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Center for Changing Lives

Center for Changing Lives Connect. Transform. Thrive. Center for Changing Lives (CCL) is a little agency making a big impact.

Changing lives, not just circumstances, CCL is a national leader on innovative, economic opportunity services that build households' capacity to achieve financial goals and realize their potential. CCL provides innovative, financially-focused services to increase households' economic means to achieve their goals and vision for their life. CCL work focuses on income and career pathways, resource an

Changing lives, not just circumstances, CCL is a national leader on innovative, economic opportunity services that build households' capacity to achieve financial goals and realize their potential. CCL provides innovative, financially-focused services to increase households' economic means to achieve their goals and vision for their life. CCL work focuses on income and career pathways, resource an

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Happening at CCL this Wednesday ✨Join us for an in-person bilingual event where we'll discuss how to apply for a small b...
01/23/2023

Happening at CCL this Wednesday ✨
Join us for an in-person bilingual event where we'll discuss how to apply for a small business loan to help you cover your small business costs.
Register at linktr.ee/cclchicago.

Sending a very Happy Birthday to our Executive Director, Juliana 🎉Today we celebrate your wisdom, joy, and dedication to...
01/23/2023

Sending a very Happy Birthday to our Executive Director, Juliana 🎉
Today we celebrate your wisdom, joy, and dedication to CCL!

Happy Lunar New Year! May the Year of the Rabbit be filled with peace and prosperity for you and yours.And, may you know...
01/22/2023

Happy Lunar New Year!
May the Year of the Rabbit be filled with peace and prosperity for you and yours.
And, may you know your own tenacity and poder throughout this new year!

¡Hola amigos del sur de Chicago! 👋Estamos colaborando con Claretian Associates para un almuerzo de trabajo donde aprende...
01/22/2023

¡Hola amigos del sur de Chicago! 👋
Estamos colaborando con Claretian Associates para un almuerzo de trabajo donde aprenderás a escribir un currículum.
¡Disfrute un almuerzo gratis y reciba ayuda con su currículum!
Para registrarse, visite linktr.ee/cclchicago.

CCL is excited to announce that we were chosen for the City of Chicago's Community Wealth Building Initiative! 🎉We will ...
01/21/2023

CCL is excited to announce that we were chosen for the City of Chicago's Community Wealth Building Initiative! 🎉
We will continue to strengthen our work in education & outreach around the formation of worker co-operatives as we build the solidarity economy together. This grant will ensure that we can continue to create a community where everyone can thrive!
To read the Mayor's full press release, visit linktr.ee/cclchicago.

✨¡Llamando a todos los emprendedores!✨Ya sea que necesite un flujo de dinero en efectivo adicional para cubrir costos ge...
01/21/2023

✨¡Llamando a todos los emprendedores!✨
Ya sea que necesite un flujo de dinero en efectivo adicional para cubrir costos generales o esta buscando expandir su oferta de productos, es posible que necesite capital para respaldar el crecimiento de su pequeña empresa.
Únase el 25 de enero para un evento bilingüe sobre cómo desmitificar el proceso de préstamo con nuestro presentador invitado Juan Pablo Márquez.
Regístrase ahora en linktr.ee/cclchicago.

TOMORROW! 🏡The Department of Housing is hosting a panel on renter AND landlord rights.Come out and hear from advocates, ...
01/20/2023

TOMORROW! 🏡
The Department of Housing is hosting a panel on renter AND landlord rights.
Come out and hear from advocates, providers, and the City about how they're addressing housing stability.
To register visit linktr.ee/cclchicago.

We're excited about our next Workforce Speaker Series with entrepreneur Toneal Jackson! 💥Join us January 25th for a virt...
01/20/2023

We're excited about our next Workforce Speaker Series with entrepreneur Toneal Jackson! 💥
Join us January 25th for a virtual chat on creating a small business and entrepreneurship!
To register, visit linktr.ee/cclchicago.

Did you miss out on a stimulus check due to immigration status? You may be eligible for a $500 relief payment. Visit chi...
01/19/2023

Did you miss out on a stimulus check due to immigration status? You may be eligible for a $500 relief payment. Visit chicash.org for more info!

