State Representative Elgie R. Sims cordially invites to a taskforce hearing about electing a school board for Chicago Public Schools.
The hearing will take place Thursday November 19, 2015 from 6pm - 8pm at the Chatham-Avalon Church of Christ which is located at 8601 S. State Street, Chicago, IL. For more information contact (773) 783-8800 or to sign the online petition www.bit.ly/electedschoolboard-sims
We are asking for your help in gifting our children & senior citizens this holiday season!
We're accepting coats for both children & senior citizens.
For our seniors citizens we are also looking for donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, comb, hairbrush, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, body wash, deodorant, nail clippers, anti bacterial, lip balm & lotion.
Donations can dropped off at the district service office by Tuesday December 1st for all coat donations and Wednesday December 16th, for all other donations between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
For more information please call 773-783-8800.
6th Ward Community Meeting
Alderman Sawyer invites you to community briefing
regarding updates to the future of Whitney Young Public Library.
The meeting will feature Brian Bannon - Chicago Public Library Commissioner
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Whitney Young Public Library
7901 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL
6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
For more information please visit 6thwardchicago.com or call (773) 635-0006
Free Flu Vaccines!!
6th Ward Alderman Rod Sawyer
Alderman Rod Sawyer and the City of Chicago Department of Public Health is providing the opportunity for you and your family to receive free Flu Shots for the community.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
9:00 am- 2:00 pm
6th Ward Service Office
8001 S. King Drive (Lot Next Door)
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!
For more information please visit 6thwardchicago.com or call (773) 635-0006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
City Colleges of Chicago Open House November 18th.
The City Colleges of Chicago will be hosting an Open House for individuals to come and learn how College to Careers can prepare you for an in-demand career!
There will be two sessions of the Open House event on November 18th at 6 of the City College campus. Due to construction taking place, Malcolm X College will not be available for the open house.
Learn about the Chicago STAR Scholarship!! Get info about GED, ESL, Certificates and Associate degrees. Get information on how to save up to $40,000 on your associate degree!
The first session will occur between the hours of 10am to 12pm and the second session will occur from 6pm to 8pm. Below are two links for people to register to either the morning or evening Open House sessions.
Join your neighbors in Thornton Township as we light the holiday trees that represent each municipality in Thornton Township!!
Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, horse & sleigh rides and a special visit from Santa!
The tree lighting will take placeSaturday, November 28, 2015 at 333 E. 162nd St. South Holland, IL. Doors open at 5:30pm, tree lighting begins at 6pm.
Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep High School
to Add Academic Center in School Year 2016-2017
Selective Enrollment School will expand to serve 7th and 8th grades, providing a continuum for learning on the Far South Side of the City.
"The Chicago Board of Education approved a proposal today to expand Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory High School to serve 7th and 8th grade students in an accelerated program beginning in School Year 2016-2017 (SY 16-17). The Academic Center at Brooks will provide students from across the city with access to rigorous high school preparatory programming, while guaranteeing them a spot in one of the city's top high schools. ...READ MORE"
Chicago Police Department Accpeting Applications
From November 1st to December 16th, the City of Chicago is accepting applications to become a Chicago Police Officer. We all want our police force to represent the entire city that it serves, and we are making it a priority to recruitfrom all of Chicago's neighborhoods. We are asking your help to spread the word- by forwarding this information to your networks and, if you are interested, by hosting a recruiting event.
What you need to know:
The application period is open from November 1 to December 16.
The starting salary for new officers is over $47,000 and can increase to over $72,000 in just 18 months. Becoming a police officer provides more than a great source of income, it provides you with a great sense of pride for you and your community - and the benefits for you and your family are tremendous
Anyone 18 and older may apply. The first step is to apply for the entrance exam by following these three easy steps:
Submit the application
Fill out a quick application with your contact information online
Commission members have been vocal in noting the need for a diverse policeforce that draws officers from all of Chicago's neighborhoods. We are counting on you to help us spread the word about this application opportunity, so that our next generation of officers is as diverse as the city they will serve. Please share this information with your networks, and if you are interested in possibly hosting a recruitment event, please email Lena Swanson-Nystrom at Helena.swanson-nystrom@ cityofchicago.org