Call nowEvents

Author Archives: Monroe Foundation Staff

April 7, 2021 – WE ARE FAMILY! DOING BUSINESS WITH SISTER AGENCIES (CPS & CCC)

April 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Interested in doing business beyond the City of Chicago but not sure where to start? This workshop welcomes guest presentations that outlines the roles and responsibilities of how to do business with the City of Chicago’s six sister agencies: Chicago Public Schools (CPS), City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), Public Building Commission (PBC), Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), Chicago Park District (CPD) and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).

April 15, 2021 – Community media journalists: What do you need to tell better health stories?

Join us on April 15, 5:30-7 p.m. CT for a paid community media listening session, held by our Chicago Community, Media & Research Partnership! Share your perspective in small-group breakout sessions facilitated by Maudlyne Ihejirika (president of NABJ-Chicago and Chicago Journalists Association, and Chicago Sun-Times columnist), Jesús Del Toro (Editor-in-Chief of La Raza), Yazmin Dominguez (coordinator of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance), and Jhmira Alexander (Executive Director of Public Narrative). Community media journalists who participate will receive a $150 gift card.Click here for full details and registration.
DETAILS & REGISTRATION

April 21, 2021 – Driving Small Businesses the Distance

April 21, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Are you interested in doing business with the CTA? This webinar will go over the topics of how to become Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified, learn about upcoming contracting opportunities with the CTA, and navigating invoice, payment, and compliance regulations. Continue Reading

May 13, 2021 – Register now for 2021 Community Media Awards

Registration is now open for the 26th annual Community Media Awards, Thursday, May 13, at 5:30 p.m. CT (online)! Though nominations are now closed for the Terkel Award, we have opened up nominations for our Uplifting Voices and Ripple Effect awards for the very first time. Nominations for those awards are open through Friday, April… Continue Reading

“STOP THE S PREAD”WEEKEND DISTRIBUTES 1200 COVID-19 SAFETY KITS!

“STOP THE S PREAD”WEEKEND DISTRIBUTES 1200 COVID-19 SAFETY KITS!

Launched on February 26th in Proviso Township in collaboration with the Proviso Township Mental Health Commission,and again on Saturday, February 27th in Chicago’s Austin community with U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis and CookCounty Commissioner Dennis Deer, the Monroe Foundation distributed over 1200 COVID-19 “Safety Act” kits to agencies serving individuals with disabilities, Continue Reading

Urge Illinois Legislators: Pass COVID-19 Emergency Housing Act

Urge Illinois Legislators: Pass COVID-19 Emergency Housing Act

Our legislators have the chance to pass protections for Illinoisans on the brink of losing their homes. Urge Illinois legislators to support legislation that will expand access to sealing eviction records and temporarily halt certain foreclosure proceedings. The COVID-19 Emergency Housing Act will: Create directions and requirements to ensure that people with the lowest incomes… Continue Reading

“STOP THE SPREAD”: THE BLACK STAR PROJECT LAUNCHES ACCESS COLLABORATIVE EQUITY (ACE) PROJECT

“STOP THE SPREAD”: THE BLACK STAR PROJECT LAUNCHES ACCESS COLLABORATIVE EQUITY (ACE) PROJECT

The pilot launch of Access Collaborative Equity (ACE), a collaborative led by The Black Star Project, and partners the Christopher D. Redding Youth Asthma Foundation, People Empowering People (PEP), Say”Yes” to Life, Virtue and Voilure, and Action Coalition of Englewood, successfully assisted seven (7) Englewood residents in signing up for the COVID-19 vaccinations at the Englewood Miles Square Department of Health Continue Reading