Resources for Leaders


The following resources will help you learn more about the community needs addressed by Chicago Cares’ programs:
Children’s Education
Information on local schools
Current news in education issues
Program of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum with support from the City of Chicago and partners across the city
Parks, facilities, and programs
Conservation organization for northeastern Illinois
Hunger and Homelessness
Strong advocate for ending homelessness in the U.S. with definitions of a lot of common terms and statistics
Poverty data by county
Special series from NPR highlighting poverty in America
Local information and updates
Services and benefits for seniors on a state-wide level
Good resource to find out national information, such as census data and trends
Themed New York Times blog about senior citizens and caring for aging parents
Chicago Area
Maps, summaries, and guides for all areas of Chicago
Collaborative effort of the Chicago History Museum, The Newberry Library, and Northwestern University
Community development organization that works in a variety of different neighborhoods
Stats and other information about neighborhoods
Investigative news organization that analyzes issues with a distinctive focus on race and poverty
Web-based mapping tool  that shows a wide range of socioeconomic data using Census figures up to 2000 (free version)