Phalanx Family Services Helps Chicago’s Needy Survive and Thrive

Phalanx Family Services Helps Chicago’s Needy Survive and Thrive

One of the most unknown and underappreciated non-profit community-based organizations in Chicago is Phalanx Family Services. The agency has operated programs in Chicago’s distressed black communities since 2002, providing workforce solutions to people and families with no to low-income who have barriers to employment, such as long-term under/unemployment, functional illiteracy, criminal backgrounds, and drug addiction. […]

Just Saying…Common Sense Is Not Common!

Just Saying…Common Sense Is Not Common!

Common Sense, as defined by the Cambridge Academic Text Dictionary, is the ability to use good judgement in making decisions to live in a reasonable and safe way. While that may have sounded reasonable and safe back in the 60s and 70s, when I was growing up, I find myself at risk, daily, based on […]

One Summer Chicago 2016: The News School Dynamic Youth Program at Work

One Summer Chicago 2016: The News School Dynamic Youth Program at Work

The One Summer Chicago Youth Employment Program began Monday, June 27, 2016, and sought to place over 25,000 youth, ages 14-24, into a summer program that consisted of work experience, internships, and some creative outside-the-box youth program approaches. When the program ended, most of the participating government approved institutions, public and civic organizations, private business […]