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Nationwide Search for CNT's Next Chief Executive Officer

From CNT’s Board Chair, Margaret O’Dell:

CNT is excited to announce the opening of our search for our next CEO. We are looking for a new leader who will build on the successes of CNT, especially over the last five years, and move us in new directions. We are seeking an experienced leader and skilled manager to work with our professional and motivated staff and Board.

This is a great opportunity for someone who deeply understands the social, political, and economic root causes of environmental injustice and brings expertise in housing, transportation, community development, or climate policy, along with a commitment to including local voices and embedding racial equity into the work.

For more information, please see the full position guide here.

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Equitable Green Stormwater Infrastructure is happening all over Chicago

If you had a chance to press pause, reflect, and bask for a moment in the great work you and your team, partners, and funders achieved, what would that carefully curated day look like? Inspired by a request from Kresge Foundation Environment Program Officer Yeou-Rong Jih, we took an equitable green stormwater infrastructure tour in Chicago – a reunion for many who had not been together since before the pandemic – from an idea to reality on Tuesday, April 11. Even the weather and... Continue reading »


Featured Publication

Water & Health in Little Village

by CNT and LVEJO
May 27, 2022

Updated May, 2022

This study compares health and water-related conditions in Little Village to the Near North Side, and to Chicago city-wide. Chicago neighborhood data is reported by “community area”: 77 areas with defined boundaries that can include one or more neighborhoods. Little Village is within the South Lawndale community area. After reviewing health and water data all 77 community areas, the Near North Side community area was selected for comparison to South Lawndale, to illustrate the stark differences that exist between Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Learn more about the project here.

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City panel backs Reba roof grant

Evanston Now | April 19, 2023

Organizers of the “One Stop Shop” program to provide energy efficiency upgrades to affordable housing units gave the committee an update on their work.

Bob Dean, chief executive officer of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, one of three organizations involved in the project, said they hope to start taking on home improvement projects this summer.

The project, funded with $1 million from the city’s American Rescue Plan Act grant, has experienced some operational challenges, Robbie Marcus of the Evanston Development Cooperative said, mainly in lining up contractors to participate in the program, given the competition for their services.

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