Chicago Leadership Alliance’s “CLARemix” Event to Raise Awareness for Emerging Arts Academy in Pilsen

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Chicago's top millennial leaders gather to support creative education nonprofit

The Chicago Leadership Alliance, a network of Chicago’s top young leaders, will host its first annual fundraising event, dubbed CLARemix, on Oct. 24 at Lacuna Artist Loft Studios. The event will support the REMIX Project, a nonprofit dedicated to improving creative education opportunities for underprivileged youth.

Formed by some of Chicago’s brightest young business leaders, the Chicago Leadership Alliance (CLA) seeks to spread knowledge of the city’s nonprofit space. By raising funds for REMIX, the CLA is furthering its mission to leverage the talents of Chicago’s brightest young leaders to improve the city in which they live and work.

According to Corey Jenkins, Director of Programming at The REMIX Project, the nonprofit envisions that the event will create both awareness and support for the growing creative community.

“Our participants are extremely talented, and they’re not given the opportunity to grow in the communities they reside in,” Jenkins said. “The REMIX Project is designed to harness the talents of these individuals and help improve their skills. Because CLA has such a strong influence in the Chicago community, their support is critical in spreading awareness of our mission.”

From musical performances, a live art demonstration and interactive displays of the participants' work the night will be centered on showcasing the students’ creative work. This will include several on-stage vocal/rap performances, an art gallery, and an in-house DJ showcasing the work of REMIX producers. Event attendees will also be able to bid on and purchase the art and photography.

“Our team is proud to work with a unique organization like The REMIX Project,” said Ashley Wood, social chair of the Chicago Leadership Alliance. “As leaders of the Chicago community, we understand the importance in investing in the city’s next generation of creative leadership. Because The REMIX Project is striving to help young, creative individuals build their talents, they are the perfect match for CLA.”

The event will include several open bars and heavy appetizers themed around Chicago neighborhoods. Cocktail attire is preferred. For more information about CLARemix and to purchase tickets, visit the event page or the CLAremix Facebook Page.

About Chicago Leadership Alliance
The Chicago Leadership Alliance (CLA) provides a community for Chicago’s most ambitious, benevolent and well-connected young leaders. The CLA offers members an opportunity to interact and build important relationships, while also providing members with the forum to leverage collective influence, resources, experiences, contacts, ideas and fresh perspectives all in order to benefit others, and accomplish otherwise unobtainable objectives. For more information about the CLA, please visit

About The REMIX Project
The REMIX Project was created to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and underserved communities. Our programs and services assist youth who are aspiring to enter into creative industries or further their formal education. The REMIX Project provides top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities. Our mission is to refine the raw talents of young adults in order to help them find success defined by their own terms. For more information about The REMIX Project, please visit

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