Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thank You For Making GoodWorkChicago A Success!

GoodWorkChicago is over. But we're just getting started.
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All Smiles at GoodWorkChicago

We, here at Goodcity are thrilled to have hosted our first annual GoodWorkChicago. This was created to be a forum to share best practices, exchange ideas, and encourage the passionate individuals working in and for the nonprofit sector. With over 500 tickets sold, many of these individuals were able to hear from our engaging speakers in some of the coolest venues Chicago had to offer.
Our Night On The Roof

One of the many highlights from GoodWorkChicago was the opportunity to give five social entrepreneurs the platform to share their stories and their ideas to make change in their communities at our GoodNightChicago event, held at The Godfrey Hotel. These social entrepreneurs will be a part of our Incubation Program, where we work with them to incubate, grow their capacity, and help them collaborate so that strategic public/private models are being created in our city and in other communities.

Here are their stories:

Alumni in Business supports formerly incarcerated individuals with skills, leadership and resources in order for them to launch and successfully run small businesses in their communities.

2nd Chance Renovations buys distressed homes and employs, trains, and empowers convicted felons who are ready to enter society as productive, reformed, and law-abiding citizens to work on these homes.

S-Word Project creates a safe space for teens to talk about sex with the long-term goal to reduce violence as a result of family planning.

YogaCare provides affordable access to yoga in underserved communities and their goal is “yoga care for all” so that patients and providers alike have accessible “self-care for healthcare” within the community.

Yellow Tracker seeks to improve individual health and well-being by partnering with organizations that share a common commitment to creating custom designed fruit and vegetable gardens.

Your support will allow us to continue to build and grow our capacity to assist our local leaders in fulfilling their goals to be change agents in their communities.

We are asking you to send your donation either online here or by check to Goodcity
which can be mailed to 5049 W. Harrison Chicago, IL 60644. If you have any questions about our Incubation Program, please feel free to contact Rene Alvarado at

Thank you for your support of Goodcity “where we are working better at doing good.”
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