Operation Warm Coat Giveaway

This event will be happening on Saturday, October, 24, 2015 at The New Roseland Community Hospital

Located: 45 W 111th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60628

10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m

Kids Ages: 2-17 years old
Sizes: 2T- XXLarge

**Kids MUST be present to receive a coat ***

For more information please contact:

Maria G Chavez (External Affairs)
773-995-3209
mchavez@Roselandhospital.org

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Mini Mural Workshops with Steven Gordon

I recently made a connection with a native of Chicago, whom has an amazing talent and has confirmed that he will be a part of the Xspanding Minds arts program.

He will be teaching school aged students, different styles of painting. Some of these styles include; Oil Painting, Water Colors, and Acrylic.

He is self taught, and has been in the field for fifteen years. He currently has thirteen murals, throughout Chicago’s Southside.

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Steven recently got interviewed on one of his mural sites. Please check out the video, to learn a little about how and why he is attempting to uplift some of the uglier places within the city.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/3293055-beautifying-the-city-one-block-at-a-time/

If you are interested in Steven Gordon teaching the Mini Mural Workshop at your learning facility, please contact Tina Payne at xspandingmindsinc@yahoo.com

Mini Mural Workshop (5 week program)

S. Gordon Fan Page

Check out “Chicago Career Fair – Meet Your Next Employer at Our Job Fair – iPad Giveaway”!

Check out “Chicago Career Fair – Meet Your Next Employer at Our Job Fair – iPad Giveaway” on Eventbrite!

Date: Fri, Oct 23

Location: The Congress Plaza Hotel

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-career-fair-meet-your-next-employer-at-our-job-fair-ipad-giveaway-tickets-15389455275?aff=ebapi&aff=eanddiscpick&ref=eanddiscpick

Xspanding Minds is now on Tumblr!!!

Hello Xspanding Minds!

We are slowly connecting to some of the more lively social networks. And we’ve finally gotten to connecting with the Tumblr outlet. So, please do follow the link below and link up with our page.

Hope to see you there, and don’t forget to say hello 🙂

Xspanding Minds Tumblr Page

Rest Peacefully Bobbi Kristina Brown

In recent news, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has passed away. I can’t imagine what Bobby is experiencing right now with this recent loss of his daughter.

I wanted to personally send condolences, to him and all whom were affected by this tragic event. I hope that you all will be able to find, some form of peace after this particular situation. Keep your head up ❤

Rest In Peace #BobbiKristinaBrown ❤

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Xspanding Minds Facebook Page

IEI at Princeton Elementary School 🏫 Provides Eye Exams to CPS Students

Just found this helpful resource, and figured I would share it with those of you who live in the city of Chicago.

Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton Elementary School provides eye care for students from the Chicago Public Schools.

Appointments:

Call 312-949-7990

Walk-Ins: 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Afternoon hour appointments only.

Glasses 👓 Pick-up: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Mon-Fri

Street Art In Chicago

I have this fascination with street art. I’m not sure at what point in my life, this became an interesting thing to me. But, it definitely has a place in my heart.

I see street art as a form of expression. Which allows the artist 🎨 to express themselves within a uncomfortable setting. Street art of course is considered vandalism, which means that the artist 🎨 was not in the best of circumstances. At the same time, they were able to create something special that will be around for years, and for many eyes to see.

I can appreciate the gift they bring to the world. The gift of art 😊 I have created a program, that will be offered to the youth attending Xspanding Minds facility. Which will focus on this skill. If we have the opportunity to create some art around the city (with permission) of course 😊 This is definitely something I would want the children participating in.

I would like to share a few of the photos that I’ve collected so far. Hope you enjoy, and please do leave suggestions or comments!

Please do check out Xspanding Minds Inc website: http://www.Facebook.com/XspandingMindsInc

Greats! Photo 📷 taken 79th off of Stony Island Street, on Chicago’s Southside. This is on the side of the Regal Theater 🎦 a landmark in the city, most known for showcasing African American entertainment 🎭
Reading Time! Found this photo 📷 on Chicago's Southside, on 63rd & Cottage Grove near the Green Line train. I didn't take an entire photo of this mural, due to it being surrounded by construction. Will go look at it in a few weeks. I love all this stands for. Educating our youth should be a priority to all. Reading is one of the most important things we can teach our youngsters 😁 #EachOneTeachOne
Reading Time!
Found this photo 📷 on Chicago’s Southside, on 63rd & Cottage Grove near the Green Line train.
I didn’t take an entire photo of this mural, due to it being surrounded by construction. Will go look at it in a few weeks.
I love all this stands for. Educating our youth should be a priority to all. Reading is one of the most important things we can teach our youngsters 😁
#EachOneTeachOne

Free Summer Meals Chicago

I found a flier which spoke about issuing free lunches over the summer break.

Please do share this post, and get the word out! A lot of little people will benefit from this program here in Chicago 🙂

You can call 1-800-359-2163 for more details or visit the website at Summer Meals Illinois

Trevor Noah and the Desire for “Other” Blacks

Not familiar with the comedian. But, I definitely understand the point this writing is trying to make.

Yes, there just may be a flip side to this.. -_-

Black Millennials

When Comedy Central confirmed on Monday that Trevor Noah would be replacing The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, there was widespread support — myself included. Only a few hours later, some distasteful tweets came to light, revealing that the South African comedian made some not-too-cool jokes about women, Israel, and Asians.

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 3.47.58 PM As someone who remains hyper-conscious about racial matters, I (surprisingly) wasn’t offended. My Blackness wasn’t the subject of his humor, and I recognize in that fact lies my partiality. But still, I wasn’t perturbed. And fortunately, I’m not alone, with many voicing their support of the comedian and his placement…

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