With a focus on education, poverty, and health, the Crown Family Philanthropies gave over $100,000 to Inspiration Corporation. This donation is part of a series of annual gifts that Crown makes to the growing nonprofit, which provides meals, support services, housing, employment, and vocational training to over 3,000 needy Chicago residents each year.
Although Chicago's unemployment rate is one of the highest in the nation, it's slowly getting better — and we have the Chicago Workforce Investment Council and Chicago Community Trust (CCT) to thank. CCT has been contributing $300,000 annually to the Chicago Workforce Investment Council to put towards community development and career training. The Council monitors over $350 million of public investments each year to train employees and coordinate job resources across the city to support the regional economy.