The Green Exchange, a retail and office space in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago devoted to green business, has passed the one-year mark of being open. Today, it’s a place where businesses can live green and prosper.
Goodwill Industries does a lot more than sell used clothing at discount prices. The agency also provides job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges — all at no cost to the client. Here’s how the agency is helping people in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital) was ranked tenth in the country among pediatric hospitals according to a Parents magazine survey. Lurie Children’s Hematology/Oncology division was ranked eighth among pediatric cancer programs nationwide.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The walks are held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. Here’s a look at walks taking place in the region this fall.
Each year, thousands of people across the country join forces with the Lupus Foundation of America and walk with one unified purpose — to end lupus, a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. Communities in northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana are currently gearing up for this year’s fundraising efforts to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for those who suffer from the disease.
In the next seven years, the nursing profession is going to need another 700,000 nurses. For those interested in pursuing a career in the fast-paced, dynamic field of nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing offers a three-year BSN degree program that enables students to earn their degree in as few as three years of year-round study, instead of the typical four years with summers off, allowing graduates to launch a career in nursing before their peers in traditional four-year programs. Chamberlain is currently accepting applications for courses beginning July 7.
Advocate Health Care is among several new Illinois health care providers that have joined the American Cancer Society’s statewide colorectal cancer screening initiative. Launched last summer, the multi-year program aims to raise awareness about colorectal health and to screen a significant number of the more than 800,000 people in Illinois who meet eligibility criteria but haven’t been screened, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
Boeing Company and its employees have contributed more than $54 million to nonprofit programs and groups in the Chicago region, and the company is a major backer of Chicago-based Erikson Institute, which provides education and training to those who work in early learning settings.
Kraft Foods continues to support hundreds of food pantries and programs like “Healthy Kids Markets” to help Chicago-area residents stay healthy.
Ford and Lincoln dealers contribute between $35.1 million and $84.6 million to charities and nonprofits in their communities across the U.S. per year, according to Ford. Adding the “human touch,” the study ssid dealer employees have donated some 58,000 hours to community service.
Through March 6, people from the United States and Canada can submit a cause for a chance to win a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. The program continue’s State Farm’s assistance, especially to Chicago causes and programs elevating the quality of life in the region.