News February 6, 2018 | 0 Comment

KANYE WEST’S CHILDHOOD HOME TO BE “HEART BOMBED” BY LANDMARKS ILLINOIS’ SKYLINE COUNCIL

The Valentine’s Day event launches the partnership of the Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois and Donda’s House, the Arts Incubator nonprofit founded on Chicago’s South Side. The Skyline Council, the young and emerging professionals committee of the statewide historic preservation nonprofit Landmarks Illinois, has joined with Donda’s House, the arts incubator that provides education, access…

News February 4, 2018 | 0 Comment

Black History Month Events In Chicago

Chicago Park District Black History Month Events Black History Family Night Out at Brainerd 2/2/2018 Families come out and celebrate Black History Month while playing games and learning about Black History. UMOJA at Homan Square 2/17/2018 The Chicago Park District invites you to come out and enjoy the UMOJA Black History Month Celebration. This event…

News January 25, 2018 | 0 Comment

ICYMI: Pulitzer-Nominated Journalist Hosts Workshop for Donda’s House

Photo: Vashon Jordan Jr. Last night, Adrienne-Samuels Gibbs hosted a “How to Write A Professional Bio” workshop during the new “Now What: Professional Workshop Series” presented by Donda’s House. The intimate workshop included Donda’s House alums and community members at Dyett High School for the Arts, the organization’s new headquarters space. Some of Adrienne’s Tips…

News January 25, 2018 | 0 Comment

Employment Opportunties (Spring 18)

Employment Opportunities (Spring 2018) As creatives we’re often put in situations where we must decide between art & creativity, or paying the bills. The goal of many of our programs is to guide students to the proper tools & platforms so that their art & creativity can be what pays their bills. During the process we want…

News December 15, 2017 | 0 Comment

Lena Waithe & Common’s “The Chi” Advance Screening

Donda’s House & Dyett Attend Advance Screening of Showtime’s “The Chi”     Last night, Donda’s House & Dyett High School for the Arts were invited to watch an Advance Screening of “The Chi.” Photo: Vashon Jordan Jr.  Here is a synopsis of the show from Showtime: On Chicago’s south side, an average day finds…

News December 6, 2017 | 0 Comment

Rewrite The Narrative with Donda’s House

Greetings: I’ll never forget when I first moved to Chicago 16 years ago to attend DePaul University. I was told to “never ride the Red Line past 35th Street.” Thankfully, I quickly met Chicago natives who were from both the South Side and the West Side, and these communities resembled those I had come from…

News November 25, 2017 | 0 Comment

ICYMI: Style Bias IV Recap

The day before Thanksgiving over 200 guests joined us for our annual Style Bias Fashion Week Event. This year’s Show was called Style Bias Fashion Week IV: Trunk Social. Our event was held at Low Res Studio, a company that was “created to amplify creativity and build community…” Low Res Studio was the perfect container to…

News October 2, 2017 | 0 Comment

An Update On Litehouse: Donda’s House

An Update on Litehouse: Donda’s House  In November of 2016, Donda’s House Inc. acquired the childhood home of Kanye West, located in the South Shore Community on the South Side of Chicago. The South & West Sides of Chicago have seen record divestment and population loss, with the most exciting new developments being the Obama…