Alexis Mendoza is one of the five young people in the Chicago area selected to be part of the 2019 Bank of America Student Leader program. This summer she had an internship at Working in The Schools (WITS), Chicago-based non-profit that focuses on increasing childhood literacy – an opportunity she received through the Bank of America award.
Recent Frederick Douglass Academy High School graduate Dontae Burton will work an eight-week internship and travel to Washington, D.C., this summer before heading to college in the fall.
A community organizer says even more should be done to keep residents in their homes and out of foreclosure.
PNC gets top marks from The Monroe Foundation, while Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase receive passing grades.
The National People’s Union and other advocates want more regulation of quick-cash businesses like payday lenders.
Filmmaker David Schechter and others discussed “Plunder: The Crime of Our Time” at its premier held earlier this month at Columbia College Chicago.
The public can still submit comments about what changes should be made to the 33-year-old federal law through Aug. 31.
National People’s Action and the South Austin Coalition say the banking giant isn’t doing enough to help keep people in their homes and demand action.