A Busy Month in Springfield

It’s been a busy month in Springfield, where our team testified in subject matter hearings from the Human Service Equitable Pay Act and Human Service Professional Loan Repayment Program. We also supported our partners at Forefront in providing testimony on the...

Adela Carlin Joins Forefront Board

We are excited to share that our team member Adela Carlin, Senior Director of Training and Community Partnerships, has joined the Board of Directors for our coalition partner Forefront. Congratulations to Adela and fellow new board members LaToya Egwuekwe-Smith, Chief...

Women’s Economic Power Agenda for Illinois

Last November, Illinois Partners joined advocates and workers for the Women’s Economic Power Agenda (WEPA) Summit to shape a shared agenda and roadmap to advance women’s economic power in Illinois. Together we focused on driving collective impact around the shared...

Lauren Wright Receives Moxie Award

Our Executive Director, Lauren Wright, is a 2024 recipient of Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Moxie Award, for her advocacy and leadership in the human service sector. We are so grateful to be partnered with ICASA in many areas of our work at IL Partners,...

The Intersection of Education and Workforce: Panel Discussion

In honor of Black History Month, Cara Collective held a panel discussion on the Intersection of Education and Workforce. Panelists discussed ways to prepare current and future generations of workers, shifting the focus to skills more than degrees, and working together...

Congratulations to the Honorees – 2024 Impact Awards

This month the Chicago Foundation for Women held their annual IMPACT Awards event honoring leaders who have dedicated their lives to ensure we live in an equitable society and celebrating the power and perseverance of women and girls. The honorees include Madeleine A....