La Casa Norte was featured on WGN-TV as part of Hispanic Heritage Month in December.
The Resurrection Project was profiled in the New York Times for the opening of its new La Casa Student Housing building. The building, the first of its kind in the nation, offers housing to college students in low-income neighborhoods for whom on-campus housing is too expensive.
We the People Media condcuted a survey of more than 500 Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) residents as part of a report by CHA's Central Advisory Council. This report is a comprehensive effort to put residents' voices at the forefront of CHA transformation efforts.
Previous Grantee News:
- The conference really exceeded my expectations and I walked away with so many great tools. Looking forward to next year and will definitely be recommending this conference to other nonprofits.
- Very impressed with @chicagocounts 2012. Current #tech topics that every nonprofit needs to thrive in today’s connected world. (via Twitter)
- I thought it was an amazing event and was so impressed with the quality of both speakers and attendees. The overall atmosphere was one of excitement and pleasure at connecting. This is the best tech event I have ever been to.
- Chicago Counts completely exceeded my expectations. I really wasn't sure what I was going to get with a ticket that only cost $25...what I ended up walking away with was priceless. I am virtually a one-man shop at my startup nonprofit and I am excited about the future now instead of overwhelmed. Will definitely be returning next year and will be recommending this conference VERY HIGHLY.
As an organization committed to helping nonprofits build a strong technology infrastructure, Pierce Family Foundation is proud to continue supporting initiatives such as Chicago Counts.
2012 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards
A number of agencies supported by the Pierce Family Foundation or Pierce and Associates were honored at the 2012 Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards program.
The award for "Outstanding Non-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project" went to Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) for Roseland Place, the senior housing community on the South Side.
The "Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award" went to Mercy Housing Lakefront for is preservation of the historic the Harold Washington Apartments in the Uptown neighborhood.
One of the "Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design" recognized Inspiration Kitchens-Garfield Park, a restaurant, training center and community space allowing neighbors affected by poverty to eat well, develop marketable skills and ultimately increase self-sufficiency.
The "Norman Bobins Leadership Award" went to La Casa Norte's Executive Director, Sol Flores.