News Brief 2014
“Brand Chatham” November 2014 Edition
Provided by the Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
2014 Board of Directors. To keep you informed on what’s
going on your block, in your sub-area, in the Chatham
Our Chatham Community Service Area is from 75th Street
to 87th Street from Cottage Grove to State Street.
Chatham is not just a community located on
the south side of Chicago. it’s a standard,
a Quality of Life Brand which reflects neighbors,
businesses & community stakeholders, hard
work and pride.
Chatham Area Facts:
According to the U.S. 2010 Census
Total Population: (2010) 31, 028
Race & Ethnicity (2010)
Black/African American 30,323
Median Income (2010) $33,890
Total Housing Units (2010) 16,382
Owner occupied 5,332
Renter occupied 8,380
Median Home Sales (2013) $120, 624
Foreclosure filings (2012) 316
Project Based Section 8
There were 1.5 violent crimes per 1,000 people
in Chatham in past 30 days. (Down 20 % over a
The Chatham Avalon General Monthly Meeting
was held on Monday, November 10, 2014 at
Urban Partnership Bank, 7801 South State
Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619. 6:30 pm.
Ms. Joyce Tucker-Ware, Vice-President/as the
New Branch Manager of Urban Partnership Bank.
Guest Speakers: Ms. Lisa Frazier, Manager
U.S. Postal Service (James Worsham/ Grand
Crossing Branch & Carrier Willis shared infor-
mation on the products and services provided
to our community. Ms. Staci Diggs, Heartland
Alliance updated the community on the Afford-
able outreach open enrollment) which will start
on November 15, 2014.
Congratulations & Best Wishes to Ms.
Eloise Ousley former Branch Director of
Northern Trust & Urban Partnership
for many years of exceptional service.
Ms. Ousley recently retired in October 2014.
Guest Speakers included, Alderman Roderick
Sawyer, Ms. Lisa Frazier, Acting Manager, &
Carrier Willis of the James Wortham/ Grand
Crossing Postal Branch on 77th & Cottage Grove.
Ms. Staci Diggs, Enroller from Heartland Alliance
/ The Market Place.
Kudos to Essex Rayner & The 360 Degrees
Band for the great Jazz Performance at the
Woodshop Gallery on Friday, October 17,
2014. Mr. Lawrence D’Antignac, owner
of The Woodshop Art Gallery located at
441 East 75th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619
Received the 2014 Chatham Entrepreneur
of the Year Award for 40 years of providing
exceptional products & services.
CAPCC invites various speakers to join the
conversation on a monthly basis to address
Quality of Life Issues and Services. If you are
seeking to speak at an upcoming Capcc
meeting please contact the CAPCC Office
* CAPCC GOES GREEN UPDATE
Chatham Urban Garden (A Partnership between
Chatham Avalon Park Community Council & The
Center for Regenerative Truth) on CAPCC lots
On 82nd & King Drive. It’s green, it’s healthy.
We are seeking volunteers to expand our Urban
Gardening Initiatives. Please contact the CAPCC
Office at 1-866-272-1215 and leave a message for
Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
Stands with Commander Glenn Evans and
Thanks him for addressing our Quality of
Life Issues in our community. Thank You,
Thank You. WE APPRECIATE YOU AND
WE KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS.
CHATHAM SERVICE AREA UPDATE
Sub- Area I (75th to 79th State to King Drive)
Keith Tate, Vice President.
Sub-Area I Update-
A December 2014 meeting is scheduled.
Sub-Area residents will be notified by flyer.
Jazz on Tuesdays continues at the 50 Yard
Line at 69 East 75th Street, Chicago,
Illinois 60619 starting at 6pm. Highlighting
Various Local Artists. Come and get your
Jazz on. It’s a Grown up Event, No kids.
For info. Please call 1-773-846-0005.
Sub-Area II- (75th to 87th, King Drive to
Cottage Grove). Maryellen Drake- Vice
Sub-Area II Update-
St. Dorothy’s Catholic School located
At 7740 South Eberhart, Chicago, Illinois
60619 is scheduled to close and merge with St.
Columbanus Catholic School at 331 East 71st Street creating Augustus Tolton school.
We would like to hear from you (the community
, parents & alumni). Please call the St. Dorothy School Concerned Alumni & Community to Prevent Closure of a Historically African Institution at 1-773-874-2468. Save.firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPCC congratulates Alderman Roderick Sawyer, 6th Ward on his 2014 Elected Official
of the year award presented by the S.O.U.L.
