million in pro bono services every year.

That’s what Civic Consulting Alliance and its partners invest to develop and implement solutions to our region’s most important issues.

We Seek Results. Not Credit.

Civic Consulting Alliance aims to improve quality of life for everyone in our region. We are highly selective in the projects we take on and work quietly in the background with our partners. When progress is made, we step back and let our partners and clients celebrate the results.

Recent results

Higher

Education

Safer

Region

Stronger

Civic Leadership

Faster

Economic Growth

Higher

Education
142%

increase in City Colleges of Chicago graduation rate
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Safer

City & County
40%

reduction in Cook County Jail population
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Better

Healthcare
9M

potential civic leaders in the Chicagoland region
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Faster

Economic Growth
55M

tourists visited Chicago in 2017, the most on record
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Recent news

Rethinking Civic Leadership

Chicago benefits from a long and distinctive history of extraordinary civic leadership. Our tradition of private sector involvement in the advancement of our region is the envy of other cities. Today, the context in which civic leadership is exercised is changing. Traditional senior corporate leaders face growing national and global responsibilities, economic growth is increasingly driven by younger, entrepreneurial leaders with high expectations for civic engagement of themselves and their employees, and attitudes and trust in public and private institutions and the leaders of those institutions have deteriorated sharply. Meanwhile, the complexity of the challenges and opportunities we face as a region are increasing, requiring new ways to work across sectoral, functional, racial, and other traditional silos. Read More