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The Woodlawn Community Summit's Youth Poetry Series Awarded a 2nd Annual "Acting Up" Awards

Thursday, June 29, 2017

 The Woodlawn Community Summit's Youth Poetry Series Awarded Acting Up Award!

The Woodlawn Community Summit has been chosen as one of this year's Acting Up Awards winners for the recent Youth Poetry Series with 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner Tyehimba Jess!

In the weeks following On the Table in 2017, The Chicago Community Trust received nearly 300 video submissions describing actionable ideas for projects or activities that could make a real impact on the region’s communities. With the help of Goodcity Chicago, the Trust announced that 71 of those ideas received awards of more than $135,000, to help neighbors take action. The Woodlawn Community Summit’s Youth Poetry Series will receive $2500 for the development of future youth, poetry and literary events.

Watch the winning video HERE!