City Incite Annual Fundraiser

CCDI Chicago attended the City Incite Annual Fund Raiser as a Sponsor’s representative. City Incite is a Chicago-based, non-profit organization created to help inner-city youth unlock new opportunities, gain leadership skills, and give back to their communities. Cornelius Griggs, President of GMA Construction was the keynote speaker. Several students gave personal testimony on the impact the program has had on their lives. They run a nine-month program fixing and repairing one home donated by either Wells Fargo or the Cook County Land Bank. The students earn $100 per week and the program is for individuals ages 16-24. All students get exposed to the various aspects of construction and are able to seek entry into their preferred trade at the end of the program. City Incite has close ties with the Carpenter’s Union and has had the most success getting apprenticeships with them. They also offer an 8-week service internship and college admission for low income students to Indian Hills Community College in Iowa.

2019-07-30T21:54:47+00:00June 25th, 2019|