Organization of Chicago, Illinois.
A Sub-Area II Meeting is scheduled for
Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 11am
until 1pm at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church 724 East 77th Street. Rev. Stephen J
Thurston, Senior Pastor.
CAPCC presented “Resident Matters” Let’s Talk Tiff on Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Presenter: Ms. Bea Jasper, TIF Representative at the CAPCC Resource Center, 7927 ½ South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60619.
CAPCC Board of Directors thanks our
U.S. Veteran’s for their service & sacrifice
on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. THE
PRICE OF FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE!!
Another organized protest by Park Manor & Chatham Residents on the (Methadone Clinic) to address loitering and other quality of life issues. We will continue to update you on this particular site and how it’s existence affects
Our Quality of Life.
Alderman Roderick Sawyer, 6th Ward has met
with the operators of the Methadone Clinic
regarding quality of life issues. Stay turned for
Sub-Area III (79th to 83rd, Cottage Grove to King)
Sub-Area Vice President- Candace Calhoun
Sub-Area III Update-
There is no upcoming Sub-Area III Meeting
scheduled. When a date is selected residents
will be notified by flier.
Whitney Young library located at 7901 South King Drive continues to provide quality service
and resources to the Chatham and surrounding communities. Stop in, use the computer, take out a book, attend a workshop. Knowledge is
Power!! Mr. Mitchell Smith, Branch Manager,
Mr. Ross Berger, Assistant Branch Manager,
Ms. Faye Morris, Children’s Librarian. For more
Information please call 1(312) 747-0039.
Sub-Area IV (79th to 83rd, State Street to King)
Sub-Area Vice- Brian Garner. Brian Garner is
presently on leave from CAPCC as he aspires
for the elected position of 6th Ward Alderman.
Sub-Area IV Update-
There is a Sub-Area IV Meeting scheduled for
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Whitney Young
Library 7901 South King Drive, Chgo, Illinois
· A Neighborhood Watch has been created.
· Flecks Coffee at 79th & Calumet has expanded their menu and offers special events.
Stop by and be uplifted.
Sub-Area V (83rd to 87th, State Street to King)
Sub-Area Vice President: Ms. Sandra Wortham,
Sub-Area V Update-
No Sub-Area V Meeting scheduled presently.
When a date is selected residents will be
Notified by flyer.
Chatham Avalon Church of Christ located at
8601 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619
continues to host a Food Pantry every Saturday
from 8am until 10am serving over 300 families
on a weekly basis. Check them out for Sunday
service. Rev. Dr. Daniel Harrison, Pastor. For
more information call 1-773-723-8579.
Sub-Area V ( 83rd to 87th, King Drive to Cottage
Grove). Vice President Sandra Wortham.
Nat King Cole Park located at 361 East 85th
Street has various programs for Youth, Adults
& Seniors. Stop in & pick up a schedule.
For more information please call Mr. Gene
Morgan at 1-312-747-6063.
Sub-Area VI- (83rd Street to 87th Street, King Drive to Cottage Grove). Mr. John Wheeler
Sub-Area VI Update-
There is no Sub-Area VI meeting scheduled.
Once a date is selected, residents will be
notified by flyer.
Dunkin Donuts/Baskins Robins has broken
ground on 87th & Vernon. CAPCC will continue
to update you as the construction of the development moves forward.
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014,
Friday, October 10, 2014 & Thursday,
November 6, 2014 CAPCC hosted Medicare
& You/ Trusts, Wills & Estates Workshops
at the CAPCC Resource Office,
7927 ½ South King Drive, Chicago, Illinois
Kudos to the Grand Crossing Park Advisory
Council for advocating for our Youth.
Keep up the good work Ms. Ce Ce Edwards
& Grand Crossing Park Advisory Members.
Kudos to the Nat King Cole Park Advisory
Council for advocating for our Youth.
Keep up the good work Mr. Guy Gray
& Nat King Cole Park Advisory Members.
Kudos to Ms. Gale Hunter, Ms. Staci Thomas & Ms. Gwen Williamson for the Insightful,
Uplifting Productive Teen summit hosted by CAPCC‘s Education Committee on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at St. Dorothy’s Catholic School at 7740 S. Eberhart Avenue.
