The Evolved Network continues to partner with The Stein Learning Gardens as apart of St. Sabina Church. The Evolved Network provides weekly classes for the 7th and 8th graders at St. Sabina Academy using our developed programming.

A teacher was quoted saying

“The conversation Sebastian had with the boys really resonated and he got through to them. They were really impacted by their talk”

Through our collaboration with Pilot Light

The Evolved Network has partnered with teacher Kat Henry at Pulaski International School and is offering co-facilitated programming to a group of students with learning dys(different)-abilities. Sebastian will begin providing TEN focused programming in April through the rest of the school year. We have confirmed that will be continuing our programming into the summer.

Easter egg hunt at the Hope Center

The Evolved Network partnered with the Hope Center and participated in their first inaugural Easter Egg
Hunt event. Sebastian offered a culinary demonstration: making his roasted tomato and chipotle
aioli deviled egg recipe as well as providing 300 deviled eggs for those families who attended. TEN will also be
participating in the Hope Center’s Summer BBQ in July. Discussion of other possible avenues of
collaboration and partnership will continue.

Through the Gardeneers partnership with Afterschool Matters

The Evolved Network has and will continue to offer both virtual and in person culinary classes at Urban Prep, Homan Rails Farm, Marine Leadership Academy, and Sarah E. Goode through the rest of the school year. TEN has also agreed to partner with the Gardeneers this summer, hosting a fundraising event on July 30th. Sebastian will be doing a culinary demonstration, pairing dishes with Mr. Aaron Gougis’s personally created jams.

We are making really strong strides please continue to support through your donations, contacts, and love.

Next virtual fundraising event is on

May 12th!

On May 12th, The Evolved Network and Team Edifye will join NBA pro and Chicago Public School product Keifer Sykes for a teach-in and digital cook out. We're talking sustainability, urban farming, cooking with produce grown here and the radical act of treating your body properly when the outside world wants to see you break it down. The Evolved Network will be with high school students at Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy in Southwest Chicago, explaining how we grow our own produce and why farming sustainability is vital to community justice. Keifer will answer questions about eating right and how his options have changed since becoming a pro hooper. And we'll talk about Team Edifye's plans for a communal garden / jobs program in the area.

The Evolved Network, NFP has partnered again with DePaul University’s Steans Center’s Community Service course for the spring quarter. Technology and Design Consultant Diana Klimovich and Sebastian
have created an internship for DePaul student Ms. Amber Gray. She has been tasked to support the development of TEN related marketing and social media throughout the next quarter. TEN’s 5 nursing interns continue to participate and join Sebastian at TEN’s different classes and developmental projects. We will continue to partner with DePaul University and are grateful for their support.

The Chicago Booth School of Business: Booth Social Impact program finalized their deliverables and presented to Sebastian. The Evolved Network will explore and execute their recommendations. We are extremely grateful for our BSI’s team work this quarter and the foundation they helped establish for TEN’s financial foundation.

The Evolved Network wants to thank Twoboom Strategic Partners based in Las Vegas for their weekly pro-bono consultation services. Their support has been crucial in TEN’s continued development, particularly from a business perspective. Thank you so much Brian, Clement, and Travis for your support.

The Evolved Network wants to thank Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP for their pro bono legal services. They have been essential in supporting Sebastian with all things legal, particularly in achieving our 501(c)3 in a such a short time. Janet and Alexa have been amazing!

Sebastian also participated in another check in interview with the Greater Than Zero Percent (GTZP) podcast. We are so grateful for their consistent support in allowing us tell our story. Please check out the podcast interview!
The Evolved Network will continue to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters Chicago and plan to do an in-
person session in May.

In February, Sebastian was asked and led a culinary demonstration as a part of a fundraising campaign
for Dupage Pads. “DuPagePads is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with
support services in order to help individuals work toward a place to call home”. TEN hopes to partner
with them in the future and offer culinary demonstrations and food for youth that receive their services.

The Evolved Network is collaborating with My Block, My Hood, My City (Mx3). Sebastian will be leading
a TEN developed class “8 Ingredient Showdown” at Englewood Community Kitchen at the Primo Center.
TEN looks forward to doing future classes with Mx3.

The Evolved Network has partnered and will be collaborating with another new not-for-profit called Edifye. Edifye was founded by Myron “Pauly” Jackson brother to Jacob Blake and writer and community organizer Steven Louis. Their mission aligns with TEN and their connections with professional athletes offers an amazing opportunity for exposure and solidarity as we seek to impact and influence our communities. TEN and Edifye will be hosting a fundraising virtual event in May. Please stay tuned. We believe this is the start of a strong coalition. We will support each other’s journeys and believe that our best chance for change is together.

The Evolved Network has also partnered with The Montessori School of Englewood and is in the process of planning programming for the summer. TEN will be on site running programs twice a week.

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