Center for Changing Lives

Center for Changing Lives Connect. Transform. Thrive. 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.

Center for Changing Lives (CCL) is a little agency making a big impact. 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 and social capital, and credit and asset development. CCL connects people, opportunity and resources, so that community members can transform their lives and, together, we build a community where everyone thrives.

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Opportunity for Humboldt Park residents to lift your voice as we work for an equitable recovery (you will get a $60 visa...
09/29/2021

Opportunity for Humboldt Park residents to lift your voice as we work for an equitable recovery (you will get a $60 visa gift card for participating!)
CCL is partnering with We Rise Together to ensure our powerful Latinx community is heard!
Oportunidad para que los residentes de Humboldt Park levanten su voz mientras trabajamos por una recuperación equitativa (¡recibirá una tarjeta de regalo visa de $60 por participar!)
¡CCL se está asociando con We Rise Together para garantizar que se escuche a nuestra poderosa comunidad Latinx!
Sign up here: http://ow.ly/Fscc50GiG9R
Registrate aquí:
http://ow.ly/tKd750GiG9T

En CCL apoyamos a los pequeños negocios. Queremos recordarles a todos los poderosos propietarios de pequeños negocios qu...
09/29/2021

En CCL apoyamos a los pequeños negocios.
Queremos recordarles a todos los poderosos propietarios de pequeños negocios que no es demasiado tarde para solicitar la beca B2B.
¡Podemos ayudarlo a navegar el proceso de la beca!
Empiece con nosotros aquí: http://ow.ly/qV7r50GiFzm

En CCL apoyamos a los pequeños negocios.
Queremos recordarles a todos los poderosos propietarios de pequeños negocios que no es demasiado tarde para solicitar la beca B2B.
¡Podemos ayudarlo a navegar el proceso de la beca!
Empiece con nosotros aquí: http://ow.ly/qV7r50GiFzm

Want a side of economic justice with your lunch tomorrow?  It's not too late to register to join us on 9/29 at 12pm for ...
09/29/2021

Want a side of economic justice with your lunch tomorrow?
It's not too late to register to join us on 9/29 at 12pm for an interactive experience of why our current economic system is unjust & how CCL is working and advocating for change!
Register here: http://ow.ly/nOta50GigHW

Want a side of economic justice with your lunch tomorrow?
It's not too late to register to join us on 9/29 at 12pm for an interactive experience of why our current economic system is unjust & how CCL is working and advocating for change!
Register here: http://ow.ly/nOta50GigHW

Don't forget about the Housing Fair this Saturday (10/2) from 10am to 2pm at Association House at 1116 N Kedzie! We will...
09/28/2021

Don't forget about the Housing Fair this Saturday (10/2) from 10am to 2pm at Association House at 1116 N Kedzie!
We will be sharing our CCL resources and many amazing community groups will also be present sharing their resources!
Thanks to our friend State Representative Delia Ramirez for organizing this!
Housing for All!!!!
#HousingIsAHumanRight #HousingForAll #CCL #chicago

Join me & community partners for my 3rd Annual Housing Fair. Learn about housing from your rights as a tenant to financing options to keep you and your family protected. 🏡

🛑PLEASE NOTE🛑
•The fair was originally scheduled for September, it will now be on OCTOBER 2, 2021

📅 OCTOBER 2
📍 1116 N. Kedzie
⏰10AM to 2PM

#chicago #HousingForAll

State Senator Omar Aquino
Spanish Coalition for Housing
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Cook County Assessor's Office
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
LUCHA
Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
Center for Changing Lives

Small businesses, don't wait any longer to apply for the Back 2 Business recovery grant! We at CCL are one of 100+ commu...
09/28/2021

Small businesses, don't wait any longer to apply for the Back 2 Business recovery grant!
We at CCL are one of 100+ community navigator sites around the State of Illinois who can offer you support in applying!
Sign up for an appointment with us: http://ow.ly/mQPj50GigAE