¿Se perdió un cheque de estímulo debido al estado migratorio? Puede ser elegible para un pago de ayuda de $500. ¡Visita chicash.org para más información!

A cover letter gives an employer further detail on how your skill set aligns with the role you're applying for.Don't hav...
01/19/2023

A cover letter gives an employer further detail on how your skill set aligns with the role you're applying for.
Don't have one or need to improve your current one? We've got you covered.
Join our workshop on Creating Dynamic Cover Letters virtually or in-person at linktr.ee/cclchicago.

Hey South Chicago friends!We're partnering with Claretian Associates, Inc. for a Resume Building Working Lunch.Enjoy lun...
01/18/2023

Hey South Chicago friends!
We're partnering with Claretian Associates, Inc. for a Resume Building Working Lunch.
Enjoy lunch on us and receive resume help!
To register, visit linktr.ee/cclchicago.

Wanting to explore home ownership this new year? 🏡Join Lending Basics for a conversation on what you need to know about ...
01/18/2023

Wanting to explore home ownership this new year? 🏡
Join Lending Basics for a conversation on what you need to know about mortgage lending and financing your new home.
One registered participant will win a $100 gift card.
Register at linktr.ee/cclchicago.

¿Está pensando en comprar una casa este nuevo año?
Únase a Lending Basics para una conversación sobre los préstamos hipotecarios y la financiación de su nueva casa.
Un participante registrado ganará una tarjeta de regalo de $100.
Regístrese en linktr.ee/cclchicago.

We're excited to announce that our Black & Latinx in Tech cohort is back for round 2! 💥Earn a Google IT Professional Cer...
01/17/2023

We're excited to announce that our Black & Latinx in Tech cohort is back for round 2! 💥
Earn a Google IT Professional Certificate with us at no cost and jumpstart your career in tech!
To apply, email your resume to [email protected].

✨Calling all small business owners and entrepreneurs! This event is for you! ✨Whether you require additional cash flow t...
01/16/2023

✨Calling all small business owners and entrepreneurs! This event is for you! ✨
Whether you require additional cash flow to cover overhead costs or are looking to expand your product offering, you may need capital to support your small business growth.
If you are new to the process, applying for a loan can be overwhelming.
Join us on January 25th for a bilingual event on demystifying the loan process with our guest speaker Juan Pablo Marquez.
Register now at linktr.ee/cclchicago.

We honor and carry on Dr. King's legacy on this MLK Day and every day.CCL is committed to creating a community where eve...
01/16/2023

We honor and carry on Dr. King's legacy on this MLK Day and every day.
CCL is committed to creating a community where everyone can thrive and partners with members to work toward economic vitality, community well-being, and Black & Brown solidarity.

Toneal Jackson is an author, podcaster, and founder of Educated and Empowered.She'll be joining our Workforce Speaker Se...
01/15/2023

Toneal Jackson is an author, podcaster, and founder of Educated and Empowered.
She'll be joining our Workforce Speaker Series on January 25th to talk about her experience as an entrepreneur and business owner.
To be a part of the conversation, register at linktr.ee/cclchicago.

Toneal Jackson is an author, podcaster, and founder of Educated and Empowered.She'll be joining our Workforce Speaker Se...
01/15/2023

Toneal Jackson is an author, podcaster, and founder of Educated and Empowered.
She'll be joining our Workforce Speaker Series on January 25th to talk about her experience as an entrepreneur and business owner.
To be a part of the conversation, register at linktr.ee/cclchicago.

Si usted...💥 Reside en Chicago💥 Es mayor de 18 años💥 Tiene un nivel de ingresos del hogar que sea igual o inferior al 30...
01/15/2023

Si usted...
💥 Reside en Chicago
💥 Es mayor de 18 años
💥 Tiene un nivel de ingresos del hogar que sea igual o inferior al 300% del nivel federal de pobreza
💥 Es un trabajador doméstico o un residente indocumentado
Puede ser elegible para un pago de $500.
¡Visita chicash.org para más información!

