Manufacturing Renaissance is humbled to have received the Community Empowerment Award at the 3rd Annual 4th Revolution Awards presented by MHub and MxD on October 2nd at the Museum of Science and Industry. The Community Empowerment Award recognizes a program or an initiative that promotes diversity and inclusion in manufacturing. In front of 500 of […]

Manufacturing Renaissance Selected to Join New Project to Advance Racial Equity in Manufacturing

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2020 Manufacturing Renaissance Media Contact: David Robinson-773-524-7609 or drobinson@mfgren.org Manufacturing Renaissance Selected to Join New Project to Advance Racial Equity in Manufacturing Chicago-based Manufacturing Renaissance will join a cohort of 8 leading workforce organizations to advance a racially inclusive future for manufacturing as the economy recovers Chicago, IL–Manufacturing Renaissance […]

Perspectives From the Front Lines: A Partner’s Report

  As I drive around my community, I wonder how long it will take for stores to re-open, boards to come down, life in general to return to normal. On second thought, I question what is normal and was it ever really “ normal”? Decades of what feels like strategic disinvestment has left many communities […]

June/July Newsletter

At the Intersection of Manufacturing, Inclusion and Development: the latest updates and perspectives from Manufacturing Renaissance in our latest newsletter.

MR Welcomes Back Board Member

We are so pleased to welcome back Dr. Susan Helper to our Board of Directors! Susan has been a long time Board Member who stepped down as a result of needing to focus on other commitments, but effective July 1st is back on board. We’re excited to be able to continue to gain from her […]

Teachers Get Hands-On in Manufacturing

  This summer, two graduates from the Instructors Apprenticeship for Advanced Manufacturing (IAAM) were hired as apprentices at WaterSaver Faucet. Ontisar Freelain, Engineering Teacher, and Elana Jacobs, Science Teacher for Chicago Public Schools, are getting hands-on experience this summer working everyday at WaterSaver, using calipers, operating CNC Mills and Lathes, helping to produce hundreds of […]