We support vital initiatives in these focus areas:

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Family services

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Youth guidance

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Wrap-around support

We put our resources to work – financial contributions, employee volunteering, mentoring and in-kind services – to support the neighborhoods and broader communities where we, and our clients, live and work.


Mesirow's partnership with Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) dates back decades, and is quarterbacked by Board engagement from Mesirow leaders Erik Barefield and Richard Price.

Along with the strategic leadership provided to MFS by these Board members, Mesirow's engagement includes deep connections through employees' personal financial commitments, volunteerism and other support.

“Mesirow is really part of our team...

they are involved in every aspect... they ask us what we need and then they respond to the need of the community. That's really special and important.”

Ric Estrada, CEO | Metropolitan Family Services

Values in action

Did you know?

Children's artwork for a wish for peace

Mesirow’s corporate holiday cards are designed by youth artists from Chicago Public Schools. Themes like “A wish for peace” generate many beautiful and thoughtful design submissions.

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Mesirow creating equity for Chicago youth

LINK Unlimted Scholars student

Mesirow's recent investment in LINK Unlimited Scholars will double next year's incoming class of high-potential Black high school students, and our four-year mentorship commitment will provide the support and resources needed to access a path to success.

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