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Education leads to change: Bilel's Story with World Relief

December 20, 2019 - “ I’ve always believed that education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to help the world, ” Bilel Dekhili is...
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Trivia Night at Fat Cat for Foster Progress

October 28, 2019 - Last Wednesday Night Foster Progress hosted a Trivia Night to benefit their programs and vision. Foster Progress empower...
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Sharing about service & its impact on our mental health: Conversations Summit 2019

September 25, 2019 - Students from the Westmont Junior High School & Westmont High School along with the principal of WJHS Mr. Jonak and staf...
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“We’re just happy to have a safe space to lay our heads every night.” GNP: Part 3

August 13, 2019 - I walked into New Life Interim Housing on a frigid February day to warm smiles and kids running around greeting their Mo...
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If you are willing to work hard you CAN change your life: partnering with GNP Part 2

August 01, 2019 - Yvette has been at the Jonquil since last August and the night she got the call from Karen (the manager of the property...
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"Learning to sing in the fire" with Nancy: partnering with Good News Partners Part 1

July 23, 2019 - “In order to gain something, you have to let go of it. You cannot receive with it clenched fists. Through my journey, I...
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Opening day for baseball!

June 17, 2019 - It is baseball season again! The Westmont Youth Baseball Association (WYBA) was formed in 1983 as a cooperative effort t...
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a fine day for a courthouse wedding

March 27, 2019 - The Cook County courthouse building was spilling out onto the street with soon to be newlyweds when I arrived to capture...
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Building the next generation of leaders in conservation: Just one reason I heart The SCA

August 10, 2018 - The Student Conservation Association has 6 crews working throughout the Chicagoland area & I was able to capture them in...
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Women's March Chicago Jan 2018

January 21, 2018 - Yesterday the Women's March in Chicago was estimated to have over 250,000 participants that gathered and marched through...
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hair care with a lot of heart!

November 30, 2017 - Styles 4 Kidz Fall held their Fall Soiree last week and I was able to capture them celebrating the good work this organi...
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dancing towards his dreams

November 08, 2017 - I had the opportunity to meet Nigel and his Grandmother Sonya through Kate Danielson; my dear friend and founder of Fost...
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Early Childhood Education & Adoption Preservation: just 2 ways MFS is empowering

October 19, 2017 - In August I had the privilege to help create images that tell the important stories of Metropolitan Family Services in C...
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football, bracelets, & building friendships: Summer Youth Clubs with World Relief

July 18, 2017 - Last Friday was the last day of our Summer Youth Clubs for World Relief Dupage/Aurora. The summer program brought togeth...
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Kids March to say "We Welcome Refugees" in Chicago

March 27, 2017 - Yesterday my girls and I headed to the "Bean" officially known as Cloud Gate in Chicago to join with kids who organized...
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celebrating in Chinatown! the year of the rooster.

February 07, 2017 - I always love exploring Chicago's Chinatown and one of the busiest and best days to explore and experience Chinatown is...
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in Chicago with MFS

November 18, 2016 - When I was asked to capture employees of Metropolitan Family Services I was excited to show off the creative professiona...
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The ladies of The SCA are at it again

October 28, 2016 - I was invited to capture the amazing ladies of the all female crew of The Student Conservation Association in Chicago on...
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on Devon Ave.

June 23, 2016 - Walking on Devon Ave. the night before Ramadan begins means full carts and strollers, no parking spots (trust me), and c...
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Midsommarfest in Andersonville

June 14, 2016 - After a family lifestyle session in the city this past weekend my husband and I realized it was Midsommarfest weekend in...
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In Chinatown to celebrate the New Year

February 15, 2016 - This Sunday I headed down to Chicago's historic Chinatown with some friends and our kids to celebrate the Chinese New Ye...
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These ladies are on fire!

November 17, 2015 - These women spent the morning sawing down trees by hand and burning invasive species in a forest preserve near Chicago a...
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In the field with The SCA Chicago Crew

August 26, 2015 - I was excited to spend World Photography Day doing what I love and capturing one of the Chicago crews of The Student Con...
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a morning with The Student Conservation Association

July 25, 2015 - It is always an honor to partner with great organizations doing good work! On Friday I was invited to capture a special...
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a world in a classroom

November 13, 2014 - There are men and women from at least 7 different countries with different languages and cultures all gathered together...
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being a neighbor

October 24, 2014 - I spent the night eating Sudanese food, giggling with 2 little girls, and capturing a tutoring session with a volunteer...
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On Arriving

September 17, 2014 - In recent years the number of refugees arriving in the U.S. is between 40,000 and 75,000 people each year and typically...
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A day at the beach with World Relief

September 12, 2014 - I am so excited to be a part of a storytelling project that highlights the programs and services but most importantly th...
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Celebrating with World Relief Chicago

May 18, 2014 - On Friday night I attended and captured images of World Relief Chicago's annual event: Mosaic of Service. This event cel...
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Celebrating the year of the horse in Chicago's Chinatown

February 03, 2014 - I ventured out with my kids and a friend to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood. The day...
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Hawa Images show in Chicago

January 04, 2014 - Need an excuse to get out of the cold and enjoy a hot cup of coffee? Stop by The Common Cup in Rogers Park during the mo...
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