Upcoming Opportunities with TRC’s CEP – Civic Engagement Program:
TRC CEP is planning a collection drive of wire hangers and professional interview clothes. So if you have these two items to donate, please drop off to Christopher Watts, TRC Employment and Education Manager, 773.924.9270 x 29.
TRC CEP’s Accomplishments
(40) 33-gallon bags of clothes and shoes have been donated to Pacific Garden Mission.
TRC’s CEP Acts of Kindness was executed on Saturday, May 10th at the intersection of 47th St and King Dr. and on Friday, June 6th at the intersection of 43rd St and Cottage Grove Ave by Christopher Watts, TRC Employment & Education Manager. 47th St & King Dr. was selected because of the high traffic and closeness to businesses and the Green Line. 43rd St and Cottage grove Ave on June 6th was selected because this is the date and location of The 741 Collaborative Hiring Event. This location is also the site of a City of Chicago Workforce Center. At these events, we will distribute highs, high fives, water, fruit and KINDNESS. Water and fruit will have agency literature attached.
During the first session of New Life for Old Bags to create plarns used to make sleeping mats for the homeless was executed on March 22, 2014. Seven TRC residents, 15 community residents and two TRC staff members participated in the session. This activity will be repeated throughout the year. A lot of plastic bags were saved from landfills and as “clutter” in TRC Apartments.
Nine TRC Apartments residents have volunteered 16 hours. Three TRC staff members have committed 11 hours toward the CEP.
TRC participated in the Comcast Cares Day Project led by Daniel Jones, TRC Marketing and Development Manager.
Volunteers are being recruited and registered for participation in the Saturday, April 26 - BRI City of Chicago’s Clean & Green Day led by Kimberly Morris, BRI Economic Development Manager and Walter Bush, BG Operations & Business Development Manager.
We are currently working on expanding and updating our volunteer network.
Please fill out the form below if you would like to be updated about upcoming opportunities.