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APPLICATION NOW OPEN TO COACH ONE MILLION DEGREES SCHOLARS

One Million Degrees (OMD)— a Chicago nonprofit organization that empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life—is now accepting applications for its volunteer coaches. OMD Coaches work with scholars in a one-on-one and small group setting to provide professional and personal support throughout the academic year, while helping to broaden scholars’ horizons of career aspirations and possibilities. Coaches are supported with ongoing training by OMD to ensure a positive and productive volunteer experience, and also have opportunities to connect with fellow coaches to expand their own professional networks.

Community Members Standing Together Against Violence!

University of Chicago Medicine and its Community Partners invite you to the first Community GRAND ROUNDS of 2017, Feb. 23rd, 6pm, 6220 S Ingleside.  Free dinner will be served. Early arrival is strongly suggested! Register for free at 

"Claiming the Wisdom of Our Faith Traditions: Shaping a Faith-Rooted Movement to Foster Resilience and Prevent Childhood Trauma" Workshop

Come learn about the impact of traumatic experiences have on brain and genetic functioning, how to foster resilience in both the individual and across communities. Space is limited. See information to sign up.

Quality of Life Plan Celebration of How Your Voice Matters Auburn Gresham!

Auburn Gresham community, come out and celebrate all your hard work contributing to Your Voice Matters Quality of Life Plan planning process. The first celebration of our collective works, will be held October 29, 2016, at the Salaam Restaurant & Bakery, 700 West 79th Street, from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

On the Table 2016 Expands Impact, Reveals Insights into Causes, Issues Chicagoans Care About Most

The Chicago Community Trust today released a report from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) assessing the impact of the third year of On the Table conversations in 2016. The report details who participated in On the Table gatherings on May 10, 2016, key issues discussed, as well as where and how respondents plan to take action moving forward.

Application Now Open To Coach One Million Degrees Scholars

Application Now Open To Coach One Million Degrees Scholars 
Local, homegrown nonprofit recruiting 500 professionals to mentor community college scholars

One Million Degrees (OMD)— a Chicago nonprofit organization that empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life—is now accepting applications for its volunteer coaches. OMD Coaches work with scholars in a one-on-one or small group setting to provide professional and personal support throughout the academic year, while helping to broaden scholars’ horizons of career aspirations and possibilities. Coaches are supported with ongoing training by OMD to ensure a positive and productive volunteer experience, and also have opportunities to connect with fellow coaches to expand their own professional networks.

Nonprofit "U": Hitting the "Reset" Button in North Lawndale

Rodney Brown and Dennis Deer will be guests on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, April 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes and Stitcher.

Cancer The Path to Survival, Community Grand Round March 2016!

There're still open slots! Join the University of Chicago Medicine and Community Partners for this important conversation around those impacted by cancer and survived! March 31st, Holy Cross Hospital, 2701 W. 68th Street, 6-8pm, Dinner will be served! Please RSVP.

YOUR VOICE MATTERS DECEMBER TASK FORCE "Education and Youth Development" Meeting

The January meeting is going to be very critical for our educaiton taskforce. As the information unfolds solidfiying the date, time and location, it will be critical to ensure the meeting is filled to capacity, to address this important phase of the plan. Our youth's future education successful outcomes, are dependent on the strategies and goals that we collectively put in place, to drive needed improvements, in the schools and parent engagement activities across our neighborhoods.

Keeping the Promise: A Virtual Teach-In on the Promise Neighborhoods Model

Join us for a virtual teach-in as Michael McAfee, EdD, Vice President of the PolicyLink Promise Neighborhoods Institute, shares an overview of the evidence-based Promise Neighborhood Institute.

Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Servitude and Innovation

Determined to ensure that the loss of his brother through street violence was not in vain, Robert Douglas organized the S.O.N Foundation with the vision of making the Roseland community safer and supportive. Join us as Robert talks about  ways  to stimulate community revitalization and  promote self-determination, in low income communities.