Goodcity Chicago

Goodcity Chicago The official page for Goodcity, a nonprofit providing support and resources for Chicago social entrepreneurs serving under-resourced communities.

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04/27/2019
CBS News

CBS News

"His heart is so humble": This 12-year-old boy took it upon himself to fix the potholes in his town, so it would look nicer – and now he's being rewarded for his good deed https://cbsn.ws/2vpBqyB

The Barnabas Group - Chicago
04/06/2019

The Barnabas Group - Chicago

Check out this amazing event coming up next weekend! We are so excited to be partnering with Faith and Work Chicago!

I Grow Chicago
02/04/2019

I Grow Chicago

OUR PEACE PANTRY IS LOW! We are in huge need of winter and basic needs goods. It’s impossible to thrive if you can’t survive. Let’s create a city that thrives.

HIGHEST NEEDS: Toilet paper, lotion, hand warmers, chap stick, wipes, deodorant, trash bags

Donations can be dropped off M-F 10 am-4 pm at our Peace House. Please reach out if you need help coordinating donation delivery.

Thank you for investing in peace! #investinpeace #healingthehood

01/21/2019
We love this initiative this wonderful organization is doing and ask you to consider donating any surplus materials to t...
08/08/2018

We love this initiative this wonderful organization is doing and ask you to consider donating any surplus materials to them!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-officials-plea-shooters-deadly-174355508.html
08/07/2018
Chicago officials make plea to shooters after deadly weekend: 'Get your buddies to put down the guns’

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chicago-officials-plea-shooters-deadly-174355508.html

Chicago officials called on community members to hold shooters and gangs responsible after a violent weekend left at least 12 dead in shootings across the city. Rahm Emanuel, the embattled Democratic mayor who faces demands to resign over continued citywide gun violence, turned the blame onto crimin...

07/19/2018
We just finished a big proposal for a pilot project for entrepreneurs with our new partners at the University of Califor...
07/12/2018

We just finished a big proposal for a pilot project for entrepreneurs with our new partners at the University of California Riverside. Fingers crossed!

We are pleased to welcome back Rene Alvarado who will be joining us on staff as the Interim Managing Director for Goodci...
07/12/2018

We are pleased to welcome back Rene Alvarado who will be joining us on staff as the Interim Managing Director for Goodcity Chicago.

Chicago Beyond
06/29/2018

Chicago Beyond

Chicago Beyond's #YouthEquityChallenge is now OPEN! We're seeking local, nonprofit organizations that support the well-being and safety of Chicago’s youth. Winner(s) of the challenge will be awarded up to $1M and the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the Chicago Beyond team to grow their impact. Find out more at ChicagoBeyond.org

ANNOUNCEMENT:  We are pleased to announce the formation of Goodcity Detroit -coming this Fall of 2018.  Goodcity Detroit...
06/21/2018

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are pleased to announce the formation of Goodcity Detroit -coming this Fall of 2018. Goodcity Detroit will continue the mission we started in Chicago- to start, manage, and mobilize investments (charitable and impact) towards ideas and individuals working to make a difference in the local community. We are grateful for all of the partners and friends we have met during this process and looking forward to working alongside of them.

McCormick Foundation
06/10/2018

McCormick Foundation

What would you do with $100,000 to help your community thrive and be a place where everyone can succeed? Help us by answering our #100KQuestion below.

We all take pride in the place we call home. And that's why it's important for a home to be a place where all people can succeed with access to quality schools, jobs, and healthcare. You probably have your own ideas for how to enrich your community.

Join us for our Future of Funding Workshop next week in partnership with the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce at Polsky Cen...
06/06/2018
Future of Funding, Presented by Goodcity & Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce

Join us for our Future of Funding Workshop next week in partnership with the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce at Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-of-funding-presented-by-goodcity-hyde-park-chamber-of-commerce-tickets-45291110932

GOODCITY & GARFIELD PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENT FUTURE OF FUNDING DEVELOPING NEW SOURCES OF REVENUE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION A FREE workshop focusing on fundraising strategies for your organization. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN • Developing a funding plan for your organization • Engaging your board mem...

