Grant Makers Chip Away at a Stubborn Unemployment Problem

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Green for All

Nonprofit training programs see so-called green jobs as a major growth area, especially if a bill in Congress, Cash for Caulkers, becomes law and provides new incentives for energy-efficient home improvements.

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Green for All

Nonprofit training programs see so-called green jobs as a major growth area, especially if a bill in Congress, Cash for Caulkers, becomes law and provides new incentives for energy-efficient home improvements.

For some Chicago residents, the city’s failed bid for the 2016 Olympics may be a blessing in disguise.

A $2-million philanthropic fund created to assist poor people in certain neighborhoods who might have faced hardships because of the Olympics is now helping Chicago tap into $18-million in federal stimulus funds and put 2,200 unemployed city residents back to work. The effort in Chicago is one of a handful around the country in which foundations are helping cities and states