Current and past clients include:
Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, Illinois voluntarily donates 20 percent of its annual net operating income to fund initiatives that help turn local communities into vibrant civic hubs. That extraordinary commitment sets it apart from other gaming establishments around the country. Grand Victoria Foundation was established in 1996 to carry out this commitment.
CCJC is a steward and guardian of the vision of the concerned citizens who founded the Juvenile Court in 1899. CCJC is committed to promoting the safety of our communities while ensuring that the children and families who come to the attention of the court, either as a result of abuse or neglect or crimes committed as juveniles, are protected, their development nurtured, and their legal rights ably represented.
Hadiya’s Promise is a national organization led by Cleo and Nate Pendleton, parents of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton who on January 29, 2013, was gunned down while in the park with classmates. Hadiya's Promise focuses on: informing the general public on the causes of gun violence; fostering leadership on issue content and advocacy; convening local/national experts to identify sensible community-based solutions, and; supporting communities in taking action to end gun violence.
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization committed to providing cost-effective, community-based alternatives to institutional placement through direct service, advocacy, and policy change since 1975.
The Illinois Justice Project (ILJP) is a continuation of the Justice and Violence Group at Metropolis Strategies and engages in criminal justice reform efforts that promote policies that will make our communities safer and reduce recidivism among youths and adults. Established in 2014 as a legacy project of Metropolis Strategies, the non-profit ILJP is a supporting organization of the Chicago Community Trust and an affiliate of The Commercial Club of Chicago.
In October of 2011, City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced their intent to combine three separate Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIAs) – Chicago, Northern Cook and Southern Cook Into a single LWIA. The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by a Board of business and civic leaders. The CCWP's vision is to make Chicago the talent capital of the nation.
Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) is a political action committee whose mission is to encourage a more productive dialogue within the Democratic Party on the need to fundamentally reform American public education. DFER operates on all levels of government to educate elected officials and support reform-minded candidates for public office.
Education Reform Now works to transform the struggling education system through three central strategies coalition building, policy and media.
The Illinois Association for Criminal Justice's (IACJ) mission is to ensure quality, comprehensive and coordinated services for people with criminal histories through the education of the public, advocacy, and community capacity building. The IACJ is dedicated to the efficient and effective application of justice resources through the utilization of proven practices in reducing recidivism and restoring individuals to a place of stability and productivity in their communities.
Safer Foundation, an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, began providing employment, educational, and supportive services for individuals with criminal records in 1972. With headquarters in Chicago, Safer Foundation’s staff of nearly 350 assists clients in 20 facilities throughout Illinois and eastern Iowa.