Community / Individual

Monica Wizgird - Chicago Youth Centers

Monica is the Arts and Innovation Coordinator at Chicago Youth Centers. In this role, she visits youth in four different communities weekly with a trunk full of art supplies and a thermos full of coffee. She is passionate about providing creative experiences of quality for youth and families that incorporate STEM topics and foster social-emotional learning. She is also part of CYC's STEAM Team, a group responsible for establishing three Maker Labs and a Maker Studio at CYC as part of a greater effort to provide youth with educational opportunities focusing on STEAM topics such as digital fabrication, robotics, music production, coding and photography.