Our Impact

Over our 50-year history, the Shriver Center has secured hundreds of law and policy victories with and for people living in poverty in Illinois. Building on these wins and our comprehensive view of poverty, we connect and train lawyers, community leaders, and activists nationwide to advance opportunity--for all, not just some.

No family should have to make that choice between meeting their basic needs and being with their loved ones.

Legislators unanimously pass law after hearing from justice-involved individuals, community members, and advocates from the Shriver Center.

Legislation Will Expand Access to Care and Prevent Lapses in Coverage

No Salary History Marks A Historic Win for Working Women in the Fight for Pay Equity in Illinois

New Law will Make It Easier for Homeless, Elderly, and Disabled SNAP Recipients to Obtain Food

Advocates Gather to Share Strategies for Pursuing Race Equity

New Law Will Lift 200,000 Low-Wage Workers Out of Poverty

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