News December 7, 2015 | 0 Comment

Meet John The Author

Meet John The Author – @john_theauthor Donda’s House Alum of – Got Bars Spring ’15, Second City Spring ’15 & Made In America 2015 Our goal at Donda’s House is to inspire artists to not only pursue and accomplish their own goals, but to give back to their communities. John The Author did just that…

News November 9, 2015 | 0 Comment

Senator Mattie Hunter Hosts College Fair

Senator Hunter Hosts Free College Fair Click here for the flyer: College Fair CHICAGO – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-3, Chicago) will host a free college fair on Friday, November 20 at the VanderCook College of Music. Representatives from over 30 institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities will be in attendance. “We’re helping connect…

News October 17, 2015 | 0 Comment

Style Bias Recap Video

(PRO)jectUS presents the 2nd Annual Style Bias: Street Style Fashion Presentation sponsored by Kenneth Cole, Hive Chicago Fund, and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Chicago’s talented next generation designers and artists along with featured established brands make up this year’s Chicago Fashion Week Program! For more information, please visit http://pro-jectus.org Video…

News September 21, 2015 | 0 Comment

After School Matters Auditions This Week

Caption: Donda’s House Brand Ambassadors at Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, PA Calling all teenagers enrolled in High School in Chicago! We are hosting auditions this week for our Fall 2015 After School Matters “Got Bars” Program. You have the opportunity to earn a stipend to learn how to write, record and perform music!…

News July 13, 2015 | 0 Comment

ICYMI: “The Cycle” Chicago w/ Sway Calloway

Donda’s House Inc. Creative Cypher and Blue 1647 screened the short film, The Cycle directed by Michael Marantz and produced by Already Alive. “The Cycle” is an 11:13 short narrative film that explores the themes of policing, profiling and fear. Sway Calloway and Kelly Jackson of Over Deliver Entertainment Executive Producers of the The Cycle, also…

News June 18, 2015 | 0 Comment

Donda’s House Opening Up For Regina Taylor’s Stop.Reset!

  Caption: Donda’s House at Black Cinema House with Regina Taylor. Donda’s House students were invited to participate in a workshop with Golden Globe winning artist Regina Taylor earlier this year. The workshop was inspired by Regina Taylor’s play, Stop.Reset, at the Goodman Theatre. This past Sunday, students in our acting program performed the original…

News June 4, 2015 | 0 Comment

ICYMI: Spring ’15 Graduation Photos

Tonight we celebrated the graduation of 40+ students from our Spring 2015 Programs! The programs included After School Matters (ASM) “Got Bars”, “Got Bars” 18+ and our brand new Second City Improv Group. Additionally several students won awards including free studio time to work on independent projects, gift cards and more! Thank you to Big…

News June 3, 2015 | 0 Comment

ICYMI: Donda’s House + M.U.R.A.L. Host Behind The Mic

Donda’s House and M.U.R.A.L. co-hosted “Behind The Mic with Big K.R.I.T.” at NEIU’s Jacob Carruther’s Center for Inner-City Studies. Surprise host, Lupe Fiasco joined Rhymefest to have an organic conversation with Big K.R.I.T. about his musical influences, social activism and advice for new artists. Big K.R.I.T. will also be performing at the Donda’s House Spring…

News May 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

DH + M.U.R.A.L. – Behind The Mic w/ Big K.R.I.T.

We are proud to join M.U.R.A.L. (formerly the Lupe Fiasco Foundation) in hosting Behind The Mic w/ Big K.R.I.T. next Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6:15 p.m. at the Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner-City Studies. The event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP to attend.  “Behind” is a lecture series in which…

News May 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

Kanye West Makes Record Donation to Donda’s House

For Immediate Release Chicago, IL – May 20, 2015 Acclaimed musician Kanye West donated a portion of his proceeds from his recent Louis Vuitton Foundation concert series to the Chicago community organization named in honor of his late mother, Dr. Donda West. The donation of $133,000 is a record for Donda’s House, whose mission is…