Locations

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THE NICHOLS TOWER AT HOMAN SQUARE, North Lawndale

Our 5th, 9th, and 11th floor spaces at the historic Nichols Tower are home to our administrative offices, FSM News West, and Real Chi Youth. The Tower serves as the home base for our staff and participants.

 

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NORTH LAWNDALE COLLEGE PREP, COLLINS CAMPUS, North Lawndale

NLCP's Collins Campus is home our In-School Programs, as well as HoopsHIGH.

 

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NORTH LAWNDALE COLLEGE PREP, CHRISTIANA CAMPUS, North Lawndale

At NLCP's Christiana Campus, Free Spirit Media runs In-School Programs.

 

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STAGE 18 CHICAGO AT CINESPACE, North Lawndale

Stage 18 is our newest program site, and functions as the primary location for our Industry Pathways programming.

 

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GARY COMER YOUTH CENTER, Greater Grand Crossing

The Gary Comer Youth Center is one of Free Spirit Media's first partners. The South Side bureau of FSM News is currently based there.

 

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MEDIA PROCESS GROUP, West Loop

Once the home of our main offices, our space at Media Process Group now function as the pre- and post- production lab for our social enterprise, Free Spirit PRO.

 

FOCUSING our programming and recruitment in economically emerging communities on Chicago's West and South Sides, Free Spirit Media operates across 6 program sites with participants representing 40 unique zip codes. We aim to reach Black youth and youth of color, and youth marginalized based on other aspects of their identity such as class, gender, or immigrant status.