Panel Discussion: Getting Real on Police Reform

Posted on June 20th, 2017

Our 2017 Annual Dinner featured an engaging discussion among a diverse panel of experts on what it will take to achieve meaningful police reform in Chicago.  Thanks to Steve Edwards, Executive Director…

Vince Warren

You’re Invited: BPI’s 2016 Annual Dinner is May 11

Posted on March 14th, 2016

“The time to act against injustice is always now.” Mark your calendar now for BPI's Annual Dinner featuring Vince Warren, a powerful national voice for social justice and Executive Director of the Center for…

Honoring Ida B. Wells with Chicago’s first monument to an African American Woman

Posted on October 22nd, 2015

Ida B. Wells fought for black civil rights and women’s rights, and crusaded against lynching during a particularly cruel time in American history.  Born into slavery in 1862 in Mississippi, Wells surmounted…

Scott Budnick head shot

BPI’s 2015 Annual Dinner is May 7

Posted on March 6th, 2015

Can we fix our failing juvenile justice system? Join us for a conversation about some of our most pressing social justice issues with Hollywood producer turned juvenile justice advocate Scott Budnick, in conversation…

Thank You for Supporting the 2014 BPI Annual Dinner!

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

This year BPI was privileged to honor the inspiring work of keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and our extraordinary Champions of the Public Interest, community leader…

Celebrating Two Years of The Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Coalition

Posted on May 27th, 2014

Two years ago BPI’s public housing and public education teams joined forces in a determined effort to strengthen the Altgeld-Riverdale community and improve the lives of its 1,200 children under the age…

Bob Herbert at UIC Great Cities Institute’s “The Poverty Puzzle: Ending Poverty in America”

Posted on May 14th, 2014

On Thursday, April 24, Bob Herbert, former New York Times columnist, delivered a stirring keynote address at the University at Illinois Chicago’s Great Cities Institute Spring 2014 Lecture Series examining “The Poverty…

You’re Invited to BPI’s 2014 Annual Dinner

Posted on April 22nd, 2014

Tuesday, May 20 5:30 Reception | 6:30 Dinner Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park 200 North Columbus Drive   Please join us on May 20 for a special evening of social justice spirit and…

School Policy Forum Session #2

Thank you for attending our final School Policy Forum of 2014

Posted on April 8th, 2014

Nearly 200 leaders joined us for our final forum of 2014, "How one region is using numbers to get everyone on the same page, from cradle to career," which focused on "collective impact”…

Save The Date for BPI’s Annual Dinner: May 20, 2014

Posted on March 21st, 2014

Bryan Stevenson is considered one of the country’s leading public interest lawyers. Founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL, he has gained national acclaim for his work…

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