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Timberland, Journeys, and the Student Conservation Association Leave Green Footprint in Chicago

Volunteers install new pocket park and restore a growing garden for seniors in Blue Island neighborhood
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Timberland recently convened a team of volunteers in Chicago to take another step toward fulfilling the brand’s five-year, five-city commitment to double its footprint with urban green spaces by 2021. More than 65 volunteers from Timberland, Journeys, the Student Conservation Association and the local community gathered in the Blue Island neighborhood of Chicago to transform an overgrown triangular lot into a community park and restore a growing garden for residents of a nearby senior center.

"What Were You Meant to Be?" Andrew Hoffman Challenges Students at Loyola Convocation

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On August 24, 2018, Andrew J. Hoffman, the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, delivered the Convocation Address at Loyola University Chicago to 3,250 students and 250 faculty members.

Fox Partners With CineCares Foundation to Mentor Chicago Youth in Film and TV Production

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As production began on the upcoming fifth season of “Empire,” FOX’s Golden Globe-nominated drama series following the Lyon family’s exploits in the hip-hop industry, the show welcomed some new additions to its crew behind the scenes. A group of interns from the CineCares Foundation, a Chicago nonprofit providing education initiatives, joined colleagues in the Props, Wardrobe, Electric, Construction and other departments for the first 12 weeks of the shoot.

Chicago, Cook County Homeownership to Get Boost with $8 Million NeighborhoodLIFT Program

Program offers homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers, first-responders
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CHICAGO, August 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand to the Chicago area with an $8 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership in Cook County.

PHOTO GALLERY | Epsilon and Conversant Associates Give Back at Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon

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On June 23, Epsilon and Conversant associates helped spruce up Chicago Public Schools buildings as part of the 25th annual Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, the city’s largest day of community service.

The event saves the Chicago Public School District around $3 million in facilities improvement and maintenance costs every year. Our associates and their families started the morning at Daley Plaza and volunteers then canvassed the city, primarily focusing their energies on fixing up neighborhood schools in the city’s South and West sides.

Spotlight on Heartland Health Outreach

From Northern Trust's 2017 CSR Report
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Northern Trust has financed the construction of Heartland Alliance Health’s new community health center located in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. The full-service health center will provide much needed services such as primary care, counseling, psychiatry, medical case management, health insurance assistance, HIV/AIDS care and linkage to housing. 

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND: Lending a Hand to Puerto Rico

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico in September 2017 and left a majority of the island without power, homes and roads destroyed, and water contaminated, Northern Trust’s Latin Heritage Leadership Council (LHLC) partnered with other Chicago-area firms to provide help.

Led by the LHLC, employees collected supplies such as dry and canned foods, baby formula, diapers, first-aid kits, towels and blankets, laundry detergent and pet food. They also raised money and purchased nearly 14,000 bottles of water to send to the island.

Mohawk Group Leaves A Positive Handprint at NeoCon with Solar Energy

Solar energy is in bloom at The Renaissance Collaborative in Chicago
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On Wednesday, June 13, an enthusiastic crowd gathered in sunny south Chicago for a celebration of our first smartflower solar system installation, a highly anticipated event that took place during NeoCon 2018.

The smartflower uses advanced technology to automatically move its ‘petals’ to align itself with the sun at optimal angles.

Astellas Employees Celebrate Pride Month in Support of the LGBTQ Community

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Approximately 100 employees, family members and friends came out to represent Astellas in Chicago's annual LGBTQ Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24. This was the company’s ninth consecutive year of participation in the event.

Kicking off Grilling Season with the Chicago Spark Program

Jess Hines, Manager, Social Media and Digital Analytics
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Last week, we kicked off grilling season on the beautiful rooftop deck at our Chicago office, complete with hot dogs, cornhole and beautiful weather.

We were joined by several special guests, including our CEO Tom Hayes, talented Tyson Senior Chef Kang Kuan, and the VP of Marketing for Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Sanjiv Gajiwala.  But perhaps more notably, we were joined by a group of 7th graders from Frazier International Magnet School, an affiliate of the Chicago Spark Program.

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