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THE PARTNERSHIP, MACARTHUR AND GOOGLE.ORG AWARD US

Manufacturing Renaissance has been selected from The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership as a Youth Delegate Agency for our Manufacturing Connect program. The initial grant work will be carried out between January and June of 2019 and it involves serving 30 youth enrolled at Austin College & Career Academy. It is our hope to secure such stream of funding for the school year 2019-2020 as well. Manufacturing Renaissance was awarded a multi-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation to develop its strategic business plan. This is the first grant we ever receive from the MacArthur Foundation, symbolizing a breakthrough in being recognized from major philanthropic players in the area. Following on t

CMRC MINISTERS FOR MANUFACTURING COMMITTEE HOST MAYORAL SESSION

Nearly every mayoral candidate has been talking about the need to improve public investment in career technical training. While we are thrilled that issues close to us have made it to the forum platforms, it has become clear that most of the candidates don't understand the complexity and nuance involved in actually delivering on what they are promising. To address this knowledge deficit, leaders from the Ministers for Manufacturing Committee partnered with Rev. Dr. Byron Brazier of BSD Industries to host a closed-door manufacturing industry information meeting on January 29th. The intent was to provide a more detailed description of the industry and the kind of programs and solutions that ar

CMRC JOINS PERKINS ACT ADVISORY TEAM

Passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (P.L. 115- 224) on July 31, 2018 requires Illinois to create a Perkins State Plan that is formulated with the aid of meaningful stakeholder engagement. Perkins V was reauthorized to further support Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming and to better align with the needs and advancements of today’s workforce. The purpose of the Act is to more fully develop the academic knowledge and technical and employability skills of secondary and post-secondary education students who enroll in CTE programs and programs of study. David Robinson, External Affairs Director for Manufacturing Renaissance, who leads

WORK-STUDY INTERNSHIPS WORK

In 2016, Manufacturing Connect started taking advantage of Chicago Public School’s work-study program:12th graders on-track-to-graduate high school get a more flexible class schedule to work part-time at local companies. So far, MC has placed 23 participants in work-study internships with manufacturing companies and all 23 have been offered full-time employment upon high school graduation. 21 of those MC alumni are still working at the companies where they worked their senior year (2 participants turned down those jobs to pursue other opportunities). All are reporting high levels of satisfaction on the job. 14 of them have also completed or are currently enrolled in post-secondary training a

LISC CHICAGO HOSTS FORUM ON OCP

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago hosted a forum on the Ownership Conversion Project to inform potential investors and partners. The forum is one of a series of "Community Discussions" hosted by LISC and was held at the corporate offices of Citibank on West Monroe. The forum was moderated by LISC's Executive Director, Meghan Harte, who posed questions to panelists Ed Hamburg, board chair of Manufacturing Renaissance, Dr. Byron Brazier, Pastor of the Apostolic Church of God in Woodlawn, and Sequane Lawrence, social enterprise activist. Panelists covered project details and shared their social justice and community wealth building philosophies. Remarks by Ed Hamburg captured

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