Targeting communities with stories to tell and art to create with free, public arts workshops in the near south side.

“Ode to the City” is a grassroots project that uplifts South Side creators with stories to tell by providing free and public workshops, training, and publishing opportunities in poetry, hip hop, writing, and photography. In partnership with Rebuild Foundation, Young Chicago Authors, and Poetry Foundation, we train and empower civically-engaged multigenerational artists from South Side neighborhoods to imagine alternatives for their communities through artistic practice.
— The Ode Team