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Lakeview Pantry Celebrates Grand Opening of New, Permanent Home

The pantry’s new 7,500 square foot building nearly doubles the pantry’s previous space and provides more room for its food distribution and social service programs. JT secured media stories and managed all event details for the “grocery bag” ribbon cutting that included Chicago’s First Lady Amy Rule, Congressman Mike Quigley, Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton and others.

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JT Brings Home the Gold

JT is proud to be recognized by the Publicity Club of Chicago with two Golden Trumpet awards for significant national issues. In partnership with Gilda’s Club Chicago, JT created and produced It’s About Time MBC, a story-based digital campaign focused on raising awareness of metastatic breast cancer. Over the course of the six-week campaign, JT …

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JT Reflects on Work with the Muhammad Ali Center

Today the world lost a champion not just in the ring, but a champion of racial and social justice. His extraordinary talent, compassion and humanity will live on as inspiration to us all. JT is proud to have worked with The Muhammad Ali Center. In 2005, JT was retained by the Muhammad Ali Center to …

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JT Clients in the News

This week in the news JT clients were front and center. We’re proud to share their stories of impact. Benefit Chicago An innovative collaboration between The Chicago Community Trust, MacArthur Foundation and Calvert Foundation that aims to mobilize $100 million in impact investments for nonprofits and social enterprises in Chicago is bound to have a …

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JT helps to launch Benefit Chicago

More than 300 investors, financial advisory, not-for-profits, social enterprises and civic leaders attended the April 25, 2016 announcement of Benefit Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center — an innovative collaboration among The Chicago Community Trust, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Calvert Foundation to mobilize $100 million in impact investment for nonprofits …

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Using Digital Media to Spread Your Message

Recent events have provided perfect examples of how to best use digital media to spread your message. JT’s Director of Digital Strategies and Engagement Venita E. Griffin shares her thoughts.

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JT Celebrates Urban Prep Students’ College Acceptances And Launches The 10AndChange Campaign

Student achievement was celebrated with great enthusiasm, when JT client Urban Prep announced that 100% of its 252 seniors have been admitted to a four-year college or university. The announcement, which has become an annual tradition at Urban Prep, also marked the launch of “10AndChange” Urban Prep’s 10th anniversary campaign to refocus the narrative of Black boys/young men on positive stories.

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The Best Way to Reach a Target Audience During Primary Season

One day before the Illinois primary, a new study caught our eye: Bernie Sanders supporters – many of whom are millennials – are less likely to watch cable news. So what’s the best way to reach them with political messaging? Hear from JT’s Director of Media Strategies Colleen Mastony on what she thinks.

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Mayor Emanuel Joins JT Client After School Matters to Announce New Building Donation

Mayor Emanuel joined JT client After School Matters to announce the donation of a 36,000-square-foot building in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin neighborhood, which will allow the organization to create a new dedicated after-school and summer programming facility for high school students. JT assisted with press conference logistics, media management and speaker coordination.

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Mayor Emanuel Joins JT Client the Chicago Shakespeare Theater with Navy Pier, Inc. to Announce New Stage

Mayor Emanuel joined JT client the Chicago Shakespeare Theater with Navy Pier, Inc. to announce “The Yard,” a third Chicago Shakespeare stage that will serve as a vibrant, year-round cultural hub on Navy Pier.

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JT Helps Women On Call Celebrate Their 10th Anniversary

Last Tuesday, JT helped client Women On Call celebrate their 10th anniversary with their annual Meet & Match Event and a special discussion with Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. More than 60 nonprofits and 400 volunteers participated.

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JT Coordinates Media for Chicago Premiere of HBO Documentary Film “Mavis!”

JT worked with HBO to promote the Chicago premiere event of the network’s new documentary film “Mavis!”, chronicling the life and influence of soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples over the last five decades.

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Celebrating 35 Years of Impact

In 35 years a lot has changed. Computers replaced typewriters. Emails replaced faxes. Social networking expanded from the in-person reception to the online connection. One thing remains the same – stories have impact, and for 35 years it’s been our honor to help clients tell their story.

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JT Works With ADA 25 Chicago to Increase Inclusion & Access

Throughout 2015, JT worked with ADA 25 Chicago, a network of 200 civic partner organizations from across the region who collaborated on a yearlong initiative to commemorate and leverage the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act to build awareness and expand access, inclusion and opportunity for people with disabilities.

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Former Chicago Tribune reporter Colleen Mastony Joins JT

We are very pleased to announce that Colleen Mastony, a longtime reporter at the Chicago Tribune, has joined Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications as Director of Media Strategies.

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JT Coordinates O’Hare Runway Commissioning Event

JT worked with the Chicago Department of Aviation on planning the commissioning of their newest runway, Runway 10R-28L and South Airport Traffic Control Tower, which opened on October 15, 2015.

