About the CBO Collective


The Community Based Organization (CBO) Collective represents a new day for workforce-focused organizations in Chicago. Driven by the spirit of inclusivity, 16 founding non-profits have organized for systems change.

Our Action


The CBO Collective exists to provide employers with a central point of access for local talent that face barriers to employment. We formed the CBO Collective to increase employment of Chicago’s South and West Side residents by aligning corporate demand with a collective workforce development approach.

BY THE NUMBERS

The collective impact of our 16 organizations

692,600+

Individuals served by CBOC member organization programming.

43,445

Individuals served by CBOC member organization workforce-focused programming.

11,260

Individuals placed directly into jobs by CBOC member organizations

FOCUS AREAS

Employer Engagement and Readiness

Employer Engagement and Readiness

Inventory of CBO Assets

Inventory of CBO Assets

Supports Needed

Supports Needed

Job Ready Credentialing

Job Ready Credentialing

Policy, Planning and Data

Policy, Planning and Data

Let's Partner Together

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR INAGURAL FUNDERS

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Pritzker Traubert Foundation