Why the “Story Week” Literary Festival is Winning So Many Grants

Latino causes have been gaining a lot of steam with Chicago funders these days, especially causes that bridge gaps in English literacy and student performance. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that a Latino-targeted literary festival would be collecting grant money from a variety of sources.
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Woods Fund Improves Youth Creative Writing Program in Chicago

It's possible that the book you're reading was written by a graduate of the Young Chicago Authors' program. Thanks to support from the Woods Fund of Chicago, the program has gotten a major boost in attendance and success. Woods funds grants for community organizing, public policy, capacity building, and arts and culture every year. Arts and culture grants like the one Young Chicago Authors received generally range from $8,500 to $15,000.

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