Small businesses, don't wait any longer to apply for the Back 2 Business recovery grant!
We at CCL are one of 100+ community navigator sites around the State of Illinois who can offer you support in applying!
Sign up for an appointment with us: http://ow.ly/mQPj50GigAE

You're invited to our Virtual Gala on Saturday, November 6th from 6pm to 8pm!We are excited that Urban Pilón Chef, Rober...
09/28/2021

You're invited to our Virtual Gala on Saturday, November 6th from 6pm to 8pm!
We are excited that Urban Pilón Chef, Roberto Pérez, will be offering a cooking demonstration of sofrito & pastelón de yuca!
Additionally, Ballet Folklorico de Chicago will be sharing a special Día de Los Mu***os dance!
Get your ticket today and invite a friend to join us: https://CCLGala21.givesmart.com

Have you heard that CCL is a Northstar location?We can support you in your digital and computer learning!  We believe di...
09/28/2021

Have you heard that CCL is a Northstar location?
We can support you in your digital and computer learning!
We believe digital literacy has the power to advance equity and will continue to work towards digital equity.
Sign up for Northstar services: https://cclconnect.org/membership-signup

Have you heard that CCL is a Northstar location?
We can support you in your digital and computer learning!
We believe digital literacy has the power to advance equity and will continue to work towards digital equity.
Sign up for Northstar services: https://cclconnect.org/membership-signup

We are 1 of 100+ community navigators here in IL who can help you apply for the Back 2 Business Grant (range from $5k to...
09/27/2021

We are 1 of 100+ community navigators here in IL who can help you apply for the Back 2 Business Grant (range from $5k to $150k) for hard-hit industries.
Reach out to us if you are a small business owner or tag your fav small business!
Start here with us: http://ow.ly/YPjE50Gha42

We are 1 of 100+ community navigators here in IL who can help you apply for the Back 2 Business Grant (range from $5k to $150k) for hard-hit industries.
Reach out to us if you are a small business owner or tag your fav small business!
Start here with us: http://ow.ly/YPjE50Gha42

Our #mondaymotivation for today comes from Brazilian activist & educator Paulo Freire. This week we will live and work w...
09/27/2021

Our #mondaymotivation for today comes from Brazilian activist & educator Paulo Freire. This week we will live and work with restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry as we strive for our CCL vision of a community where everyone thrives!
(Also, read Paulo Freire's work!)

Our #mondaymotivation for today comes from Brazilian activist & educator Paulo Freire. This week we will live and work with restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry as we strive for our CCL vision of a community where everyone thrives!
(Also, read Paulo Freire's work!)

What would it mean to have an inclusive economy? Join us this Wednesday, September 29th at 12pm to learn more through an...
09/27/2021

What would it mean to have an inclusive economy?
Join us this Wednesday, September 29th at 12pm to learn more through an interactive experience lead by our powerful CCL Staff.
At CCL we are audaciously working towards an inclusive economy and believe that economic vitality for our Black and Brown communities should be a reality. That the percentage of our neighbors who live in poverty, especially in disinvested African-American and Latinx communities in Chicago, should diminish. And, community well-being can thrive and no one’s poder is limited!
Register now to join us: http://ow.ly/udRk50GgLL3

What would it mean to have an inclusive economy?
Join us this Wednesday, September 29th at 12pm to learn more through an interactive experience lead by our powerful CCL Staff.
At CCL we are audaciously working towards an inclusive economy and believe that economic vitality for our Black and Brown communities should be a reality. That the percentage of our neighbors who live in poverty, especially in disinvested African-American and Latinx communities in Chicago, should diminish. And, community well-being can thrive and no one’s poder is limited!
Register now to join us: http://ow.ly/udRk50GgLL3

Dreaming about home ownership on this Fall day? Reach out to CCL to make that dream a reality! We offer Mi Casa Su Casa ...
09/25/2021

Dreaming about home ownership on this Fall day?
Reach out to CCL to make that dream a reality!
We offer Mi Casa Su Casa HUD-approved counseling classes in both English & Spanish each month!
October 9 (in English) or October 23 (in Spanish)
Register: https://form.jotform.com/201964851456159

Volunteer Opportunity with CCL! Is this for you?We are seeking someone with web developer skills to help us update our c...
09/25/2021

Volunteer Opportunity with CCL! Is this for you?
We are seeking someone with web developer skills to help us update our current website, including launching the Spanish-language portion!
Please connect with us at [email protected] (or tag someone who would be a great fit!)

