The League of Awesome Possibilities started because the Awesome Foundation of Chicago believed in an idea. Their initial funding (with a lot of elbow grease) started a series of cafe installations, a small business valentine initiative, and the connections and conversations that led me to this point. Without them, a whole series of delight would not have been possible.
In my original proposal, I included the idea of hosting possibility potlucks in empty storefronts in my neighborhood. The reality was, it took a lot more conversation, trust building, and frankly, serendipity to get to the reality of hosting these events. The first grant went into the cost of making this prelude of projects happen. (and I am sure glad it did!)
That is why I am coming to you with an opportunity from GOOD magazine to help make that initial concept a reality. Paired with the remaining Awesome grant, this extra $500 will help clean, brighten, and make dinner party ready an empty storefront in the Ravenswood and Lincoln Square neighborhood. This dinner party will host, business owners, leaders, and neighbors to chat about what is needed to keep our neighborhood vibrant.
Help make this a reality by voting here by Sunday, April 29th! Spread the word!