CURRENT COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Austin African American Business Networking Association (AABNA): AAABNA works to create new business opportunities for African Americans in the Austin Area as well as the City of Chicago. Their objectives include incubating new businesses, creating student scholarship opportunities, coordinating political business relationships, business resource guides, creating intern programs for the youth, business education awareness, and networking with community groups and organizations.
Breakthrough: Breakthrough partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity. The organization supports people through wrap-around services including workforce development, education and youth programs, housing, health and wellness, and violence prevention.
Equiticity: Equiticity is a racial equity movement working to improve the lives of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people of color by harnessing collective power through programming and advocating for racial equity, increased mobility, and racial justice across the U.S.
Firehouse Community Arts Center: The mission of Firehouse Community Arts Center is to interrupt the cycle of violence among youth and young adults in North Lawndale through the power of the arts.
Imagine Englewood If: Imagine Englewood If (IEi) is a youth development nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen and empower the Greater Englewood Community. Since 1997, IEi has implemented this mission by teaching local youth and their families healthy living, environmental awareness, and positive communication skills.
Ladies of Virtue: Ladies of Virtue empowers girls, ages 9 to 18, living in underserved communities, to become confident and purpose-driven leaders by matching girls with mentors and preparing them for leadership through character development, career readiness, and civic engagement.
Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE): The Resident Association of Greater Englewood is a grassroots organization that strategizes to address community problems, creates tangible solutions and actively seeks ways to keep fellow residents informed about the latest news in Englewood, Chicago.
Revolution Workshop: Revolution Workshop is a nonprofit social enterprise that builds skills, hope, and resilience in Chicago’s most underserved communities through job training and job creation.
True Star Foundation: True Star represents the voice and vision of urban youth. It is a platform for youth to inform, inspire, entertain, and educate their peers. Through various programs, the organization offers unique opportunities for youth to create and be the center of their own media. They also learn skills in advising and executing business strategy, advertising sales, marketing, and the conclusive direction of the brand and media.
Westside Justice Center: Westside Justice Center is a holistic legal aid clinic dedicated to eradicating barriers to justice, mitigating the consequences of criminalized communities and uplifting authentic community leadership.