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CiTTA Chief Consultant Reelected to Board, Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago

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We’re pleased to announce that our Founder, CEO and Chief Consultant Belinda Li has been reelected to the Board of Directors of the Social Enterprise Alliance – Chicago Chapter (SEA – Chicago). SEA-Chicago is the Midwest Regional Chapter of the leading national membership organization of individuals and organizations actively working to advance the movement for […]

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Beyond Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Although Human Trafficking Awareness Month is soon coming to a close, our engagement with this human rights issue should continue well beyond January. Human trafficking is the world’s fastest-growing criminal activity, claiming more than 20 million victims. Despite certain groups being more susceptible, human trafficking does not discriminate. A victim could be a friend, your […]

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Social Enterprises Fight Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month – time set aside to acknowledge a human rights violation with millions of victims worldwide, many of whom are women and children. Despite increased global awareness of the issue, human trafficking is still the world’s fastest-growing criminal activity. From Awareness to Impact Being aware of the issue is only […]

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day

CiTTA Joins Voices Bringing Awareness to Human Rights Issue Today marks the national observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Established in 2011 by President Barack Obama, this day aims to raise public awareness of modern slavery. Human trafficking is an illegal $150 billion dollar industry that affects 20.9 million people around the world. Human trafficking […]

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#WomenWednesday Recognizes First Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Activist. Writer. Nobel Peace Prize Winner. These are a few adjectives that describe Bertha von Suttner. Born in 1843 to an Austrian family of military nobility, von Suttner was the product of an aristocratic society that accepted militaristic traditions without question. Yet she would go on to challenge these as a peace advocate later in […]

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CiTTA lauds Eleanor Roosevelt on #WomenWednesday

Did you know December is International Human Rights Month? That’s why today’s #WomenWednesday shines a spotlight on a trailblazer in the international human rights arena: Eleanor Roosevelt. It’s true she was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt – but she redefined the role of the first lady. Previously, the main function of the first […]

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CiTTA Recognizes Ada Lovelace on #WomenWednesday!

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It’s #WomenWednesday – the day we’ve set aside especially to highlight the amazing impact women make when they are empowered to innovate. This week CiTTA is happy to recognize the birthday of the first computer programmer – Ada Lovelace. Born in December of 1815, Ada Lovelace was empowered from the start by her mother. Lady […]

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CiTTA honors Dr. Jane Goodall on #WomenWednesday!

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When she was just 1-year old, her father gifted her with a new friend: a chimpanzee plushy named Jubilee. When she was 26, she journeyed to Tanzania, Africa. It was there she commenced decades of study on the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. Now 83, Dr. Jane Goodall is considered to be the […]

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CiTTA Partnership Awarded for Growth and Economic Impact!

CiTTA accepted the Small Biz Driving Forward Award for growth and economic impact

CiTTA Partnership was thrilled to be honored at the Small Biz Big Bash hosted by the Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Development Center. Three Chicagoland businesses were recognized at this year’s event, known as a “celebration of growing, connecting and advancing small business.” CiTTA accepted the Small Biz Driving Forward Award for growth and economic […]

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CiTTA Partnership Welcomes New Intern!

CiTTA Partnership is pleased to welcome Ellen Au to the team in the role of Marketing and Communications intern. Ellen is a recent graduate of University of Illinois – Chicago with bachelor’s degrees in English and Economics. She was the Spring 2017 recipient of the Chancellor’s Student Services & Leadership Award and served as the […]

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Improving Equitable Access to Clean Energy

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The CLIENT Illinois stands poised to lead in the field of clean energy – and CiTTA Partnership has been part of the journey. The Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act put the state on the path towards upgrading to a smart grid and smart meter technology in the majority of Illinois homes by 2020. In order to […]

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Achieving Sustainability through Social Enterprise – NeighborWorks America

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The CLIENT NeighborWorks America (NWA) began with one committed individual fighting poverty and neighborhood decay back in the late 1960s. Today, NWA is a congressionally-chartered, $250 million nonprofit organization. It comprises an extensive nationwide network of over 245 affiliate organizations committed to revitalizing communities from the ground up. NWA is also the nation’s leading trainer […]

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Clarifying Vision for Targeted Expansion

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The CLIENT The Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots youth service program is grounded in the belief that young people can make a positive difference in the world – and empowers them to do just that. Founded in 1991, the program operates in over 130 countries to connect children and teens to the environment, animals, […]

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CiTTA Partnership Seeks New Intern

CiTTA Partnership is seeking a new intern in the role of Marketing and Communications Assistant. We particularly welcome applications from upper-class undergraduates and graduate students in the fields of Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Communications, English, or Public Relations. We are looking for someone who is committed, self-motivated, and personable. We want to work with a student […]

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CiTTA Partnership is Growing!

We are excited to announce that CiTTA Partnership is growing! Welcome to our staff Bintou Sy, our new Marketing Manager and Senior Marketing Consultant. Bintou is passionate about social impact and involved in many philanthropic efforts in Chicago. She also brings years of experience running marketing campaigns for nonprofits as well as in the corporate […]

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A New Working Home for CiTTA Partnership

CiTTA Partnership is excited to announce our new working home at the coworking space Industrious in downtown Chicago! Industrious is a great fit for CiTTA – we love the design which includes spacious individual offices with hardwood floors and glass walls great for writing on during planning sessions and meetings! We also appreciate the support […]

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