Blue Tin Production is a sewing co-operative run by refugee and immigrant women. Blue Tin Production seeks to provide highly-skilled refugee and low-income immigrant women full-time work in Chicago, producing clothing for designers and brands nationally, while simultaneously meeting mental and physical health, legal, social service, child care, transportation, language, and other needs of its members. In doing so, Blue Tin Production will act as an alternative to sweatshop-based fashion production within the United States, disrupting chains of violence within the industry.
Alif Schoolhouse is a community-based early childhood learning program that utilizes a child-centered holistic approach to learning. Our uniquely structured program is designed to thoughtfully bridge the child’s learning experience to their home life by integrating parents into the learning experience. Utilizing this evidence-based approach allows us to collectively raise more confident, curious, and resilient learners. We seek to nurture a strong sense of self-awareness and aspiration during this crucial and delicate stage of development.