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"Meet The Need": Day 36 | Journey House, Cherise Myers

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Listen: Day 36 of 50 in our Meet The Need campaign goes to Journey House, a community infrastructure in the diverse Clarke Square neighborhood that provides educational opportunities, reduces unemployment and crime, strengthens families, and revitalizes the community. With presence all over the near South Side, including a converted church and movie house, Journey House is a testament to the effectiveness of a multi-pronged approach to serving a community.

In these pieces, Development Director Cherise Myers shares a few highlights of the work they do at Journey House:

-What does somebody says when they take a tour of Journey House for the first time:

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-A young man came to Journey House to get involved in their football program because his parents thought he needed some structure -- little did they know, he would get a lot more:

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-After an adult could not communicate with emergency workers when her daughter was in danger, she decided to go to Journey House and take their English Learners course:

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-A little bit of history -- over the course of 40 years, how they went from being a volunteer program serving youth named Happy Moon to their current day operations:

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To learn more about Journey House, visit their website, and if you'd like to help Journey House meet their needs this holiday season, learn how you can help here.

Produced by: Adam Carr