Embarc's Virtual Spectacular supporting Embarc

Support Embarc's COVID-19 Response

Embarc students are more isolated now than ever before

Already systemically disadvantaged, they now face disruptions to their schools, economic uncertainties and the challenges of physical distancing to their relationships. Embarc knows that the experiences and relationships we provide are even more critical for young people in this crisis. With our decade-long history of dramatically changing student outcomes, we’re uniquely qualified to support Chicago’s young people. 

Embarc is transforming its work to meet our students' changing needs. We are: 

  • Dramatically expanding our Emergency Fund Grants to help students, alumni and their families pay for rent, food and any other financial challenges. We've provided nearly $100,000 in emergency funds and will continue to meet our young people's needs 

  • Providing direct coaching for graduating students whose postsecondary plans are now uncertain

  • Working closely with teachers in their new distance learning environments to implement experiences, connection and social-emotional learning into their digital classrooms

  • Creating virtual experiences and curriculum accessible for all Embarc students.

We’re calling on our community to support our students and schools with the experiences, connections and relationships they deserve through this crisis and beyond. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Thank you to The Reva & David Logan Foundation.

The Reva & David Logan Foundation is a Chicago-based family foundation that provides strategic grants to support social justice, the arts and investigative journalism both in Chicago and around the world. You can help us unlock a $50,000 match from The Reva & Logan Foundation during the Virtual Spectacular!

Have a question about your donation? Contact staciaholden@embarcchicago.org

The Virtual Spectacular

Thursday, May 28

Join Embarc's Virtual Spectacular on Thursday, May 28! We're bringing our community together to support our students, teachers, alumni and families whose lives have all been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The livestreamed show will be available right here on May 28, 7pm CT - no login or Zoom muting necessary! 

All donations of $100 will be entered in a drawing for official Blackhawks gear! One randomly-selected winner will receive a signed jersey, stick puck and photos. Donate by 11:59PM CT to qualify! 

Virtual Spectacular Schedule:
6pm: Embarc Happy Hour! 

Learn to make specialty cocktails, hosted by Chicago Style.

7pm: The Virtual Spectacular Begins! 

Check out the all-star lineup, hosted by Sarah Spain: 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Hannibal Buress

The O'My's

David Ross

Roy Wood Jr.

Tom Higgenson of the Plain White Tees

The Remedy

Embarc students and alumni

Embarc CEO Imran Khan