Two-Thirds United was established in 2020 to promote long-term sustainable unity and collaboration of the Latino and African-American communities, following the murder of George Floyd and the resulting unrest.
Two-Thirds United was established in 2020 to address the needs of Chicago’s Latino and Black historically underserved communities. The coalition of Black and Latino community leaders creates community-centered, inclusive, safe places and events to circumvent the harm done to people and communities that have been left behind. The coalition works together to provide access to jobs by way of networking, social services, and education.
In June 2020, a group of leaders from area non-profits serving African American and Latino communities, endeavored to commit their time and resources to discuss and begin the healing process racism has created in our lives and communities, and work together to implement solutions for change. Two-Thirds United members quickly realized the immediate need to create community-centered, inclusive, safe places for African American and Latino communities and with funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, in partnership with The Chicago Community Trust, as a Healing Illinois grantee, created micro-grant opportunities to bring communities together in the spirit of unity and much needed change.
Statement of Solidarity Ukraine
As an organization established to promote unity and racial healing, Two-Thirds United denounces all acts of violence against Ukrainian sovereignty and the Ukrainian people.
From the streets of Little Village to Washington: A Chicago violence-prevention leader tapped to advise Justice Department
On a summer day eight years ago, Eddie Bocanegra, with his daughter Salome on his shoulders, stood at the head of a wooded hiking trail in a Chicago suburb to lead a group of teens on a walk.
Justice for Melissa Ortega
Melissa Ortega was walking alongside her mother on a Saturday afternoon, but she never returned home because she was caught in a shooting intended for someone else. Melissa’s story is one that repeats itself much too often in our city, especially in Latino and African American communities, and we need action now to prevent these types of stories from repeating themselves.