January Blood Drive

On Friday, January 19th, 2024 Alternatives had our very first blood drive. We want to extend a huge thank you to all of our donors and volunteers. With all of your generous support and donations, we donated enough blood to save over 50 lives! Since the demand for...

53rd Anniversary Celebration

On Friday, January 26th, 2024, Alternatives’ staff and board members gathered for a night of celebration at Nichols Tower. We enjoyed a game of “get to know your coworker” bingo over dinner and refreshments. We also handed out certificates of...

Solidarity Isn’t So Simple

Solidarity isn’t so Simple: Israel-Hamas, and Splintering Alliances Among Minoritized Communities December 8th, 2023 The Israel-Hamas war is testing lines of solidarity within minoritized communities. Backlash, defunding, censuring, boycotting, unfollowing, and...

Nightmare Before Christmas

Thursday, November 30th At Nightmare Before Christmas, guests joined us for an evening of stories, cocktails, and dinner. During the event, we had the opportunity to share stories about our experiences in the nonprofit sector. These discussions included a range of...

Homebuyer Workshop

About the event Historically BIPOC folx have been excluded from wealth-building opportunities like homebuying, and trying to navigate it on your own can be a challenging and overwhelming process. Join the Alternatives team as we talk through all the ins and out of the...

Beyond a Livable Wage

About the event Alternatives is collaborating with Illinois Partners for Human Service and Women Employed to host: Beyond A Livable Wage: The Right to Thrive Thursday, June 29th 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Chicago Teachers Union Foundation 1901 W Carroll Ave Chicago, IL...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023 4:30 PM

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