CCL is here to support you on your employment journey!Join our employment coaches on January 24th for a free step-by-ste...
01/14/2023

CCL is here to support you on your employment journey!
Join our employment coaches on January 24th for a free step-by-step workshop on how to create a cover letter.
👀 This is a hybrid event and all participants must register at linktr.ee/cclchicago.

Wanting to explore home ownership in this new year? Curious about the  steps toward home ownership? Our Lending Basics c...
01/14/2023

Wanting to explore home ownership in this new year?
Curious about the steps toward home ownership?
Our Lending Basics class is for you!
Join us for a conversation on Saturday, January 21st (English).
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¿Desea explorar la propiedad de la vivienda en este nuevo año?
¿Tiene curiosidad acerca de los pasos para ser propietario de una vivienda?
¡Nuestra clase de Conceptos básicos de préstamos es para usted!
Únase a nosotros para una conversación el sábado 21 de enero (español).
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English at 10 am--Español a las 1 pm
Register here--Registrarse aquí: linktr.ee/cclchicago

Hey, small business owners 👋Don't miss out on these FREE events in January presented by Verizon.Elevate your small busin...
01/13/2023

Hey, small business owners 👋
Don't miss out on these FREE events in January presented by Verizon.
Elevate your small business by getting expert advice and connecting with other entrepreneurs!

CCL offices will be closed on Monday, January 16th, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.We will resume our regular of...
01/13/2023

CCL offices will be closed on Monday, January 16th, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
We will resume our regular office hours on Tuesday, January 17th.

Chicago's Department of Housing is hosting a panel on January 21st and you're invited! ✨Come and be a part of a discussi...
01/12/2023

Chicago's Department of Housing is hosting a panel on January 21st and you're invited! ✨
Come and be a part of a discussion for renters and landlords. There will be info provided on alternatives to eviction, among other rental issues.
To register visit linktr.ee/cclchicago.

If you...💥 Reside in Chicago💥 Are 18 years of age and older💥 Have a household income level that falls at or below 300% t...
01/12/2023

If you...
💥 Reside in Chicago
💥 Are 18 years of age and older
💥 Have a household income level that falls at or below 300% the Federal Poverty Level
💥 Are a domestic worker OR an undocumented resident
You may be eligible for a $500 payment.
Visit chicash.org for more info!

Huge win for the Here to Stay Community Land Trust! 🎉The State of Illinois has allocated 5 million dollars for the commu...
01/11/2023

Huge win for the Here to Stay Community Land Trust! 🎉
The State of Illinois has allocated 5 million dollars for the community land trust in its most recent budget amendment. This win means we can continue to purchase & rehab homes in our community & make home-buying affordable for local families who would otherwise be priced out of the market.

¿Tu currículum está actualizado? ¿O no sabes por dónde empezar?Únase a este taller gratuito y  bilingüe para aprender co...
01/10/2023

¿Tu currículum está actualizado? ¿O no sabes por dónde empezar?
Únase a este taller gratuito y bilingüe para aprender consejos de nuestros coaches sobre cómo crear el currículum perfecto.
Regístrate en linktr.ee/cclchicago.

Good morning powerful community! Due to some technical issues, our Logan Square Office (1955 N. St. Louis, #101) will no...
01/10/2023

Good morning powerful community!
Due to some technical issues, our Logan Square Office (1955 N. St. Louis, #101) will not be open to the public today, January 10th.
You can still call us at 773-342-6210 or email [email protected].
Please note our South Chicago office (3039 E 91st St) is still open today!

Check out this clip from WTTW: Chicago Tonight! Our Director of Resource Development, Paula, was able to share about CCL...
01/09/2023
Chicago Tonight | Community Advocate on Gentrification in Logan Square | Season 2023 | WTTW

Check out this clip from WTTW: Chicago Tonight!
Our Director of Resource Development, Paula, was able to share about CCL's work and the Here to Stay Land Trust collaboration.
We're working to end the displacement of our Black & Brown families in Chicago!

