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Why Are 1,000 People Doing Yoga in the Same Room? Because of This Woman!

Rich Polt | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Does a person who perspires a lot -- say a personal trainer or certified yoga instructor -- possess a greater capacity to transform innovative ideas into realities? I have no way of knowing, but after meeting Sarah Gardner, I'm inclined to say hell yes!

6th Graders Flex Their Social Media Muscles for Change!

Zachary Hayes | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Zachary Hayes

Youth today are being raised in a digital community that is astounding in its breadth and power. However, certain practices and trends affecting these fledgling digital citizens, particularly those in social media, can be more than troubling.

Corporations Taking a Stand for Public Education

Jamal Cornelious | Posted 02.03.2013 | Chicago
Jamal Cornelious

Citizen Schools partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities. We are promoting student achievement, transforming schools and re-imagining education in America.

Citizen Schools Illinois -- The Struggles and Satisfactions in the Back of the Yards

Jake Oher | Posted 02.02.2013 | Chicago
Jake Oher

It was amazing to see my students engaged, taking information they had learned in their apprenticeship programs and applying it to real life examples. Because of this apprenticeship, some students now look at the world in a whole new way.