Harvard Business Review
06/03/2018
Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review

Peter Drucker and Adam Smith both agreed that businesses have social obligations.

05/23/2018
The Chicago Community Trust

Be sure to submit your ideas to the Acting Up Awards for your chance to win up to $5,000 to launch your idea!

Eva Penar and Jean Westrick from The Chicago Community Trust share with you the Acting Up submission guidelines to win an award up to $5000. More information here http://onthetable.com/acting-up/
#OnTheTable2018 #WhatYouDoMatters #ChicagoPhilanthropy

Just a reminder about the Future of Funding Workshop we are hosting in Detroit on Monday at TechTown.  Its not too late ...
05/18/2018

Just a reminder about the Future of Funding Workshop we are hosting in Detroit on Monday at TechTown. Its not too late to register...a few more spots left.

Yesterday Goodcity Chicago had a chance to be a part of a tremendous event with our friends at Metropolitan Family Servi...
05/12/2018

Yesterday Goodcity Chicago had a chance to be a part of a tremendous event with our friends at Metropolitan Family Services. We were able to be a part of an event to honor teachers who are making a difference and impact in their community. Tremendous to be able to be a part of something small just to say thank you for all they do each and every day.

Don’t forget to watch ASIAN INFLUENCES to see how Goodcity is helping out would-be entrepreneurs in Chicago’s low-income...
05/10/2018

Don’t forget to watch ASIAN INFLUENCES to see how Goodcity is helping out would-be entrepreneurs in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods attain success. Saturday, May 19 at 6:00 PM and Saturday, May 26 at 4:30 PM on ABC 7. Judy Hsu hosts and features other inspirational stories.

Lunch n Learn with Andrew Means of Uptake!
05/08/2018

Lunch n Learn with Andrew Means of Uptake!

Last call for our Lunch N Learn tomorrow with Andrew Means from Uptake.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-n-learn-andrew...
05/07/2018
Lunch N Learn: Andrew Means, Executive Director of Uptake

Last call for our Lunch N Learn tomorrow with Andrew Means from Uptake.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-n-learn-andrew-means-executive-director-of-uptake-tickets-43714624619

Come spend your lunch break with Andrew Means and the team at Goodcity! Andrew Means is Head of beyond.uptake the philanthropic and civic innovation arm of Uptake and Co-Founder at The Impact Lab. He has dedicated his career to creating a more effective and efficient social sector by developing data...

Thank you to Crain's Chicago Business for letting us be a part of Small Business Week here in Chicago.  And thank you to...
05/04/2018

Thank you to Crain's Chicago Business for letting us be a part of Small Business Week here in Chicago. And thank you to our wonderful hosts at Xfinity. We were able to hear ideas and pitches from some tremendous individuals making a difference in their community and had a great conversation with moms who are running some incredible organizations and businesses.

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the The Chicago Community Trust for this year's Acting Up awards. If yo...
05/02/2018
Acting Up awards Help Sessions – on the table

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the The Chicago Community Trust for this year's Acting Up awards. If you're looking for tips & tricks for applying this year - sign up for one of our Help Sessions below. Looking forward to see you!

http://onthetable.com/acting-up-awards-help-sessions/

As you plan your May 8 On the Table, you might also look ahead to what happens after the table. Ideas that emerge from your conversations may be great candidates for Acting Up awards – special funding awards of up to $5,000 to move you from table to action. Learn more about the Acting Up awards he...

05/02/2018
We are also proud to be a part of the 6th Annual Awards Reception sponsored by the Community Builders Network of Metropo...
04/27/2018

We are also proud to be a part of the 6th Annual Awards Reception sponsored by the Community Builders Network of Metropolitan St. Louis.

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Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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