Catalyst Chicago

Take time out for fun. Join Catalyst Chicago for our second Classroom Story Slam and be part of our 25th anniversary celebration. Ray Salazar, the WhiteRyno blogger, won the first slam. Who will win the next?

Community Renewal Society

Community Renewal Society celebrates the life of the Rev. Willie Barrow, one of our country’s great Civil Rights leaders.

Watch a short video with footage from Community Renewal Society's Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith in Action Day 2015.

Career opportunities from Community Renewal Society and The Chicago Reporter.

Rev. Curtiss DeYoung

On February 18, 2015, Governor Rauner unveiled his FY 2016 budget proposal with devastating cuts for Illinois families and communities. The next day Community Renewal Society's Executive Director, Rev. Curtiss DeYoung, joined concerned community and faith leaders to protest Governor Rauner's harmful budget cuts.

Faith leaders, community activists and alleged victims of police harassment held a prayer vigil outside the mayor’s office on Ash Wednesday, demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy “repent” for police violence.

Community Renewal Society

We gather to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by putting our faith in action and asking elected decision makers to support initiatives that advance racial and social justice in Chicagoland.

Rev. Curtiss DeYoung

We are at a pivotal moment in the fight for civil rights and I wanted to share my reflections more personally.  Please take a moment to watch the video below, and know that we wish you a happy holiday season and a fantastic new year!


Rev. Curtiss Paul DeYoung

As the father of an African­ American son, I was shocked by the shooting death of Michael Brown in
Ferguson, Mo.


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