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A Better Chicago

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We are changing how Chicago fights poverty by investing in bold ideas that create opportunity for yo
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A Better Chicago is fighting poverty by leveraging the collective power of Chicagoans who want to make our city more equitable for everyone. We raise funds through public donations and direct those resources to support low-income, underserved communities. We find high-potential, high-impact programs and leaders that serve young people from cradle to career. Then, we invest both dollars and strategic support to empower organizations to grow and make an even greater impact. We know that giving our young people the......

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600 W Van Buren St ,IL ,60606
41.87694, -87.64287
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2022-03-07

Join the next generation of philanthropists in creating opportunities for Chicago's Black and Latinx youth by applying for A Better Chicago's impact council.nnIf you are a passionate rising leader with at least three years of work experience, we want to hear from you! We are accepting applications until March 14. nnApply here: https://bit.ly/3HJyW0U

2022-03-07

The #MappingCOVID19 Recovery project was created with the belief that community recovery will require collective action to rectify history rather than repeat it. This year at SXSW, philanthropic leaders from A Better Chicago, The Skillman Foundation, and Healthy Communities Foundation will join WBEZ 's Natalie Moore to discuss equitable recovery and strategic investment in BIPOC communities affected by COVID-19.nnStay tuned for coverage of the Mapping Equity to Drive ImpactPhilanthropy panel.

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2022-02-10

Through a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Services, the University of Chicago's Chapin Hall will evaluate college enrollment and the success of students from Chicago Scholars over the course of a five-year study. nnJeffery Beckham Jr., the CEO of Chicago Scholars, believes, "this is potentially life-changing because Chapin Hall can prove and measure our work and can inform policymakers."

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2022-01-18

Join us in congratulating Bottom Line Chicago as they welcome their new Executive Director, Will Hobart! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3GIaPzR

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2021-12-31

Today is the last day of 2021 and, together, we have done so much to build a Chicago where all youth can thrive. Over the past decade, your generosity has helped us raise more than 50 million dollars to support the exceptional youth-serving nonprofits in our portfolio.nnEvery dollar raised in 2021 will fuel our anti-poverty efforts and provide life-changing opportunities to youth across our city in the coming year. nnYou still have time to be part of changing the odds for Chicago’s low-income youth. Give today and join the movement to build a city where all youth can thrive! nnhttps://bit.ly/2021BetterTogether

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2021-12-30

From everyone at A Better Chicago, thank you for all you do to help us fight poverty with opportunity. Next year, with your help, thousands of young people on the South and West sides will get the support and resources they need to thrive. nnWe wish you peace and joy this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

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2021-12-28

With your generous support, our portfolio organizations receive unrestricted capital, in addition to support for increasing their ability to scale and grow. For example, during the height of the pandemic, we helped our organizations address several challenges, including the abrupt shift to remote work, increased fundraising needs, and digital communications strategies. Your dollars allowed organizations like iMentor to reinvigorate their board of directors with improved diversity, operational ability, and capacity. nnWe are helping the city address the issue of poverty by building and maintaining a portfolio that supports Black and Latinx youth from cradle to career. Join us in building a better Chicago where all children thrive. nnhttps://bit.ly/2021BetterTogether

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2021-12-27

Our overarching goal is for youth in Chicago to grow to be economically mobile and thrive in education, career, and life. We invest in direct service organizations with the leadership and expertise to increase the number of Chicago youth who have the resources and opportunities critical for long-term success. nnOur portfolio serves over 43K young people annually, with 67% of students on track to achieve long-term success (10% more than similar Chicago youth who are not beneficiaries of our support). nnDonate today to amplify your impact by investing in a network of exceptional organizations changing the odds for Chicago’s low-income youth! nnhttps://bit.ly/2021BetterTogether

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2021-12-13

We believe Chicago’s youth deserve every opportunity and resource available to thrive in school and life. That means in these challenging times, being responsive to the needs of the youth and communities we serve is critical. From mental health and trauma-informed programming to educational support focused on pandemic learning recovery and workforce development, our portfolio is supporting more than 43,000 young people across our city.nnAre you ready to amplify your impact and change the lives of thousands of low-income, Black, and Latinx young people? Join the movement with A Better Chicago and support 25 local organizations with just one gift. Donate today: bit.ly/2021BetterTogethernn#BetterTogether

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