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Knight Cities Challenge Winner, Steel City Salvage, trains local contractors to harvest building materials from blighted structures in Gary

01.24.17 | Press
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NEWS RELEASE Release date: January 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. Contact: Nishaat Killeen, Senior Communications and Engagement Associate, Delta Institute, 312 554 0900, nkilleen@delta-institute.org. GARY, IN — January 23, 2017 —Delta Institute has kicked off contractor training to enable the safe deconstruction of vacant buildings that will eventually supply Steel City Salvage, a marketplace for building materials that will return…More


5th Annual BOOST Event Showcases Chicago’s Thriving Sustainability Movement

12.07.16 | Press
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CHICAGO, IL (November 16, 2016) In a city with a growing community of entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and venture capital firms, four of Chicago’s emerging green projects took center stage at Chop Shop to make their pitch for exposure and seed funding. Two entrepreneurs, Jana Kinsman of Bike-A-Bee and Swarnav Pujari of Touch Light Innovations, won seed funding for their sustainability…More


Funding a Sustainable Future – 5th Annual BOOST Event Funds Social Innovation in Chicagoland

10.18.16 | Press

Media Contact: Katie Yocum Musisi Email: kmusisi@delta-institute.org Phone: 312-651-4344 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18th, 2016 Funding a Sustainable Future – 5th Annual BOOST Event Funds Social Innovation in Chicagoland CHICAGO, IL – BOOST (Building Opportunities for Original and Sustainable Thinking) utilizes a community-driven platform for unrestricted seed funds, launching enterprises that strengthen the environmental and economic vitality of the Chicagoland region. The event is…More


Delta Institute Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

05.18.16 | Press

Chicago-based Community Progress Maker Joins Leading Nonprofit Organizations Across the United States to Address Urban Challenges Ranging from Affordable Housing to Environmental Sustainability and Infrastructure     [Chicago] – May 18, 2016 – Delta Institute announced today that it has been selected as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million grant initiative to support 40 visionary nonprofit…More


Nonprofit collaboration aims to transform Little Village brownfields into sustainable business opportunities

03.17.16 | Press

A two-year project culminates in a strategy to leverage the neighborhood’s entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to environmental justice CHICAGO, IL — Chicago-based nonprofit organizations Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) and Delta Institute announce a new comprehensive strategy to guide the redevelopment of vacant and underutilized properties in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, a historic industrial corridor. The Little Village Vacant…More


Delta Institute Announces the Appointment of Bill Schleizer as CEO

03.07.16 | Press
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CHICAGO (March 7) – Delta Institute Board Chair Melissa Mayer announced that Bill Schleizer has been named president and chief executive officer, concluding a national executive search process. A long-time staff member at Delta Institute, Schleizer has been the organization’s Managing Director for the past five years. In his 11 years at Delta Institute, Schleizer has led projects related to…More