The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago joined other social-service agencies to protest the Illinois governor’s budget cuts to childcare assistance programs. WBBM-TV’s Jim Williams’ live interview was among those coordinated by Marj Halperin and team. Watch it here.
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington’s occasionally adopts the persona of “the Fat Nag” to urge readers to adopt healthy lifestyles. Here, she chronicled the success of a husband-and-wife Y members.
Marj Halperin and team worked with NPR’s “All Things Considered” to develop a story on the Y’s Urban Warriors program. The impact? Within two days of the broadcast, the Y had received 200+ email inquiries and praises, and doubled itsRead More
Urban Warriors is a YMCA mentoring program to stem youth violence in targeted Chicago communities. To help recruit war veterans for the program, Marj Halperin and team secured this WGN Radio interview with host James VanOsdol.
Marj Halperin and team leverage clients’ diverse expertise, positioning them as appealing sources for journalists. Here, the YMCA’s Eddie Bocanegra is featured in Cheryl Corley’s report on “cyber-banging” for NPR’s “All Things Considered”.
The 606 opened in June 2015 as the Midwest’s newest gem. This MarketWatch story is one of dozens of national and international stories we managed for The Trust for Public Land.
The Trust for Public Land’s signature Chicago project, The 606, was discussed on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” program by Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin and host Phil Ponce. Watch it here.
Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin writes long-form stories that often serve as an imprimatur of a design project. Here’s one of three glowing reviews he wrote for the June 2015 opening of The 606.
Marj Halperin and team coordinated a letter to the editor of Crain’s Chicago Business co-written by the CEOs of two important Chicago non-profit organizations, a powerful response to state budget cuts to social services in 2015. See it here.
One of several international publications, this feature in The Guardian was months in the making. The result was a beautiful piece which help make The 606 an international topic. See it here.