Become a Future Maker: CHICAT Giving Tuesday 2018

Join us in a Meaningful Movement of Change!

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 ( to learn more about it.

Our Story

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.  

Our Principles

  • 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. 

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About the Organization

Chicago Center for Arts and Technology (CHICAT)

At CHICAT we elevate our talents, culture and community through trans-formative art studios, sector-driven training. advanced technology and job placement.

United, our communities will become stronger, ignited with hope, opportunity and vitality.

Building community is what CHICAT exists to do. We strive to make an impact in our neighboring Chicago communities with the goal of helping all students change the future. An important part of CHICAT’s educational commitment is to reach and teach as many youth and adults as possible with barriers to academic achievement, the arts, STEAM programs and/or sustained employment. We believe that we all deserve access to the resources necessary to provide a higher quality of life, including socioeconomic stability, interpersonal and professional development, stackable skills and gainful employment at a living wage.