Bronzeville bold goal

Provide 5,000 Bronzeville residents with household-sustaining jobs by 2027.

Where we’ve been

The Bronzeville Neighborhood Network is addressing the community’s needs through a multi-pronged approach. We’re reducing poverty by enhancing employment and career opportunities, by providing trauma-informed family services, and by improving access to behavioral and mental health care.

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  • Access United, an employment program created to connect job-seekers in underserved communities with a roadmap to union apprenticeships, was launched in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
  • A data committee was formed to establish employment data collection and tracking procedures.

Where we’re going

The Bronzeville Neighborhood Network is making progress by recruiting new agencies to join their efforts. The Network recently created an engagement framework that aligns existing partners around the bold goal and creates a clear mission and vision.

Hear from your neighbors and supporters

David Hiller

President and CEO, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

“We believe that Chicago will be a better place to live if every person has access to opportunities and resources they need to thrive. We are committed to supporting initiatives, like United Way’s Neighborhood Networks that look to expand opportunities for all Chicagoans regardless of zip code, race or income.”

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