Special Thanks to Ms. Jasmine Thomas,
Mistress of Ceremonies, Ms. Kennedy Wilson,
Angelica Sheppard, Mia Jackson, Myanna
Jackson & Jaylen Nelson, Teen Summit
Youth Panel Members.
Chatham MMRP Advisory Council & Standard Bank & Trust hosted a 4-part Free Financial Literacy Workshop Series at South Central Community Services, 1021 East 83rd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619 on:
Saturday, September 13, 2014 11 am-1pm
Saturday, September 27, 2014 11am-1pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 11am-1pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 11am-1pm
Topics covered were: Budgeting, How to
open and maintain & checking & savings
accounts, understanding your credit report
debit cards, credit cards.
*Special thanks to Eiran Feldman of
the Chatham MMRP for seeking to host
Financial Literacy classes in the Chatham
*Special Thanks to Ms. Mary Morstadt &
Ms. Deb Grad from Standard Bank & Trust
For presenting Financial Education courses to the Chatham MMRP Area.
* Thanks You to Dr. Felecia Blasingame
Executive Director & Mr. Darryl Shelton,
Community Relations Officer of South Central
Community Services for the use of their
Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
2014 Board of Directors wishes you and
Your Family a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday
on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
CAPCC Health & Wellness Chairperson
Robert Beck offers a 12 week “Get Healthy
For Life” Series at Mather More Than A Café
For more information:
Please contact Mr. Beck at 1-866-272-1215
Or e-mail him at email@example.com. Sign Up
and Get Healthy For Life.
Kudos to 6th District Commander Fred Waller &
Staff . We appreciate what you and your staff
do to address our Quality of Life Issues and
reduce crime in our community.
6th District Police Department is located at
7808 South Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60620.
The 6th District Service Area is from 75th Street
to 95th Street, Western Avenue to the Illinois
Central Railroad tracks.
Congratulations Ms. Shirley B Spriggs from
The Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
Board of Directors on her 2014 Crescent Moon
Award from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Upsilon Sigma Chapter, Inc. on Saturday,
November 22, 2014.
Thank You Ms. Beedie Jones, Manager
& The Mather More Than A Café Staff at
33 East 83rd Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619.
A Venue that provides Quality programs
Good food and great ambiance for our
Chatham residents & surrounding com-
munities. Stop in and Learn How to Age
Well. Live, Learn & Enjoy ! For more info
please call 1-773-488-2801.
Upcoming CAPCC Event:
Medicare & You, Medicaid Expansion
The Market Place Open Enrollment
Trusts, Wills & Estates Workshop
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Chatham Avalon Park Resource Center
7927 ½ South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60619
1pm until 6 pm
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE:
Next CAPCC General Monthly Meeting/
Christmas Party will be held on Monday,
December 8, 2014 at Urban Partnership Bank, 7801 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60619, 6:30 pm until 7:45pm.
It’s 2014, Many Prayers for the families
of Trayvon Martin & Michael Brown.
WE NEED CHANGE, We can change the World.
African American, Hispanic & Asian lives are important and valuable. Is it JUSTICE OR JUST US!! ARE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE OF COLOR NOT AS IMPORTANT? Please tell us how you
feel and work toward positive change peacefully and collectively. We must sit at
the table and continue develop fair and equitable laws and policies that are color
blind. The World is diverse, all lives are
CAPCC Board of Directors keeps the family
of Thomas Wortham IV in your prayers. The
verdict was GUILTY on both individuals that
contributed to his death. The Chatham community will never forget you Tommy.
Our lives were enriched by your presence,
participation and service. You lived a purpose-
full life. You were a blessing to your family,
friends, neighbors and the Chatham community.
Please support your local businesses and create economic development. Small businesses
provide jobs, provide quality products & services
and contribute to the tax base in our community.
CAPCC wishes all of our residents, business
& stakeholders a Very Merry Christmas Holiday
&a Safe Healthy & Prosperous 2015.
CAPCC is seeking volunteers for the James
Worsham/Grand Crossing Postal (Advisory
Council). For more information please call the
CAPCC Office at 1-866-272-1215.
For more information on how you can join us,
Please call the CAPCC office at 1-866-272-1215.
Keith O Tate Maryellen Drake
President Executive Vice
“ Addressing Quality of Life Issues, Is What We Do”
7927 ½ SOUTH KING DRIVE
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News Brief provided by the CAPCC 2014 Editorial Staff.