PRWeek – a leading publication for the public relations industry –has named On the Table 2014 as one of five finalists for its prestigious, national “Nonprofit Campaign of the Year” award. Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications is very proud of our collaboration with ,The Chicago Community Trust as well as the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) and Galambos + Associates on this important initiative.
On the Table was designed to commemorate the Trust’s 99th anniversary and to generate ideas, inspire bold solutions, and cultivate relationships and collaborations. On May 12, 2014, more than 11,500 participants gathered for 1,100 mealtime conversations in every Chicagoland neighborhood and every residential zip code, as well as 11 area counties. Their discussions focused on generating ideas to collaboratively build and maintain strong, safe and dynamic communities.
This nomination is a powerful endorsement of the effectiveness and impact of this innovative civic engagement initiative – we are excited to share this news with you.
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.
Sinai Urban Health Institute recently unveiled new findings from the largest community-driven, face-to-face health survey ever conducted in Chicago. The findings showed there continue to be significant, sometimes devastating disparities in the health and wellness of different racial and ethnic groups in Chicago, exacerbated in certain communities.