Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Chatham Avalon Park Community Council

               Board of Directors


    Black Women Community Advocates

(Recommended for the Kwanza Unity Community Award)

  In the Chatham Independent Bulletin January 15, 2015 Edition


Ms. Carolyn Wortham, The Thomas J Wortham IV Foundation

Ms. Beedie Jones, Manager Mather More Than A Café

Ms. Ethel Collier, Theta Omega Chapter, AKA

Lt. Christine King, Chicago Police Department

Ms. Candace Collins, 3rd District Caps, PMCC Sec., GPAC Sec.

Ms. Loretta Johnson, 3rd District CAPS Officer

Ms. Gladys Hardnick-Boyer, American Assoc. for Women

Ms. Velinda Simpson, Blue Cross, Blue Shield Comm. Relations

Ms. Neima Feme, B&N Jewelry & Accessories

Ms. Michelle Chambers, Push Education Chairperson

Ms. Brenda Sheriff, NAACP Organizer

Ms. Phyllis Rodgers, President Peer Plus

Ms. Martha Briggs, Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign

Ms. Darlene Tribue, President, Park Manor Neighbors

Ms. Beverly Taylor-Williams, 6th District CAPS Office

Ms. Pat Hill, Former CPD Officer  & Union Organizer

Ms. CeCe Edwards, President  , GPAC Advisory Council

Officer Monica Cochran, 6th District Police Department

Ms. Jacqueline Brewyer, Chicago Independent Bulletin

Ms. Maryellen Drake, Executive Vice, Chatham Avalon Park



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The Paradigm Challenge

Deadline: May 1

The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition developed by Project Paradigm and the American Red Cross to inspire youth aged 7 to 18 to affect positive change in the world. The first annual challenge aims to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires - America's #1 disaster threat. They invite youth aged 7 to 18 (as of May 1, 2015) to accept The Challenge, build a team, become problem solvers, learn about home fires, and help save lives. Project Paradigm will award cash prizes of up to $100,000 to the top 100 teams....»

World of Children Youth Award

Deadline: April 1

The World of Children® Award provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective changemakers for children worldwide. The Youth Award recognizes a young hero (under the age of 21) who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. Awards will be presented at an annual ceremony held in New York City on November 5, 2015. At that time, World of Children Award will offer grants of at least $25,000 to the proven, sustainable programs created and managed by the 2015 Honorees....»

FAFSA Completion Commencement Video Challenge

Deadline: March 16

With "FAFSA season" just around the corner, First Lady Michelle Obama is calling on every high school senior in America to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting on January 1st, and for students, principals, teachers, school counselors, and administrators to show how their school is taking action to get more students to fill out their forms. Create a three to five minute video that highlights how your school is stepping up. Not only will you be making a big difference for your school and your students, but the First Lady could be sending your school a special video message or speak at your commencement ceremony next spring....»

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council

Deadline: March 2

FEMA is looking for youth leaders who are dedicated to public service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as national advocates for youth disaster preparedness. Any individual between the ages of 13 and 17 who is engaged in individual and community preparedness, or who has experienced a disaster that has motivated him or her to make a positive difference in his or her community, may apply to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council....»

Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference Grants

Deadline: February 28

The Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference will award funding to youth-based initiatives serving their communities in the U.S. where youth, ages 6 - 25, take leadership roles in the initiative. Grants will be awarded in the range of $5,000 - $20,000. The initiatives chosen will address one or more issues of food security, nutrition, agriculture, and food politics and education....»

The Bezos Scholars Program

Deadline: February 17

Every spring, 30 top high school juniors and exceptional educators from across the U.S. and Africa are selected to participate in this year-long leadership development program. The program kicks off with an all-expenses-paid scholarship to attend the acclaimed Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF), a remarkable gathering of thinkers and change agents from around the world. Throughout the academic year, Scholars participate in virtual Bezos Scholars Program trainings and are invited to apply for a $1,000 seed grant to design and implement their Local Ideas Festival....»

GRO1000 Grants

Deadline: February 13

Grassroots Grants from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company are awarded to local communities to help bring edible gardens, flower gardens and public green spaces to neighborhoods across the United States. Any non-profit organization that is helping to foster community spirit and public service is eligible to apply for up to $1,500 for community gardens and green spaces....»

Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards

Deadline: February 6

The Colin Higgins Youth Courage Awards are bestowed each year to acknowledge remarkable young people who refuse to be silenced by societal norms and demonstrate profound courage in the face of hardship, intolerance and bigotry based on sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin. To further elevate their advocacy and educational efforts, each Colin Higgins Youth Courage Award winners receive a grant of $10,000 and are honored during Pride weekend on an all-expenses paid trip to New York or Los Angeles....»

Kick Butts Day Grants

Deadline: February 6

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. The next Kick Butts Day is March 18, 2015. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is offering grants of $150, $250 or $500 to cover the cost of your Kick Butts Day event....»

Global Giving Crowdfunding March Open Challenge

Deadline: February 6

GlobalGiving is accepting applications to join the March Open Challenge. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to receive fundraising training, run a 12 day crowdfunding campaign with support from GlobalGiving, and have the chance to receive matching funds and bonus prizes and become a permanent GlobalGiving partner....»

2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

Deadline: February 2

The twelve award-winning programs this year will each receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President's Committee's Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama, at a ceremony at the White House. After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs are encouraged to apply....»

