The Chicago Department of Public Health expands door-to-door canvassing in continued push to increase vaccination rates in hard-hit communities

June 14, 2021 Uncategorized

  CHICAGO—The Chicago Department of Public Health is ramping up hyperlocal vaccine outreach, including door-to-door canvassing, in a data-driven effort to continue pushing COVID-19 vaccine to the communities with the lowest vaccination rates. In partnership with community organizations, canvassing teams trained through the City’s online Vaccine Ambassador program are going door-to-door to encourage residents to …

Request for Proposals EXTENDED: Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act Solar Training Pipeline Program

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) has extended the deadline for proposals. The Partnership requests proposals for program providers under The Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Solar Training Pipeline Program. Pursuant to FEJA, Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is disbursing $3 million in 2021 to continue funding the Solar Training Pipeline Program. The Partnership …

The Partnership Hosts Virtual Event: “A Hire Calling” Highlighting the Business Case and Community Benefits of “Second Chance” Hiring

April 20, 2021 Press Releases

The Partnership Hosts Virtual Event: “A Hire Calling” Highlighting the Business Case and Community Benefits of “Second Chance” Hiring Nationally known CEOs and formerly incarcerated individuals join a nationally recognized author to discuss the benefits of hiring “untapped potential” workforce during “Second Chance” Month   (Chicago) – The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) is hosting “A …

Request for Proposals: Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act Solar Training Pipeline Program

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) requests proposals for program providers under The Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Solar Training Pipeline Program. Pursuant to FEJA, Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is disbursing $3 million in 2021 to continue funding the Solar Training Pipeline Program. The Partnership will administer the review process and make final …

THE CHICAGO COOK WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATES VIRTUAL GRAND OPENING OF CHATHAM EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE CENTER

January 19, 2021 Press Releases

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Leads Development of New Jewel on South Side   CHICAGO—(January 19, 2021) The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (“The Partnership”) today hosted elected officials, community leaders, local philanthropists and the family of a much loved and respected South Side resident to mark the grand opening of the Chatham Education and Workforce Center …

Governor Pritzker and President Preckwinkle Announce New Statewide Network to Deploy Computer Devices for Low-Income Residents Across the State

December 16, 2020 News, Press Releases

Download the press release here. To Enhance Digital Access for Low-Income Families, Governor Issues Call to Action to Public/Private Sectors to Donate Used Equipment to be Refurbished for Illinois Families CONTACT: Gov.Press@illinois.gov Chicago—Governor JB Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a first of its kind initiative in Illinois to expand digital …

Mayor Lightfoot Announces $10 Million Chicago Hospitality Grant Program As Part Of Emergency Relief Package For Restaurants, Bars And Their Employees

November 5, 2020 News, Press Releases

Download the press release here. Grant program will reallocate CARES Act funds to businesses most impacted by State- imposed mitigation measures; proposed temporary cap on third-party delivery fees, Take Out Chicago contest and hospitality worker portal will provide much-needed help to hospitality industry Mayor’s Press Office 312.744.3334 press@cityofchicago.org CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today …

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and Cook County Assist Residents and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

October 28, 2020 News, Press Releases

Download the press release here. $4 million in CARES Act funding supports Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Job Training and Placement Program   (Chicago) – The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) today announced it is receiving $4 million from Cook County in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The support comes as part of …

Cook County Racial Equity Week 2020

September 16, 2020 News

The Partnership’s CEO Karin M. Norington-Reaves joined Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and 16 year MLB veteran, first Latino World Series winning manager and now television personality Ozzie Guillen for Cook County’s Racial Equity Week 2020 to discuss the progress Cook County has made towards Racial Equity for the African American and Latinx communities, …