The La Crosse Public Education Foundation sponsored the compassion project for youth in the La Crosse School District. Chileda was honored to be extended an invitation to participate in this exhibit with over 6,000 children from the area. Students learned about what compassion is and were encouraged to show compassion to others. Students were asked to portray their idea of compassion on a 6- inch by 6-inch canvas panel. The final culmination of this project was on display at The Pump House Regional Art Center in La Crosse over the summer of 2014.