BENEFITING: BLACK UNITED FUND OF ILLINOIS INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 17, 2015
One of the challenges young adults face today is the development or reinforcement of the skills needed to gain and retain employment. The commitment to change a person's circumstances and chart a new course to earn a livable wage in what Black United Fund of Illinois, Inc. (BUFI) training programs are geared to do. BUFI also works with returning citizens for re-entry in a fast paced world so that no one is left behind.
30 years ago the Black United Fund waged and won a legal battle for the right to enter federal, state, city and county work places soliciting workers’ to pledge a portion of their payroll dollars to causes in their community they wanted to support. BUFI's 38 affiliate non profits have a long time track record of "Helping People Help Themselves" with social service, domestic violence, mentoring and life skills programs. We also have educational and leadership development,youth employment programs and more. Funds raised from this Virtual Gala fundraiser will help BUFI and our affiliate organizations continue the much needed work that MUST be done.
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