About the CBO Collective

The Community Based Organization (CBO) Collective represents a new day for workforce-focused organizations in Chicago. Driven by the spirit of inclusivity, 16 founding non-profits have organized for systems change.

Our Action

The CBO Collective exists to provide employers with a central point of access for local talent that face barriers to employment. We formed the CBO Collective to increase employment of Chicago’s South and West Side residents by aligning corporate demand with a collective workforce development approach.


The collective impact of our 16 organizations


Individuals served by CBOC member organization programming. 

Individuals served by CBOC member organization workforce-focused programming. 

Individuals placed directly into jobs by CBOC member organizations


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Employer Engagement and Readiness

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Inventory of CBO Assets

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Supports Needed

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Job Ready Credentialing

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Policy, Planning and Data

Let's Partner Together

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Special Thanks to our inagural funders

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Pritzker Traubert Foundation

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