New Year, New Projects!

Happy New Year! We are so thankful for every experience last year, ever person we helped, every partner we made, and everyone who helped support this organization. It is so important that Henry Williams Love Foundation stays true to its mission. And although we have the heart to help many, we want to ensure that our community-based, non-duplicative, gap filling philosophy of small acts of service is maintained. An online annual report for 2018, will be published on 2/1/18. Again, THANK YOU!


On to 2019! Henry Williams Love Foundation is happy to report our first partnership with the Chicago Public Library-Teen Services Department. We will be launching, Modge Podge Poetry, under our Arts Appreciation focus. Modge Podge Poetry is a makers workshop that guides teens on a personal literary journey that will manifest itself into a poem on canvas. The purpose of Modge Podge Poetry is to empower, provide introspection and creative expression, along with future goal forecasting all wrapped into an art project that teens can take home with them and serve as a reminder of their ambitions.

Modge Podge Poetry is scheduled for the following Chicago Public Libraries:

2/11:   Chicago Bee 4:00pm

2/27:   Thurgood Marshall 5:00pm

3/6:     Canaryville 4:00pm

3/13:   Wrightwood-Ashburn 4:00pm

3/21:   Avalon 4:00pm

4/11:   Edgewater 4:00pm

4/23:   Legler 3:00pm

Additionally, Modge Podge Poetry will be an all-day interactive activity available for attendees of the 4th Annual ChiTeen Lit Fest on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Columbia College Chicago. The ChiTeen Lit Fest (CTLF) is a for-teens-by-teens event that provides a safe and creative space for young adults to unlock and discover their unique voices through the literary arts. CTLF brings together young people from across Chicago to celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art. This event is open to teens ages 13-19.

If you are interested in Modge Podge Poetry coming to your library, school, community center, church, or even corporate setting, please send us an email to and put “Modge Podge Poetry” in the subject line.


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