By The Hand breaks ground on addition

By The Hand Club For Kids broke ground over the weekend on a new $8 million, 30,000-square-foot addition to its 416 N. Laramie Avenue location. The expansion will allow Moving Everest Charter School, who leases the facility during the day, to serve another 270 students in sixth through eighth grade starting in August 2020.

Austin groups compete in ‘elevating voices’ fair Saturday

Three organizations doing work in Austin – A Long Walk Home, Chicago Freedom School, and Communities United-Voices of Youth in Chicago (VOYCE) – will participate in the June 1 event at Columbia College Chicago. The organizations, which are supported by the Bright Promises Foundation, will compete for a $10,000 grant.