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20th of November 2019

Huskie Pledge: A 3.0 high school GPA could be your ticket

For eligible freshmen, new aid program would help fully cover 2020-21 tuition, fees Illinois high school students who graduate this coming spring with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above might now be able to reap the benefits of a generous financial aid program at Northern Illinois University. The new Huskie Pledge aims to make NIU more affordable […]


15th of November 2019

Mayor Lightfoot and CTA Launch “CTA Building Small Businesses Program”

CTA and RPM Contractor Walsh-Fluor team up with LISC Chicago to help small firms get the financial and business capacity they need to compete for large-scale capital projects in Chicago like RPM As the CTA begins the largest construction project in its history, the $2.1 billion Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One project, the […]


8th of November 2019

CTA Helps Individuals Break Poverty Cycle through Cleanslate Partnership

Summary Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is working to help Chicagoans break the cycle of poverty by linking people to training and job opportunities. As part of its workforce development efforts for the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase One Project, CTA has partnered with Cleanslate, a social enterprise of workforce development agency Cara. Cleanslate helps […]


30th of October 2019

Safeguard your kid’s smile during sports and play

Fall sports are in full swing and you’ve scrambled to get equipment together for your kids – helmets, shin guards, and shoulder pads. But you wouldn’t have them play baseball, soccer, or football without their protective gear, right? For dentists, it’s also obvious you’d want to protect them from a fastball straight to the teeth […]


Know a Child Who Could Benefit From a Mentor?

Many underprivileged kids haven’t ventured outside their neighborhoods. Friends First wants to change that! Our mentor outings range in visits to art museums and strolls on college campuses to simply playing Frisbee in a park. By connecting with a trusted adult on meaningful, fun-filled outings, a child can develop a better vision for his or […]


16th of October 2019

Bickerdike: ¡No se Vende! Here to Stay

You can be part of that work by becoming a Bickerdike member. Our members still make up our largest decision-making body. At our Annual Membership Meeting, they have the opportunity to be involved and engaged in guiding our direction. Members also participate in the election of the open term seats for the Board of Directors, vote on Advisory Resolutions, and be updated on our current and future work.


14th of October 2019

La Casa Norte’s Community Cafe

Join us for a free and healthy meal in community prepared by our professional chef, Martin Ashton (Lakeview Pantry). Our Community Café is set up like a restaurant so community members can make new connections in a welcoming environment. Previous meals have included BBQ ribs, cauliflower mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, and more! Be sure […]


9th of October 2019

“Desalambrando, El Documental” – Film Screening

This hour long documentary, is based on the book “A Desalambrar” by Lilliana Cotto Morales, narrates a social struggle for housing and land that took place through out the Puerto Rican archipelago, challenging private property and government laws, while facing police violence.


30th of September 2019

Take the Nonprofit Utopia Survey and Win!

With a year of data and experience under its belt, the Nonprofit Utopia community is poised to go to the next level of its development. In so doing, the community is surveying its members and stakeholders to create better value for the nonprofit sector.  Nonprofit Utopia is is asking nonprofit stakeholders to complete a survey to […]


Spanish Coalition for Housing Works to Help Increase Pool of Affordable Housing Units

CHA’s Property Rental Assistance Program Offers New Opportunities for SCH Clients CHICAGO (September 20, 2019) – With affordable housing under siege in Chicago, Spanish Coalition for Housing is excited about a recent opportunity that will help make affordable housing a reality for its clients. Earlier this summer, Chicago Housing Authority opened its application process for […]