Author: Laurie

“Femme & Pouvoir”

I enjoyed my appearance on the French TV show “Femme & Pouvoir” (“Women & Power”). I shared my thoughts on how taking leadership of one’s life and career opens so many doors personally and professionally. I also talked about the

“ChangeMakers Voice”

The Chicago TV program “ChangeMakers Voice” provided a wonderful opportunity for me to explore the topic of female empowerment with people who called in to the show. I think leaders are made, not necessarily born, so each of us has

I’m an Entrepreneur, and I’m the New Face of the Uninsured

This article appeared on the Crain’s Chicago Business website on November 1, 2016 By: LAURIE R. GLENN I am the new uninsured. I am a 58-year-old entrepreneur who, over the past 20 years, had two bouts of breast cancer. Thankfully,

Jobs Flee Inner City, Leaving Young People Stranded and Unemployed

New Report Details a Crisis of Disconnected Youth in Chicago CHICAGO — A new report, Abandoned in their Neighborhoods: Youth Joblessness Amidst the Flight of Industry and Opportunity, commissioned by the Alternative Schools Network (ASN) and developed by the University of Illinois at

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County Commissioner Gainer Hearing Zeros in on Disconnected Youth Crisis

COUNTY COMMISSIONER GAINER HEARING ZEROS IN ON DISCONNECTED YOUTH CRISIS New Report Shows Cook County Worst in Nation for Black 20-24 Year Olds Out of School & Out of Work CHICAGO – The numbers in a new University of Illinois

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Community Leaders Launch Program to Create 20 New Homeowners in Woodlawn

 COMMUNITY LEADERS LAUNCH PROGRAM TO CREATE 20 NEW HOMEOWNERS IN WOODLAWN Renew Woodlawn Restores Vacant And Abandoned Apartments Into Homes WHAT: Community leaders will launch the Renew Woodlawn Homeownership Program that provides incentives to purchase a home in the South Side

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New Teen Employment Report to be Released at Youth Hearing

NEW TEEN EMPLOYMENT REPORT TO BE RELEASED AT YOUTH HEARING 91% Of Chicago Black Male Teenagers Jobless In 2012-13 WHAT:       A new report providing a comparative analysis of youth unemployment between Chicago, Illinois and the United States will be released

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Presidential Action Brings Relief from Deportation to Millions of Families

PRESIDENTIAL ACTION BRINGS RELIEF FROM DEPORTATION TO MILLIONS OF FAMILIES Immigrant Leaders Salute President & Gear Up For Hard Work Ahead U.S. — The members of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) have worked tirelessly, in collaboration with many

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Mayoral Candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to Speak on Inequality in Chicago

MAYORAL CANDIDATE JESUS “CHUY” GARCIA TO SPEAK ON INEQUALITY IN CHICAGO UIC Great Cities Institute Presents City on the Make: Race & Inequality in America WHAT: Chicago mayoral candidate and Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” Garcia will join a panel discussion

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Woods Fund Chicago Launches Right on Justice Initiative with Northern Ireland Restorative Justice Leader

WOODS FUND CHICAGO LAUNCHES RIGHT ON JUSTICE INITIATIVE WITH NORTHERN IRELAND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE LEADER Youth Justice Agency CEO Paula Jack & Hon. Toni Preckwinkle Explore Int’l Lessons To Stop Growing Prison Pipeline  WHAT: As the U.S. prison system continues to be vastly over-represented by

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