Thursday, December 22, 2011
As the end of the year approaches, Community Renewal Society (CRS) gives thanks for all that we have accomplished with your support, and looks forward to the opportunities that await us in the new year! We are writing now to give you a year-end update on our strategic planning process. Read more »
After receiving thousands of postcards and hundreds of phone calls from Community Renewal Society member congregations, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn committed to attending the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Faith in Action Assembly on January 16, 2012. Read more »
The Chicago Reporter will join forces with WMAQ, a NBC affiliate, to create hard-hitting investigative stories on social and economic issues. The Reporter will begin working immediately with the local NBC 5 Investigative Unit to produce exclusive investigations and data analysis. The partnership is part of a larger announcement for the NBC Owned Television Stations.
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Executive Director Dr. Calvin S. Morris will transition to retirement,originally announced in March 2011, with a six month sabbatical. Dr. Morris says that he will remain committed to CRS, working on transitional relationships and preparations for the upcoming 130th celebration luncheon in May 2012. As part of the leadership changes, some positions are being merged and shifted. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) position is being merged with the responsibilities of the next executive director. Additionally, the Board of Directors hired Pat O’Connell, a 30-year non-profit management veteran, as transitional managing director. Pat will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the organization during the transition to the new leadership in July 2012.