Every city has poverty, right? Travel around the world, and it'd be difficult to find a city that doesn't have a ghetto or at least a "wrong side of the tracks."
They say that the poor are always with us, but they never mentioned how many there might be. This week, as we look at the 10 largest cities in America, you might be surprised to find out just how many poor people Chicago has and who they are. Today, we'll look at Chicago's poverty rate compared to New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas and San Jose to see how we stack up. Read more »
On November 13, the Civic Action Network and nearly 150 community leaders held a rally to launch the High HOPES (Healing Over the Punishment of Expulsions and Suspensions) campaign and call for a public commitment from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials and mayoral hopefuls to reduce the rate of student suspension and expulsions by 40 percent next school year. Read more »
Community Renewal Society is fortunate to be blessed with many individuals who are supportive of both our mission and our work. These individuals are essential in ensuring Community Renewal Society’s ability to thrive and flourish, even in the hardest of economic times. Creative donors have found exciting ways to provide for the future of CRS. One way of guaranteeing that their legacy is continued far into the future through planned giving. Read more »