Empower Youth in Back of the Yards

Meet Diana M. Diana M. is an 18-year-old attending high school in a neighborhood called Back of the Yards. This area is identified by Chicago as one of the “most in need of safe and authentic spaces (in the city).” Diana currently attends our program at Curie...
The Magic of Impact: How RISE is growing during the pandemic

The Magic of Impact: How RISE is growing during the pandemic

RISE Chicago has been hard at work during the pandemic. We’ve been hard at work building our team and “racing” to help Chicago’s youth by joining the Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence, this past week for a virtual walk or run.  During these...
Three Cheers for Volunteers!

Three Cheers for Volunteers!

Author: Brian Boros, R.I.S.E. Board Member Way back in February, 2020, Chicago’s emerging nonprofits came together for the 8th Annual Chicago Volunteer Fair. What does that mean for us at Guitar Over Guns’ Chicago R.I.S.E. program? Thanks for asking. That means our...
A Sneak Peek at College Life

A Sneak Peek at College Life

Author: Brian Boros, R.I.S.E. Board Member Guitars Over Guns’ Chicago R.I.S.E. program is where mentorship and music meet. These mentors created magic with our high school students who were engaged in a special Columbia College campus tour, while mentors facilitated...
Windy City Groovin’

Windy City Groovin’

On September 27th, our Miami and Chi Town teams reunited at the Skokie Country Club for our first-ever Chicago Living Room Concert! This lively gathering of friends brought together a community of first-time supporters and longtime fans to enjoy epic live performances...