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Concordia Place has been changing lives since 1981. Check out our annual reports on the right and features in the news below to learn more about our impact. 

CBS News – January 13, 2024
Concordia Place Serves Migrant Neighbors

Concordia Place Names New CEO
Grace Araya Named Next President/CEO

Brenda Swartz Announces Resignation
A Message From Brenda Swartz

Chicago’s Very Own WGN – January 6, 2023
Concordia on Seeley Receives $23,000 Office Makeover

WBEZ News – September 3, 2019
Chicago Early Learning Centers Say Free CPS Pre-K Comes At A Cost

Concordia Place Matters – June 26, 2018
Summer 2018 Newsletter celebrates 10 years of Teen Leadership

Business Wire – October 30, 2017
Teen Leadership programs receive Aetna Foundation Grant for $50K

Social Innovations Journal – April 24, 2017
Reverse-Engineering a Social Enterprise Model for Nonprofits by Brenda Swartz

Crain’s Chicago Business – July 22, 2016
Brenda Swartz, Concordia Place President and CEO, discusses Concordia Day, our new social enterprise

DNAinfo Chicago – July 18, 2016
Teens discuss their business with DNAinfo

Chicago Magazine – December 24, 2014
Chicago Magazine interviews Ruckus Teens

The Lutheran – July 2008
A Small Congregation Witnesses in the Community in a Big Way

The Lutheran – March 2006
The Lutheran – The Little Church That Could