Support SMILE: DuPage UU's mentorship project

Congratulations to the DuPage UU Church Social Justice Committee! Its efforts were recognized in February 2019 by the Unitarian Universalist Association's Breakthrough Congregation program, highlighting congregations that embody successful approaches to leading change.

Through the SMILE Project (Students, Mentors, Internship, with Local Employers) - the committee's key initiative - qualifying students are given an opportunity to realize their potential, develop a work ethic, and make positive choices for their futures.

To help raise funds to support the 2019 SMILE Project that will match students with employers in a workplace environment for one month during the summer, DuPage UU Church and the Social Justice Committee is participating in the Giving DuPage 8th annual DuPage Human Race on April 27, a community event and fundraiser that benefits non-profit organizations in DuPage County.

Please join the DuPage Human Race by visiting the website - - and register to support the SMILE Project - DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in one of 3 ways:

  • Register to run or walk
  • A one-time donation, or
  • Become a fundraiser. 

It's a family fun event for those who run, walk, cheer, or become a donor or fundraiser. Please join us in making this a success for the SMILE Project.

For questions contact, Maggie Kivisto, Chairperson SMILE Project.

  • When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:00 am.
  • What: 5K run/or 2 mile fitness walk for the whole family.
  • Where: The Esplanade at Locust Point, 1901 W. Butterfield Road, Downers Grove.