The 12 organizations that form the inaugural CARE cohort are Access Living, Alliance of the Southeast, Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County, Batavia Community Diversity Initiative, Elgin Community Bikes, Evanston/North Shore NAACP, Faith in Place, Far South Community Development Corporation, Hanul Family Alliance, North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council, Northwest Center, and Palenque LSNA.
Access Living ignites the power and pride of people with disabilities, provides critical services, and breaks down systemic barriers to create a more inclusive, and therefore much stronger, society.
Alliance of the Southeast builds the capacity of leaders, organizers, and associations that carry out community and social change. It envisions a powerful grassroots base that impacts decision makers and wins real improvements in our neighborhoods.
Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County works to end homelessness in suburban Cook County, through cross-sector collaboration, data-driven decision making, and removing barriers to housing.
Batavia Community Diversity Initiative cultivates and strengthens Batavia’s commitment to diversity, equity, and belonging.
Elgin Community Bikes uses bike riding to make Elgin a healthier, happier, and more equitable community.
Evanston/North Shore NAACP achieves equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminating discrimination, and accelerating the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.
Faith in Place empowers people of diverse faiths and spiritualities to be leaders in advancing environmental and racial justice, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities.
Far South Community Development Corporation alleviates low-income communities within Chicago's far South Side and south suburban Cook County of poverty, blight, and economic distress through effective economic and community development.
Hanul Family Alliance provides the most comprehensive care and direct services to older adults and immigrant families throughout Chicagoland.
North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council improves the physical, economic, and social fiber of the local community through strategic and comprehensive planning, civic engagement, and implementation of stakeholder-driven initiatives.
Northwest Center identifies and responds to the needs of the community to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for the Belmont Cragin neighborhood and surrounding communities.
Palenque LSNA is a catalyst for Black, Brown, Indigenous, and immigrant communities and allies to take care of one another and take strategic action for systemic change and a just, resilient, and joyful future.