"Trash is just a failure of imagination"

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© 2017 Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange

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June 29, 2018

CCRx is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a recipient of a $5,000 award on behalf of the The Chicago Community Trust Acting Up awards.

CCRx plans to use this money for our Teacher 2 Teacher Creative Reuse Workshop series, starting this summer.   

"We asked Chicago teachers to share their best practices of creative reuse in the classroom and are going to share those with teachers from across the city," said CCRx Executive Director Barbara Koenen.  "We are excited to share these ideas and support the creativity of Chicago teachers and their students."

In May, CCRx participated in The Chicago Community Trust’s fifth annual On the Table – coming together in small groups for mealtime conversations to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their communities and to share ideas on what they can do to make a difference.  To encourage On the Table participants to move their ideas from discussion to action and support tangible activities that benefit neighborhoods, the...

June 29, 2018

Drawing Boards, Cameras, Projectors, Oh my!

CCRx' first Teacher 2 Teacher Donation Drive welcomed the bounty from a wonderful group of retiring and transferring teachers.  They knew that other teachers could use the supplies they no longer needed, and were happy to share.

Thanks to everyone who took the time.  There will be nice things at the Swap Circle this August -- including a sewing machine, projector, cameras, lots of art supplies, Spanish language texts, children's fiction, drying racks, lots of paper, paint, sharpies, books, manipulatives and more. 

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