Congrats to Lisa Nigro!

25 Aug

We here at One Brick Chicago HQ were thrilled to learn last week that Chicagoan Lisa Nigro was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal.  Lisa is the founder of Inspiration Cafe.

A former Chicago police officer, Lisa got a wagon, filled it with coffee and sandwiches, and distributed the sandwiches to homeless people in the Uptown neighborhood.  Over time, the wagon gave way to a van, then a bus, then a six-month lease in an Uptown storefront to set up a more permanent home for the Inspiration Cafe.  Twenty years later, Inspiration Corporation offers dignity and hope to homeless and impoverished people with the intent to promote self-sufficiency.

Lisa was honored with 12 other Americans at the White House, and was selected from 6,000 nominees.

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Posted by on August 25, 2010 in Uncategorized


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