Chicago Loop Alliance continues to explore the best practices for being authentically diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible.
These efforts included:
- Enhancing the Chicago Loop Alliance Board of Directors makeup to begin to reflect the demographics of Chicago
- Participating in conscious inclusion training with Kaleidoscope Group
- Implementing a 3-5 year DEI strategic plan
- Launching Sundays on State, a FREE interactive block party that closed State Street to vehicular traffic.
- Attendees came from every Chicago zip code
- Over 69% of participants were from underrepresented communities
- Majority of vendors from minority- and woman-owned businesses
- Marketing outreach through minority-owned and minority-focused outlets and vendors
- Introduced the Everyone's Neighborhood initiative, aimed at unifying the community and ensuring that the Loop is truly a home for every Chicagoan
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