The Resource Center

“The Lakeside Alliance team was designed to disrupt the ‘business as usual’ model in the construction industry,” said Community and Citizenship Director, Pamyla Brown. “The team is intentional in the development of programs and processes which create meaningful community engagement.” Pamyla continued, “The creation of the Resource Center and how it operates provides a blueprint for any builder dedicated to leaving a community better than they found it.”

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1750 E. 71st St.
Chicago, IL 60649

The Lakeside Alliance is committed to changing the paradigm of the construction industry. To leverage relationships and resources, the team opened the doors to the Lakeside Alliance Resource Center in October 2018. Located near the footprint of the Obama Presidential Center, the goal of the Resource Center is to better connect the community at large, businesses and individuals to opportunities related to the construction and operation of the Obama Presidential Center.

The Lakeside Alliance Resource Center provides a central meeting space for the project team to reside prior to site mobilization. For the community, the space allows people access to information related to the project, such as training sessions and workshops for career development, apprenticeship programs for the trades, and at times, staff from the Barack Obama Foundation.

Community Partnerships

Working with several community partners, the Lakeside Alliance is ensuring interested individuals are connected to training programs, apprenticeship programs and construction related employment and contracting opportunities.

In an effort to maximize resources available to candidates seeking employment opportunities connected to the Lakeside Alliance, we have partnered with Solve and a number of training organizations across the city. Should you want to connect to organizations that provide construction-related training or any other support services, we invite you to complete a profile by clicking the link below.

Please note by clicking the link below you will be leaving the Lakeside Alliance Website. However, you will still be connected to Lakeside Alliance and able to receive notification about special events, opportunities, etc.

Resource Directory

Working with several community partners, the Lakeside Alliance is ensuring interested individuals are connected to training programs, apprenticeship programs and construction related employment and contracting opportunities.

Are you uncertain about the various training programs available to you? We have created a Resource Directory of training organizations around the city and the county. These organizations offer a variety of pre-employment and employment training for individuals seeking employment opportunities. This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but to help get you started with connecting with organizations doing great work. For questions regarding this list, or to be included on the list, please contact Tracy Gary at 312-277-2177.

Interested in learning more about skilled trade opportunities or opportunities in general? Complete the Career Inquiry Form or General Inquiry form and members of our team will contact you with next steps as soon as it is possible.

Diverse Business Enterprise Resources

Working with several community partners, the Lakeside Alliance is ensuring interested individuals are connected to training programs, apprenticeship programs and construction related employment and contracting opportunities.

The Lakeside Alliance Resource Center also serves as a space for underrepresented business enterprises to introduce their services to the Lakeside Alliance procurement team. Representatives from operations, procurement, and diversity and inclusion meet with companies on a one-on-one basis. The team has used the feedback from these sessions to plan workshops designed for entrepreneurs, such as Accounting for Construction Businesses, Micro-Lending Programs, and Small Business Resources.

To schedule your business for a One-On-One Complete a Vendor/Subcontractor Inquiry form.

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