CHICAGO – State Rep. Kimberly DuBuclet, D-Chicago is sharing some of the impact that the state budget she helped pass has had on her community’s youth-focused and service providing organizations.
“Our youth are our future, and it’s absolutely imperative that we have a budget that makes significant investments in them,” said DuBuclet. “McKinley Services and the Donnelly Center have been indispensable for the families in our community, providing health screenings, afterschool programs and other services.”
DuBuclet worked to pass a fiscally and socially balanced budget that makes impactful investments in Illinois’ fiscal house, government efficiency and public safety along with substantial investments in local youth community and service providing organizations. These organizations are often a safety net for local families, providing services and support that are not available from local governments. Among DuBuclet’s priorities are:
- $5 million for Ada S. McKinley Services
- $200,000 for The Center for International Performance and Exhibition DBA HotHouse
“Organizations like these have always played a significant role in our community’s prosperity,” said DuBuclet. “I will continue to work together with Gov. Pritzker and my colleagues to craft budgets that deliver the resources to the organizations that our families depend on every day.”
“A functional government and funded budget are both foundations and basic expectations of our citizens. Every day without a federal budget places our young people’s lives more and more at risk, and creates further setbacks here in Chicago, as well as our country’s education system,” said Jamal S. Malone, CEO of Ada S. McKinley Services. “If the government shuts down due to the budget stalemate, families who rely on our services will be in jeopardy and the after-effects will ripple throughout our neighborhoods.”
“HotHouse’s restoration of the Elliot Donnelley Center into a vibrant community-based multipurpose venue is an exciting addition to our district,” said Marguerite Horberg, Founder and Executive Director of HotHouse.