Axiom News Archive

From new residential development to public art, The North Avenue District, Inc., a non-profit in Illinois’ Metropolitan Chicago Area, is ensuring everyone has a say in their community.

As an entrepreneur and youth mentor, Kenya Johnson strengthened community bonds in Austin, one of Chicago, Illinois’s 77 community areas.

At Fill My Jar, visitors can find owner Annette Pardun’s homemade toffees, caramels, and barks in special flavours. “We wanted to make it a place where everyone from kids to adults could come in and enjoy,” she says.

Designing programs and developing connections with other service providers, the Quinn Center of St. Eulalia has continued its mission of justice, health and peace for 10 years.

For H. Peter Steeves, the curiosity that led to his career as the director of DePaul University’s Humanities Center and a DePaul University philosophy professor began in childhood.

Tameka Wilson says she chose an internship with a non-profit, Arbor West Neighbors, to continue growing professionally and personally as she works toward a career in art therapy.

Just Roots Chicago, an urban farm, has been helping Chicago Illinois’s Bronzeville neighbourhood flourish since 2017, through food donations, education and Community Supported Agriculture programs where people can receive fresh produce while assisting the farm financially.

An hour at the Mobile Museum of Tolerance (MMOT) can spark connections that last far longer, according to West40 ISC director of professional learning Suzy Dees.

When indoor dining temporarily ended in Oak Park last fall during the Chicago, Illinois suburb’s second wave of COVID-19, some residents took to social media to share their opinions on the balance between public health and small business survival.

Eighty-five per cent of what determines our health is how associative we are: Cormac Russell

In nature, a nest is built by gathering many, many, many, many, small little bits and connecting them productively. Cormac Russell, author of Rekindling Democracy, says that at the heart of matters in our time is nesting.