Chicago Commons & Partners Awarded $23 Million Per Year, 5-Year Head Start Grant

July 14, 2021

Chicago Commons & Partners Awarded $23 Million Per Year, 5-Year Head Start Grant Chicago Commons & Partners to Provide 1,270 Children High Quality Early Education Annually—second highest allotment of slots in the Chicagoland grant. Chicago, IL (July 14, 2021): Chicago Commons and its delegate partners are pleased to share the Administration for Children & Families,… Read more »

2021 CHICAGO COMMONS ANNUAL MEETING & CELEBRATION HONORS OUTGOING CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD WILLARD S. EVANS, JR. FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS OF SERVICE

June 16, 2021

  Chicago, IL (June 15, 2021): On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, more than 100 leaders from the business and civic community gathered for Chicago Commons’ Annual Meeting & Celebration to reflect upon the challenges and successes of the previous fiscal year as well as celebrate the departure of Chairman Emeritus, Willard S. Evans, Jr., introduce… Read more »

Statement on Adam Toledo

April 16, 2021

Apri 16, 2021 Dear Chicago Commons Community, Yet again, we find ourselves grieving lives taken unlawfully. The deaths of Adam Toledo, Anthony Alvarez, and Daunte Wright, among many others yet again highlight the structural racism and the lack of empathy, compassion, and humanity towards communities of color that persist in this country. Last summer, during… Read more »

Our Staff, Our Heroes: Ethel Watts, Senior Care

May 26, 2020

Donate to Chicago Commons COVID-19 Relief Fund As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we want to share the inspiring work of Chicago Commons’ mission-driven “heroes” who are committed to meeting the needs of our children, families, and seniors. This week, we highlight the story of our very own Ethel Watts – a dedicated Home Care Aide from our Senior… Read more »

Chicago Commons 2019-2020 Leadership Academy

February 19, 2020

As a part of our three-year strategic plan, Chicago Commons identified several key levers to achieve our strategic priorities. One of these was ensuring access to training and professional development to strengthen and retain staff. As such, we developed the Chicago Commons Leadership Academy (CCLA). This accelerated four-month program focuses on personal and team leadership… Read more »

GENERATIONS OF GENEROSITY: 125 YEARS OF CHICAGO COMMONS

December 10, 2019

November 19, 2019 In the spirit of Thanksgiving, more than 500 civic, corporate, and community leaders came together on Friday, November 15 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Chicago Commons and its impact for under-served communities in the region. The celebration included leadership from Honorary Co-Chairs: J.B. Pritzker, Governor,… Read more »