Community / Organization

Henry Williams Love Foundation

The Henry Williams Love Foundation (HWLF) has been established to provide short-term supportive services, programs, and projects to youth and families in need. The activities are organized by four areas of focus: emergency services/unexpected loss, Women in Culinary Arts, Technology Uptake, and Arts Influence. The organizations focus on technology and art programming aligns with the mission and goals of CLX. It is very important with HWLF to stay connected to the pulse of educational programming in Chicago, as our mission is not to be duplicative in our efforts, but to fill noted gaps in an innovative way. HWLF works with schools to deliver its "Homeroom Poetry" program which compliments poetry units in making students feel more confident in their creative writing, reading, and performance. Each Homeroom Poetry engagement ends with a family open mic event. The organization also successfully piloted a technology mentoring program for girls called The Shuri Project in Summer 2018. The Shuri Project will be expanding across Chicago in 2019 and will make its global debut in Africa in Summer 2019. A new art program and several new STEM programs will be piloted in the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019, respectively.