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03.19.21

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund: Lessons in Collaboration Amid Crises

By Kimberlee Guenther, Ph.D., Chief Impact Officer for United Way of Metro Chicago and Anna Lee, Director of Community Impact for The Chicago Community Trust This week marks the one-year anniversary...

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11.10.20

Internet Access Connects Whole Families to Learning

On any given school day, Hayde Gallegos’ children can be found logged into their virtual classes, learning science or jumping around the living room for PE. Though the timing of their lessons are...

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11.30.20

Cicero Collaborative Feeds Community

In late October, Cicero Community Collaborative (CCC) and its partners fed more than 500 Cicero residents at a local food drive. Residents took home boxes of meat, baked goods and fresh produce such...

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03.30.21

Bright Star Helps Returning Citizens Rebuild After Incarceration

In the early 1990s, Tirenzy Wilson entered the prison system at the age of 25 for a drug charge. He was sentenced to 25 years and never knew when the time would come for him to re-enter the...

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04.05.20

Help In Bronzeville Is Just A Call Away

When he was in middle school, Teena Hendrick’s son began acting out. Neeco, just 12, would curse at his teachers and refused to do his homework.  Teena didn’t think much of it at first, passing...

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03.12.19

Bronzeville Builds Pipeline for Youth Employment

Despite its great cultural and economic contributions to Chicago, Bronzeville is still recovering from decades of disinvestment. To address the existing inequities, a local non-profit is making long-term plans to revitalize the community through its workforce. To spur lasting change, Bright Star Community Outreach invests in Bronzeville’s future —  its youth.

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