LUCHA Spanish Coalition for Housing Palenque LSNA

A representative of Center for Changing Lives on the community group's work.

La Ciudad de Chicago, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, está proporcionando un pago único de $500 a res...
01/08/2023

La Ciudad de Chicago, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, está proporcionando un pago único de $500 a residentes de Chicago que son trabajadores domésticos o residentes indocumentados, ¡sin condiciones!
Si usted o alguien que conoce puede ser elegible, visite chicash.org para obtener más información.

Interested in becoming a CCL member and receiving free one-on-one employment, financial, or small business coaching?Join...
01/07/2023

Interested in becoming a CCL member and receiving free one-on-one employment, financial, or small business coaching?
Join a New Member Orientation happening every Wednesday at 10 am.
To sign up email [email protected] or call 773-342-6210.

The Here to Stay Community Land Trust works to secure land and housing for low-income and marginalized communities, prov...
01/06/2023

The Here to Stay Community Land Trust works to secure land and housing for low-income and marginalized communities, providing stable and affordable homes for those who need it most. Right now, there is a chance to secure $5 million in funding for the Here to Stay Community Land Trust as part of a bill to fund affordable housing being championed by Rep. Will Guzzardi.

This funding would be a game-changer for the organization and the communities it serves. If you want to share your support, please sign the petition at linktr.ee/cclchicago.

We are excited to announce that a  $10k grant is now open to all Hispanic-owned small businesses. Sign up and find out h...
01/06/2023

We are excited to announce that a $10k grant is now open to all Hispanic-owned small businesses. Sign up and find out how to apply today - applications are available in Spanish. Or share with your network: linktr.ee/cclchicago

Nos entusiasma anunciar que el grant de $10 mil de se encuentra ya abierto para todas las pequeñas empresas propiedad de hispanos. Regístrate y descubre cómo puedes aplicar hoy mismo -el formulario de aplicación está disponible en español- o comparte con tu red de contactos: linktr.ee/cclchicago

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services is providing a one-time $500 payment to 17,000 Chicago residents w...
01/05/2023

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services is providing a one-time $500 payment to 17,000 Chicago residents who are domestic workers or undocumented residents- no strings attached!
If you or someone you know may be eligible, visit chicash.org for more info.

📣Heya Powerful Community this is a reminder that we are open to you and the general public. 📍We have locations on both t...
01/05/2023

📣Heya Powerful Community this is a reminder that we are open to you and the general public.
📍We have locations on both the NW & SE side of our amazing City of Chicago, and are here to support you in your financial, housing, employment and small business goals.
🕘 We are open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-12noon
👋 Hope to see you soon!

CCL is looking for new partners in 2023💥If you're a non-profit, bank/financial institution, school, or employer let's ch...
01/03/2023

CCL is looking for new partners in 2023💥
If you're a non-profit, bank/financial institution, school, or employer let's chat!
CCL collaborates with partners to offer our workshops and to find job placements for our members.
For more info visit linktr.ee/cclchicago.

Join Center for Changing Lives' employment coaches for this bilingual workshop that serves as a step-by-step guide to bu...
01/03/2023

Join Center for Changing Lives' employment coaches for this bilingual workshop that serves as a step-by-step guide to building an effective resume.
This hybrid workshop offered via Zoom and in person at the CCL main office.
Register at linktr.ee/cclchicago

Únase para este taller bilingüe para crear un currículum efectivo.
Este es un taller híbrido ofrecido vía Zoom y en persona en la oficina principal de CCL.
Registrate en linktr.ee/cclchicago

You can now donate to CCL using cryptocurrency & stocks!To learn more visit linktr.ee/cclchicago.
12/30/2022

You can now donate to CCL using cryptocurrency & stocks!
To learn more visit linktr.ee/cclchicago.

What are your resolutions for 2023? 🎉Do they include learning how to budget? Or how about creating a new resume and cove...
12/30/2022

What are your resolutions for 2023? 🎉
Do they include learning how to budget? Or how about creating a new resume and cover letter?
At CCL, we'll support you in your financial, employment, housing, and small business goals for 2023.
Contact us at [email protected] or 773-342-6210 for more info.

