Partnership for Resilience

A lot has been different this past school year, but one thing that remains the same is the level of commitment that Partnership for Resilience has to our communities and our partners, through our vision and mission. Beyond working with partnering Resilience Teams, providing professional development, introducing parent mentors to schools, and connecting students with physical and behavioral health resources, we are collaborating in other spaces to positively impact the amazing work that our partners are doing.

Chicago Community Trust

We’re working to build a Chicago region where equity is central—and opportunity and prosperity are in reach for all.

As our region’s community foundation, The Chicago Community Trust is a platform for change that connects philanthropy to impact. We bring together generous donors, committed organizations, and caring residents to effect lasting change that moves our entire region forward.

For over 100 years, forward-looking individuals and families have entrusted their philanthropic resources and visions to the Trust’s stewardship. Our expertise goes to work helping donors translate their funds and passions into innovative and impactful giving strategies.

Guided by our deep community knowledge, we make grants, lead, convene, and collaborate to address the greatest and most critical needs facing the Chicago region.

Children's Research Triangle

The work of Children's Research Triangle (CRT) began in 1976, when a group of volunteers came together to serve families and children who faced an array of challenges. In 1998, CRT was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization as we continued to expand our services.

CRT’s mission is to promote healthy family systems through programs designed to address the specific needs and abilities of the children and families we serve. Through comprehensive assessments, as well as individual, family, and group therapy, we design and provide interventions that make a difference in the life of a child.

We offer services in a friendly, personalized, family-centered atmosphere in downtown Chicago. Our clinicians also work throughout the community with our partners, including schools and social service agencies. We help children who have a variety of challenges including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, developmental delays, school difficulties, behavioral concerns, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, prenatal drug exposure, and a history of childhood stress, trauma and maltreatment. With the support and generosity of our donors and partners, CRT is committed to providing needed services regardless of a family's ability to pay.

Our work with children and families has many facets. Our Clinical Team offers Evaluation and Treatment for a variety of developmental, emotional, behavioral and educational concerns. We assist parents in the process of making decisions regarding adoption, and host support groups to bring people together to share successes and challenges. Camp SOAR (Special Outdoor Adaptive Recreation) offers children with special needs the opportunity to create a lifetime of memories at our overnight camp. CRT also provides Training on an array of topics in order to share our expertise among parents and professionals. Our Research Team allows us to expand evidence-based treatment and ensure that our work is driven by the most up-to-date information. As a result, our clinical programs are recognized as national models for successful interventions.

Cook County Health

Cook County Health has served the people of Cook County for over 180 years. Today, we are home to top doctors and excellent staff who fulfill our mission and change lives.

Cook County Health is investing in our network and modernizing services for patients. We’re leading the field in cutting-edge technology, increased capacity and innovative research.

As we have evolved over the past 180 years, so has our mission. Our priority has always been the health and well-being of those we serve. We aim to elevate the health of Cook County, secure the future of the health system and build a place where everyone will want to receive care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

Governors State University

Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in a global society.

GSU will create an intellectually stimulating public square, serve as an economic catalyst for the region, and lead as a model of academic excellence, innovation, diversity and responsible citizenship.

Invest in Student Success through a commitment to mentoring and a deliberate university focus on student achievement of academic, professional and personal goals.

Provide Opportunity and Access to a first-class public education to residents of our surrounding communities and all those traditionally underserved by higher education.

Serve as an Economic Catalyst for the citizens of the State of Illinois and our larger Midwest region, so that our communities grow and flourish.

Prepare Stewards of our Future to thrive in the global economy, to contribute to ongoing innovative research and to serve as stewards of the environment.

Demonstrate Inclusiveness and Diversity to encourage acceptance of wide-ranging perspectives among students, staff, faculty and members of the broader community.

Promote Quality of Life, which encompasses civic, personal, professional and cultural growth.

Grand Victoria Foundation

Grand Victoria Foundation is guided by a set of values that drive how we manage our operations, practice our grantmaking, and relate with grantees, partners and communities.

We are purpose-driven. We do whatever it takes in the name of progress towards our mission and vision and that of our grantees.
We are human-centric. We seek to develop strong relationships with individuals in the organizations and communities we support. We believe social change starts with people and the places where they live.
We stay curious. We constantly listen for ideas and solutions to increase the individual and collective impact of grantees and partners.
We are transparent. We communicate our truths and take responsibility for our work and we expect the same from grantees.
We are adaptive. We are resilient and do what is needed to work toward our vision and meet the needs of our grantees and their communities.

We are fun! We take our work seriously and love to have fun while doing and supporting great work.

Harvard Graduate School of Education Redesign Lab

The Partnership for Resilience is a community of practice within the EdRedesign Lab By All Means Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The EdRedesign Lab launched By All Means initiative in 2016 to rethink education and child development systems in partnership with the Partnership for Resilience and 8 other communities in the United States.

Illinois Education Association

The Illinois Education Association-NEA’s mission is to effect excellence and equity in public education and to be THE advocacy organization for all public education employees. IEA is an association of more than 135,000 members composed of Illinois elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty and staff, educational support professionals, retired educators and college students preparing to become teachers. The IEA was founded in 1853 to serve the interest of public education in Illinois. The IEA became an affiliate of the National Education Association in 1857, an organization currently totaling 3.2 million teachers and school employees working to make our good public schools even better for all students.

Illinois Federation of Teachers

The Illinois Federation of Teachers has a long history of successfully advocating for our members, public education, and state services. Our union has helped to secure important gains for workers in Illinois, like higher pay, better benefits, job security, the right to collectively bargain, fully funded public education and state services, a retirement we can count on, and more.

So whether or not you’re a member, unions have played an instrumental role in fighting on your behalf!
Lurie Children's Hospital Childhood Center for Resilience

Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Lurie Children’s Hospital believes all kids of all ages should have access to adults who can address their mental health needs. Since 2004, CCR builds skills of adults in schools and youth serving agencies to foster resiliency in the face of adversity through promotion, prevention and intervention. Through innovative, sustainable, culturally attuned and evidence-based strategies, CCR engages schools, school districts and other youth-serving organizations through a public health approach to address the impact of trauma and promote mental health and wellness. In addition, CCR evaluates emerging best practices and collaborates with policy makers and communities to promote system change to reduce health disparities and promote mental health and wellness where kids live, learn and play