• The Liberty Project trains and provides technical assistance to individuals and organizations so they can fulfill their
    potential & assist others in fulfilling theirs, as well.


    INDIVIDUALS

    #TeachPeopleHowToFish #CreateAnEcosystem #Sustainability

    21st Century Tech Skills brought to you by BLUE1647

    The best way to break the cycle of poverty, prison and violence is to give people a real alternative. We do that through BLUE1647 by providing all interested with the training needed to get the well-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.

     

    Relevant data:

    • More than 10,000 men, women, and youth trained
    • 95% of those served are underrepresented in tech
    • Exciting outcomes range from trainees becoming trainers and fully-employed at firms to receiving scholarships and starting their own businesses

    Know Your Rights & Criminal Record Legal Remedy Seminars

    Training alone isn't enough if people still face legal barriers and discrimination. That's why members of the Social Change team also provide the materials and training necessary to know their rights and pursue the legal remedies necessary to avoid being denied opportunities simply because of past mistakes.

     

    Relevant data:

    • More than 50 seminars have been held throughout the state
    • More than 1,000 people have received the training to date
    • More than 1,000 have received necessary legal assistance

    Policy Advocacy

    We also train individuals or organizations on how to effectively:

    1. Recognize injustice,
    2. File claims right the wrong endured; and,
    3. Take the steps necessary to right wrongs if that injustice is an inherent part of a larger system.

     

    The men, women, youth, and organizations who have received this training to date hail from, or are served by, the following:

    • Nat'l Legal Aid & Defense Association
    • Community Assistance Programs
    • Employer & Employee Services
    • Safer Foundation
    • University of Chicago Law School
    • Northwestern Law School

     

  • Organizations

    Technical assistance (TA) is the quintessential catch-all term. But, the Social Change team thinks of TA as not just teaching organizations how to fish, but also going with
    them on the trip to make sure you actually catch something.

    Examples of areas where we provide technical assistance are below:

    Policy Research

    • Researching relevant law
    • Compiling data relating to a phenomenon
    • Comparing similar measures or efforts in other states or countries
    • Drafting memos articulating findings

    Coalition-Building

    • Reaching out to stakeholders regarding an issue
    • Convening those most affected to discuss both problems and solutions
    • Following up and maintaining communication between stakeholders to assure progress

    Public Education

    • Create fact sheets chronicling issue & solution
    • Communicate merits of issue via social media, radio and print media
    • Educate decision-makers on issue
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