For the fourth year, the JT team was proud to partner with the Trust to help plan every facet of On the Table, including outreach to engage participants, development of messaging, and implementation of digital and mainstream media strategies to support the initiative.
In all, 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. Through On the Table, residents convened on the issues that matter and championed the causes that strengthen our region.
The Trust now challenges participants to turn their ideas into tangible activities that benefit neighborhoods and public good. The Acting Up awards will provide up to 100 $1,000 awards and up to 20 $2,500 awards to On the Table participants who have actionable ideas for community impact coming out of their conversations.
JT is honored to team up with Senator Durbin on the launch of the HEAL Initiative, which aims to reduce violence in Chicago neighborhoods.
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.
Thousands of residents gathered in civic dialogue as part of The Chicago Community Trust’s On the Table where mealtime conversations set the stage for participants to meet others, share ideas and explore ways to take action to improve our region.