The Simple Good is a BIPOC, woman led Chicago based nonprofit organization using the transformative power of arts, discussion, and mindfulness to change the lives of young people and communities across Chicagoland and the world. Throughout the pandemic we saw the impact of widespread sickness, hatred and misinformation. Let’s come together under the power of the simple good in our lives to spread the transformative power of art this season.

We depend on the generosity and kindness of others to bring this critical work to young artists during these uncertain times. We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution this holiday season in support of our work to empower students through art. If you cannot make a donation this season, you can also support this critical work by shopping at our pop-up retail shop (2240 S. Michigan Ave in South Loop) through January 31 or signing up to become a volunteer.


The continuation of our subsidised programming in underserved communities in Chicago are dependent on contributions from artists, community members and supporters.



These super soft tees serve as a way for us to continue our students’ impact beyond their final showcase and raise funds to continue our arts programming.



Be the change in our community by volunteering at one of our upcoming events, youth showcases or initiatives.




The Covid-19 Pandemic has highlighted many challenges, disparities, and inequities in several low-income communities we serve on Chicago’s south and west sides. Many of our students are from low-income communities which saw a spike in the rates of violence inside and outside of home environments during the pandemic lockdown. The arts are one of the best intervention tools we have for our young people to overcome adversity. Our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Mindfulness-based Arts Residency Programs teach students to find the ‘good’ first within themselves and then connect it to what surrounds them to foster resilience.

TSG has served as a safe haven for our young artists to express themselves and cope with the daily challenges presented by the pandemic. Throughout the pandemic our team has continued to utilize our networks and resources to better serve our communities. To meet the rapidly changing needs in our communities, we adopted a new online model for delivering our artist residencies, developed an arts activity book, and worked with our community partners to assure our students had access to basic needs such as food, masks, and other covid safety tools.


We need your support to ensure that young people have a safe place to express themselves and develop coping skills to reach their possibility. Our interactive arts programs challenge them to see the simple good in themselves and to share it with others to change our communities from the inside out.

The pandemic has also shown us the brilliant resilience that this next generation of leaders possess to foster a sense of love, compassion, empathy, and the simple good. We hope you’ll consider giving generously this holiday season to help our students in need.