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Chicago Nonprofit to Build Center with $3M Donation from MacKenzie Scott

HIRE360, a Chicago workforce development nonprofit, received a $3 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The nonprofit will use the funds to build a Training and Business Development Center.

Phase 1 of the project includes renovating 40,000 square feet of the facility, including conference and meeting spaces, construction training rooms, a solar training center and offices. The training center will also feature two commercial training kitchens, as well as retail and event spaces.

Phase 2 of the project includes renovating an additional 14,000 square feet of the facility for additional training spaces and a parking lot. In 2023, Scott also donated a record-breaking $8 million to Cara Collective, a Chicago nonprofit focused on workforce development and poverty alleviation.

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About Jasmine Kilman

Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories. With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.

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