Resources for Leaders

 

The following resources will help you learn more about the community needs addressed by Chicago Cares’ programs:
 
ISSUES
 
Children’s Education
Information on local schools
 
Current news in education issues
 
 
Environmental
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
 
  
 
 
 
Seniors
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
 
 
COMMUNITY INFORMATION
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
 
 
National
Web-based mapping tool  that shows a wide range of socioeconomic data using Census figures up to 2000 (free version)