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Northside Learning Center students help others while preparing for life after graduation

(All photos by Nancy Stone for Nourishing Hope) Almost every week, students from Northside Learning Center High School arrive eager to volunteer at Nourishing Hope’s headquarters. All of the students have what could be generally described as intellectual disabilities or impaired functional abilities. Some communicate verbally; others do not. But they share a strong connection […]

As emergency SNAP ends, worries grow for Chicagoans facing hunger

(All photos by Mateo Zapata for Nourishing Hope) About a year and a half ago, Jonika Jackson moved to Chicago with her two children to start a new life. In doing so, she left behind heartache and hardship in Pennsylvania, where she’d been living in a domestic violence situation, she said. She’s also still reeling […]

‘It runs in the family.’ Feeding the community this Hanukkah season

Community members eat in Deli King of Clark’s dining room in Clark, New Jersey. For Alyssa Lavroff, the Hanukkah season evokes warm memories of food, family and community activism. Serving others? It’s just how she was raised. “I think my grandparents’ own activism in their community is a reflection of their Jewish values and I […]