Community Renewal Society partnered with The Chicago Community Trust to host a gathering of community leaders and clergy from various denominations to discuss dismantling racism.

We ask that you make at least three posts to any platform of your choosing throughout the Day of Faith at the Capitol on May 9, 2017. Social media allows a greater audience to participate in our work.


Community Renewal Society is participating in National Reentry Week, April 24-28, 2017.

Lisagor and LBJ

2017 Peter Lisagor Awards

The Chicago Reporter staff receives five nominations.

We are finalists for the Watchdog Award, Best Data Journalism, and Best Affiliated Blog in the Chicago Headline Club’s Lisagor Awards. Reporters Kalyn Belsha and Melissa Sanchez are both twice nominated for Best Education Reporting in Newspaper or Magazine.


Community Renewal Society

Community Renewal Society (CRS) is a faith-based organization that works with people and communities to address racism and poverty. CRS transforms society towards greater justice and compassion by working with a powerful organizing and policy advocacy network and publishing The Chicago Reporter, a highly-regarded investigative journal on matters of social justice.

CRS is looking to fill the following positions:

Community Renewal Society

We will be briefed on this year's legislation and trained on how to set and run meetings with elected officials. While this will be prep for the Day of Faith at the Capitol, all are welcome to attend!

Download the Day of Faith at the Capitol flyer.

Advocacy Training


GAPA released its Community Conversations Report after listening to the concerns of more than 1,650 Chicago residents about police misconduct and community relations.

Today we joined more than two dozen community groups and criminal justice reform to issue a report urging Chicago’s elected leaders to reject reactionary and unproven crime fighting policies and instead attack the root causes of violence with a comprehensive crime prevention plan. 

In the past days, three children—2 year old Lavontay, 11 year old Takiya, and 12 year old Kenari—were killed in Chicago.


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