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JT Co-Produces Social Media Week Chicago 2015

JT was proud to partner with Crowdcentric, the global organizers of Social Media Week (SMW), to produce Social Media Week Chicago 2015, which took place on November 16-20 at the Merchandise Mart. SMW Chicago brought together thousands of people from all over the world for a week of keynotes, panels, workshops, demos and happy hours.

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JT staff, clients and friends give back

JT Connect: A Women’s Network provides our clients, partners, supporters and friends an opportunity to connect outside the office.

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JT shines a spotlight on the collective impact of Chicago’s cultural giants in Shakespeare 400 Chicago announcement

Jasculca Terman worked closely with Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Mayor’s office to announce Shakespeare 400 Chicago, an enormous cultural collaboration of more than 60 Chicago institutions.

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Join JT client Midtown Educational Foundation and the Union League Club of Chicago on Tuesday, November 17 for a Breakfast Panel Discussion: “Mentoring Chicago’s Youth for Success”

JT is proud to work with the Midtown Educational Foundation to plan and execute a breakfast panel discussion co-hosted by the Union League Club of Chicago on Tuesday, November 17 to address the important role that Chicago mentoring programs play in preparing our city’s youth for success.

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JT Develops and Executes a Story-Based Social Media Strategy for a Metastatic Breast Cancer Campaign

In fall 2015, JT developed strategy for and executed a story-based social media strategy for a metastatic breast cancer campaign – focusing on the notion of time for these patients living with an incurable disease. The It’s About Time campaign included more than 25 local and national advocacy groups.

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JT works with The Chicago Community Trust to share its new strategic vision

From the backdrop and the icing on the cake to the trending #whatyoudomatters hashtag and the remarks from The Chicago Community Trust’s President and CEO Terry Mazany, this message was an overarching theme of the foundation’s State of Community address October 7, 2015 at the Chicago Hilton. The event highlighted the Trust’s new strategic direction, including the announcement of general operating grants – or GO Grants – to benefit our region’s nonprofits.

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JT is strategic communications partner to Sinai Health System and the University of Chicago Medicine in new trauma center announcement

JT provided strategic counsel, materials development, media outreach, media/message training and event support to Sinai Health System and the University of Chicago Medicine as they announced their partnership to build and operate a Level 1 adult trauma center to serve Chicago’s South and Southwest side communities.

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JT organizes a reception and film screening of the documentary “Rosenwald” at the Museum of Science and Industry

JT organized a reception and film screening of the documentary “Rosenwald” at the Museum of Science and Industry on Thursday, September 3, 2015.

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JT Manages Event Logistics and Stage Production for Advocate Charitable Foundation’s Presidents Society Reception

On Wednesday, July 29, JT managed event logistics and stage production for Advocate Charitable Foundation’s Presidents Society reception at the new Advocate Center, which serves as the training facility for the Chicago Bulls.

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JT Conducts Media Training for Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership

This past weekend, JT was honored to have had the opportunity to host our annual media training for the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) – an organization working to successfully prepare and propel women to take on elected and appointed positions to advance Democratic ideals through an eight-month fellowship

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JT Partners with Crowdcentric to Produce Social Media Week Chicago 2015

JT and Crowdcentric, the global organizers of Social Media Week (SMW), will partner to produce Social Media Week Chicago, which is scheduled for November 16-20, 2015.

Social Media Week Chicago offers a unique program that explores the intersection of social technology and creativity with a week of panels, presentations, demos, workshops, talks, conversations, and interactive events.

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JT and The Chicago Community Trust Honored to Receive Awards for On the Table 2014

In partnership with The Chicago Community Trust, JT has been honored to receive two prestigious local awards for our work on On the Table 2014 in the past week – the Publicity Club of Chicago’s Golden Trumpet for community relations campaign and a Skyline Award for the best community relations campaign by a nonprofit/association organization from the Public Relations Society of America, Chicago.

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JT Conducts Storytelling and Message Training Workshop for Local NGOs in Istanbul

JT conducts many message and media trainings for its clients, but members of the team had a special opportunity to take our expertise abroad this week as part of a Professional Fellows Program coordinated through WorldChicago, American Councils, National Democratic Institute and the U.S. Department of State.

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The Chicago Community Trust Kicks Off Centennial Year with On the Table 2015

On May 12, 2015, in communities across the city and suburbs, Chicago-area residents came together in small groups to share a meal and discuss ways they can work together to make our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic. Kicking off The Chicago Community Trust’s Centennial year, On the Table 2015 was an imaginative public square designed to engage residents and improve communities across the region.

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JT helps WomenOnCall host its first signature event

On May 6, JT helped Chicago-based WomenOnCall host its first signature event in Seattle. The Meet and Match, hosted by Starbucks Women’s Network, connected Seattle women looking to volunteer their professional skills with area non-profits that had specific skills-based volunteer projects.

