Affiliates

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.

Kids First Chicago
This organization works to ensure that all Chicago families and students have access to a high-quality public education. Specifically, Kids First Chicago empowers communities and families to identify, navigate, and advocate for high-quality public schools for their kids—with clear and transparent information. Then they work with parents and the district to shape education policy to better support families.