•  06/21/2018

    City Colleges’ Commitment to Work-Based Learning

    City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado spoke to a packed banquet hall of business and civic leaders during a City Club lunch Thursday, calling on executives to open their doors to work-based learning programs. “This city is the best when it makes big plans,” Salgado said. “I believe in workplace learning we have an opportunity to be the first, we have an opportunity to be the best.” His remarks set out his goal to put thousands of graduates into apprenticeships and internships and highlighted Penny’s leadership on this issue. View his speech below.

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  •  05/30/2018

    Penny on Recode Decode Podcast

    Penny was recently featured on the Recode Decode Podcast to discuss her call for transformation of the nation’s workforce training and education systems. Her conversation with Kara Swisher highlighted the interrelatedness of helping American workers prepare for the future of work, trade, and economic competitiveness.

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  •  05/24/2018

    Pritzker Access Scholars In The News

    Seniors Israel and Andrea and President Constance Brewer of the Noble Network of Charter Schools were recently featured on FOX32 to celebrate their graduation and selection as Pritzker Access Scholars. Seventy graduating seniors received this award, which covers college tuition costs for Noble DREAMers pursing four-year degrees. Hear their story below.

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  •  05/09/2018

    Penny on Closing the Skills Gap

    Our Trustee Penny Pritzker was on CNBC this week talking about the economic issue of our time – helping more Americans adapt, adjust and thrive in a period of seismic change. She spoke about the skills gap, building inclusive economic growth and the Council on Foreign Relations “The Work Ahead” report on workforce, education and training.

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  •  04/10/2018

    The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

    The world is in the midst of a transformation in the nature of work, as smart machines, artificial intelligence, new technologies, and global competition remake how people do their jobs and pursue their careers. The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century, the report of a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force, assesses the future of work and workers and the implications for the U.S. economy and national security.

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  •  02/28/2018

    Tomorrow’s Business Leaders are Waiting to be Hired by You

    City Colleges of Chicago Executive Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement Eric Lugo joins the show the show to talk about training students for tech. City Colleges offers free coding classes and cybersecurity bootcamps that helps underprivileged students get into the tech scene.

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  •  01/03/2018

    Skills for Chicagoland’s Future Launches Beyond the Diploma

    “We believe in Chicago’s youth and know that many just need a pathway to change the trajectory of their lives,” said Marie Trzupek Lynch, Skills’ president and founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “These employers that are first at the table are committed to making a difference and were looking for a…

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  •  12/15/2017

    Emanuel unveils jobs program for ‘disconnected’ youth

    …president and founding CEO of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, said “Beyond the Diploma” is the product of a six-month analysis that gathered input from disconnected youth, employers and community groups. Seed money is being provided by: a $700,000 grant from the Pritzker Traubert Foundation;…

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  •  12/06/2017

    Food businesses fuel Chicago’s retail sector

    The Hatchery is also receiving support from the Kellogg Company, Conagra Brands, Griffith Foods, The Lukas Walton Fund of the Walton Family Foundation, The Pritzker Traubert Foundation and The Coleman Foundation among others. “Conagra Brands is excited to drive food innovation in Chicago and…

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  •  11/03/2017

    Obama Foundation Announces New Additions to Board of Directors

    Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Glenn Hutchins, Dr. Mahalia Hines and Chancellor Juan Salgado join Board of Directors, strengthening the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to civic and community engagement.

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