Collaborating to Support Regional Employment Equity

About the CBO Collective

The Community Based Organization Collective (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. 

Intended Impact

Springboard 5,000 Black and Brown jobseekers from the South and West Sides of Chicago into gainful employment. 

The CBO Collective by the Numbers

242 Companies
Support CBO Collective organizations with Executive Board leadership.
Individuals served by CBO Collective member organization programming.
Individuals served by CBO Collective member organization workforce-focused programming.
Individuals placed directly into jobs by CBO Collective member organizations

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