Skip to main content

News & Events from past 90 days

Cooking Up New Businesses in The Hatchery

While headlines tout a booming economy and low unemployment, many parts of the country still have not fully recovered from the Great Recession. What’s more, recent research shows that inequality within urban areas can be stark and that the divides in economic opportunity between neighbors even within a city can have lasting effects on their children’s futures. Addressing these inequities can expand opportunity now and help set up the next generation for success.

A new collaborative effort between two organizations in Chicago is working to address this challenge. 

Researchers launch plan to cut Chicago death gap in half by 2030

The sprawling West Side area of Chicago is just a few miles away from the city’s downtown. But the average life expectancy here is just 69 years of age that’s nine years below the national average and 16 years behind those living in the more affluent downtown area. That’s why researchers and the local healthcare community launched a plan to cut the death gap in half by 2030.

Member spotlight: Garfield Park Community Council

Allen Bosbyshell is an AmeriCorps/VISTA staffer at the Garfield Park Community Council and answered the survey this month. He works with GPCC’s Housing Specialist La Shone Kelly to increase affordable housing and prevent foreclosures and demolitions.

The Hatchery’s Packed Valentine’s Market Proves ‘There Is A Lot Of Buying Power On The West Side’

Of the 32 vendors at the market, 80 percent are West Side entrepreneurs. And lots of the small business are being helped by the new sprawling, $34 million food incubator in Garfield Park.

Leaders do post-mortem on Hatchery's outreach efforts

During Jan. 24 City Bureau event, experts dissected what went right, wrong with The Hatchery's engagement process

These are the 14 candidates running for Chicago mayor

Here's what you need to know about each of them.