Identifying service providers to address your capacity-building needs

While many nonprofits work to create more equitable outcomes in communities, limited resource capacity can strain their ability to tackle the complex, systemic issues associated with this work. The Kresge Foundation is addressing this gap in support through a capacity-building program that supports its grantees’ talent and leadership development needs through a racial equity lens.…

Using equitable research to help Chicago youth thrive

Research can drive decisions about investment in communities. And unintended research bias can lead to ineffective approaches and inequitable resources and opportunities that prevent all young people from fully thriving. Chicago Beyond’s guidebook, Why Am I Always Being Researched?, is intended to level the playing field; reckon with unintended research bias; and better position organizations,…

Chicago’s returning citizens bridge the gap between race and justice

/ by Christian Clansky / One could argue that, in a world continually marked by division, there’s something approaching a universal appeal about the perfect summer day. On this particular one in Chicago – a high-70s, lightly breezy, blessedly crisp Saturday – the North Lawndale community is taking full advantage of weather that feels like…