• Happy #GivingTuesday!
  • December 1, 2014
  • #GivingTuesday Bethel New Life invites you to take part in a global movement in the spirit of this giving season. Join Bethel New Life as we participate in #ILGiveBig, the #GivingTuesday initiative for Illinois nonprofits. Success on #GivingTuesday will allow Bethel to provide more and better opportunities for Chicago West Side individuals and families ready to transform their [...] Read More
  • The Catch-22 of Concentrated Poverty
  • November 13, 2014
  • "People living in poverty and especially those living in concentrated poverty effectively have no access to good jobs that pay fair wages and have very limited access to programs that help them acquire the skills to compete for those jobs. This is the Catch-22 of concentrated poverty." Read More
  • Not My Neighborhood
  • August 1, 2014
  • It makes no difference that a crime has its roots in “another neighborhood,” and to suggest otherwise is to embrace an attitude that thwarts progress against violent crime. — Bill Savage, Crain’s Chicago   In a recent opinion piece in Crain’s Chicago Business (July 28, 2014), Bill Savage gave his thoughts about the problem of being a city of [...] Read More
  • Does Chicago Need a Marshall Plan?
  • August 1, 2014
  • Making Space for Opportunity In a recent opinion piece in Crain’s Chicago Business (July 21, 2014), James Reynolds Jr. of Loop Capital Holdings LLC laid out an argument in support of a Marshall Plan as a long term solution to Chicago’s very real and immediate issue with violence, especially in poor, minority communities of color. Coupled [...] Read More
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