By The Hand News

James and Tamera are The Solution

James and Tamera are The Solution

April 29, 2019

Our students are the solution to some of Chicago’s greatest needs. Please take a moment and watch these two short videos featuring two of By The Hand’s amazing students and learn how they hope to make an impact on our... Read More >

Azariah Baker is Going to the Super Bowl

Azariah Baker is Going to the Super Bowl

January 31, 2019

Big deal, you say? This eighth grader from Austin has rarely been out of Chicago. Now she’s going to Super Bowl LIII in Mercedes Stadium in Atlanta, and taking her grandmother!   Yes, it’s a big deal! Thanks to Trey... Read More >

The NFL and Chicago Bears Feature By The Hand in #InspireChange Videos

The NFL and Chicago Bears Feature By The Hand in #InspireChange Videos

January 16, 2019

We are excited to announce that By The Hand has been featured in a short documentary and a national tv spot with the Chicago Bears, sponsored by the National Football League’s (NFL) Impact & Influence campaign. The tv spot aired... Read More >

By The Hand Receives Portion of Over $813,000 from the Chicago Bears

By The Hand Receives Portion of Over $813,000 from the Chicago Bears

November 8, 2018

On November 8, 2018, The Chicago Bears announced the recipients for the $815,850 that was donated primarily by players. We are happy to announce that By The Hand is one of the recipients. We’d like to thank the players and... Read More >

Students’ Worlds Expand Through Summer Reading Challenge; Ends With Rollicking Contest!

Students’ Worlds Expand Through Summer Reading Challenge; Ends With Rollicking Contest!

August 31, 2018

Rashad said to team captain, Destiny, both in fourth grade, “We won because of you!” and Destiny replied, “We won because we were a team!” As an amazing summer came to an end at By The Hand Club For Kids... Read More >

By The Hand Joins Hands With Chicago in Prayer

By The Hand Joins Hands With Chicago in Prayer

July 23, 2018

By The Hand staff, volunteers and kids recently joined thousands of Christians in prayer on a warm and rainy July morning in various neighborhoods across Chicago, Illinois. The event, Hands Across Chicago, called on individuals to pray for peace within... Read More >

When the Heavy Hand of Government Gets to Decide What’s Religious and What’s Not

When the Heavy Hand of Government Gets to Decide What’s Religious and What’s Not

July 19, 2018

This article, written by Sarah Kramer, was posted on July 18, 2018, to the Alliance Defending Freedom website. “We are a Christ-centered, after-school program that takes kids By The Hand and walks with them through college, helping them have abundant life—mind, body and soul.”... Read More >

MeTEOR Education and By The Hand Partnership

MeTEOR Education and By The Hand Partnership

July 9, 2018

In 2015, By The Hand partnered with MeTEOR Education to create an educational environment that would help take By The Hand’s unique program to the next level. MeTEOR is a company that focuses on developing transformative learning spaces in order... Read More >

The Chicago Bears Visit By The Hand

The Chicago Bears Visit By The Hand

May 3, 2018

It was a championship day for 160 students at By The Hand Club For Kids when outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears, Sam Acho, and six of his  teammates showed up at two clubs in Austin Monday to visit the... Read More >

The Edvocate: The ‘Whole Child’ Approach

The Edvocate: The ‘Whole Child’ Approach

April 3, 2018

In partnership with one of our reading programs, Reading Horizons, By The Hand was featured in The Edvocate, a resource for educational change.  The article, part interview and part journal, outlines our unique wholistic approach to after-school programing. You can... Read More >