Equity’s Programs

Getting Back In it!

Are you a hospitality worker who is still laid off and looking to get back in the hospitality workforce? Complete this form and someone from the Equity team will reach out to you within 1 week to help you with applying for hospitality jobs:

Vaccine Squad

From September 2021 into Spring 2022, with the support of Partners in Health and the Michael Reese Health Trust, Equity has focused on increasing COVID-19 vaccination in our community by organizing (convincing) unvaccinated workers to get vaccinated. From September 2021 through April 2022, Equity’s Vaccine Squad, a team of 2 laid off hospitality workers, spoke directly to over 1200 hospitality workers, visited over 100 worksites and scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointments for over 650 hospitality workers and their families.  Our impact was broadly felt from the women who were nervous to schedule appointments for their families who did not have proper ids, to the woman who had the Vaccine Squad leader hold her phone on facetime as she was vaccinated so her 3 daughters could see their mom being vaccinated because only if they saw it with their own eyes, would they themselves go get vaccinated.