|By PR Newswire||
|February 24, 2014 01:54 PM EST||
CHICAGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago announced its first Community Impact Award winner for their 2014 Annual Awards Dinner - Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates. Artist and innovator in the field of social practice, Theaster Gates is internationally known for his work on the South Side of Chicago, including Dorchester Projects, Black Cinema House, and the upcoming Stony Island Arts Bank and Dorchester Artists Housing Collaborative. Founder of the non-profit Rebuild Foundation, Gates' work both in museums and in communities responds creatively to the challenges of space.
"Theaster's work perfectly embodies our theme for the year of 'Opening the Door to New Opportunities,'" said NHS Executive Director Ed Jacob. "Theaster's vision for revitalizing neighborhoods across Chicago through art compliments our own plan for neighborhood revitalization and we look forward to opportunities to collaborate in the future."
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago's 2014 Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, March 20th at the Chicago Marriott Downtown. The dinner attracts over 700 attendees from the Chicago area in the nonprofit, private and public sectors. The evening is a celebration of those who have had a significant impact on the communities that NHS serves. For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets, visit www.nhschicago.org.
About NHS of Chicago
NHS of Chicago is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with businesses, government, and neighborhood residents to revitalize Chicago's neighborhoods. Since 1975, NHS has helped nearly 158,000 Chicagoans buy, fix, or keep their homes, rehabbed nearly 25,000 homes, and created more than 2,600 new homeowners. We have loaned and leveraged more than $1 billion in investments in Chicago's communities. NHS offers a variety of loan products, as well as free education and counseling on homeownership
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