- Issue: Startup charity needing awareness and support
- Beneficiary: The Remix Project
- Date: Oct 23, 2015
Involvement: The CLA hosted "CLAremix" which was an evening of art, music performances, dance and photography. Hosted at Lacuna Lofts in Pilsen, over 200 people attended. The beneficiary for CLAremix was The Remix Project, a local 501c3 here in Chicago. The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and under served communities. Their programs and services serve youth who are trying to enter into the creative industries or further their formal education. The Remix Project provides top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities.
Impact: The event helped to bring awareness and publicity to the outstanding work being done by The Remix Project. The event also gave kids involved in The Remix Project the opportunity to either perform live on stage, or actually sell some of their artwork. Finally, the CLA was able to award The Remix Project with over $6000 as a result from sponsorships and ticket sales!
Quote: "Partnering with The CLA on this event was amazing. They exposed us and our mission to well over 300 people in Chicago, and provided us with some much needed seed capital. Unreal!" -Corey Jenkins, Director of Programming. The Remix Project