Giving to CCL ensures our community can access financial coaching, HUD-approved housing counseling, employment coaching,...
12/29/2022

Giving to CCL ensures our community can access financial coaching, HUD-approved housing counseling, employment coaching, and small business coaching.
All services are free and offered in English & Spanish.

Your donation supports CCL's programing including:
✨Mi Casa Su Casa First-Time Homebuyer Classes
✨Black & Latinx in Tech Google IT Support Certification
✨Access to small business and entrepreneurial resources & support
✨And much more!

To give visit linktr.ee/cclchicago

La Ciudad de Chicago (Chicago Department of Family and Support Services) está proporcionando un pago único de $500 a los...
12/27/2022

La Ciudad de Chicago (Chicago Department of Family and Support Services) está proporcionando un pago único de $500 a los trabajadores domésticos y residentes indocumentados quién puede haberse perdido el estímulo de COVID.
Para obtener más información, visite chicash.org

Address

1955 N Saint Louis Avenue, #101 (First Floor)
Chicago, IL
60647

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 12pm

Telephone

+17733426210

Products

Financial Coaching, Employment Coaching, Resource Development Coaching, HUD Certified Housing Counseling, Community Services Referrals, Credit Building Products, and Homelessness Prevention Support.

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ive been out of work for a month and really want to sign up for divvy for everyone so i can get around without having to go on the bus or use CTA. Is it possible to do?
Marilyn from Catholic Charities said you can help me with my mortgage. She did not having funding for December either but said to contact you.

From: [email protected]
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 6:00 PM
To: Rita Karlo
Subject: Re: November Mortgage Statement

Hi Rita,

I pray all is well.

Unfortunately, at our location we are currently out of funding.
We are asking that people give us a call at 773-685-7676 towards the beginning to middle of November to check on our funding status.

That being said we also encourage that you try reaching out to other organizations to see if they are able to help you out:

• Center For Changing Lives
773-342-6210
• Catholic Charities
312-655-7700
• Polish American Association
773-282-8206
• Spanish Housing Coalition
773-342-7575
• CEDA
773-878-0578
• Jewish Child Family Services
773- 866-5035
• Willow Creek Community Church
312-436-9000

Have a great day!

Best Regards,

Marilyn Gonzalez
Emergency Assistance Case Worker

The Salvation Army (Mayfair Corps)
Mayfair Food Pantry Building
5020 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60630
https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/mayfair

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am to 12 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 1 pm to 4 pm
Phone: 773-685-7676
E-mail: [email protected]
"Last week hundreds of people gathered at the Father and Son restaurant parking lot near Milwaukee and Sacramento in Logan Square for a March for Racial Equity, demanding solutions to the neighborhood’s displacement crisis, including affordable transit-oriented development. March organizers included Center for Changing Lives, Chicago Teacher’s Union, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Somos Logan Square, and LUCHA.

The demonstrators called on community members to vote out elected officials who aren’t doing enough to prevent longtime residents from being priced out of the community. From 2000-2014, the Latinx population in Logan Square fell by 19,200, according to U.S. Census data. In 2017, Logan Square had the most buildings demolished, according to Chicago Cityscape, a website that tracks development, run by Streetsblog’s Steven Vance. In addition to equitable TOD with units large enough for families, the marchers were pushing for legislation to make home ownership affordable for low-income families, and higher demolition fees for developers that would be used to fund affordable housing.",FROM:
Just posted:"Some 35 local organizations are slated to participate in next week’s march including Diaz’s Logan Square Neighborhood Association, the Center for Changing Lives, the Chicago Teachers Union, LUCHA, Logan Square Ecumenical Alliance and Somos Logan Square.",FROM:
Okay guys. I think you all know how much I like what I do and where I work. Tomorrow is our annual Gala and it's shaping up to be a pretty great event. If you haven't got your tickets, let me know!
Don't wait! Sign up asap!
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