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.
The Blue Grass Community Foundation was the first of 10 community foundations across the U.S. to replicate the On the Table initiative this year with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and support from the team at JT.
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.
JT is working closely with the Indiana Immunization Coalition to drive a major awareness campaign across the state of Indiana to educate college students and their parents about the new meningitis B vaccination, and to make it easy to obtain the important protection needed.
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…