Is This the Promised Land? (1992)

In the 1960’s, The Freedom Movement took Chicago by storm and started a campaign for civil rights to also be noticed in the north. Dr. Martin Luther King and his family resided in Lawndale while he pushed for better housing in Chicago for African-Americans. In the decades since, Community TV Read more…

CTVN producers Jesus Rosillo and Hayley Hawkins

CTVN Youth Make Videos to Combat Violence

This summer, CTVN junior producers completed a series of videos for local non-profit clients, supported by Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities #safeandpeacefulchi. The project was part of a city-wide initiative by The Chicago Community Trust to combat summer spikes in violence in at-risk neighborhoods by enabling constructive, community-building Read more…

Why Chicago Needs Chance the Rapper’s Donation

by Lauren Johnson Due to budget cuts and reports of mismanaged state money, the Chicago Public School district has been riddled with complaints about over-crowded schools and short-staffed institutions. As years went on, matters only got worse, creating situations where students’ education suffered due to their schools lack of funding. Read more…

CTVN Disproves the Myth of “Perfection”

At Community TV Network we pride ourselves on our students’ ability to tackle any issue, be it a small neighborhood dispute or a national crisis. In the documentary “Perfection,” students tackled the very big issue of cultural standards of beauty and how it impacts women. Body image and cultural pressures Read more…