Mireya E. Fouche
The root of Mireya’s life work is purpose and community driven. Born and raised in Chicago, Mireya has first hand knowledge and experience of the social injustices facing our communities today. Through her own life experiences and fueled by her faith in Christ, Mireya launched the organization One Heart One Soul at age 27, building bridges within communities to raise awareness and eliminate misconceptions surrounding homelessness. Her passion for people has allowed her the opportunity of spearheading clothing drives collecting for thousands of homeless people seeking emergency shelter and hundreds of men formerly incarcerated. In addition, the initiative Unspoken Words, a voice for homeless youth launched as a hope to give the homeless youth in Chicago a voice through art. She is currently co-building on a vision for the non-profit Monarch Thrift Shop whose focus is to help reduce recidivism through providing employment opportunities and job training for men who were formerly incarcerated.
Mireya has received awards such as Dr. King Drum Major Award and is a two time Global Award Nominee for the Epoch Awards. Despite her numerous accolades, Mireya believes her most notable accomplishment is being the mother to her beautiful Haitian-Mexican prince.
SPEAK OUT is an art exhibit showcasing artwork created by Chicago’s youth in seasons of homelessness. This time next week you’ll have the opportunity of empowering youth in multiple ways such as being present + connecting with their work + purchasing.
This vision could not have come forth without the great hands & hearts of sponsors and partners such as these listed below, who will also be present at the event.
As if another reason to attend was needed, come out and connect!!
After traveling across the city of Chicago to various drop-in centers, transitional living homes and meeting with individual youth in seasons of homelessness…the day has come! We invite you into the world of youth in seasons of homelessness, showcasing 60+ pieces ALL ON SALE.
This is a free event; PLEASE NOTE, ALL MONEY THROUGH PURCHASES OF ARTWORK GOES BACK TO THE YOUTH OWNER OF THAT PIECE. Our youth have worked hard in creating. Come ready to see, hear, buy and support.
It takes many hands in bringing this vision to life and we know that great things happen when great people/causes come together:
Thank you to AHF Pharmacy for sponsoring our summer sessions. The Silver Room for housing the exhibit. La Casa Norte, Teen Living Programs, El Rescate for opening your doors to us. Social Change for your continued work in helping our homeless youth population. Dollop Coffee Company and Monarch Thrift Shop for hosting the artwalk. Living With Sam Graham LIVE Radio Show and ArtSoul Radio for your continued partnership.
Creating collaborative programs that engage youth, businesses, and communities in order to raise awareness on social issues in our backyards.
We firmly believe that Help from many brings hope to all.
♥ We are called to intercede ♥
Dr. King Drum Major Award for Leadership in the Bronzeville community.
Two time Global Nominee for Epoch Missions Gala: Recognized for outstanding leadership and commitment to community on the issues of homelessness in Chicago and abroad.