In his 37 years as a cabdriver, Clyde Treat has experienced it all – working 14 hour days, being robbed 9 times, and even surviving a tooth-shattering attack from a customer. But Clyde… Read More
“What is the number one rule of Young Rembrandts?” Diane Adamonis asks a fidgety group of third graders at St. Bedes Venerable School in Burbank, IL. “Everyone is an Artist!” they respond enthusiastically,… Read More
By: Jonathan Ramirez Picking up where the most recent intern, Alex Linares, left off, let me introduce myself. My name is Jonathan Ramirez, and I’m the newest addition to Accion Chicago’s team. I’ll… Read More
“Every morning when I walk into my shop, I can’t stop smiling,” says Laura Arellano, owner of Blue Betties Boutique in the Pilsen community of Chicago. “My dad always told me that if… Read More
Liza Bustamante opened a tailoring shop in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago in the early 1990s. She soon discovered that banks were not providing the type of small business loans that she needed to expand her business. While exploring her options, she discovered a new organization that was reaching out to small business owners just like her. Liza became one of Accion’s first clients.