Volunteer Opportunity with CCL! Is this for you?
We are seeking someone with web developer skills to help us update our current website, including launching the Spanish-language portion!
Please connect with us at [email protected] (or tag someone who would be a great fit!)

Be sure to support a small business this beautiful Fall weekend! Small Business Owners, remember to apply for the B2B Gr...
09/24/2021

Be sure to support a small business this beautiful Fall weekend!
Small Business Owners, remember to apply for the B2B Grant from the DCEO to get between $5,000 to $150,000 as we work towards an equitable recovery!
We can help you navigate the process: http://ow.ly/7esg50Gg8i1

Be sure to support a small business this beautiful Fall weekend!
Small Business Owners, remember to apply for the B2B Grant from the DCEO to get between $5,000 to $150,000 as we work towards an equitable recovery!
We can help you navigate the process: http://ow.ly/7esg50Gg8i1

One of our current opportunities for Employment Prep & Placement is our Office to Careers Training program.  We have a n...
09/24/2021

One of our current opportunities for Employment Prep & Placement is our Office to Careers Training program.
We have a new cohort starting soon and invite you to join us to become Microsoft Office Certified, obtain internship experience & more!
Sign up: http://ow.ly/lqin50GfXY6

One of our current opportunities for Employment Prep & Placement is our Office to Careers Training program.
We have a new cohort starting soon and invite you to join us to become Microsoft Office Certified, obtain internship experience & more!
Sign up: http://ow.ly/lqin50GfXY6

Buenas noches. No es demasiado tarde para solicitar la Beca Back 2 Business para su pequeña empresa de $5,000 a $ 150,00...
09/24/2021

Buenas noches.
No es demasiado tarde para solicitar la Beca Back 2 Business para su pequeña empresa de $5,000 a $ 150,000.
Estamos aquí para ayudarlo a navegar el proceso.
Empieza con CCL aquí: http://ow.ly/Bxwr50GfDur

Buenas noches.
No es demasiado tarde para solicitar la Beca Back 2 Business para su pequeña empresa de $5,000 a $ 150,000.
Estamos aquí para ayudarlo a navegar el proceso.
Empieza con CCL aquí: http://ow.ly/Bxwr50GfDur

Looking to make a career change? Believe that everyone is creative, resourceful and whole? Open to practicing co-active ...
09/23/2021

Looking to make a career change?
Believe that everyone is creative, resourceful and whole?
Open to practicing co-active coaching?
Committed to economic justice?
We invite you to apply to work with CCL!
Check out our careers page & apply today: http://ow.ly/YfoJ50GfkcE

Looking to make a career change?
Believe that everyone is creative, resourceful and whole?
Open to practicing co-active coaching?
Committed to economic justice?
We invite you to apply to work with CCL!
Check out our careers page & apply today: http://ow.ly/YfoJ50GfkcE

¡Un recordatorio de que este sábado (25 de sept) tenemos nuestro taller Mi Casa Su Casa para compradores de vivienda! ¡N...
09/23/2021

¡Un recordatorio de que este sábado (25 de sept) tenemos nuestro taller Mi Casa Su Casa para compradores de vivienda!
¡Nos encantaría que se una a nosotros si solo está explorando la propiedad de una casa o está listo para comenzar el proceso!
Regístrate: http://ow.ly/lWmL50GeNFy

