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More than 3,000 Chicago-area workers who serve individuals with disabilities will receive a special gift of appreciation this week—and those gifts provided a financial boost for six local small businesses; five of which are female- or minority-owned. Chicago-based Coleman Foundation donated $50,000 to a network of nonprofit agencies, Intersect for Ability. In turn,the agencies bought products from these businesses to celebrate Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week. The businesses include Chocolate Inspirations, a mother-daughter team who makes...


A new Coleman Foundation-funded entrepreneur training center wants to help Far North Side Chicago's Spanish-speaking residents get their business ideas off the ground. The Rogers Park Business Alliance has expanded its GROW entrepreneur training program to include classes for predominantly Spanish-language speakers. Called GROW/Progresando, the new program will be run out of a storefront at 7056 N. Clark St. More details in this Block Club Chicago article....


The Coleman Foundation has supported the launch of the Center for Creative Entrepreneurship, empowering creatives at all levels with the knowledge, skills, and relationships necessary for business success.  See this recent story in Reel Chicago for details and an exciting 2020 program and event schedule. ...


Grantee Devices 4 the Disabled started about three years ago and has now expanded, in part with a grant from The Coleman Foundation. D4D collects gently used medical devices -- wheelchairs, walkers, specialty equipment etc. and distributes them to anyone in need for free. Located on Chicago's South Side, the recent expansion includes a partnership and facility to provide services for children with disabilities and a repair shop for medical equipment. Devices 4 the Disabled -...


Coleman Foundation Grantee Equal Hope (Formerly The Breast Cancer Task Force) recently launched a new initiative to eliminate cervical cancer in the Chicago area. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, yet many women of color do not get regular pap smears. Equal Hope aims to eliminate cervical cancer disparities. Chicago Tribune Story. "January is cervical cancer awareness month and (Angela) Williams is just one of many women whom the new initiative Equal...