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November 2016
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GCI 21st Anniversary

November 16, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UIC Student Center East – East Terrace, 750 S Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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UTC Event: TMA Shuttle Bug Bus Service

November 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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SUBJECT:  TMA Shuttle Bug Bus Service Focus of UTC Seminar Series November 17 DATE: Thursday November 17 TIME: Noon to 1 pm VENUE: GCI Conference Room, 4th Floor, CUPPA Hall TOPIC: The TMA Shuttle Bug bus service. ABOUT THE SHUTTLE BUG:  This bus service has 14 routes serving more than 30 companies in Cook and Lake counties and provides door-to-door service for workers to Metra stations and the CTA Yellow Line.  This model helps reduce congestion and improve air quality.…

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Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change

November 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Joan Fitzgerald is a Professor of Urban and Public Policy at Northeastern University.  She focuses on urban climate governance and the connections between urban sustainability and economic development and innovation. Her third book, Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development (Oxford Univ. Press), examines how cities are creating economic development opportunities in several green sectors and discusses the state and national policy needed to support these efforts. Emerald Cities builds on her 2002 book, Economic Revitalization: Strategies and Cases for…

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January 2017
Free

Youth Employment Hearing

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653 United States
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February 2017
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The mission-driven venture: Business solutions to the world’s most vexing social problems

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Governments and nonprofit organizations everywhere have compassionately invested billions in social services, yet, wherever we look we still face stubborn challenges in education, health care poverty, unemployment, and the environment.  Many social entrepreneurs train and employ the disadvantaged and disabled. Others are disruptive innovators helping those populations access products and services previously unavailable to them. While traditional businesses remain committed to their commercial imperative, more than ever, they, too, are intent on generating a demonstrable social or environmental impact.  Together,…

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CAN TV cablecast of Youth Employment Hearing

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Teens and young adults discuss with federal, state and local officials the correlation between the city’s violence and the lack of youth employment opportunities. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV). Sunday, February 12th, 9:00 AM, CAN TV21 Monday,  February 13th, 6:00 PM, CAN TV27 Tuesday,  February 14th, 9:00 AM, CAN TV27

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CAN TV cablecast of Youth Employment Hearing

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teens and young adults discuss with federal, state and local officials the correlation between the city’s violence and the lack of youth employment opportunities. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV). Sunday, February 12th, 9:00 AM, CAN TV21 Monday,  February 13th, 6:00 PM, CAN TV27 Tuesday,  February 14th, 9:00 AM, CAN TV27

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CAN TV cablecast of Youth Employment Hearing

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Teens and young adults discuss with federal, state and local officials the correlation between the city’s violence and the lack of youth employment opportunities. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV). Sunday, February 12th, 9:00 AM, CAN TV21 Monday,  February 13th, 6:00 PM, CAN TV27 Tuesday,  February 14th, 9:00 AM, CAN TV27

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Making the Transit Investment Case: Comparing London and Chicago

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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February 16, 2017 — Noon to 1 p.m. UTC Spring Seminar Series Speaker: Chris Hall, MUPP, Consultant Transport for London Topic: Making the Transit Investment Case: Comparing London and Chicago Venue: Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago Details: Greater London’s transit agenda — and how it provides a potential template for funding large-scale projects in metropolitan Chicago — will be explored during the first installment of the spring 2017 Seminar Series presentation hosted by the Urban…

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Entrepreneurship in action: Empresarias del Futuro – Empowering Latinas through wealth creation

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Great Cities Institute, 412 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Empresarias del Futuro (EDF) is an educational training designed for women who are seeking financial independence through business development. The training provides participants with financial literacy, entrepreneurship tools and personal development that support women in business. The EDF program provides business resources and links participants with microloan options through program partners such as Acción Chicago, community organizations and financial institutions. Current participants and program graduates also receive individual financial coaching sessions during and after the training. EDF Training is offered…

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