December 2021 Newsletter
The holiday season is here,
and The Evolved Network, NFP is close to the 1-year anniversary of our inception, which is crazy!
Your support has been incredible and we’re so thankful to each of you! 
It’s been a busy and amazing year and we’re so excited about where we are and where we’re going. We’d like to wish each of you and your families a wonderful Holiday season no matter what you celebrate and/or believe.
501(c)3 achieved in less than a year from our incorporation date! Unheard of!!!
We’re excited to announce that The Evolved Network, NFP has been recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under Internal Revenue Code § 501(c)(3). The Evolved Network, NFP’s tax identification number is 86-2023644. Contributions made will use that number as we will also confirm your contributions with letters confirming your donation. We will continue to accept donations until December 31, 2021, which will be granted towards your 2021 tax return. If you are seeking further tax exemption, we hope that you’ll keep us in consideration, if you choose to give before that date.

Note * Also, as a reminder, under one of the stimulus acts, even people who do not itemize their deductions [who use the standard deduction] can take a deduction on their federal tax returns of up to $600 this year if they contribute by 12/31/2021.

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Some of the recent events and activities
Programming at St. Sabina Academy
The Evolved Network partnered with St. Sabina Academy and the Stein Learning Garden’s new Co-Director Amontae Campbell. Sebastian ran portions of The Evolved Network’s personally developed curriculums with the 7th and 8th graders at St. Sabina Academy, where we seek to use food and gardening concepts to inspire creativity, connection, and thoughtfulness. Sebastian met with both grades once a week and programming is expected to continue through the Spring of 2022.
Programming with the Peace Makers group as a part of the BRAVE YOUTH program.
The Evolved Network continues to develop its relationship with the many branches of St. Sabina Church and ran our “Soul….Food” curriculum with the Peace Makers group as a part of the BRAVE YOUTH program. The BRAVE YOUTH program is made up of high schoolers who seek to impact their communities both at a personal and political level. Sebastian and The Evolved Network interns from DePaul University’s nursing program met with this group once a week and are expected to continue to provide programming through the Spring of 2022.
Demos with The Gardeneers
The Evolved Network has maintained it’s relationship with the Gardeneers here in Chicago. The Gardeneers Director of Curriculum + Learning invited Sebastian back to provide two in person culinary demonstrations with their high schoolers who are apart of the After School Matters Program. Sebastian taught these students how to make: Herbed Cauliflower Steaks with Cashew Gremolata and Brussels Sprout and Vanilla/Bacon pear salad. The students who participated attended Chicago based schools Sarah Goode Stem Academy and Marine Leadership Academy.
Presentation for the Pilot Light Teacher Fellows
The Evolved Network also collaborated with nationally based not-for-profit organization Pilot Light. Sebastian was a special guest and presented virtually for their professional development course, which informs teachers throughout the country on Food concepts. Sebastian presented on how “Food and the environment are interconnected”. Pilot Light has offered The Evolved Network further collaborative opportunities in 2022.
Your participation supported over 75 youth!
The Evolved Network, NFP is truly appreciative of those that attended our co-sponsored event with The Chopping Block on October 20th and our own Culinary Demonstration on December 4th. It was so much fun cooking with you all and the engagement was so much fun for us. We were able to raise $3985.00 due to your participation, donations, and support. Those funds allowed us to support our programs and the ingredients used to make dishes with over 75 youth we are currently engaged with. We will need your continued support to make that happen!

We will be hosting culinary demonstrations through 2022 and those funds will continue to support the youth we’re serving!

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Business updates

The Evolved Network, NFP is also back in touch with DePaul University’s Steans Center and has confirmed multiple partnerships with different courses this upcoming quarter which will support our growth.
The Evolved Network, NFP has also re-entered The University of Chicago Booth School of Business: Booth Social Impact Consulting program (BSI) partnership for the upcoming quarter. Our BSI team has been tasked with: 1) Continuing to grow our impact, by creating a strategic plan to increase and diversify their revenue streams by assessing current state sources of funding and opportunities to expand into new funding sources. 2) Creating a financial model that includes funding, management, and forecasting so that we can better manage operations and position themselves for growth. 3) Developing an operational framework that enables our startup to act quickly and scale solutions while managing risks, ensuring quality and assessing impact.

How to support us?

Sebastian is excited to announce the launch of Evolved Kitchen and Garden’s Private Chef Services to help support The Evolved Network. This is our first big step towards our restaurant and funds made will go directly towards making that happen!
Learn more or book a service!
If you have any questions, you are welcome to connect with us by phone: +214 448 4382 or
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