I am excited to share our
2019 Impact Report
, a reflection on a year in which Civic Consulting Alliance responded to a wide range of opportunities to impact the issues we believe matter most to the Chicago region: Economic Vitality; Education; and Public Safety and Criminal Justice.
Our mission is to make the Chicago region a great place for everyone to live in and work. Since our founding in 1985, Civic Consulting Alliance has pursued this mission by supporting public sector leaders who are driving large-scale change in our most important local government institutions.
Over the past year, we worked with diverse leaders from the City of Chicago (including Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Police Department, and the Office of the Mayor) and Cook County (the Assessor’s Office, Board President, Public Defender, State's Attorney, Sheriff's Office, Chief Judge, and Clerk of the Circuit Court).
At the same time, today’s barriers to opportunity are often more complex than any single institution – or even sector – can solve. Overcoming these barriers requires a new, more inclusive approach to civic leadership. Thus, our work over the past year also included collaboration with and support of private sector leaders – including foundation presidents, community organizations, faith-based leaders and healthcare CEOs. Together, we work to make our region a great place for everyone through cross-sector collaboration, such as the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, West Side United, and the Violence Reduction Working Group.
I would be remiss to close without mentioning Chicago’s 2019 Mayoral transition, which presented a unique opportunity to realize the value of Civic Consulting Alliance’s model – our ability to be responsive to our city’s needs as they arise, and to leverage the specialized expertise of our partner network to tackle the biggest challenges. We’re grateful to have played a p
art – alongside more than 400 community members, nearly twenty partners, and the new administration – in
this pivotal moment in Chicago’s history.
I hope you will
to learn more about the incredible work of our staff, our partners, and our clients in the past year, and that you will be inspired to join us in addressing the biggest challenges and opportunities in our region.