We strategically developed entities to work on issues of critical importance to the city and state
We work closely with our affiliated organizations, guiding their work and letting them guide ours. Our influence starts with our parent organization, The Commercial Club:
The Commercial Club
Our parent organization has been a fixture in Chicago since 1877, shaping the future of the City and meeting with local, national and international leaders on critical issues.
And the organizations we created to tackle key issues head-on:
Civic Consulting Alliance
Teams of Civic Consulting Alliance staff, business experts and government leaders examine ways to make the City of Chicago and Cook County more livable, affordable and globally competitive.
New Schools for Chicago
This organization works full-time to improve Chicago’s public school system. New Schools for Chicago invests in excellence, drives innovation and promotes school choice.
Plus our one-time affiliate:
Metropolis 2020, now Metropolis Strategies
This organization engages in lobbying efforts and produces analytical materials to help drive public policy changes, with the end goal of making the region more attractive for business and a better place to live.