Karin Norington-Reaves tenders resignation from Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership – The Southland Journal


Karin Norington-Reaves tenders her resignation from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (Chicago, IL) – Congressional candidate Karin Norington-Reaves released the following statement, following her resignation from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.

“It has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life to serve my community. This weekend, I resigned as CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership to focus on the next phase of my public service: running to become the first congresswoman for Illinois’ first district.

“I am incredibly proud of my entire team and have been able to accomplish over the past ten years. Since my appointment as CEO, then-Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Chairman of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Toni Preckwinkle, we transformed an inefficient and scandal-ridden bureaucracy into the most expansive and efficient publicly funded workforce development system in the country.We did work that changed the lives, placing more than 100,000 people in meaningful and meaningful jobs, with more than 2,000 employers.We have more than quadrupled the budget in less than a decade, managed nearly half a billion dollars in federal grants, raised more than $150 million in competitive and philanthropic funds, created and led nationally recognized programs, and brought more employers to Chicago and Cook County We created the Chatham Education and Workforce Center, bringing es hope and opportunity to a neighborhood plagued by gun violence after a tragic loss.

“It is with sadness and joy that I leave The Partnership. I do so knowing that this organization is poised for continued success through the capable hands of talented staff. I am delighted to wholeheartedly dedicate myself to this next phase of my journey.

About Karin Norington-Reaves:

Karin Norington-Reaves is a public servant and change maker with 30 years of experience in job creation, education, advocacy and community development. A third-generation Chicagoan, Karin is the daughter of an Air Force veteran and a sheet metal worker father and an entrepreneur and business coach mother. From a young age, she watched her mother champion, mentor, and serve others.


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For the past decade, Karin served as CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, the nation’s largest and most effective state-funded workforce development system. Under his leadership since its inception in 2012, The Partnership has focused on connecting people to careers and businesses to high-quality talent, impacting Chicagoland’s neighborhoods and business communities.

Among Karin’s leadership achievements over the past decade are placing some 100,000 people into sustainable careers and her stewardship of half a billion dollars of economic investments in job training, job placement and employee development. business. Karin recognizes and amplifies the unique and untapped potential of Chicagoland individuals and communities through job placement and job training, and has worked with over 2,000 businesses to create jobs in underserved neighborhoods. She is a catalyst for change and leads by serving others, advocating for equity in all economic opportunity in every space where she sits.

Karin has also fought for youth and families as a litigator, lawyer, non-profit leader and adjunct law professor, working in the areas of mental health law, community development and labor, education and consumer protection of public services. Of all her roles, Karin considers “Mama” her most notable title. Karin and her team – Alex, Rachelle and two dogs – live in Chatham.

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Karin Norington-Reaves tenders her resignation from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Michael A. Bynum