Did you know that people living in poverty, returning citizens, immigrants, people experiencing homelessness, and people of color are more likely to struggle to receive a government issued ID?
The new CityKey municipal ID program, spearheaded by the Office of the City Clerk, aims to unlock the city for all of Chicago’s 2.7 million residents. The card is a three-in-one valid government ID, Ventra, and Chicago Public Library card that provides discounts at local restaurants, museums, and shops. As Clerk Anna Valencia said in our Literacy Blog, the CityKey aims to connect Chicagoans to many of the great things the city has to offer.
The Coalition joins Catholic Charities and Phalanx Family Services as the three community-based organizations selected to roll out the program through Chicago’s neighborhoods. The Coalition will connect adult education students to CityKey through a partnership with 18 organizations:
- Albany Park Community Center
- Asian Human Services
- Centers for New Horizons
- Centro Romero
- Chinese American Service League (CASL)
- Erie Neighborhood House
- Howard Area Community Center
- Instituto del Progreso Latino
- Latino Alzheimer & Memory Disorder Alliance
- Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA)
- North Lawndale Employment Network
- The Safer Foundation
- Telpochcalli Community Education Project (TCEP)
- The Learning Center
- Tolton Center – De La Salle Institute
- United for Better Living
- World Relief – Chicago
Have any questions about CityKey? Contact Dena Giacometti.