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 partnered with the Illinois Institute of Technology to maximize media attention for the grand opening of its first new academic building in nearly 40 years.
JT was proud to once again team up with Susan Axelrod, founder of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), and her husband, David, as they celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the organization with a star-studded program
JT is honored to team up with Senator Durbin on the launch of the HEAL Initiative, which aims to reduce violence in Chicago neighborhoods.