Kehrein Center for the Arts groundbreaking

On Thursday morning, scholars, parents, stakeholders, and community members convened at Catalyst Circle Rock to break ground on a new center for the arts, a 1,000-seat auditorium.  At the ceremony, the name for this center was publicly revealed for the first time – the Kehrein Center for the Arts.  The center is named in honor of Glen and Lonni Kehrein, the founders of Circle Urban Ministries 45 years ago in the Austin neighborhood.

Catalyst was honored to host over 200 attendees, including U.S. Representative Danny Davis and Alderman Chris Taliaferro. The event was featured in various media outlets, including Fox 32 Chicago, linked here.

Many, many, many thanks to the innumerable supporters that made this celebration such a success and have supported this project for many years!

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Catalyst Spring Break 2018

Catalyst Circle Rock, Catalyst Maria, and Catalyst administrative offices will be closed for Spring Break from March 26-April 2, 2018. Scholars and staff return on Tuesday April 3, 2018. Have a safe Spring Break!

Catalyst Circle Rock Black History Event

Catalyst Circle Rock held their black history program, Arts to Activism, on Tuesday. The program featured ten acts that spanned from the great debate between WEB DuBois and Booker T Washington, covered the women of the Civil Rights Movement and even showed how the music of Motown and hip hop used art as a means of political expression. After months of practice, the scholars did a great job and truly thrived! Amazing work by our scholars at staff!

Black History Assembly 2018

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