Chicago CRED Joins Trevor Noah on The Daily Show On October 17, 2017, Managing Partner Arne Duncan and Community Change Leader Curtis Toler joined Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show" to talk about CRED's critical work. Watch at Comedy Central    Read more at Emerson Collective

Chicago CRED Joins Trevor Noah on The Daily Show

On October 17, 2017, Managing Partner Arne Duncan and Community Change Leader Curtis Toler joined Trevor Noah on "The Daily Show" to talk about CRED's critical work.

Watch at Comedy Central   

Read more at Emerson Collective

15 CRED Participants Overcome Odds to Graduate from High School

Earlier this month, 15 men from Chicago CRED’s first and second cohorts walked across the graduation stage. For many of the men who dropped out of school at an early age and who have faced numerous obstacles throughout their young lives, it was an accomplishment they never expected to reach.

Virgil Abloh Talks Co-Creating a Fashion Program to Help At-Risk Youth in Chicago Read more at Complex

Virgil Abloh Talks Co-Creating a Fashion Program to Help At-Risk Youth in Chicago

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Chicago CRED participant Kalil Warner opens up about his struggles with college in a blog for Education Post Read more

Chicago CRED participant Kalil Warner opens up about his struggles with college in a blog for Education Post

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President Obama Visits Chicago CRED Read more

President Obama Visits Chicago CRED

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Police can't stop Chicago's violence, business community must step up Read more at the Chicago Tribune

Police can't stop Chicago's violence, business community must step up

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Arne Duncan Speaks at City Club of Chicago Read more

Arne Duncan Speaks at City Club of Chicago

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Can Arne Duncan Save Chicago? Read more at Chicago Magazine

Can Arne Duncan Save Chicago?

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Reaching At-Risk Men and Inspiring Hope in Chicago Read more

Reaching At-Risk Men and Inspiring Hope in Chicago

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Secretary Arne Duncan Joins Emerson Collective to Help Disconnected Youth in Chicago Read more

Secretary Arne Duncan Joins Emerson Collective to Help Disconnected Youth in Chicago

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