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05.25.21

Evanston Cradle to Career Plants Seeds of Solidarity between Black and Latinx Residents

Abigail Aziza Stone, mother of two, has lived in the Evanston community for nine years now. During her teen years, Abigail brought together Black and Latinx youth at a local youth center. Walking...

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05.03.21

Austin Coming Together Brings COVID Vaccinations to the Community

Austin is one of Chicago's largest communities, yet residents have limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Austin’s lead Neighborhood Network, Austin Coming Together (ACT) has been able to respond to this imminent need through the city’s Protect Chicago Plus program that prioritizes vaccinating communities hit the hardest by the pandemic.

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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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07.10.20

Volunteering Goes Virtual

In many aspects, quarantining at home has been isolating these last few months. Fortunately, it hasn’t diminished our connection to our community — to you.  Since the COVID-19 pandemic began,...

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03.03.20

Working Hard While Juggling Jobs to Survive

Between the two of them, Brighton Park moms Princess Gonzales and Maribel Saenz work four different jobs. In the mornings, Princess is a parent mentor with Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC),...

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02.20.20

Raising Wages Through Workforce Trainings

Two years ago, Senait, a young woman from Ethiopia, picked up her life and moved to the United States. When she first arrived in the city, she held two jobs, working as a cashier for both Dunkin...

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02.19.20

Engineering A Stronger Chicago

As a civil engineer at Burns & McDonnell, Adam Blumstein shapes the infrastructure of our region. He works with residents and local municipalities to keep properties safe and water clean by...

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