TRC is grateful to the diverse partners who support our mission through sponsorship. We could not exist without the continued generous support from the community and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors. Please take a moment to review who they are and the wonderful work they do.
The Chicago Rehab Network (CRN) is a citywide coalition of neighborhood and community based development organizations. Founded in 1977 by community groups seeking to pool expertise and share information, the coalition membership consists of over 40 housing organizations representing over 60 city neighborhoods. Over the years CRN’s members have created tens of thousands of affordable housing units and made a visible impact on some of Chicago’s most disinvested communities, while preserving affordable housing in some of its most rapidly gentrifying ones.
SHPA's mission is to strengthen the supportive housing industry, to enable the increased development of supportive housing, and to support non-profit organizations to develop the capacity for providing permanent supportive housing. We are dedicated to securing additional resources for supportive housing and to streamlining the process of developing and operating supportive housing. Members network with one another, access the latest information, and advocate at the state and federal levels, with the aid of Springfield lobbyists.
CJC is a coalition of community-based training organizations, advocacy groups, businesses and individuals working toward ensuring access to employment and career advancement opportunities for people living in poverty. Since 1981, CJC’s membership has grown to include over 100 organizations and individuals. Through collaboration, advocacy, applied research, and capacity building, we work with our members to influence the development and reform of public policies and programs designed to move people into the workforce.
The goal of BRI is to facilitate development of vibrant, walkable, retail corridors that builds on Bronzeville’s rich retail and entertainment history, while serving the needs of modern-day residents and destination shoppers, and providing local employment and ownership opportunities. In 2008 the Bronzeville Alliance formed as a group of Bronzeville Residents and organizations committed to the economic, social and cultural redevelopment of the historic community commonly and affectionately known as Bronzeville.
The central focus of PCG is to assist people in examining and exercising their responsibility as citizens in the light of their Christian faith. We pursue our educational activities and, where appropriate, our advocacy opportunities, through discussions and programs in congregational settings, from the pulpit when staff or board members are preaching, in public events like community forums, and through the dissemination of written policy and theological statements.
Seven is not just a lucky number. It's also the number of our founding partners. We are a growing collaborative of Chicago non-profit agencies working in unison to provide employment opportunities for individuals in the South Lakefront communities of North Kenwood, Oakland, Douglas and Grand Boulevard. As direct service providers, our partner organizations work together to offer the right combination of recruitment and job placement services for every employer and job seeker we serve.
My work as Alderman of the Third Ward of Chicago has been centered on community engagement and community-based development that is rooted in transparency and celebrates the area’s rich cultural history. Along with attending CAPS meetings and hosting numerous town hall meetings and other events, I have worked hard to create an accessible ward office that truly serves the people. This type of strong leadership has resulted in initiatives that benefit all who live, work, and play in the Third Ward by promoting public input, openness, and accountability. This has allowed me to create significant legislation that continues to bring needed resources, jobs, services and infrastructure improvements to our schools, parks, and residents. I look forward to continuing my work with you as we move ahead towards revitalizing the Third Ward.
The City of Chicago covers an area of 60,000 hectares and sits 176 meters (578 feet) above sea level on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. At 190 km wide and 495 km long, its the 5th largest body of fresh water in the world. The city is traversed by the Chicago and Calumet rivers. Chicago's extensive parklands, including 3,000 hectares of city parks attract an estimated 86 million visitors annually. As a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, Chicago today embodies the values of America's heartland-integrity, hard work and community and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of its 77 distinct neighborhoods. Chicago is recognized across the United States as a very passionate sports town. Chicago is a leader in reforming public schools, enhancing public safety and security initiatives, providing affordable housing in attractive and economically sound communities, ensuring accessibility for all and fostering, social, economic and environmental sustainability.