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Yearly Archives: 2019

Ways Climate Change Affects the Mental Health of Young People

Ways Climate Change Affects the Mental Health of Young People

The European Parliament’s recent ban on single-use plastic products was hailed as a positive step in the world’s battle against climate change. Yet at the same time, younger generations around the… Read more »

Latinx Incubator Launches Cohort Five

Latinx Incubator Launches Cohort Five

The LatinX Incubator, operated in partnership with 1871 provide startups with tailored educational programming, strategic connections, and technical support to help them succeed. Currently, less than 1 percent of LatinX… Read more »

ComEd Welcomes New CONSTRUCT Graduates

ComEd Welcomes New CONSTRUCT Graduates

Monday, April 15 commemorated the 7th Annual ComEd CONSTRUCT Program Graduation in which 102 participants graduated with the necessary training and development of skills required for entry-level, construction-related jobs. CEO, Joe… Read more »

BAM Men Leave Chicago for College Tour

BAM Men Leave Chicago for College Tour

Youth Guidance organized its fifth annual Becoming a Man (BAM) Spring Break College Enrichment and Cultural Experience tour. Youth Guidance staff escorted more than 100 young men (grades 7th-12th) from… Read more »

AT&T Contributes to the Barack Obama Foundation’s Programs

AT&T Contributes to the Barack Obama Foundation’s Programs

AT&T contributed $1 million to the Obama Foundation to support three programs helping Chicago youth develop leadership skills and prepare for expanded opportunities in life.  The contribution supports Obama Foundation… Read more »

Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Opportunities with After School Matters®

Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Opportunities with After School Matters®

After School Matters® is now accepting teen applications for its summer 2019 program session, which will begin the week of June 24. More than 700 programs in the arts, communications… Read more »

Applications Open for ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza

Applications Open for ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza

ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza is accepting applications for the seventh annual installment of the city’s premier program connecting rising talent with Chicago’s tech scene. Mayor Emanuel, World Business Chicago, the University of… Read more »

Sandoval Passes Measure to Help Stop Drunk Driving in Illinois

Sandoval Passes Measure to Help Stop Drunk Driving in Illinois

­State Senator Martin A. Sandoval (D-Chicago) passed a measure last Wednesday that would create a grant program aimed at preventing DUI offenses and supporting victims involved in DUI-related crashes. “The… Read more »

Gov. Pritzker, Business Leaders Release Economic Development Report to Build Workforce

Gov. Pritzker, Business Leaders Release Economic Development Report to Build Workforce

Governor JB Pritzker released a report detailing ideas to improve employment opportunities for Illinois residents, especially those in underserved communities. The governor took immediate action to advance one of the… Read more »

Comcast Propels Business in Back of the Yards, Bridgeport Neighborhoods

Comcast Propels Business in Back of the Yards, Bridgeport Neighborhoods

Three years ago, Comcast Business added more than five miles of fiber optic network to Chicago’s Back of the Yards and Bridgeport neighborhoods. The network delivers internet speeds of up… Read more »