Friday, February 19, 2010

Community Walls 2010

In two weeks, the hostel will launch the 5th year of the Community Walls project in partnership with Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. The program asks young people what it's like to live in their community. With the help of volunteers, the girls learn about culture and investigate that of their own and their neighborhood in order to create an original mural that shares their experiences. The murals are displayed at the hostel to give our guests a glimpse into life in Chicago and its suburbs.

Community Walls is just one of several educational programs the hostel brings to the local community. From basic travel preparedness to intercultural understand, hostel volunteers and staff help 1500 travelers and students get ready to explore their world each year.

This year we are celebrating HI-Chicago's 10th Anniversary - and ten years of educational programs! Come join us on February 26, 8pm - 12am, at Waterhouse Tavern and Grill (3407 N Paulina) to raise a glass. The $30 cover includes all you want of domestic beer, wine, cocktails, sangria - and a donation to support the hostel's educational programs! Email with any questions.

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