We here at Solve consider ourselves to be lucky. We are lucky to be working in Chicago, an amazing city filled with summer days at the beach and ice skating in Millenium Park in the winter. But like any major city, Chicago has its fair share of problems. Chicago is stricken with poverty, segregation and inequality challenges. For many Chicagoans, there is not enough food on their table, money in their pockets or safety on their streets. We here at Solve are lucky to be working with so many amazing organizations that strive to fix these problems.
In 2017, we on-boarded dozens of nonprofit organizations to the Solve digital platform. These organizations offer a variety of services in underserved communities across the city, providing resources and assistance to those in need. Our largest partner organization to date, UCAN, serves over 10,000 at-risk children, youth and families across Illinois through more than 30 programs. And our other partners at i.c. Stars, CodeNow, Greenwood Project and Re:Work train underserved community members to prepare for the technology jobs of the future. Joining the Solve platform this month are Teamwork Englewood, Greater Bronzeville Neighborhood Network and Greater Chatham Initiative. These three lead agencies will bring dozens of more nonprofit service providers to the platform.
The ingredients for socio-economic change are here. Solve is the platform to unify the hundreds of organizations and thousands of people working to make Chicago a better place for everyone. Together, we can solve for economic inclusion. Together, we can ensure that all Chicagoans live a dignified life. To learn more about the work we are doing, we encourage you to visit us at solvesmartcities.com.