Author: Laurie Glenn

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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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