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.

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


In 2013, Mesirow established a partnership with United Way’s Neighborhood Network Initiative, a model focused on creating social change through neighborhood-led initiatives. Since then, Mesirow employees have dedicated themselves to our partner neighborhood of Brighton Park on Chicago’s southwest side through mentorship, financial and in-kind donations, college and career guidance and Chicago Public Schools facilities enhancements. 

Brighton Park was the first in United Way’s program, and the initiative now operates in 10 Chicagoland neighborhoods.

“Mesirow employees get involved...

they come visit our neighborhood, they participate in career cafes, they mentor students.”

Sara Reschly, Director of Community Partnerships Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

Values in action

Did you know?

Children's artwork for peace in a winter wonderland

Mesirow’s corporate holiday cards are designed by youth artists from Chicago Public Schools. Themes like “Peace in a Winter Wonderland” 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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