In The News

Concordia Place Matters – June 26, 2018
Summer 2018 Newsletter celebrates 10 years of Teen Leadership

Concordia Place News – June 21, 2018
Brenda G. Swartz Pavilion

SWANCC Programs – December 12, 2017
Ruckus products expand to school fundraisers!

Business Wire – October 30, 2017
Teen Leadership programs receive Aetna Foundation Grant for $50K

Social Innovations Journal – April 24, 2017
Reverse-Engineering a Social Enterprise Model for Nonprofits by Brenda Swartz

Crain’s Chicago Business – July 22, 2016
Brenda Swartz, Concordia Place President and CEO, discusses Concordia Day, our new social enterprise

Ruckus Entrepreneurs – July 2016
Teens discuss their business with DNAinfo

Ruckus Entrepreneurs – June 2016
Teens’ body care products featured at Local Foods

Concordia Place Founder and Board Chair Receives Special Honor – April 2016
The Reverend Nicholas Zook Chosen for Service Award

Chicago Charity Challenge Award – March 2015
Concordia Place and Starbucks Honored with Chicago Charity Challenge Community Impact Award

WGN TV Feature – February 26, 2015
Ruckus interns discuss their business, the environment, their community… and natural body care products

Crain’s Chicago Business – The Take-Away – February 23, 2015
Q & A with Brenda Swartz, Concordia Place President and CEO

Chicago Magazine – December 2014
Teenagers Are Making Some of Chicago’s Cleanest Beauty Products

WGN Radio – November 2014
Interview with Flora Calabrese, Director of Community Programs, discussing the impact Teen Leadership has on the teens who participate in the program

Archived Articles

Alford Axelson Award

Voice of the People – Community Programs

Chicago Architect – Jan/Feb 2012

A Small Congregation Witnesses in the Community in a Big Way

The Lutheran – The Little Church That Could