Polk Bros. Foundation Blog

August 27, 2019
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Chicago’s Potential: Ensuring all CPS students are prepared for success in college, careers and life

Chicago’s Potential: Ensuring all CPS students are prepared for success in college, careers and life Throughout our 30th anniversary year, in our Chicago’s Potential series, we […]
August 14, 2019
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Young people will soon play a more central role in preventing and ending youth homelessness in Chicago

Young people will soon play a more central role in preventing and ending youth homelessness in Chicago $500,000 in grants will help bring this proven national […]
April 19, 2019
Youth Homelessness Innovation Fund

New Youth Homelessness Innovation Fund aims to spark bold solutions

New Youth Homelessness Innovation Fund aims to spark bold solutions CHICAGO — Polk Bros. Foundation and Crown Family Philanthropies, longtime supporters of efforts to prevent and end […]
April 1, 2019
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Thirty years later, we remain focused on Chicago’s future

Thirty years later, we remain focused on Chicago’s future By Gillian Darlow, Polk Bros. Foundation CEO In early 1989, Polk Bros. Foundation’s Board of Directors convened […]
January 29, 2019
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Polk Bros. Foundation welcomes new program officer

Polk Bros. Foundation welcomes new program officer Polk Bros. Foundation will welcome Channing Lenert to its team next week as a program officer who will work […]
November 6, 2018
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Polk Bros. Foundation’s new program officer to focus on Health and Strong Families grantmaking

Polk Bros. Foundation’s new program officer to focus on Health and Strong Families grantmaking Polk Bros. Foundation welcomed Divya Mohan Little to its team last week […]
August 7, 2018
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A call to remove citizenship question from 2020 census

A call to remove citizenship question from 2020 census Polk Bros. Foundation joined more than 300 U.S. philanthropic leaders across 38 states and District of Columbia […]
July 19, 2018
Chicago and Cook County Housing for Health Strategic Plan

Connecting the dots between housing and health in Chicago

Connecting the dots between housing and health in Chicago This week, Polk Bros. Foundation and Michael Reese Health Trust were awarded the 2018 HUD Secretary’s Award […]
July 3, 2018

Polk Bros. Foundation welcomes new grants manager

Polk Bros. Foundation welcomes new grants manager Polk Bros. Foundation welcomed Nestor Avendaño to the Foundation this week as its grants manager. He will oversee the […]