"Brewed Thoughts and Melodies," hosted recently at Overflow Coffee in collaboration with Entrenuity and Columbia College, included a panel discussion, photo installation, and merch launch. The panel discussion, led by Overflow Assistant General Manager Josh Magee, reflected on coffee, the background of the beans used at our shop, and the intersection of art, community, & coffee. The event included the launch of our new merch with a photo installation prepared by Columbia College Artists & Producers. The Columbia team also launched "The Overflow Sessions," a Lo-Fi Hip Hop/R&B project incorporating the sounds & background noise of Overflow Coffee as well as the history of the space through podcast form.
It's been inspiring to work with the talented students from Columbia College and to experience the positive feedback from the community regarding our arts related events. We continually hear, "Overflow is a safe, inclusive space for all ages." We are proud to foster a sense of community where people feel safe and welcomed!
Link to "The Overflow Sessions"
Entrenuity's accelerator program offers Black, brown, and women founders and business owners in Chicago wholistic entrepreneurial support, including workspace, community, and coaching in the core areas of:Read Story
For nearly 25 years, Entrenuity has been providing entrepreneurship education and facilitation for youth and adults through after-school programs, business camps, facilitator training, coaching, and resource development. For nearly 60 years, LINK Unlimited Scholars has changed the lives of Black students and families through their proven model of Academic Enrichment, College Access, Leadership Development, and Career Exposure. This coming July, Link Unlimited will sponsor a week-long Entrenuity Business Camp for their high school scholars. Students will learn the fundamentals of launching and running a business through hands-on instruction and business simulation, develop a business plan, and participate in a pitch competition, all while having fun!Read Story
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Celebrate National Black Music Month with us!
Historic Record Row in Chicago, Illinois, birthed some of the greatest blues and R&B artists of all time during the 60s and 70s. Vee-Jay Records, located at 1449 S Michigan Ave, was the largest, most successful R&B label of its time. Vee-Jay was followed by several other labels at their former location, most notably Brunswick Records, with legendary producer Carl Davis, who brought us Gene Chandler, Major Lance, Jackie Wilson, The Chi-Lites, and Barbara Acklin. As the current home of Entrenuity NFP, hosting Mox.E Coworking and Overflow Coffee, 1449 S Michigan Ave remains a space for Black excellence to prosper. The building rings with the sound of musical greats from the past and fresh new local talent; the walls are covered with the original art of talented local Black artists and photographers, and the cowork space brims with the energy and creativity of Black entrepreneurs. Come check us out!
We proudly announce our selection as a "Chicago Presents" grant recipient from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)! This funding will support our Music to My Soul programmingcelebrating the legacy of soul music in our great city.Read Story