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Listening with Courage and Compassion: Lessons from On the Table

Columnist David Brooks frequently talks about the decline in social capital and social trust in our communities. In one column he asks the question, “What is the central challenge facing our era?” His answer: Social isolation—a reality especially true for communities down the income scale. Brooks goes on to cite studies showing that the rise […]

Much More Than Conversation: Three Years of On the Table

The first time one tries something, it is about figuring out how to get it done. The second try is often about making adjustments to improve or enhance your experience. A third try gives you a chance to reflect on whether you are making progress, or “getting it right.” Since the 2014 inaugural version of […]

‘On the Table’ Goes to Citizen University

This year’s annual conference for Citizen University was an exciting national moment for On the Table. Hosting a dinner conversation with activists, artists and changemakers from around the country gave us the opportunity to present On the Table as a tool for considering core questions concerning where our communities are heading, and where we want […]

The Chicago Community Trust Announces the Return of ‘On the Table’

May 10 mealtime conversations across Chicagoland will unite residents, inspire new solutions to strengthen the region Media Contact: Katelyn Yoshimoto 312-573-5492 CHICAGO – February 23, 2016 – The Chicago Community Trust today announced the return of its region-wide civic engagement initiative On the Table on Tuesday, May 10. On the Table, entering its third […]

The Power of a Good Conversation: On the Table 2015

What is the value of a good conversation? Should it help people make connections, find common ground, or even just allow people to share stories? Sometimes the best conversations move and inspire us to take action. On May 12, 2015, thousands of great conversations happened right here in the Chicago region as part of The […]

The Chicago Community Trust Releases On the Table 2015 Survey Results

Media Contact: Katelyn Yoshimoto 312-573-5492 Announces Partnership and Funding Opportunity for 2015 Urban Forum Action Project CHICAGO – September 17, 2015 – The Chicago Community Trust today released a report from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) assessing the impact of On the Table 2015. The […]

On The Table

Uniting the Region We Call Home Join thousands of Chicagoland residents to talk about how we can help unite the place we call home. On the Table connects individuals and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Talking–and listening–to our neighbors is an important first step toward bridging our divides. And when we come together as a […]

Trust to Kick Off Centennial Year With Return of ‘On The Table’

Mealtime conversations to focus on resident commitments for improving their communities CHICAGO – February 5, 2015 – The Chicago Community Trust today announced that it will launch its Centennial year with the return of On the Table on Tuesday, May 12: the Trust’s 100th anniversary. An imaginative public square designed to improve communities across the […]

How Transit-Oriented Development is Building More Equitable Neighborhoods

Chicago has lost more than 100,000 African-American residents in the past ten years. Logan Square alone has lost more than 20,000 Latino residents in the past fifteen years. Income among the city’s white population is $12,113 higher than it is nationwide; among black residents, the average income is $5,297 lower. And while life expectancy in […]

City Investment to Help Homeless Chicagoans Secure Stable Housing

Late last year, The Chicago Community Trust awarded more than $500,000 in grants through its Housing+ program in an effort to strengthen the connections between permanent housing and better outcomes in criminal justice, health and educational attainment and performance. Today we are already celebrating accomplishments stemming from this work, as the City of Chicago and […]