Students during American Dream Service Day

Over 500 volunteers worked at 20 different locations to further our mission of social justice and lend a hand helping others.

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Chicago cityscape looking north
Real Estate, Roosevelt's Chicago, Social Justice in Action, Alumni

As swanky new apartment buildings encroach on neighborhoods across Chicago and threaten to price out long-term residents, the city faces a pressing need for affordable housing. Roosevelt alumna Jamila Danzy (MS Real Estate, ’17) is rising to the challenge in a new role at her long-time employer.

Covers of authentic Spanish-English children's books in Vanessa Nambo's dual language classroom.
An Inclusive Community, Education, Current Students

For seven years, Vanessa Nambo (MA Reading, ’20) has taught a dual-language class in Mundelein, Illinois. Next fall, after graduating with an MA in Reading, she will start a new role as her school district’s first-ever Spanish reading specialist. Vanessa will also be the first Latina and the youngest reading specialist in Diamond Lake District 76.

Roosevelt alum Richard Bryant (back row, third from right) in the cast of a production of Jab Molassie at the University of Trinidad and Tobago.
Alumni, Performing Arts, Real World Experience

The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago is famous for its Carnival celebrations. In the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, 300,000 revelers fill the streets, dancing to steel-pan and calypso music and flaunting fantastical costumes. Parties begin months earlier and preparations can take a full year.