SUMMER 2022
THE EVOLED NETWORK NEWSLETTER

It has been an eventful quarter for The Evolved Network, NFP.

Let us catch you up on what’s been going on and exciting events and activities to mark on your calendar.

We partnered with TEAM EDIFYE,
Indiana Pacers guard Keifer Sykes, and the Gardeneers as Sebastian led a culinary demonstration with students from Sarah E. Goode Stem Academy. Keifer Sykes discussed the evolution of his eating habits and conducted a Q&A with students.


Joined forces with My Block My Hood My City (Mx3), a notable Chicago nonprofit, where we hosted two successful sessions for youth this summer. Hosting classes with (Mx3) is expected to continue into the fall.


At St. Sabina Academy and Pulaski International School we finished our spring curriculum.


Unfortunately, June quickly took a turn as Sebastian dealt with a severe illness and was hospitalized for two weeks. Sebastian recovered and got right back to work around the end of June.
Just in time to fulfill The Evolved Network’s summer promise to provide weekly programming to both The Montessori School of Englewood (TMSOE) and two partnered programs through The Stein Learning Gardens (St. Sabina Church) with The Ark and the Chicago Park District.

(TEN) also provided two pop up culinary demonstrations with The Gardeneers through their partnership with After School Matters.

Our Programs require individual, group, and corporate giving. The Evolved Network, NFP needs your financial and in-kind support.
Upcoming Programming and Events

The Evolved Network is very excited to announce that we have secured our programming at St. Sabina Academy and The Montessori School of Englewood (TMSOE) through the 2022-2023 school year. Sebastian and (TEN) interns will provide weekly classes to 6th graders at (TMSOE) and 7th and 8th graders at St. Sabina Academy this upcoming school year.

The Evolved Network, NFP are planning a back-to-school event for students and their families at St. Sabina Academy and The Montessori School of Englewood. Please purchase from our Amazon back-to-School wish list to participate and donate to our kids.

Sunday Sept 11
Look out for Sebastian as a featured chef at Growing Home’s Annual Backyard BBQ hosted by Growing Home and Grow Greater Englewood on September 11th from 2pm - 6pm.
Sunday Sept 18
Sebastian is a member of the planning committee for the Bronzeville CommUNITY Celebration on Sunday September 18 from 11am - 2pm hosted by nonprofit Organic Oneness. The Evolved Network will be tabling at this event and we hope you come out to see us and the other organizations represented as we promote unity and the Bronzeville neighborhood.
Saturday October 1 & Saturday October 15
The Evolved Network is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Green City Market. Sebastian and Distinguished Chef Sarah Stegner will be featured guests of Green City Market on Saturday October 1 promoting a new combined concept where (TEN) is offering both a demonstration and pop up experience that will take place on Saturday October 15 during Market hours. (TEN) will also be participating in Green City Market’s Farm-to-Market field trips that includes students The Evolved Network serves.
Saturday October 8
We are also looking forward to partnering with our friends, the Gardeneers, as we host a ticketed fundraising event where Sebastian leads an in-person culinary demonstration on Saturday October 8. Tickets coming soon!
Monday October 24 & Monday November 14
Last and certainly not least, Chef/Owner and wine sommelier Lindsey Anderson-Perez and James Beard Award winning Chef/Co-Owner Sarah Stegner have opened their kitchens to Sebastian, to host a ticketed tasting menu at their respective restaurants UVAE Kitchen and Wine Bar Andersonville on Monday October 24 and Prairie Grass Café on Monday November 14. Tickets are limited. Please be on the lookout.
Community Updates
On June 1st, The Evolved Network hosted a Virtual Round Table Discussion with local James Beard award winning chefs, chef owners, professors, teachers, non-profit: founders, executives, and coordinators to discuss the establishment of community amongst ourselves. We also explored the lived projects and experiences of the communities (TEN) and other Chicago Nonprofits are confronting in our work with youth, and detailing the particulars in our missions both concretely and philosophically. We plan to continue these conversations and see further growth in our missions.

TEN with Michelin-trained Chef Francis Pascal


On August 21st, Sebastian co-lead a virtual demonstration of Shrimp and Grits with special guest: Michelin-trained Chef Francis Pascal. We had a great time. Please support Chef Francis Pascal and be on the look out for our future classes and collaborations.

Lastly, August and September are special months for us at The Evolved Network. We'd like to wish our honored heroes William White Jr. (August 27th) and Gwen Barjon (September 25th) a happy heavenly birthday. Thank you for the lives you lived and how they inspired us.

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