Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day of Reflection and Service

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you’re invited to an exclusive conversation about the civil rights movement in Chicago, as told by the Urban Historian and TikTok sensation Shermann “Dilla” Thomas. Dilla will reflect on Dr. King’s 1966 campaign to secure open and affordable housing and how that movement shaped the Chicago we know today.

VOCEL Viewing Our Children As Emerging Leaders NFP

An organization whose mission is to help ensure that all children have the foundations to learn, grow and lead. (Metro Chicago)

St. Sabina Church

This entity’s Employment Resource Center has a mission to assist Auburn Gresham residents and nearby community residents in achieving long-term un-subsidized employment that will enable them to realize reduced debt and an overall improved quality of life. (Metro Chicago)

South Suburban PADS

An inter-faith program providing shelter and supportive services to homeless persons. (South-Southwest Suburban)

Skills for Chicagoland’s Future

An organization with a mission to close the workforce skills gap and move the unemployed into open positions by directly responding to the hiring needs of employers. (Metro Chicago)

Manufacturing Renaissance

An organization working to rediscover, redefine, and rebuild advanced manufacturing in the knowledge economy as a foundation for middle-class communities. (Metro Chicago)


An organization empowering families to break the cycle of poverty. (Metro Chicago)

Latinos Progresando

An organization with a mission is to deliver high quality information and resources for people to build secure, healthy and productive lives. (Metro Chicago)

I Grow Chicago

An Englewood based organization with a mission to grow the neighborhood from surviving to thriving through community connection, skill building, and opportunity. (Metro Chicago)

Facing Forward to End Homelessness

An organization striving to end homelessness for families and individuals by offering hope, help and housing. Facing Forward provides permanent housing, education, advocacy, and social services. (Metro Chicago)