SOLIDARITY + RESILIENCE:
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING UNDER EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

The playbook for community organizing no longer holds, and new tactics are needed to make sure the people of Illinois get the resources and representation they need. Join Forefront on October 1 at 10am for a conversation with organizations that have exercised creativity, strengthened collaborations, evolved their practices, and learned valuable lessons about how to effectively organize and engage communities under extraordinary circumstances.

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10 (EASY) WAYS YOU CAN ENSURE
A FAIR AND ACCURATE 2020 CENSUS

The 2020 Census self-response period ends on September 30, and the clock is ticking. Read our newest blog post focused on ten ways you can get Illinois counted, including participating in Census At Work Day on September 10.

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Forefront stands in solidarity with
Black lives

After reading and seeing the severe civil unrest that has erupted nationally, across Illinois, and in Chicago, Forefront stands in solidarity with the individuals and organizers who are on the frontlines, sacrificing their lives, and dismantling these racist systems. We also continue to stand against the systemic injustices that are destroying Black lives, families, and communities. Read the full message from our CEO and Chair of the Board.

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OUR MISSION:

To build a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois. We provide education, advocacy, thought-leadership, and we mobilize our Members around issues that are important to them and to the sector.

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