Impact

We achieve impact in three key platforms that are integral to improving quality of life and creating a region that can reach its full potential.

Our platforms

We achieve impact in three key platforms that are integral to improving quality of life and creating a region that can reach its full potential – building safer and more just communities, ensuring equitable access to education opportunities and outcomes, and growing an economy that works for everyone. Within each platform, we serve public and social sector clients working at a systems-level toward inclusive and equitable solutions. We leverage our institutional knowledge, and deep public and private sector relationships, as well as data, research, and analysis, to inform clients’ decisions. We provide the flexible and responsive capacity and expertise that our clients need to design their own solutions, and to build infrastructure to make them sustainable.
City-County collaboration accelerates neighborhood economic growth

Five years after the Great Recession, too many neighborhoods still suffer from double-digit unemployment. While these neighborhoods have significant assets that could be used to spur regional economic growth, including land and human capital, new industrial investment has been lacking... Read More

Our team relished the chance to work so closely with the City and County on such an innovative program. Growth Zones will generate economic growth and jobs in neighborhoods that need them the most.

Jason Hanson


McKinsey & Company

We grow civic leaders.

Our impact extends beyond our platforms—it is multiplied by the civic leaders who grow through working with us. Individuals in our partners’ pro bono teams and Civic Consulting Alliance’s staff work closely with high-level public and private sector officials to form a deep understanding of the most important issues of the day and develop plans to address them. Because of our unique scope and access, we are an incubator for Chicago’s next generation of civic leaders.

This is more than valuable experience—it often inspires a lifelong passion for service that impacts Chicago long past the end of an individual project. Civic Consulting Alliance alumni go on to get big things done across the public, private, and social sectors.
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