Posts Tagged: Mayor Daley

New Career Program Offers Non-Profits Tech Support

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago connects Chicago Career Tech to non-profit organizations United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to announce a new partnership with Chicago Career Tech (CCT), an initiative led by the mayor and created to develop a corps of trained professionals who will strengthen Chicago’s position as a national center for technology businesses. Supported by the City, business community and non-profit sector, CCT focuses on educating recently laid-off industry workers, with at least a high school degree,… Read more »

Daley excited as first class of Career Tech kicks off

Their average age is 46. Nearly half are college graduates and some are MBA’s. Together, they have 9.5 million hours of work experience. Before joining the ranks of the unemployed, their average paycheck was $46,000. Monday was the first day of the rest of their lives. … In exchange for a $450 weekly stipend, Career Tech participants will work six-days-a-week. Two days will be spent in the classroom acquiring the skills they need to reinvent themselves in such emerging fields… Read more »

Daley Offers New Police Patrols at Schools, CTA Stops to Quell Youth Violence

Mayor Richard Daley today unveiled some new anti-youth violence proposals and reintroduced some old ones in the wake of a fatal beating of a Fenger High School student last month that attracted national attention. Flanked by education and police leaders, the administration said 44 officers will be assigned to work three overtime shifts coinciding with school dismissal time. They’ll be assigned to the highest priority schools. In addition, 148 officers and 78 police vehicles are being assigned to CTA routes… Read more »

Daley Plan to Combat Violence Includes More Cops, Money

Mayor Daley today threw more money and police bodies at a daunting problem no closer to being solved than at any time during his 20-year tenure: the bloodbath on Chicago streets that’s destroying another generation of young people. The videotape replayed around the world of 16-year-old Fenger High School student Derrion Albert being beaten to death during a brawl by students from rival neighborhoods has captured the attention of political leaders like so many other youth murders before it. Each… Read more »