Unsung Chicago: How People Make a Difference in the City, World

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Posted
: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

How are people making a difference? The Red Line Project introduces you to three people and organizations that are making the community better -- in ways that you may not know about.


 Jenny Schlueter PhotoTree House addressing cat population in city
Jenny Schlueter (left) is the director of development at Tree House Humane Society in Edgewater. She and others at the organization work tirelessly to help keep the city's cat population under control. “I’ve always loved animals my entire life,” she said.  “I always felt that I was destined to help animals.”

 

 


PED Courtesy PhotoGlobal education organization rooted in Chicago
Pangea Educational Development, a global education organization, was founded last year by three 20-somethings -- Andrew Bauer, Drew Edwards and Kevin Oh -- who work out of an apartment in Wrigleyville. Their work has reached as far away as Uganda (right).

 


Raven Theatre Photo by Monica CarterRaven Theatre's arts program reaching CPS
The Edgewater theater is known for bringing communities on the city’s North Side together through the arts. Its after-school outreach program, Take Flight, works with Chicago Public Schools students and has garnered attention from The National Endowment for the Arts.

 

 

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