What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is an International day of giving that follows black Friday and cyber Monday – a day to give back to the charity of your choice after all the days of spending. Last year, #GivingTuesday raised $177,000,000 in 98 countries - in one day! If you are not familiar with #GivingTuesday, please click that link (www.givingtuesday.org) to learn more about it.
The Chicago Center for Arts & Technology is focused on the the power of unifying communities, the connection between art and technology, and the benefits of teaching in an inspirational, beautiful environment.
CHICAT aims to uplift the North Lawndale, Little Village, and Pilsen neighborhoods, while embracing the culture and values of the individuals that live there. This symbiosis enables CHICAT to be more than a place for accessing education and employment. Rather, CHICAT is a movement. It is a center for meaningful change in individuals and progress in our society.
CHICAT opened its doors in Spring, 2017 to offer life-affirming after-school arts and technology education for students and innovative vocational training for adults, fueled by creativity and the passion to leverage community strengths, interests, and wisdom.
- The CHICAT movement works from these principles:
- Environment shapes behavior
- Every human being is an asset and every life is valuable
- Design thinking solves human problems and expands human possibility
- Being engaged in the broader conversation matters
- Creativity fuels enterprise.