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Founded in 1881 by the United Hebrew Relief Association, Michael Reese Hospital’s first mission was to provide healthcare to immigrants. A bequest by Michael Reese (1817-1878), a German Jewish immigrant, gave the UHRA the funding needed to establish the hospital. The cornerstone was laid on November 4, 1880, and the hospital opened on Oct. 23, 1881. A nurse training school
From 1890 to 1995, the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago employed its own nurses and other health professionals to provide health care to the underprivileged. Now the VNA Foundation operates exclusively as a grantmaking foundation, giving financial support to nonprofit organizations offering home- and community-based care to the underserved.
The Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago was founded in 1914 as the Chicago Central Council of Social Agencies; incorporated in 1919 as the Chicago Council of Social Agencies; in the 1940s, became the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago; in 1971 renamed the Council of Community Services; in 1977 merged with the Community Fund of Chicago to become the United Way
Tax bills and receipts and other papers related to the Woodlawn Property Owners Association, a community organization. Participation in the organization reached as far south as 74th Street in the late 1920s, beyond the official boundaries of the Woodlawn Community Area of Chicago (Ill.). According to one letter (Apr. 3, 1929), this organization of white people sought to restrict ""Woodlawn