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…

News May 7, 2015 | 0 Comment

Regina Taylor Hosts Workshop at Donda’s House

Writer, Actress and Producer Regina Taylor hosted a private workshop for Donda’s House students at Alternatives Inc. this past Tuesday. The workshop is connected to Regina Taylor’s new play stop.reset. Stop.Reset, written and directed by Regina Taylor will show at the Goodman Theater and will include student interpretations of the themes the play highlights. As…

News May 1, 2015 | 0 Comment

Employment Opportunity: Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator – Chicago, IL Donda’s House Inc. provides access to premium arts instruction to youth (ages 14 – 24) in Chicago. Our teaching philosophy is based on the research and career of Dr. Donda West (mother of Kanye West) who believed that arts instruction improves a child’s analytical and creative capacity. Donda’s House seeks…

News March 18, 2015 | 0 Comment

INTERESTED IN IMPROV + ACTING?

Donda’s House Inc. is proud to partner with Second City to host a program for 14 – 24 year olds who are interested in learning improv, comedy and acting skills. Second City is the world’s most influential and prolific comedy theatre. The program will take place at the Harold Washington Cultural Center and will end…