Street Level began in 1993, when two artists and a teacher worked with teens from West Town to produce documentary videos about the neighborhood. A few years later, in 1995, a storefront location was acquired and the nonprofit became one of the first in the nation to offer technology access and media arts training to youth ages 13-24. In 2017, it became part of Urban Gateways, a larger organization that offers arts experiences for tens of thousands of children each year.
Explore one of the first nonprofits to offer media arts training and classes to Chicago youth. Visit a gallery of artwork created by young people across the city.