Leap Stories

A Jeweler's Apprentice

Maria's Leap wasn't easy. The tools were unfamiliar, she cut herself frequently enough, and balancing a full family at home is no easy task. Maria's Leap is incredible because of the skill she learned, the resilience she discovered, and the story she's now able to tell.

Leap Night 2016

On February 29th, 2016...an amazing group of strangers met to design Leaps – 90 day projects focused on questions and ideas. Thanks to our hosts, gravitytank and Chicago Ideas.

Technician to Artist

Russel's Leap impacted more than his creativity - his abilities directly impacted client-facing work. Russel's experience beautifully showcases how a Leap can be a personal passion project and an opportunity for professional development.