Our partners with recent publications in the field of human services in Illinois, or of relevance to issue affecting our state.
Adler University Adler University is a post-baccalaureate, non-profit institution of higher education and private graduate school of social and health sciences located in Chicago, Illinois and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) A bipartisan, nonprofit research, and advocacy think tank that works across ideological lines to promote social and economic justice through data-driven policy. See several projects from the Center.
Chicago Foundation for Women Chicago Foundation for Women envisions a world in which all women and girls have the opportunity to thrive in safe, just and healthy communities.
Coalition for Access and Opportunity The Coalition’s federal policy agenda promotes access to public benefits and related resources that remain untapped and underutilized, and improved coordination across public benefit programs to ultimately support families’ efforts to achieve self-sufficiency. See several projects from the Coalition.
FrameWorks Institute FrameWorks designs, conducts, and publishes multi-method, multi-disciplinary communications research to empirically identify the most effective ways of reframing social and scientific topics. Through this research and knowledge translation process, the Institute prepares nonprofit organizations to expand their constituency base, to build public will, and to further public understanding of specific social issues. See several projects from the Institute.
Human Services Commission The Commission, by Executive Order, makes recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly about providing high quality human services to Illinoisans. The Commission addresses issues such as the process for determining fair, timely and adequate reimbursement to providers; efficient management of publicly-funded programs and services; and future projections for the need for human services in the state. See several reports from the Commission.
Human Services Council of New York The Council strengthens the not-for-profit human services sector’s ability to improve the lives of New Yorkers in need. As the Voice of the Human Services Community, they represent thousands of not-for-profit organizations in New York and they advocate for the needs of the human services sector as a whole.
Kresge Foundation The Foundation works to transform the human services sector by using grantmaking tools to invest in organizations that are interested in transforming and enhancing human services through evidence-based approaches.
Mission+Strategy Consulting The Midwest consulting firm is dedicated to assisting our nonprofit clients in accelerating social value.
National Council of Nonprofits The Council identifies emerging trends, promote solutions, share proven practices, and advocate for America’s nonprofits and the communities they serve.
Opportunity Agenda The Opportunity Agenda is a social justice communication lab that collaborates with social justice leaders to move hearts and minds, driving lasting policy and culture change.
Public Policy Center University of Massachusetts Dartmouth The PPC is the University’s applied social science research, technical assistance, and public service unit based in the College of Arts and Sciences and affiliated with its Department of Public Policy.
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law The Shriver Center provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty.
Social IMPACT Research Center The Center conducts applied research in the form of studies, evaluations, and data services for nonprofits, coalitions, foundations, governments, and advocacy groups. See several projects from the Center.
Thresholds Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year.
Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) TASC provides a path to health and recovery for people involved in criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and public health systems.
Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) GCI is a nationally recognized research institution which regularly produces research on various urban issues, serves as a research hub, and facilitates ongoing dialogue throughout Chicago.
Urban Institute The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues to foster sound public policy and effective government.
Vera Institute of Justice The Institute combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.
Voices for Illinois Children The Fiscal Policy Center of Voices for Illinois Children is a statewide, multi-issue, nonpartisan advocacy organization that engages in a range of activities, including policy advocacy, strategic communications, community engagement, and policy research and analysis. See several projects from the Center.