Advisor Programs

Feb
20

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies.

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Feb
21

Join other ACN consultants to learn and build community as we work together to tackle sticky situations that we all face.

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Feb
27

What if we could use wealth to heal rather than cause harm? What if money was spent trying out concepts that challenge or shatter the structures and systems that have created inequity and disparity?

Please join us on February 27, 3:00-6:00 p.m. (program 3:00-5:00) at the Alice B Rapaport Center for Education and Engagement at Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn for a special Decolonizing Wealth book event.

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Feb
28

Learn More about the Joyce Foundation Culture Program and the Joyce Awards at this information session!

The Joyce Awards, the only program supporting artists of color in major Great Lakes cities, has awarded nearly $3.5 million to commission 65 new works since the program started in 2003. Each year cash awards of $50,000 go to support partnerships between artists and cultural or community organizations in six eligible cities: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

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Mar
1

Learn More about the Joyce Foundation Culture Program and the Joyce Awards at this information session!

The Joyce Awards, the only program supporting artists of color in major Great Lakes cities, has awarded nearly $3.5 million to commission 65 new works since the program started in 2003. Each year cash awards of $50,000 go to support partnerships between artists and cultural or community organizations in six eligible cities: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

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Mar
7

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies.

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Mar
7

As you may recall, for the past few years Chicago Community Trust hosted a Chicago Education Stakeholder Convening. As a follow up, Americas Urban Campus, the Chicago College and Career Collaborative (C4), Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of ChicagoForefront’s College and Career Access Persistence and Success group (CCAPS), Ed Systems CenterThrive Chicago, the Partnership for College Completion and the Progressive Postsecondary Pathways Fund invite stakeholders to a jointly convened update meeting.

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Mar
11

Registration for this event is closed.

Join Chicago Women in Publishing’s Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee for a book discussion and conversation on White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.

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Mar
11

At this meeting, we will hear from David Baker, Executive Director of America’s Urban Campus, who will provide an overview of the range of career readiness definitions and activities at local institutions.

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Mar
14

Forefront invites Forefront members to an exclusive conversation with K. Sujata, President and CEO of Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW).

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Mar
15

Learn about apprenticeship pathways in the building trades, how those pathways work, and what strategies exist to expand equity and access.

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Mar
20

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies.

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Mar
20

Join ACN, Forefront members and guests and partake in an evening of networking and fun! 

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Apr
1

Dr. Michael Deuser is the new Chief College and Career Success Officer at Chicago Public Schools. During this meeting, he will introduce himself, share strategic priorities, and take questions. 

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Apr
5

Learning from Illinois’ $100 Million National Foreclosure Settlement Remediation Work, and Exploring Opportunity Zones and other Potential Strategies.

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Apr
10

The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) will present research that reveals persistent gaps in access and completion at six public flagship universities in the Great Lakes region. Trends in enrollment and completion at Indiana University – Bloomington, Ohio State University – Main Campus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and University of Wisconsin – Madison reveal that too few low-income students and students of color can access and persist at these institutions.

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Apr
11

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies. 

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Apr
15

This session is one of a series on how nonprofit providers, higher education institutions, and employers define and think about career readiness. 

Our companion session, Career Readiness from the Higher Education Perspective, will take place on March 11 from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at the Chicago Community Trust.

 

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Apr
17

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Forefront Library’s databases, print collection, and online research guides, as well as a deeper look at the Foundation Center's database, Foundation Directory Online. Laptops are welcome and encouraged for hands-on experience.

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May
9

The Forefront Library will host an informal coffee hour for Members to learn more about Forefront's resources and to meet others in the Forefront community -- your statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, advisors, and allies.

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