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When you see others succeed, especially people in your own neighborhood, it’s easier to believe that we can all do amazing things. See what’s being done to spark new business, help the environment, keep people in their homes, support the arts, and more right here in Chicago. Through lending, investing and giving, we’re proud to help fuel this progress. We hope you’ll take a moment to follow these inspiring stories, share them, and come back to see the power of partnering locally.
Sep 26, 2012
The Pilsen community in Chicago has been a port of entry for new immigrants for over 130 years, first for Eastern Europeans and more recently, for working-class Hispanics. But through the waves of immigration there has been one constant: the ongoing need for rental housing for the community’s low-income residents… learn More about The Resurrection Project Is Working to Revitalize the Pilsen Community with Affordable Housing
Sep 26, 2012
From adoption services to elder care, we're helping one Chicago organization connect thousands of families with what they need to build a brighter future… learn More about A 150-Year-Old Organization Helps Families Grow In Chicago
Sep 26, 2012
Despite significant strides being made for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, support is still needed for individuals who need a safe place to explore issues of identity and gain useful skills. Center on Halsted, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, set out to create that supportive and nurturing environment… learn More about Chicago’s Center on Halsted Offers Programs and Social Services for the Local LGBTQ Community
The Greater Chicago Food Depository Distributes Over 60 Million Pounds of Food to Families in Cook County
Sep 18, 2012
Every day, over 800,000 people wake up hungry in the Chicago area, including one out of five children. And rather than lessening, the need is intensifying, with demand at one local food bank up 68% over the last four years… learn More about The Greater Chicago Food Depository Distributes Over 60 Million Pounds of Food to Families in Cook County
Chicago’s Mercy Housing Lakefront Builds Safe, Vibrant, Healthy Communities by Developing Affordable Housing
Aug 23, 2012
In Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood in the 1980s, housing options for low-income residents were rapidly disappearing. Many of the older single-occupancy hotels were being torn down… learn More about Chicago’s Mercy Housing Lakefront Builds Safe, Vibrant, Healthy Communities by Developing Affordable Housing