The Gotta E.A.T.( Entertain and Teach) Project, established in 2009, is dedicated to fostering and enabling the urban arts in Chicago.
Focused on the youth on the Near North Side of Chicago, Gotta E.A.T.’s goal is to ensure the opportunity for young artist to enhance their creativity while creating the opportunity to showcase their creative endeavors throughout the city.

In conjunction with established NPO’s, Gotta E.A.T. serves as a lower-level foundation in making creative resources like computer hardware and design software accessible to children who would not otherwise reap such exposure. Along with encouraging the performance arts through Hip-Hop and R&B, Gotta E.A.T. also works to advance local fashion designers by showcasing their works and promoting opportunities for merchandising.

Mission Goals

1. to introduce urban youth to computerized design tools.
2. to foster music education
3. to create opportunities to showcase creative endeavors
4. to support fashion designers

Gotta E.A.T Board Members

Marques: Founder

Pic & Bio to come

Brittany Piper

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As a recent college g rad, Brittany is determined to blaze a career path in which she positively impacts her community and raises awareness about social injustices. With a degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Illinois, she wants to reach out to disenfranchised segments of the community, including reformed convicts, gang members and drug abusers. Brittany was raised in Peoria, Illinois and moved to Chicago after graduating from college. She has become an advocate for the rights of all people as well as a supporter of animal rights and the sustainability of the environment. She has developed the Civic Engagement Center at National-Louis University in Chicago in her year as a Americorps volunteer. She believes improving access to education is the key to society’s problems.

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member of the Gotta E.A.T. Project just let us know. Send a bio including your contact and a short statement telling us why you’re interested to theeatproject@gmail.com.

We’d love to welcome you the Gotta E.A.T Project team.


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