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"We are truly a commmunity"

May 07, 2020 - “The need is up by a lot right now, up by around 75%,” Spencer, a volunteer at West Suburban Community Pantry shared tha...
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BeYOUtiful Empowerment Portraits

March 11, 2020 - As Ms. Marion called the after school meeting to order the young women began by grabbing an affirmation from the jar and...
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"We are so proud of these beans because they survived the hurricane. They are strong"

March 09, 2020 - The students gathered outside of an Econo Supermarket just outside of San Juan on a Saturday morning with pencils in han...
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create, invent, tinker, explore, & discover with Makerspace

March 04, 2020 - “ A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of t...
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“What does it really mean to be kind anyway?”

February 12, 2020 - “ What does it really mean to be kind anyway?” This question was part of a read aloud from the book Be Kind by Pat Ziet...
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A Wider Family Gallery: Images on Volunteerism

February 03, 2020 - Friends, I am grateful to have images so close to my heart featured in this gallery at The Community House in Hinesdale.
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Celebrating Hair care with Heart: S4K Gala 2019

November 12, 2019 - Styles for Kidz hosted their annual Gala Making a Difference '19 on Saturday November 2nd in Oak Park. There were more g...
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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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overcoming & accomplishing: recent Grads with Foster Progress

July 23, 2019 - Foster Progress celebrated their recent high school graduates with a Scholarships Awards Dinner in Chicago. It was a joy...
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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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when they are all our kids

May 07, 2019 - “We live in a world in we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my pr...
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learning from our children

March 27, 2019 - May we stay curious about people & not assume we have much of anything figured out. May we assume we have more to learn...
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a few things I have learned about my faith from those of different faiths.

January 21, 2019 - When I capture images I am often trying to remember a feeling, a moment framed in my mind, part of a story that can stan...
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2018 was a great year for sharing your story & here is to capturing 2019!

January 09, 2019 - As I reflect on all the moments captured in 2018 I am exceedingly grateful to have been invited in to YOUR story!! Thank...
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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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