Get Cleared News
Advocates of the re-entry advocacy consortium, Get Cleared, Chicago, will hold a Q & A session with City of Chicago Chief Procurement Officer Shannon Andrews to announce the launch of a series of bid readiness sessions called G.R.O.W (Gaining Readiness Opportunities That Work), and urge certified minority/women/disadvantaged business enterprise firms to engage more in bidding on Target Market and Airport procurement opportunities and hire individuals with past records or convictions.
Get Cleared, Chicago Collaborates with City Clerk Anna Valencia To Provide “CityKey” I.D. Cards to the Formerly Incarcerated
Over 50 individuals, including 23 individuals preparing for “RapSheet Day” at the Chicago Police Department, received CityKey I.D. cards at the collaborative outreach event with 006th District CAPS, “CityKey Re Entry and Workforce Opportunity Day”. Collaborative partners included: North Lawndale Employment Network, lead agency partner, coordinated by Pauline Sylvain-Lewis; Teamwork Englewood (Mark Mitchell); The Black Star Project (Gloria Smith); the Center For Community Development Initiatives (Rev, Anibal Vega); and The Employment Resource Center of St. Sabina (Sharon Miles).
Over two dozen young men and women between the ages of 17-24, got a free hair cut or styling for young women from Don Vic, owner of Don Vic’s Barbershop and Hair Emporium