CLOZTALK partner Active Transportation Alliance advocates for walking, bicycling, and public transit to create healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities in Chicago and its surrounding neighborhoods. Executive Director Amy Rynell recently wrote about a fatal bicycle crash in Chicago and how it's representative of a much bigger issue with the city’s bike network. Read the Chicago Sun-Times op-ed about the urgent importance of building a citywide network of concrete protected bike lanes in Chicago.
Heart House uses innovative after-school and summer educational programs to combat poverty and promote equity for refugee children living in Dallas. The nonprofit's social-emotional learning programs increase academic performance, improve mental health, and establish a pathway to success for each child – in school and in life. Executive Director and CEO Tori Hobbs recently interviewed with NBC-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth to share their mission.