17 CHI Solutions Menu


17 CHI Solutions Menu



Teams have one week to select the challenge of their choice, draft their vision, and set goals. Teams put their work into action by engaging their communities through events, surveys and media outreach. Here are their solutions.

17 Chicago Solutions

17 Chicago Solutions

Joan Haug Solutions

Joan Haug Solutions

Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School

Real Food, Real Choices!

We design “real food” education that is reflective of culturally sensitive challenges, ultimately driving a substantial and sustainable solution that can be successfully implemented and replicated.

Lincoln Park High School

Fresh knowledge

Fresh Knowledge teaches students healthy eating and empowers them to eat real food, support us, and grow young minds to their full potential.

Lindblom Math and Science Academy


By offering mentoring, special events, and little food pantries, SUPERFood aims to encourage families, peers, communities, and each other to eat real food and lessen the reliance on junk food.

Morgan Park High School

Real Food's Cooking Class

We teach a cooking class to break the junk food cycle and have chefs demonstrate how to make make healthy food for students.

Richard T. Crane Medical Prep

Beyond the Desert

2.7 million residents of Chicago live in food deserts and face nutritional challenges: we empower people to take advantage of the real food to which they do have access.

Roberto Clemente Community Academy

Clemente Chrysalis Courtyard

We are creating a garden for people in our neighborhood to discover the natural world around them on their own.

Danielle Lee Solutions

Danielle Lee Solutions

Al Raby School for Community & Environment

My-Awe-Tis-ome Buddy

1/39 of students attending Al Raby High School are autistic and struggle with communication and social issues. Our team works to increase their development by creating an environment of support through a peer buddy system.

Amundsen High School

Sounds in the City

Sounds in the City is a project that engages students in an exploration of the urban soundscape in order to foster an awareness of the sounds in their environment.

William J. Bogan High School

Science Link Up Day

We are creating a Science Link-Up Day in our Ashburn community to engage women and people of color in discovering post-secondary options in the science field.

Robin Robinson Solutions

Robin Robinson Solutions

Austin College and Career Academy

Austin Community T.R.U.S.T.

By bringing key community stakeholders together to engage in authentic, constructive, and progressive interactions, we are creating safer, more peaceful neighborhoods together, by re-building T.R.U.S.T. (Targeting Relationships Using Supportive Teamwork)!

Chicago Vocational Career Academy

Respect & Serve: Let's Do It Together

Respect & Serve brings youth and police officers together through leisure and service activities and documents their bond to help spread the idea of peaceful convening everywhere.

Harlan Community Academy High School

Peace be Steel

In today's society, many people see the police as their enemy. Do you know some people are afraid of asking the police for help? We offer effective solutions to change this mindset.

Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School

Michele Clark Scholars

Our mission is to help and respond to the needs of the Austin community by bridging the gap among police, schools, community, and businesses.

Urban Prep Academies- Bronzeville Campus

The Bridge Initiative

The Bridge Initiative aims to foster, revitalize, and restore the relationship between youth and law enforcement through legislative proposal, training, and inclusive dialogue that provide opportunities and protections for all citizens.

Wendell Phillips Academy High School


We are team T(teens). A(and). C(cops). T(together). I(in). C(Chicago). S(successfully). In order to build better relationships between youth and police, we conduct workshops with students to address problems and trust issues.

Daniel Rogers Solutions

Daniel Rogers Solutions

Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville

The Bronze Eagle

Money matters more than making it. What’s the point of making money if you don’t know how to properly use it? Money can be your uprise or your downfall — we distinguish how best to leverage money.

Northside College Prep High School

FLAIR (Financial Literacy Action for Immigrants and Refugees)

Our mission is to empower immigrants and refugees in our community to understand the financial system and utilize it to their benefit in a unique, engaging, and culturally sensitive manner.

Chico Tillmon Solutions

Chico Tillmon Solutions

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

CYEN (Chicago Youth Empowering Neighborhoods)

We represent youth collaborating with neighborhoods to combat violence by building relationships to deconstruct negative perceptions of others.

Infinity Math, Science & Technology High School

Build Love Not Hate

We are Los Aldeanos, and we live in a community where violence is around every corner. With our counseling workshops and sporting events, we aim to reduce violence in our school through these alternative activities and improve relationships amongst students and in the Little Village community.