The Plan : Transforming Chicago's West Side Community
Bethel New Life aims to bring an end to decades of concentrated poverty on Chicago's
West Side through strategic and cooperative community transformation investments. We
plan to achieve this by initiating a new era in our community development efforts
through a strategy of investments that focus on
The initial opportunity for improvement rests in those who are not yet employed but will be in the near future and in those who are not employed currently, but could be. Initial efforts must focus on newly employing 27,000 more individuals in skilled jobs. For positive transformation to occur, residents of the West Side need more and better paying jobs.
Bringing an end to decades of concentrated poverty on Chicago’s west side through strategic and cooperative community transformation investments.
This is a very challenging time for the citizens of Illinois and for human service providers across the state. We, like our friends at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, continue to urge our state legislators and governor to pass a fiscally responsible budget that recognizes the value and importance of human services and supports the citizens of Illinois. ...
The sixth Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) cohort commenced this month. The twenty six alumni of cohort six make a total of 127 ETP alumni. Each ETP alumni is an ambassador for Bethel's strategy to create opportunities for individuals to invest in themselves and their families. The success of ETP graduates has put real momentum behind Bethel's efforts to revitalize the West Side Chicago economy. ETP cohort seven will run September 15th through December 15th. More: tinyurl.com/pttktqx...