News and Updates

10 Things To Do With Your Little in Chicago This Summer

Chicago is one of the best cites in the world with so much to do! There is no better city to explore with your mentee, so we put together this list of neighborhoods and activities to get you started.

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Afifa’s BBBSChi Story

My name is Afifa Sharief, and I have been a Little in the Big Brothers Big Sisters for 6 years. BBBSChi is an awesome program. I can’t imagine what I would be doing right now without it. When I first joined, I had no idea what it was, all I knew was that I’d have something to do with someone who was older than me. If you look at me now, you wouldn’t believe that I’m the same person I was when I started.

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Meaningful Change: 2021 Annual Report

While the past year forced us to rethink nearly every aspect of our programming, we’ve made changes built to last. We invite you to learn more about the new services provided, investments made and lives that have been changed because of your support. Together, we will continue to defend the potential of children across Chicagoland.

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Giving Thanks – A Thanksgiving Holiday Recipe Keeps This Match Connected

While this year looks a little different for us all, we hope this holiday season brings new ways to come together and celebrate – starting with a new recipe on the table!

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In Memory of Erika Cornelisen, Executive Director of Alvin H. Baum Family Fund

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Erika Cornelisen passed away on October 7, 2021. Erika was the Executive Director of the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund and a longtime partner of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSChi) and our mission of creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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