May 3, 2020 //
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Voqal Blog Features Street Level

We love this April 30, 2020 blog post by Voqal featuring Street Level (our youth media arts center) and the work our staff, artists, and young people are doing to amplify youth voices through digital media art forms. Give it a read – and thanks to Voqal for their continued support of our programs! Check …

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April 18, 2020 //
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“Digital Media Redefines Youth Activism” with Chicago Learning Exchange

The Chicago Learning Exchange wrote about their continuing Youth Digital Media Activism (YDMA) initiative, supported by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation; as part of this initiative, Urban Gateways and Street Level will partner with Chicago Votes using YDMA funds to continue a 2018 project which allows young people to explore sharing civic and digital media …

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December 5, 2019 //
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Teen Council Member Promotes Teen Arts Pass on NBC

2018-19 Teen Arts Pass (TAP) Teen Council member Malcolm appeared on NBC Chicago on December 1, 2019 to discuss how TAP allows any teen to experience live arts performances around Chicago for only $5. As Malcolm said, “It seems almost too good to be true, but it’s just that awesome.” Hear more of Malcolm’s thoughts …

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October 23, 2019 //
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Teen Arts Pass Launches New Mobile App

Arts & technology intersect with the new Teen Arts Pass Mobile App, bringing thousands of live performances to teens across Chicago CHICAGO, IL (October 28, 2019) – Teen Arts Pass has launched a brand new mobile app for iOS and Android mobile devices to help enhance teen engagement with live performances.  Teen Arts Pass (TAP) …

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October 15, 2019 //
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Newly Appointed Directors Bring Expertise to Urban Gateways Board

CHICAGO, IL (October 15, 2019) – Urban Gateways is pleased to announce the appointment of two exceptional executives to their Board of Directors. Urban Gateways is proud to welcome Abdur Nimeri and Patrick Talano. “We are thrilled to have Abdur and Patrick join the Urban Gateways Board at a very exciting time in the organization,” …

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September 25, 2019 //
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Arts Alliance Illinois Features Urban Gateways in Member Spotlight

Thanks so much to Arts Alliance Illinois for taking the time to speak with Urban Gateways CEO Eric Delli Bovi and shine a light on our programs in their September Member Spotlight! We’re proud to have an impactful arts advocacy group like Arts Alliance Illinois operating in our state. Check out the Member Spotlight here …

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June 27, 2019 //

Announcing New Board Members: Summer 2019

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2019)​ –​ ​Urban Gateways i​s pleased to announce the appointment of four exceptional executives to their Board of Directors. In a successful search led by ​LPA Search Partners Co-CEO Anna McCormick Kelch,​ Urban Gateways is proud to welcome ​Kelly Coomer, Alicia Lisowski, John Lowell, ​and ​Caleb Matheny​. “LPA Search Partners has …

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June 17, 2019 //
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Street Level Youth Participant Interviewed on WGN

Jakari, a youth participant in Street Level media arts programs, was recently featured on WGN News alongside Covenant House Illinois CEO Cheryl Hamilton to share his story. Check it out below, and thanks to Covenant House for their vital work in support of Chicago youth experiencing homelessness. Listen to the segment here >> Jakari mentions …

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June 4, 2019 //
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Teen Arts Pass Featured on “After Hours with Rick Kogan”

On Sunday, June 2, Urban Gateways President & CEO Eric Delli Bovi joined Rick Kogan on his WGN Radio show to discuss the Teen Arts Pass (TAP) program, the importance of giving young people agency to explore the arts in their city, plus other Urban Gateways programs and happenings. Our thanks to Rick and WGN …

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May 24, 2019 //
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Celebrating One Year of Teen Arts Pass

Celebrating one year of Teen Arts Pass, Urban Gateways plans for the program’s next chapter CHICAGO, IL (May 30, 2019) – Teen Arts Pass (TAP) launched in May 2018 to expand arts participation and equity for Chicago youth. With over 6,000 members and 26 arts partners to date, the program has made leaps and bounds …

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