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SVP Chicago is pleased to announce that Breakthrough has been selected as its newest investee. The investment committee was intrigued by Breakthrough’s place-based model and opportunities for SVP capacity-building support. About Breakthrough Founded in 1992, Breakthrough began as an emergency shelter for adults experiencing homelessness. In 2000, Breakthrough moved to East Garfield Park and began […]
SVP Chicago’s two-month Fast Pitch program is underway! Fifteen nonprofit leaders are working with their SVP coaches to hone their pitch in hopes of securing one of the eight finalist spots for the showcase event on April 30, from 6-8:30 pm at Uptake, 600 W Chicago. This year’s cohort includes: Brave Initiatives, Jen Giacchino […]
SVP Chicago’s first three investees continue to scale and increase their impact. One Million Degrees: OMD has entered into a new partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority and the City Colleges of Chicago to expand its comprehensive community college student support services to more CHA residents! Nationally-recognized researcher Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab from Temple University will evaluate […]