¡Un recordatorio de que este sábado (25 de sept) tenemos nuestro taller Mi Casa Su Casa para compradores de vivienda!
¡Nos encantaría que se una a nosotros si solo está explorando la propiedad de una casa o está listo para comenzar el proceso!
Regístrate: http://ow.ly/lWmL50GeNFy

We at CCL are excited to be a Northstar location and to offer you and our community another way to have digital literacy...
09/22/2021

We at CCL are excited to be a Northstar location and to offer you and our community another way to have digital literacy gains as we work together for digital equity.
If you or your organization would like to learn more or partner with us sign up here: http://ow.ly/383a50GeNnZ

We at CCL are excited to be a Northstar location and to offer you and our community another way to have digital literacy gains as we work together for digital equity.
If you or your organization would like to learn more or partner with us sign up here: http://ow.ly/383a50GeNnZ

Join us in exactly 1 week for an interactive experience of what makes our current economy so unjust and non-inclusive. A...
09/22/2021

Join us in exactly 1 week for an interactive experience of what makes our current economy so unjust and non-inclusive.
And, learn first-hand what CCL is doing to create an inclusive economy!
Sign up to join us and invite a friend!
Register here: http://ow.ly/7iHm50GdUpe

Join us in exactly 1 week for an interactive experience of what makes our current economy so unjust and non-inclusive.
And, learn first-hand what CCL is doing to create an inclusive economy!
Sign up to join us and invite a friend!
Register here: http://ow.ly/7iHm50GdUpe

Happy Wednesday!!A special hello to small business owners with a reminder that the DCEO B2B Grant is still open.  If you...
09/22/2021

Happy Wednesday!!
A special hello to small business owners with a reminder that the DCEO B2B Grant is still open.
If you need support navigating the process sign up for office hours with us here at CCL!
Start by filling out our screener: http://ow.ly/3uEz50GdU1z

Happy Wednesday!!
A special hello to small business owners with a reminder that the DCEO B2B Grant is still open.
If you need support navigating the process sign up for office hours with us here at CCL!
Start by filling out our screener: http://ow.ly/3uEz50GdU1z

Small business owners! It's not too late to apply for the DCEO B2B Grant. CCL is here to help you navigate the process. ...
09/22/2021

Small business owners! It's not too late to apply for the DCEO B2B Grant. CCL is here to help you navigate the process. Reach out today!
¡Propietarios de pequeños negocios! No es demasiado tarde para solicitar la beca B2B del DCEO . CCL está aquí para ayudarlo a navegar por el proceso. ¡Comuníquese hoy!
Start here with us/empiece aquí con nosotros: http://ow.ly/MfD850GdTvb

Just 24 hours until our next Café y Poder! ¡Solo quedan 24 horas para nuestro próximo Café y Poder!Join us tomorrow, 9/2...
09/21/2021

Just 24 hours until our next Café y Poder!
¡Solo quedan 24 horas para nuestro próximo Café y Poder!
Join us tomorrow, 9/22, at 5pm, to learn all about how to home maintenance tips that save money!
And, we are excited that we will have our friends from Habitat for Humanity Chicago with us to share some of their knowledge!
It's free, virtual & bilingual!
Register now: https://form.jotform.com/203013130753136

We are excited to be a part of this upcoming Housing Fair with State Representative Delia Ramirez on Saturday, October 2...
09/21/2021

We are excited to be a part of this upcoming Housing Fair with State Representative Delia Ramirez on Saturday, October 2nd with other community partners!
We hope to see you there!

