Category: Events

Artists That Spark – An Inspiring Evening

Thank you to everyone who supported Kaleidoscope at Artists That Spark in July! We are grateful for all of the talented performers who shared their passions with us. It was a unique evening filled with laughter, entertainment and inspiration! Hats off to Kaleidoscope’s Associate Board for hosting such an extraordinary event! Sunflower Summit (Sunflower Summit) […]

Meet Karlyn

Karlyn came to Kaleidoscope through our Find Your Future program, and we are honored to have been a part of her journey. Today, she is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice, and she continues to help youth at Kaleidoscope by volunteering with our Arts Camps, inspiring us all with her poetry […]

Kaleidoscope FRIENDraiser a blazing success!

Kaleidoscope welcomed over 100 guests at last night’s Spark at Connection Event at Chicago’s Ignite Glass Studio. Joined by both new and familiar friends, community partners, generous sponsors, donors, and young artists the night was dedicated to learning about the importance of forming and maintaining relationships among Kaleidoscope’s youth, families and communities. Kaleidoscope Executive Director […]

Register now! Kaleidoscope’s Friendraiser at Ignite Glass Studios is here

  Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and greet with Kaleidoscope! Join us for happy hour on November 3, 2015, from 6-8pm at Ignite Glass Studio.  This venue offers a unique space for you to get to know Kaleidoscope staff and our Board of Directors. You will also hear from some of the amazing youth […]

Kaleidoscope receives over 100 children’s books from the American Lawyers Alliance

Kaleidoscope youth will enjoy the stories from over 100 books donated  by the American Lawyers Alliance (ALA). Kaleidoscope Executive Director Kathy Grzelak received the books on the Agency’s behalf at the ALA’s Annual Meeting July 30, 2015 in Chicago. The ALA is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting education of the legal system throughout the […]

Former Kaleidoscope Youth Kicks Off Child Abuse Prevention Month

On April 1, 2015, former Kaleidoscope and Find Your Future Kid Ryan Henson courageously spoke about his own experiences at the Chicago kick-off to Child Abuse Prevention Month at the James Thompson Center. Kaleidoscope thanks Ryan for continuing to be an advocate for key services within the Illinois Department of Children and Families youth. To […]

Give Thanks. Give Tuesday.

#GivingTuesday: Kaleidoscope takes part in global movement of giving The holiday season is here. It is a time of spirit and celebration. We give thanks on Thanksgiving, shop deals for our loved ones on Black Friday, and surf the web on Cyber Monday. Now we have a day dedicated to giving back. On #GivingTuesday (this […]

Find Your Future Program Celebrates 10 Years, Thanks 200 Illinois Businesses for Involvement

Kaleidoscope will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Find Your Future this week, a DCFS sponsored program, which pairs college students to internships with businesses statewide. Over 200 business have provided mentorship and guidance for our interns since the inception of the program. The closing luncheon celebrating the accomplishments of the 2014 class of interns will […]