Community / Organization

Center for Companies That Care

For 17 years, Center for Companies That Care (Companies That Care), has “helped underserved students graduate from college and changes the trajectory of young lives” through college access, persistence and graduation, and workforce programming. OBJECTIVES 1. Increase college graduation rates for low-income, at-risk youth/young adults, including those with neurobehavioral and mental health disorders, and learning disabilities 2. Prepare underprivileged students for professional roles in the workforce 3. Reduce youth violence by helping trauma-affected youth develop pro-social skills, earn college degrees, and get jobs providing livable wages PROGRAMS AIM High, Invisible Differences, March to College, College Simulation, The Group, Summer Stretch & STEM Institute, and Career Awareness Internship Prior to founding the organization, Companies That Care’s President spent 25 years in corporate America. Now, with 3 full-time, 11 part-time and 450 volunteers, CTC serves 1,900 low-income high school and college students and 500 family members from Chicago’s South and West Side (Chatham, Bronzeville/Douglas, Englewood/W. Englewood, Gage Park, Humboldt Park, Washington Park, and Woodlawn) plus suburban students with disabilities and families.