Voqal’s Mobile R&D Program Funds Online SOS and Parents Together

September 20, 2017 Voqal is pleased to announce the first-ever recipients of its Mobile R&D Program: Online SOS and Parents Together. Voqal is providing both organizations $25,000 to develop mobile digital technology aimed at advancing progressive social change. Online SOS will develop a mobile chatbot to help individuals suffering from online harassment, while Parents Together Read More

Applications Now Open for 2018 Voqal Fellowship

September 15, 2017 The Voqal Fellowship is a talent and technology accelerator for tomorrow’s social entrepreneurs. We’re searching for change-makers and thought leaders who want to launch the next “big idea” that will increase equity for those who are least well off politically, economically and/or socially. Ideal candidates for the fellowship are in the early Read More

Communities United Engages Millennials of Color to Promote Policies Focused on Students, Not Incarceration

September 12, 2017 Communities United is a grassroots community organization that addresses the root causes of social, racial and economic injustice at a neighborhood, citywide, statewide and national level. It accomplishes this by uniting diverse youth and adults in Chicago’s northwest side and through the development of city and statewide coalitions to build powerful and Read More

Free Spirit Media Youth Journalists Claim Presence in Chicago Reporting

September 8, 2017 Free Spirit Media cultivates diverse youth voices on Chicago’s South and West sides to transform media and society. It provides arts education, access and opportunity in media production to over 700 underserved youth every year. With Voqal’s support, Free Spirit Media strengthened its solutions-journalism practices and participatory distribution ventures to activate critical Read More

Voqal Hires New Chief Financial Officer

August 18, 2017 Voqal is proud to announce that it has hired Barbara Hunter to serve as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, Barbara is responsible for the financial health of the Voqal companies and the limited liability companies they own. She will serve as a steward of the nonprofit companies’ assets, oversee Read More

Mobile Citizen Launches Street Ready Program

August 10, 2017 Mobile Citizen is proud to announce the launch of the Street Ready. Street Ready provides temporary, free mobile internet to help amplify the organizing efforts of qualifying nonprofits. This program is perfect for nonprofits engaging in rapid-response work that requires quick access to mobile internet for livestreaming protests and rallies and engaging Read More

Voqal Invests $250K in Social Equity Efforts in the Chicago Area

August 2, 2017 Voqal is pleased to announce four new grants to organizations working in the Chicago area to enhance the community and strengthen social equity. The grants of $50,000 to ONE Northside, $75,000 to Common Cause Illinois, $50,000 to Young Invincibles, and $75,000 to The People’s Lobby reflect Voqal’s commitment to support progressive movements Read More