November 20 Meeting Details

The Task Force is pleased to announce that its next meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 F--social-enterprise-cloud-wordsfrom 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Room C-500 of the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street in Chicago. (Please RSVP via Eventbrite)

The Task Force will hear testimony from Task Force member and the Chair of its Capital Formation Committee, Eric Weinheimer. Drawing upon his experiences as a 2013 Chicago Community Trust Fellow who recently toured social enterprises and workforce development organizations on both coasts and in London, and who participated in the Social Enterprise World Form in Calgary, Eric will share his actionable policy recommendations to build a stronger social enterprise ecosystem in Illinois.

Since 1996, Eric Weinheimer has been the President and CEO of The Cara Program, a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive training, job placement and support services to individuals who are homeless and struggling in poverty. Under his leadership, The Cara Program has created and secured over 4,000 transitional and permanent jobs for Cara graduates, and founded two leading social enterprises – Cleanslate Chicago and 180 Properties (a joint venture with Mercy Housing Lakefront) – to generate revenue and provide both employment opportunities and on-the-job training to individuals who have significant obstacles to employment, including recent incarceration.

Eric earned a B.S. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service.

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