Tuesday, September 2, 2014



St. Dorothy Girl Scouts
are Hosting a
Movie Night 
Membership Drive
Saturday, September 20, 2014
St. Dorothy Gym
7740 S. Eberhart
Become a member today and Admission is free.
Girl Scout membership is $15 a year.
Contact:  Staci Thomas 651-7000

Neighborhood All Call

Grand Crossing Park Neighborhood Network

"...What YOU can do for YOUR Neighborhood"

Neighbors, Advocates and Stakeholders,
The 8th Ward Alderman would appreciate a showing of neighborhood residents, advocates and stakeholders to be present when Gov. Quinn comes to Grand Crossing park for a press conference on water reclamation projects going thru the heart of the community east east of Cottage Grove in the 70"s (71st to 79th).

Regardless of the ward you live in. This occasion hold benefit for the overall improvement of the neighborhood and community. All available citizens are needed for our mutual support.

Saturday Aug 30th 2014
Grand Crossing Park

Additional details to follow

From the Office of CAPCC


 The 2014 Chatham Avalon Park   Community

           Council Board of Directors

       Wishes You & Your Family



  Safe, Enjoyable Labor Day



      Monday, September 1, 2014




   Keith Tate,                      Maryellen Drake,

   President CAPCC             Executive Vice CAPCC



                      7927 ½ South King Drive

                      Chicago, Illinois 60619



“Addressing Quality of Life Issues Is What We Do”

 1955                                                         To Present


St. Mark's Liturgical Dance Ministry Fall Recruitment

St. Mark's Liturgical Dance Ministry Fall Recruitment
Entire Church Group at St. Mark United Methodist Church
Message from: Owinda Marchbanks
Are you interested in praising the Lord through dance? If so, you’re at the right place!
The St. Mark Shirley V. Hobson Liturgical Dance Ministry invites you to join us as we begin a new year of praise through dance.

Please join us for our parent and dancer orientation on Sunday, September 7th following second service in Fellowship Hall, 2nd floor. You will have an opportunity to meet the Choreographers of each section, complete an application form, receive a 2014-2015 dance calendar, and asks any vital questions you may have. The dance ministry requires adult signatures for children under age 18. It is critical that every parent and adult dancer attend an orientation before our dancers begin the new dance year.

Please note there is a registration fee of $50.00 due at orientation. These fees assist the dance ministry with yearly cost of attire and snacks during performances. Please ensure each dancer pays the registration fees at orientation.

Rehearsal begins on September 8th for Cherubs, ASOP, and UP; September 10th for EP

Below are the rehearsal days/times:
Section Age Group Rehearsal Time Choreographer
Cherubs Ages 5-8 Mondays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Ashley Johnson
Anointed Steps of Praise Ages 9-12 Mondays, 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm Camillea Towns
Uplifting Praise Ages 13-18 Mondays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Amber Haynes & Georgi Leonard
Exalted Praise Ages 19 through Adult Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Whitney Knight

If you are unable to attend please contact Licia Knight, Ministry Director via email at licia.knight@sbcglobal.net or 708.339.2305 and leave a message, and I will call you promptly. Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: Fall recruitment begins September 7th and ends September 28th

In His Spirit of Praise,
Shirley V. Hobson LDM Leadership Team
Shirley V. Hobson LDM Leadership Team

Road to Homeownership Pre-Qualification Event


"First Steps" The Road to Homeownership!

1. Talk to a Loan Officer...

Find out how much house you can afford...

Get an on the spot Pre-Qualificaton Letter...

2. Talk to a Housing Counselor...

Sign-up for FREE Credit Counseling...

Sign-up for FREE Homebuyer Education Workshops...


Qualify for Down Payment Assistance up to


Saturday, September 20, 2014

10:00am – 2:00pm

Apostolic Church Of God

6320 S. Dorchester, Chicago IL 60637



Genesis Housing Development Corporation

Standard Bank and Trust Company

Must register on-line to participate and bring the following documents to the event:

Current Bank Statement

Current Credit Report w/Score (free at www.creditkarma.com)

Current Utility Bill

Copy of a valid Photo ID

Proof of Income (Current Check Stubs)

RSVP On-Line Today at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/genesis-road-to-homeownership-tickets-12745450987?aff=affiliate2 or visit our website: www.genesishdc.org


Father of Jackie Robinson West Star Is Grand Marshall of 4th AnnualMillion Father March Parade

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Frank Jackson, Father of Jackie Robinson West Star, Jaheim Benton, Is Grand Marshall for Million Father March Parade
Even while homeless, Mr. Jackson, a star among fathers, supported his family and provided guidance and encouragement for his son
Frank Jackson with son, Jaheim Benton (photo credit - Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media)
Million Father March Parade
Saturday, August 30, 2014
44th to 51st and Cottage Grove
Chicago, Illinois
Line Up Time: 10:00 am and Step-off Time: 11:00am
Who: Frank Jackson, father of Jackie Robinson West Star, Jaheim Benton. Mr. Jackson will serve as the Grand Marshall of the 4th Annual Million Father March Parade. Some of the parade participants include The Golden Knights Drill Team, The Misfit Warriors Motor Sport Clubs, Boy Scouts of America, Miss Black Illinois 2014, The Kankakee Glamour Girls/Bikers, The World of Soul Motorcyclist Association, Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Association, The Answer, INC., Prologue Schools, Ransom Transportation and Midway Dodge).
What: The Black Star Project's 4th Annual Million Father March Parade celebrates the role of fathers in the educational and social developmental lives of their children. The community
is encouraged to attend the parade, cheer for this father/hero and share resources with the family to help support them at this difficult time.
Why: Recently, the federally-funded Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, released a report saying that Black fathers were as involved or more involved with their children as fathers of other races. Mr. Frank Jackson is the best representation of this fact. Even while being without a permanent residence, Mr. Jackson has fought and struggle to provide for his family, to support his children and to keep his family together during a time of immense pressure on his family. His heroic actions are a model for all of America and the world!
Where: 4400 South Cottage Grove to 5100 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, Illinois
When: Saturday, August 30, 2014
10:00am Line-Up and 11:00am Step-Off

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