|Advance Illinois Promotes Public Education||
Advance Illinois seeks to develop and launch a long-term, student-focused|
vision of educational reform. Their goal is to infuse the dialogue on what needs
to be done with objective information; find statewide common ground;
and build public will and civic action for meaningful change.
The web site is full of great resources to help citizens better understand and debate the issues relating to public education in Illinois.
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|Chicago Area Project|
The Chicago Area Project (CAP is a private, not-for-profit organization with a distinguished history and demonstrable track record of over sixty years of work in delinquency prevention and service in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods. The original mission of CAP has not changed since its inception:To work toward the prevention and eradication of juvenile delinquency through the development and support of affiliated local community self-help efforts, in communities where the need is greatest.
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|Chicago Park District||
When you search under the category "Events" and type in Junior Earth Team, you will find a description of the program and a listing of upcoming events sponsored by JET. |
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|Chicago Public Schools||This is the Chicago Public Schools web site. It is the central on-line resource for the entire public education system in Chicago. Any parent, tutor, mentor or stakeholder should browse its sections and become familiar with what it has to offer. |
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|Junior League of Chicago||
A metropolitan organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.|
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|Ladder Up - Tax and Financial Assistance|
Ladder Up is committed to helping hardworking, low-income students and families access the financial resources and tools they need to achieve financial stability. By recruiting and training a workforce of more than 1,800 volunteers recruited from the Chicago area’s premier accounting, law, and financial service firms, banks, consultancies, and universities, Ladder Up provides free financial services to help students and families climb up and out of poverty.
Since 1994, the Tax Assistance Program has mobilized hundreds of volunteers each year to provide critical financial services to the working poor, steadily increasing the number of clients served and volunteers recruited, as well as economic benefits generated, each year. Recognizing the breadth of services now offered, including financial aid form and banking assistance, the Tax Assistance Program is now Ladder Up and has returned $247 million to 124,000 clients since its founding.
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|The Federation for Community Schools||
The Federation for Community Schools is a coalition of individuals and organizations working together to promote policies that support the advancement of community schools throughout Illinois. |
The Federation for Community Schools comes out of the exceptional work of the Chicago Campaign to Expand Community Schools (a funder collaborative providing financial resources to community schools which sunsets in the fall of 2007) and the Chicago Coalition for Community Schools (a coalition of community school practitioners engaged directly in community school work). The Federation was born out of the vision of both the Campaign and the Coalition to continue the community school movement in Illinois.
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|The Living Room Cafe serves homeless||
The Living Room Cafe is a gateway to social services for children, women, and men who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness. Through the development of relationships and the provision of services in an atmosphere of caring and respect, guests of The Living Room Cafe can get jobs, find permanent housing and address other issues to improve their lives and become self-sufficient.|
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|Youth Ready Chicago||
Youth Ready Chicago connects young people, ages 14 to 21, with internships, apprenticeships and jobs within Chicago’s public and private business sectors. Each opportunity offers youth hands-on experience and an opportunity to gain marketable skills, supporting a successful transition from school into the workforce.|
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