A reminder to join me & community partners for my 3rd Annual Housing Fair. Learn about housing from your rights as a tenant to financing options to keep you and your family protected. 🏡

🛑PLEASE NOTE🛑
•The fair was originally scheduled for September, it will now be on OCTOBER 2, 2021

📅 OCTOBER 2
📍 1116 N. Kedzie
⏰10AM to 2PM

State Senator Omar Aquino
Spanish Coalition for Housing
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Cook County Assessor's Office
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
LUCHA
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
Center for Changing Lives

We have a new cohort starting soon for our Office Careers Training (OCT) Program and would love to have you join us!  Yo...
09/21/2021

We have a new cohort starting soon for our Office Careers Training (OCT) Program and would love to have you join us!
You will get Microsoft Office Certification, obtain an internship, gain technical skills & more!
Sign up to join us: http://ow.ly/S73J50GdSgV

We have a new cohort starting soon for our Office Careers Training (OCT) Program and would love to have you join us!
You will get Microsoft Office Certification, obtain an internship, gain technical skills & more!
Sign up to join us: http://ow.ly/S73J50GdSgV

¿Está listx para aprender sobre el proceso de convertirse en propietario de una vivienda? CCL se asocia con expertos de ...
09/21/2021

¿Está listx para aprender sobre el proceso de convertirse en propietario de una vivienda? CCL se asocia con expertos de la comunidad para ayudar a explicar todos los diferentes componentes del proceso.
Nuestro programa Mi Casa Su Casa es gratuito y por ahora es virtual.
Únase a nosotrxs este sábado, el 25 de septiembre, a partir de las 10am.
Regístrate ahora: http://ow.ly/ncqw50Gdn4q

¿Está listx para aprender sobre el proceso de convertirse en propietario de una vivienda? CCL se asocia con expertos de la comunidad para ayudar a explicar todos los diferentes componentes del proceso.
Nuestro programa Mi Casa Su Casa es gratuito y por ahora es virtual.
Únase a nosotrxs este sábado, el 25 de septiembre, a partir de las 10am.
Regístrate ahora: http://ow.ly/ncqw50Gdn4q

¡Un recordatorio de que somos uno de los navegadores de la comunidad que ofrecen apoyo para que las pequeñas empresas se...
09/21/2021

¡Un recordatorio de que somos uno de los navegadores de la comunidad que ofrecen apoyo para que las pequeñas empresas se conecten a la beca B2B!
Obtenga más información del artículo aquí: http://ow.ly/wxdJ50GdnIe
Regístrese para recibir soporte de CCL aquí: http://ow.ly/QptN50GdnIc

¡Un recordatorio de que somos uno de los navegadores de la comunidad que ofrecen apoyo para que las pequeñas empresas se conecten a la beca B2B!
Obtenga más información del artículo aquí: http://ow.ly/wxdJ50GdnIe
Regístrese para recibir soporte de CCL aquí: http://ow.ly/QptN50GdnIc

Looking for support on digital literacy? Center for Changing Lives is a Northstar Location and can connect you to digita...
09/21/2021

Looking for support on digital literacy?
Center for Changing Lives is a Northstar Location and can connect you to digital resources that support your daily life, employment & education.
To get connected please sign up for CCL services here: http://ow.ly/7ZKp50GdlZt

Looking for support on digital literacy?
Center for Changing Lives is a Northstar Location and can connect you to digital resources that support your daily life, employment & education.
To get connected please sign up for CCL services here: http://ow.ly/7ZKp50GdlZt

Our #mondaymotivation is this quote from labor leader & civil rights activist Dolores Huerta:  "Every moment is an organ...
09/20/2021

Our #mondaymotivation is this quote from labor leader & civil rights activist Dolores Huerta:
"Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world"
Did you know Ms. Huerta is the originator of the rallying cry "Si se puede" (It can be done!)?
Learn more from the United Farm Workers here: http://ow.ly/jktg50GdbRE
And, remember even when our ongoing work for justice is hard "SI SE PUEDE"!

Our #mondaymotivation is this quote from labor leader & civil rights activist Dolores Huerta:
"Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world"
Did you know Ms. Huerta is the originator of the rallying cry "Si se puede" (It can be done!)?
Learn more from the United Farm Workers here: http://ow.ly/jktg50GdbRE
And, remember even when our ongoing work for justice is hard "SI SE PUEDE"!

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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!