JCUA Blog

Standing With My Community

Categories: Other
“No cop academy! 95 mil for a community!” The chants of passionate Chicagoans filled City Hall the morning of March 13. I found myself surrounded by angry members of my community as city council decided whether or not to fund Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $95 million cop academy. We stood around for hours, shouting relentlessly in …

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Chag Sameach from JCUA – Pursue Justice this Passover

Categories: Other
Every year on Passover the Jewish community has an opportunity to reflect on the connections between our history and tradition and the world we live in today. We retell the story of our ancestors’ oppression under slavery in Egypt – their forced, brutal labor, the terrible loss of life among their children and families, the tests to …

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Community Ventures Program (CVP) Invests in Veterans Housing

Categories: CVP
JCUA is excited to announce its newest CVP investment: the Roosevelt Road Veterans Housing Project, a 90-unit facility for veterans experiencing homelessness and veterans with disabilities. CVP provided a no-interest $100,000 loan to A Safe Haven to cover a portion of the predevelopment costs associated with the construction of this building in the North Lawndale …

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Immigration Justice in Springfield and the Northern Suburbs…and a Campaign Victory!

Categories: Immigrant Rights
  Join JCUA and the Campaign for a Welcoming IL in Springfield We are heading down to Springfield with the Campaign for a #WelcomingIL to kickoff our organizing efforts around two new bills in Springfield this year – the Keep Illinois Families Together Act (KIFTA) and the Retain Illinois Students and Equity Act (RISE). Click the links to learn more …

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