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7th of July 2020

Humboldt Park student is one of the recipients of “CTA Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund”

CTA, RPM Contractor Walsh-Fluor and Chicago Scholars in 2020 Launched RPM Scholarship Program to Help Youth Pursue Education and Careers in Construction Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. and CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson announced today that three recent Chicago Public School graduates have been named recipients of the “CTA Elevating […]


2nd of July 2020

IRS alert: Economic Impact Payments belong to recipient, not nursing homes

The Internal Revenue Service today alerted nursing home and other care facilities that Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) generally belong to the recipients, not the organizations providing the care. The IRS issued this reminder following concerns that people and businesses may be taking advantage of vulnerable populations who received the Economic Impact Payments. The payments are […]


Housing Security and Educational Outcomes

Recently, Bickerdike used social media to shine the spotlight on a couple of graduates who are Bickerdike residents. We want to honor Hector and Victor, and other graduates because it’s a difficult time when they’ve missed their graduation ceremonies and all the events leading up to it. But we also wanted to recognize their scholastic […]


Association House’s Work$Ready Program Teaches Skills for Participants to Jumpstart Their Career

With much of the world transitioning to online learning and meeting spaces, Association House has announced its new Work$Ready program. Work$Ready is a free online job readiness training program for those who are seeking employment during stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines. Work$Ready was created in response to job losses and the economic impact of the […]


Association House High School Faculty Create Caravan to Celebrate 2020 Graduates

In-person graduations have been canceled and for many, celebrations have been limited to digital celebrations. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago celebrities highlighted graduates across the area in a TV special, but that still does not highlight the bond shared by Association House High School faculty and our students, and the opportunity for many of our graduates to celebrate this significant […]


1st of July 2020

CCRF Grant Helps Association House Support Hundreds of Participants Through Pandemic

Across our community, many families were faced with immense challenges, stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to preexisting circumstances. Through this difficult time period, the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund has enabled Association House to increase access to food through our Emergency Food Pantry and create an Emergency Financial Assistance Fund for our participants […]


25th of June 2020

Employers can grant paid leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID -19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child […]


Home Heating Myths Debunked

Use the infographic above to debunk common home heating myths. Created by Logan AC & Heat Services.


23rd of June 2020

Assisting Seniors to Live Independently

Bickerdike’s service to the community extends beyond the confines of our buildings to other neighbors in need. For nearly four decades, Bickerdike has been providing home repair services to low-income senior citizens. Grants from the City as well as a private foundation enable our skilled staff to complete repairs and improvements. The most requested services […]


CTA Hosting Virtual Workforce Development Webinars Amid COVID-19

CTA is hosting free webinars connecting local job seekers to construction industry opportunities on Friday, June 22 and Friday, July 10.