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. JT has provided this training for IWIL classes since 2004. IWIL was founded by Loretta Durbin, wife of Senator Dick Durbin, after discussions at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. In 2002, the organization graduated its first class of Fellows.
The two-day training included a Friday session dedicated to social media best practices, channel management and the importance of social listening. Our time on Saturday focused on media interview preparation and skills-building training.
The IWIL Fellows are truly inspiring and ready to change the world. JT is proud to play a small part in their work.
The Publicity Club of Chicago recognized JT's work at its annual awards celebration. Our work for the North American Climate Summit, the They Deserve More coalition and UCP Seguin earned three Trumpet awards.
For the ninth consecutive year, 100 percent of Urban Prep seniors have been admitted to a four-year college or university. JT is proud to have been there from the beginning.
JT is proud to partner with Knight Foundation in 2018 and 2019 to continue this important civic engagement initiative that empowers residents to work together to make their neighborhoods stronger, safer and more dynamic through conversation and collaboration.