JT was retained by a group of six nonprofit agencies in Illinois that serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The General Assembly had passed a DSP wage increase in 2016 only to see it vetoed by the Governor. JT’s goal: Avoid the same fate in 2017.
Nearly 100,000 people engaged with On the Table in 2017 on social media; through workshops; and as hosts, participants and partners around 5,800 tables in every Chicago neighborhood and throughout suburban communities.
Nearly 400 Chicago business, community and workforce development leaders joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the Standard Club on Friday morning to celebrate Skills for Chicagoland’s Future’s (Skills) employer and community partners at its second annual Employment Champions Breakfast.
Elected officials, community members and hunger-relief advocates joined with volunteers and staff to celebrate the grand opening of the new, permanent home of the Lakeview Pantry, which has served Chicago's North Side for 46 years and is the largest food pantry in the City.
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…
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.