November 2: Chicagoing Cares

For the past twenty eight years, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois has offered scholarships to Chicago area children who are academically capable – all of whom come from families deeply troubled by poverty, homelessness, gang or domestic violence, drug use and other seemingly insurmountable challenges. It offers a way for children to break free – an opportunity for Scholars to lift themselves, and by extension their families, out of the vicious cycle in which they are trapped. To learn more visit

This marks Chicago United's 40th year as the catalyst driving business leaders to maximize economic impact for all races. Under the theme, Torchbearers of the Dream: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future, this December 4th event will celebrate the impact Chicago United has had in the areas of education, transportation, housing, affirmative action, economic development and building minority businesses of scale over the past four decades as well as articulating the organization's vision for the next decade. Go to

Mindy Berkson has more than a decade of experience in the infertility field. As one of the first infertility consultancies in the United States, Lotus Blossom Consulting, LLC was founded by Mindy Berkson in 2005 after her own personal battle with secondary infertility. Mindy has guided hundreds of intended parents through the stressful demands of the infertility process by providing professional and compassionate assistance in dealing with the emotional, physical, and financial barriers involved with third-party reproduction. Check out

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