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Chicago Bear Kyle Long Feeds the Future of America

On May 6, JT provided media and event support to Blessings in a Backpack – a national nonprofit that mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry – for an event at St. Malachy School on the city’s near west side.

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JT Connect Hosts Non-Profit Workshop

Everyone has a story and everyone’s story matters was the theme of JT’s inaugural workshop – helping non-profits tell their story. More than 100 non-profits gathered to hear corporate and foundation leaders discuss philanthropy and engagement.

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The Chicago Community Trust Releases “Giving in Chicago” Report

JT was proud to play a role in the release of The Chicago Community Trust’s Giving in Chicago report, the first comprehensive study of individual, corporate and foundation giving in the six-county metropolitan Chicago region that examines patterns of charitable giving by households and corporations across Chicagoland.

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Carly Olsman Promoted to Vice President of Events & International Advance

We are excited to announce that Carly Olsman has been promoted to Vice President of Events & International Advance at Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications (JT).

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JT and The Chicago Community Trust Recognized With Honorable Mention

Jasculca Terman and The Chicago Community Trust placed second, earning honorable mention in PRWeek’s national “Nonprofit Campaign of the Year” award for the On the Table 2014 initiative.

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JT and The Chicago Community Trust Named The Winner of PR News Nonprofit Awards

We’re excited to announce that Jasculca Terman and The Chicago Community Trust have been named the winner of the PR News Nonprofit Awards in the category of public affairs/issues management for the On the Table 2014 initiative.

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University of Chicago Announces Five Urban Labs

JT was proud to play a role in University of Chicago’s announcement of five urban labs, meant to tackle some of the toughest urban challenges through study and action

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JT Manages Good Samaritan Hospital’s 2014 Festival

On November 1st, JT had the pleasure of managing logistics for Good Samaritan Hospital’s 2014 Festival, entitled “Unveiling Our Vision.”

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JT Manages SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois Grand Opening of the Roosevelt Square Village

JT was pleased to provide strategic counsel, event management and media outreach services for the SOS Children’s Villages of Illinois Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on October 28, 2014.

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Jessica Thunberg Returns to JT as Vice President of Business Strategies

We are excited to announce that Jessica Thunberg has rejoined JT as vice president of business strategies after spending the past year building the community engagement and outreach department for a large suburban education system outside Chicago.

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JT Manages Latino Policy Forum “Latinos on the Move” Policy Breakfast

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the Latino Policy Forum hosted its fourth annual policy breakfast. The event informed hundreds of key civic and corporate leaders about the importance of Latinos in the state of Illinois.

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JT Hosts International Fellow Sezin Dereci

This month, JT participated in a job shadowing program through WorldChicago and the U.S. Department of State during which an international fellow joined the firm to broaden her professional experience and develop enduring professional ties.

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Advocate Children’s Hospital Celebrates 15th Annual Hearts for Hope Halloween Bash

On Saturday, October 25th, more than 300 guests attended the Advocate Children’s Hospital Halloween Bash at Morgan Manufacturing, Fulton Market’s newest event venue.

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Joining the Metastatic Breast Cancer Conversation

JT was proud to work with Susan G. Komen Chicago, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network and Pfizer on a three-city dialogue with patients, doctors, elected officials and advocacy organizations around support and resources needed for those living with metastatic disease.

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Chicago Innovation Exchange Opens at the University of Chicago

Today marks the grand opening of the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE), a new innovation hub in Hyde Park that will provide resources for University of Chicago faculty and students and local entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into real-world solutions.

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Celebrates 2014 “Golden Gala”

On Saturday, October 11th, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital celebrated their 2014 “Golden Gala” at the Lincolnshire Marriott in Lincolnshire, IL. JT provided event logistics for this annual event whose proceeds benefited the Emergency Department expansion at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge. The “Golden” theme was woven throughout the evening …

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JT Provides Strategic Counsel for City Year Chicago Breakfast Event

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, City Year Chicago hosted a breakfast to introduce Arnie Rivera, the City of Chicago’s new deputy chief of staff for education, to executive directors and board members from two dozen Chicago area, education-focused non-profits. The moderated conversation was led by City Year Chicago Executive Director Lisa Morrison Butler, and was …

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Chicago Department of Aviation hosts World Routes 2014

JT proudly provided the Chicago Department of Aviation with event and media support for World Routes 2014, the largest and most prestigious civil aviation event and airline route development forum in the world. More than 3,000 delegates from over 100 countries, 800 airports, 300 airlines and 200 tourism authorities attended. High-profile aviation executives from across the …

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JT provides event logistics for Advocate Trinity Hospital’s 2014 Gala

On Saturday, September 20th, Advocate Trinity Hospital celebrated their 2014 Gala with a “Shades of Pink: The Tapestry of Trinity” theme. JT once again provided event logistics for this annual event, which was held at the Museum of Science and Industry and benefitted breast health initiatives at Advocate Trinity Hospital. The theme of “Shades of Pink” …

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