Urban Initiatives was fortunate to have been asked to run a soccer-based health activity for kids at Mayor Emanuel’s community celebration on May 14th in Grant Park. It was a great opportunity for Urban Initiatives to connect with members of the community and supporters of our new Mayor. The highlight of the day was when Urban Initiatives staff members Simba Gandari and Tom LaClair had the opportunity to meet Mayor Emanuel and wish him well in his new role.
David Axlerod, former Senior Adviser to President Obama and political consultant, also took the time to hear about the work that Urban Initiatives is doing to promote health and education throughout Chicago. Mr. Axelrod was kind enough to take not just one photo with our staff, but a few snapshots, because, as he said, “the lighting just doesn’t look right – let’s take another one!”
Best of luck to Mayor Emanuel and his team as they kick off this term. Urban Initiatives looks forward to helping the Mayor make positive strides in the areas of sports-based youth development and community health!