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21 Companies
Edovo
Edtech • Social Impact
Edovo is a social impact company that provides fair and honest communication services, educational and vocational programming, and re-entry preparation for justice-involved people and their loved ones. Our mission is to help everyone connected to incarceration build better lives.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
+24
30
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
The Mom Project
HR Tech • On-Demand
We are a marketplace and community that matches companies with diverse talent, committed to helping women remain active in the workforce in every stage in their journey. This evolution will keep more talented, professionally accomplished women in the workforce, employed by world-class companies that seek and value their contributions.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
+38
25
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
GiveSmart by Community Brands
Events • Social Impact
Community Brands provides technology and engagement platforms to membership organizations, schools and nonprofits to help them better manage mission-critical operations and relationships. Our suite of connected solutions provide flexibility and choice for organizations looking for the best solution, regardless of their size.

Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
+15
115
Local Employees
Westmont
Location
Flowers for Dreams
Consumer Web • eCommerce
Flowers for Dreams is the artisan flower service. Made to order and crafted locally, all bouquets start at just $35 with free hand delivery in Chicago & to Milwaukee. Every purchase benefits an amazing local charity. Named one of Business Insider's 20 Most Inspiring Companies in America.

Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Generous Parental Leave
+4
35
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Bridge
Fintech • Social Impact
Bridge is a revolutionary new way to bank. We are the first-ever mobile banking solution that is committed to providing a low-cost alternative for the millions of underbanked family members affected by incarceration in America.

Company Equity
Chicago
Location
mRelief
Social Impact
mRelief provides an easy-to-use platform online and through SMS that enables Americans to find out if they qualify and enroll in food stamps. Our mission is to restore dignity by transforming access to social services. mRelief has connected over 230,000 families to social services.
6
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Double Good Technologies
eCommerce • Mobile
Youth sports and extracurricular activities are becoming more expensive, and every day it’s pricing out more and more families from the critical benefits of participation. The technology we’re building solves this problem in an industry that has yet to be disrupted.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
+5
10
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Obama Foundation
Digital Media • Events
ThinkCERCA
Edtech • Kids + Family
ThinkCERCA is on a mission to set every student up for real-world success. The ability to synthesize information and communicate ideas effectively is key to college and career readiness. We help educators teach these critical thinking skills through argumentative writing across subjects. See our results: http://ThinkCERCA.com/results

Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
+6
30
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Cliqueshare, Inc
Digital Media • Mobile
To deliver the world's leading and highest quality Social Wedia group sharing and collaboration platform centered around digital imagery.
3
Local Employees
Wheaton
Location
Stellation Group
Healthtech • Other

Thought Collection Publishing is an independent publisher supporting social change through publishing literary and visual artists in our nonfiction publications. Our publications are a collection of stories and art depicting expressions of our lives, a collaboration of those that want to explore the world and expand their life perspectives and w

2
Local Employees
Naperville
Location
Little Lion
HR Tech • Marketing Tech
Little Lion helps companies quantify their Return on Goodᵀᴹ by providing a strategic framework and platform to invest in people and the community, and evaluate the impact on brand equity and profitability. The Why Mattersᵀᴹ
6
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
The Climate Corporation
Big Data • Internet of Things
The Climate Corporation aims to build a digitized world where every farmer is able to optimize and execute decisions on the farm through digital tools.

Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
+22
40
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
BlueCrew
HR Tech • Mobile
BlueCrew is an on-demand staffing platform for temporary work. We are driving to change the future of work by adding transparency and automation to the staffing of blue collar positions. We are the best platform to quickly fill temporary positions with high-quality candidates.

Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
+19
6
Local Employees
San Francisco
Location
Packed with Purpose
eCommerce • Social Impact
Packed with Purpose blends the best of two worlds: gifting and doing good. We discover unique products made by social enterprises to curate high-quality gifts that are both memorable and meaningful. Whether sent to a client, colleague or friend Packed with Purpose gifts are sure to delight and leave a lasting impression.
Connect & Care
Mobile • Social Impact
By creating a free, non-profit mobile application, Connect & Care aims to simplify and strengthen the ability of mobile users to donate to international non-profits, while informing and broadening the users’ knowledge of the world around them.
Evanston
Location
LEAP Innovations
Edtech • Events
LEAP Innovations' mission is to transform learning into a holistic, tailored experience—designed to prepare, empower and inspire all learners to ignite their unlimited potential. Think of us as the R&D hub for education innovation, bringing the best learning science and technology here to pilot, research and scale.
35
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Gannon Solutions
Agency • Social Impact
At Gannon Solutions, we design and develop beautifully tailored websites cunningly optimized for all devices. We are a full-service digital firm. That means we partner with you from inception thru analytics on every project to help you stay relevant to your current customers and attractive enough to attain new.
1
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Ms.Tech
Angel or VC Firm • Events
We help business women do tech and tech women do business. Mission: Evolve the conversation of female entrepreneurism beyond the issue of ‘changing the ratio,’ and towards actively advancing the quality of their businesses, networks and resources. https://angel.co/ms-tech 
2
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
WeSolv
Big Data • Edtech
WeSolv connects companies to the largest network of diverse MBAs and identifies the best candidates through data and actual performance in real projects. Our research and data-science backed technology leverages the only data proven predictive of future performance and machine learning to reduce bias and help companies make the best hires at scale

Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
+4
5
Local Employees
Chicago
Location

Social Impact Jobs in Chicago

Email Marketing Analyst

The Mom Project
West Suburbs
1 day ago
+39
Our Customer is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines. Wherever ingenuity drives global markets, you'll find them taking the lead. Their innovations drove America's move from family farms to agricultural dominance. Then from local economies to the largest economy in the world. Today, wherever innovation drives global markets forward, you'll find them taking the lead! We are currently seeking a Marketing

Technical Operations Coordinator

GiveSmart by Community Brands
Chicago
4 days ago
+16
Coordinate the accurate and timely completion of both routine administrative department functions and assigned special projects within the Division. Assist with the management and administration of all issue tracking systems. Works with hosting managers to help document new processes and maintain existing standard operating procedures.

Engineering Manager

Obama Foundation
Chicago
1 week ago
About the Obama Foundation At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone. We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we do it by bringing people together. That approach begins at

CTO / Software Architect

Bridge
Chicago
1 week ago
At Bridge, we have a big vision: a world without predatory financial services and real financial inclusion for the millions of underbanked families affected by incarceration in America. It's a big task and we're just getting started. Pursuant to that, we're looking for someone up to the challenge. We're seeking a talented and highly motivated Software Architect to build and execute on the vision for our consumer-facing mobile application. This

Jr Systems Engineer (Cloud)

GiveSmart by Community Brands
Chicago
1 week ago
+16
* Ensuring that service components under management are monitored 24x7 for availability, capacity, and performance in Windows and Linux based cloud environments. * Collaborate with the team to complete projects and work-streams in a professional manner including achievement of on-time/on-budget goals and frequent project status updates. * Creating the appropriate documentation for our systems, including architecture and network diagrams and support procedures. * Leading incident response teams as necessary to mitigate and deal with adverse events affecting our infrastructure. * Define and prioritize service automation work in line with the wider infrastructure and corporate strategy. * Architect and design solutions that will live within Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform.
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