Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Eat, Drink and Be Merry August 20 with Academy for Global Citizenship and Chicago's Top Chefs

The Academy for Global Citizenship is hosting a benefit this Friday, August 20 featuring signature dishes from Chicago's best chefs, drinks from an award winning mixologist and a wine tasting. The event takes place 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at  2023 West Carroll, Fourth Floor, a private loft space in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, featuring an outdoor roof deck with unbeatable downtown Chicago views. Tickets are $60 and available at

Signature dishes are being provided by: Alex Cheswick, owner and chef of May Street Market, Allie Levitt, owner and chef of Mado, Cleetus Friedman, owner and chef of City Provisions, and Hugh Amanom, head chef of The Chopping BlockJohn Kinder, lead mixologist for Death's Door Spirits will be creating signature cocktails.

Additionally, organic, locally brewed beers from Two Brothers,  Half Acre, Bell’s, and Metropolitan; organic and locally distilled spirits from Death’s Door and North Shore Distillery, and organic and sustainably produced wines will be served.

The event is sponsored by Green Grocer Chicago and friends!

The Academy for Global Citizenship is a unique Chicago Public Contract School, located on the Southwest side of Chicago. Our mission is to empower all students to positively impact the community and world beyond. In pursuit of this mission, AGC is committed to:
  • serving the whole child
  • modeling academic excellence
  • developing inquirers
  • cultivating international awareness
  • fostering environmental stewardship
  • facilitating collaboration within the community
Rigorous academic expectations lie at the heart of achieving our mission. As an International Baccalaureate candidate school, AGC employs an inquiry-based philosophy that challenges each learner to construct personal meaning from concept-driven units of study. Moreover, AGC’s innovative curriculum prepares students to be environmentally and internationally minded by examining how their choices impact their community and the world.

An AGC education extends beyond a solid academic foundation. Organic, nutritionally balanced meals, daily yoga, gardening, wellness instruction and ecologically sustainable practices throughout the school encourage learners to develop healthy and sustainable lifestyles for themselves. Ultimately, the Academy for Global Citizenship engages the whole child in an enriching educational community focused on fostering academic excellence, international awareness and environmental stewardship.

Their larger goal is to inspire the way society educates the lifeblood of our future by fostering systemic change. Their children will be the environmental, social, and political stewards of tomorrow. Let's equip them with the advantages and opportunities afforded by unsurpassed education and the dream of potential.

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