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Chicago Shelter More Than Just a Band-Aid for Healing the Homeless

A Safe Haven helps homeless in sudden or chronic social and financial crisis, addressing the root causes to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency
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One look at the brightly colored mural on the brick wall, the tall glass windows and colorful landscaping around the exterior and it is clear A Safe Haven is not just a homeless shelter, but a solace for its residents and visitors. A Safe Haven strives to combat homelessness and poverty by providing more than just a free meal or bed to sleep at night, but the chance to move forward.

Schweitzer Fellows Inspire and Serve Chicago's Medically Vulnerable

For 20 years, Baxter has supported novel programs linking young talent and public health programs
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Students often say they’ll start to help others when they graduate or when their financial status changes, remarks Loyola University Chicago medical student and 2015-16 Schweitzer Fellow Pablo da Silva. However, through a Schweitzer Fellowship, Pablo was able to start making a change in the community now. Pablo is just one of a series of Chicago-area Schweitzer Fellows given a chance to put their ideas to the test and see what it takes to empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives by discovering new opportunities to provide access and education in healthcare.

Recognizing Those in Our Industry Who Give Back

DRW COLLEGE PREP - Changing Lives One Student at a Time
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In the November 2015 issue of MarketWatch, FIA features DRW College Prep, giving a glimpse inside the school and sharing its success despite the challenges faced by its students:

"In a Chicago neighborhood where the number of violent crime reports ranks 9th among Chicago’s 77 communities, DRW College Prep is making a difference in the lives of hundreds of high school students.

The Power of an Education

Don Wilson, founder and CEO of DRW, shares his philanthropic mission
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When it comes to donating time and financial resources, I've always been most interested in projects that truly have a long-term impact on improving the community where we live and work, reducing future poverty and creating sustainable opportunity. I think it's an approach that many of us in the industry share. Nothing comes closer to that than education.

Minding the Generational Digital Literacy Gap

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Founded in 1999, the Comcast Foundation focuses on connecting and strengthening communities by supporting programs that expand digital literacy, promote community service, and build tomorrow’s leaders.

In 2015, the Foundation donated more than $19 million to more than 1,100 nonprofit organizations nationwide that focus their efforts on the communities Comcast serves. The Gads Hill Center, founded more than a century ago and based in a struggling Chicago neighborhood, is one of those nonprofits.

GM on Fast Track to Redefine Mobility with Lyft, Maven & Self-Driving Cars

By Peter Kosak
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There’s never been a more exciting time to work in the automotive industry.

The GM team looks at this massive change happening and sees an opportunity to be a disruptor. A decade ago, automotive innovation and technology were centered inside the car and under the hood. Now that focus is drawn outward and beyond through connectivity.

Connectivity is the ether that everything is in, driven by smartphones as the personal computer in your pocket. It’s dramatically impacted everything…it’s pervasive. 

Lyft and GM Launch Express Drive Program

Launching in Chicago and other major U.S. Metro Areas throughout 2016
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Lyft and General Motors today announced the launch of their Express Drive short-term rental program exclusive to the Lyft platform. The program will make cars available to Lyft drivers at affordable rates with insurance and maintenance included.

The launch of Express Drive comes two months after GM entered into a strategic alliance with Lyft to develop an integrated on-demand network of autonomous vehicles.

Deloitte Collaborates With Executives' Club of Chicago on Diversity Initiatives

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CHICAGO, February 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Executives’ Club of Chicago (EC) is pleased to announce their new relationship with Deloitte, which works to expand diversity and inclusion awareness, best practices and thought leadership for Chicago’s business community through its newly formed Diversity Leadership Council and program series.

Volunteers Impact 500,000 on Global Aramark Building Community Day

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Nearly 8,000 Aramark employees touched the lives of half a million individuals and families in 15 countries during Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day) in September. Associates participated in more than 300 projects that inspired families to lead healthier lives and helped youth and adults gain job skills. 

VEDC and JPMorgan Chase Announce Loan Fund for African American-Owned Small Businesses

The National African American Small Business Loan Fund will increase economic opportunity for small businesses that lack access to credit and primarily serve low-income communities in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles
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NEW YORK, October 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – VEDC and JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a new lending program for African American-owned small businesses in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. The National African American Small Business Loan Fund will boost economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses in these cities and help them serve low-income communities by providing them with greater access to capital, technical assistance and financial consulting.

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