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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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Case Study ISEIF/Institute of Cultural Affairs

The Client Illinois stands poised to lead in the field of smart, 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 […]

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Case Study NeighborWorks America

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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Case Study Roots & Shoots 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 […]

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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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CiTTA is now also a City of Chicago certified MBE/WBE!

After 2 months of preparation and 9 months of waiting, CiTTA is finally officially certified by the City of Chicago as both a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). We will be attending tomorrow (May 22)’s City of Chicago/Cook County 2014 Vendor Fair armed with our newly minted certification letter! The […]

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CiTTA Develops Social Enterprise Models for NeighborWorks America

CiTTA is excited to have been selected to help NeighborWorks America with Phase 2 of their ambitious Sustainable Homeownership Project. We will help NeighborWorks Network’s organizations (NWOs) build, test and refine social enterprise business models for their homeownership service lines, to help these NWOs achieve significantly greater scale in service delivery while attaining financial self-sufficiency […]

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Engaging Co-Workers in “Greening” the Office

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On May 28, Belinda was invited to… speak on the topic of “Engaging Co-Workers in ‘Greening’ the Office.” In her presentation, she included some actual actions that she and her teams took to green their offices, and highlighted what she learned in terms of best practices and potential challenges for a green team leader. The […]

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Experience from the Chicago Climate Action Plan

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About a year ago, Belinda delivered a seminar at the Chicago Center of Green Technologies (CCGT) — entitled Creating and Sustaining an Environmental Action Plan: Experience from the Chicago Climate Action Plan . It was part of the “Green Tech U Series” offered by CCGT to provide educational resources in green technology•••

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All about Social Enterprise at Envisioneer

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Want to let everyone know that Belinda will be speaking about Social Enterprise at the Envisioneer Event on April 11, 2013. This upcoming Envisioneer Event is organized by Greenheart Transforms, a division of Greenheart International •••

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CiTTA featured at WBDC website

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CiTTA Partnership is being featured on the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) website as part of their 2012 Annual Report! CiTTA was selected to be included in WBDC’s client start-ups spotlight. WBDC is a great resource center for all small businesses. We met other entrepreneurs from all paths of life and industries at WBDC. They […]

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Which certification is right for your business?

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If you are an Illinois-based company and are looking to get your business certified as Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, or any other type of certification that prove you are at an inherent disadvantage in the market place, you are likely to get very confused as to which certification is the best one to have. There are business […]

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We are now an IL MBE!

After months of research, weeks of hard work in putting our application together, CiTTA has finally been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise with the State of Illinois!

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