Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Genesis Housing "Events" for December 2016

Please Post & Circulate - Genesis Housing "Events" for December 2016
December 2016
Genesis Housing Development Corporation Presents:

“Homebuyer Education Training”
A HUD Approve Certificate Training – Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Apostolic Church of God - 6320 S. Dorchester Chicago, IL 60637

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20 Years of Service!!!
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Join us for Rotary Day at the Harlem Fine Arts Show 12/10/2016

Come join
The Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast
for Rotary Day at the 2016
Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Life Creative
1655 W. Walnut
Chicago, IL 60612
The Harlem Fine Arts Show is the largest traveling African Diasporic art show and sale in the United States and has as its mission "to rekindle the creativity of the renaissance in arts and culture that swept through both Harlem and Bronzeville in the early part of the 20th Century."
Since its inception in New York in 2009, HFAS has attracted over 80,000 visitors, showcased hundreds of artists and galleries, and generated millions in art sales. The show debuted in Chicago in 2014, as one stop on a multi-city tour, that includes New York, Atlanta, Martha’s Vineyard, and Washington, D.C.
This year's HFAS will feature noted nationally and internationally acclaimed fine artists such as Dawoud Bey, Frank Fraizer, Ted Ellis and sculptor Woodrow Nash.
Tickets: $50.00 (+ $1.40 processing fee)
(Part of the ticket cost will go to support programs of the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast)
To Purchase Your Ticket NOW, click the flyer below:

All power to the People meeting

Chatham Avalon Park
Community Council Meeting

Monday, December 12, 2016
6:00 to 7:30pm
Urban Partnership Bank
7801 S. State Street

Guest Speakers:
Margaret Sents, Director
People for a Safer Society

Angela Hall, Staff Assistant
The Law Project

34th District Newsletter

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Representative's Corner
Dear Community Members,
In my continuing effort to keep you informed regarding developments affecting the residents of the 34th District, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support.
My mission as your State Representative is to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve. We continue to work collectively with the communities making up the 34th District in order to strengthen community and governmental relations as we continue to put our families and communities first.
The work I am doing in Springfield seeks to improve the quality of our schools, strengthening the middle class by creating good jobs, bringing fiscal discipline to Springfield, and passing common sense public safety initiatives to make our streets safer.
Again, thank you for entrusting me with this great responsibility, and supporting the work that we do here in the 34th District.
Warmest regards,
State Representative Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
8658 South Cottage Grove
Suite 404B
Chicago, IL 60619
Community Updates
Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Is In Effect
Chicago's winter overnight parking ban is in effect. The ban affects parking on 107 miles of arterial streets and is enforced from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. until March 31, 2017.

Violators face a minimum $150 towing fee, $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per-day, the city said. The vehicles will be towed to Pound 2 at 10301 S. Doty Ave. and Pound 6 at 701 N. Sacremento.
"During a snow storm it is critical that crews are able to plow and salt Chicago's main streets. This helps us restore the city to normal as quickly as possible, and ensures that buses can access routes to take passengers to work, school and along their daily routines," said Commissioner Charles L. Williams in a press release. "Residents can assist us in this effort by checking signs and following posted restrictions
Bikes & Books at Carter Temple

As we celebrate one of Chatham's greatest resources, our children, Carter Temple Church sponsors the "Christmas Bikes and Books" Campaign. The goal is to provide bikes and books to 100 children in the Chatham and surrounding communities. The items will be distributed during a holiday brunch on Saturday, December 17th from 10am-12pm at the church.
Please help us spread the word! If you know of any children in need of bikes and books, please ask them to contact the church office at 773.874.0175 to obtain an application.
Job Listings
The following positions are currently vacant within the Tollway
Human Resources will accept applications, with resumes from:
November 23, 2016 through December 8, 2016
To be selected for a position, an applicant must (1) meet the minimum requirements of the job posting, (2) pass a written exam (if applicable), (3) satisfy a background check (which may be extensive), (4) pass an oral interview, during which the interviewer(s)will further evaluate the applicant's qualifications and (5) provide certified transcripts, certifications, and/or license upon candidate processing and/or transfer, if the position requires a degree, certification, and/or license.
Internal Applicants who are current employees must have worked in their current position long enough to pass probation to be eligible to apply for the position. In addition, applicants are also subjected to an internal investigation which includes an evaluation of their work record, safety and discipline records, their performance assessments and time and attendance records (including late starts and early quits) for the preceding 12 months. (Authorized absences will not be included for purposes of assessing whether attendance is satisfactory.)
Department: Operations
Position: Building Maintenance Manager (Marengo, Illinois)
Salary Grade: G-7 EO-6
Click the link below to view Position Description:
The Chicago Transit Authority is now hiring for various positions. Please follow the link to the CTA Careers Webpage:
Community Resources
The Black Star Project Help You Become A Pipefitter
If you want to become a union pipefitter, please attend this introductory session with the Pipefitter's Union on how to apply, when to apply and what you must do to become a pipefitters.

We are especially looking for young men and women (and their parents) from 16 to 24 years old. All candidates of all races, genders and ages are invited to this session.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:30 to 7:30 pm

The Black Star Project
3509 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois
(Parking in the Rear)

RSVP at 773.285.9600
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

RainReady Chatham Steering

 Committee meets:
 December 14 @ 6:00- 7:00 a.m.
January 18 @ 6:00- 7:00 a.m.
February 15 @ 6:00- 7:00 a.m.
March 15 @ 6:00- 7:00 a.m.
Meeting location:
 Greater Grand Crossing Branch Meeting
1000 E. 73rd Street
Chicago, Il 60619
For questions or concerns, please contact:
 Dawn Thompson
Manager, RainReady Neighbors
Center for Neighborhood Technology
2125 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
773.269.4083 (direct) | | RainReady Support

Monday, November 21, 2016

St. Paul Community Development Ministries partners with JohnMarshall Law School and the Secretary of State Office in historical driverslicense restoration program!

Let’s Help Somebody…
In an effort to help those who have lost their drivers license preventing them from being hired, the St. Paul Community Development Ministries has partnered with Secretary of State Jesse White’s Mobile Unit and the John Marshall Law School Pro Bono Clinic to restore those licenses closing that barrier to a road of employment.
The accord calls for the Secretary of State’s Mobile Unit and John Marshall Law School’s pro bono team of lawyers and law students to review the driving records of those who have lost their drivers license and provide applicants with the information they need to restore their driving privileges.
Register on Eventbrite by visiting or clicking on this link
Please feel free to distribute the attached flyers…
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St. Paul Church of God in Christ Community Development Ministries, Inc. (SPCDM)
Elder Kevin Anthony Ford, Executive Director
4550 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL. 60653
Office: 773.538.5120 | Fax: 773.538.5125
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Flood Prevention Grant for your Home

Chatham Avalon Park
Community Council Meeting

Monday, November 14, 2016
6:00 to 7:30pm
Urban Partnership Bank
7801 S. State Street

Guest Speakers:
Dawn Thompson
CNT – Rain Ready Program

Darris Shaw
Director of Construction Services NHS