• Training

    Social Change doesn't just serve, we train. #TeachPeopleHowToFish

    Social Change empowers individuals and communities by providing the policy advocacy, legal &
    tech training and assistance necessary for people & communities to overcome
    the barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential.

    Policy Advocacy

    We train individuals or organizations on how to craft, build support for, negotiate and/or advocate for legislation.


    Organizations or individuals who have received this training to date:

    • Nat'l Legal Aid & Defense Association
    • Safer Foundation
    • University of Chicago Law School
    • Northwestern Law School


    Legal Remedies To Assist Men & Women with Criminal Records

    Members of the Social Change team have provided over 1,000 interested men and women with the materials and training necessary to pursue the legal remedies necessary to overcome the New Jim Crow.


    Organizations that have hosted the training to date:

    • The Cook County Bar Association
    • BLUE1647
    • Employer & Employee Services
    • Community Assistance Programs

    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 training to get the well-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.


    Relevant data:

    • More than 10,000 men, women and youth
    • 95% of those served are underrepresented in tech
    • More than 22,400 hours of mentorship
  • Technical Assistance

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

    We provide technical assistance with any of the following:

    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


    • 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