Albany Park is a neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago and happens to be one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the country — more than 40 different languages are spoken among its residents. As a lot of these families are immigrants, the APCC exists to support them — and all residents of the neighborhood — as they strive toward the American dream with early education, after-school programs for kids up to age 12, and adult and continuing education programs.
For our Give Back, each one of us were sent to a different classroom to assist with a project the kids and the center are working on to put together string art. With this kind of art, nails are hammered into wood boards in fun patterns, then strings and yarn are tied and strung throughout the pattern to create beautiful works of art. The art will be hung up throughout the center, and some of it auctioned off to raise money for the center.