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We are going VIRTUAL!

At this year's "Party with Purpose" Gratitude Gala, we will be honoring our amazing students, volunteers and staff by sharing 10 Success Stories on 10-10  (yes, it was hard to narrow it down to just ten). Prepare yourself to be impressed when you hear how we got started; what are workforce and job skills training program looks like through the eyes of our current students; hear updates from our graduates; and see how we have quickly pivoted our operation during Covid-19 to meet the needs of our students and our community with the hard work of our volunteers and staff.

We are thrilled that Jahmal Cole, champion of social justice and founder and CEO of MY BLOCK MY HOOD MY CITY  will be our guest speaker. Jahmal Cole's mission is to build a more interconnected Chicago on the pillars of service and education. We are equally as excited that Val Warner, Emmy Award-winning host of Windy City LIVE, ABC 7 Chicago's popular afternoon talk and entertainment show, will be our guest host for the evening. 

In addition to sharing our stories, we will have the opportunity to hear uplifting poetry and spoken word from our students and listen to some smooth jazz from Curt's Board Member, Jeff Mackevich. 


Get Ready to Party With Purpose with Us!

Unlike most virtual events, food will be available, allowing us to continue our tradition of "breaking bread" with our community.

Our silent auction will go live on October 1st.

Please check back and start bidding on our amazing gift baskets, experiences and more. 


Please remember to purchase your tickets today. 

*Note that a link to our virtual event will be sent to all registrants a few days before our event goes live.

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We understand that this is a difficult time for so many. If you'd like to attend our event, we are offering all registrants the option to pay what you can to join our virtual event.


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