Ready to Play w Knight Moves Chess Club! at AmateAhora Health Expo

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Ámate Ahora visiting with our very own and most distinguished Hector Hernandez. This June he’s celebrating his 35th Anniversary as Director of the Rudy Lozano Branch. One of the most visited libraries of the Chicago Public Library in Pilsen. We also met YOUmedia Coordinator Viviana. (see the pic).

YOUmedia… So the design of the YOUmedia experience is based on the research of Professor Mizuko Ito and colleagues, Living and Learning with Digital Media (2008). This ethnographic study of more than 700 youth found that young people participate with digital media in three ways: (1) they “hang out” with friends in social spaces such as Facebook; (2) they “mess around” or tinker with digital media, making simple videos, playing online games, or posting pictures in Flickr; and (3) they “geek out” in online groups that facilitate exploration of their core interests.

Branch libraries with YOUmedias, offer middle school students an opportunity to take workshops such as Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Digital Music, Digital Video, and Radio/Podcasting. Pretty cool! Uber special bonus YOUmedia is considering capturing the ÁmateAhora Health Expo!

Ready to Play w Knight Moves Chess Club at AmateAhora Health Expo. Check their video out. For more information on KMCC, contact Hector R. Hernandez at or (312) 746-4329.

The Knight Moves Chess Club (KMCC) is also located at the Rudy Lozano branch of the Chicago Public Library, the largest Spanish-language library in the city located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The club was formed in September, 1989 with a $100 contribution from a local businessman which was used to purchase 12 chess sets. The club has been run ever since by Hector Hernandez, the library’s branch manager, a former president of ICA, and an award-winning leader in Chicago’s adult and youth chess scene for more than 30 years.



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The STARS Project Engineering Academy (SPEA) is hosting Our 1st ”Black and White Gala”, held on December 18th, 2013 from 7pm–9pm at the The Castle Night Club, 632 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL. Exclusive VIP Soiree at 6pm.

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SPEA is an engineering academy for grades 9th-12th in the City of Chicago that is committed to prepare our scholars to be exceptional in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and lead healthy lives. SPEA provides a rigorous curriculum to prepare youth for STEM careers. SPEA embraces a healthy student lifestyle with fitness and nutritious meals, while teaching parents and the community about healthy living.

Core Values: STARS HELP*
STARS (Peer Mentoring) H (Healthy) E (Exceptional) L (Leading) P (Professional)

SPEA is committed to…
To Decrease the Academic Gap, Decrease Teenage Obesity, and Increase Graduates Prepared for Engineering Careers.

Held on December 18th, 2013 from 7pm –9pm at the The Castle Night Club, 632 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL.
Held on December 18th, 2013 from 7pm –9pm at the The Castle Night Club, 632 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL.