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