White House Student Film Festival

Deadline Extended: February 2

Submissions are open for the second White House Student Film Festival. The theme of this year's festival is The Impact of Giving Back, and it's open to U.S. students, grades K-12. So tell a story about paying it forward, about community service, or what making a difference looks like in your eyes and through your lens. Films can be short - in fact, they must be 3 minutes tops....»

Campus Kitchen Launch Grant

Deadline: February 1

The Campus Kitchens project has numerous funding options and grant opportunities available to schools across the country to help with the planning and implementation of a Campus Kitchen. The Campus Kitchens Project is a national non-profit that empowers student leaders to create innovative and sustainable solutions to hunger....»

Captain Planet Foundation Grants

Deadline: January 31

Captain Planet Foundation will accept small grant requests for amounts between $500 - $2,500. All proposed activities must be project-based, projects must be performed by youth; and projects must have real environmental outcomes....»

LEAD360 Challenge (Grants & Awards)

Deadline: January 31

This year, LEAD360 is a two-phase challenge. For Phase 1, The Jefferson Awards are seeking the most innovative BIG IDEAS of young people ages 5-25 to change the face of three chosen areas: Hunger & Poverty, Education & Literacy & Health & Wellness. This will run through the month of January 2015....»

President's Volunteer Service Award

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. To qualify, youth volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to YSA, and we will verify the service and award the PVSA.

Everyday Young Hero Award

Each week, YSA honors a young person who has found their voice, taken action, and made an impact on an issue important to them and to their community. Winners receive a certificate and letter, and are featured on, on social media, and in the weekly Youth Service Briefing.

UL Safer Roads, Safer India Youth Service Grants

Early Application Deadline: February 15

YSA and UL are looking for creative ideas from young people in India about how they can help create safer roads and a safer India. Two YSA Grants programs will help youth find their voice, take action, and make an impact on the issue of road safety in India. Youth and educators can apply at

Disney Friends for Change Grants - U.S.

Deadline: February 18

Disney Friends for Change Grants offer young change-makers $500 to gather their friends and turn their creative ideas to help their communities into projects taking place on or around Global Youth Service Day - April 17-19, 2015. Whether protecting the planet, providing food to hungry people, helping other kids learn, or promoting healthy behaviors, Friends for Change help make their communities greener, safer, smarter, healthier, cleaner, and fairer. Youth ages 5-18 located in all 50 states and DC are eligible. Apply and turn your idea from a dream into reality:



Join Chatham Avalon Park

Community Council


360 Degrees Jazz Band

in Celebrating our Rich Legacy during

Black History Month.


Ms. Emoleanor Jones

Dr. Webb Evans

Mr. Joseph E. Moore, Jr. &

Justice William Cousins

The Woodshop Art Gallery

441 East. 75th St.

Chicago, IL 60619

Sunday, February 22, 2015

3:00—6:00 pm


Donation: $20.00

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Ordinance to shame bad landlords & proposal to rein in the RedLight Camera Program

Dear friend,

This Tuesday, in a City Council committee, I was able to do something that will have direct, positive effects on the day-to-day lives of my constituents. I'm sure you remember the terrible - and completely preventable - tragedy of Eri'ana Patton Smith's death in a fire last year on South Vernon. After the fire, we found out that the building didn't have working smoke detectors, and that the landlord had been cited for serious violations multiple times, including just last June for the very lack of smoke detectors that would kill four precious children.

Well, on Tuesday, I, along with Buildings Commissioner Felicia Davis and Eri'ana's father, Eric, successfully pushed the Budget and Zoning Committee to pass an ordinance that will create a public list of bad landlords. If you're a good landlord and you keep your building safe and secure, you've got nothing to worry about. But if you're a scofflaw, if you put your tenants at risk while collecting their hard-earned money - we're going to name you and shame you. And not only that: under the ordinance, these bad landlords won't be able to get any licenses, permits, or other help from the City. (More details are in the Sun-Times article below.)

The next day, with my colleague from the 44th Ward, Tom Tunney, I introduced a proposal to rein in the Red Light Camera Program. You know that I think the program is broken, so Alderman Tunney and I proposed some commonsense reforms: countdown clocks at each intersection with a camera, a citywide minimum yellow light time of 3.2 seconds, and a public process-including comprehensive traffic studies, a public hearing, and a City Council vote-before the installation of any more cameras. You can read more details below. I'm hopeful that the Mayor and my colleagues will agree that these are practical solutions to a problematic program, as the Sun-Times says in yesterday's editorial.

As an Alderman, it's not every day that I get the chance to push my colleagues to do something that will have such a direct impact on the everyday lives of Chicagoans, and that will potentially save lives. But this week, we did just that.

Alderman Beale

P.S. If you currently are a tenant of a bad landlord, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office.

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City to create 'bad landlords' list with new penalties
Posted: 01/20/2015, 05:51pm | Fran Spielman
Ald. Anthony Beale, shown last year at a City Council meeting. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times Media

Chicago would create a "bad landlords" list to inform tenants - and both shame and punish building owners who fail to provide the most basic services - under a crackdown advanced Tuesday after testimony from a grieving father.

Eric Patton Smith's daughter, Eri'ana, was one of four children who died last year in a Roseland fire in a building without working smoke detectors.

The 18-unit building that burned in the 11200 block of South Vernon had been cited for serious violations six times over the past nine years, according to Buildings Commissioner Felicia Davis.

The most recent inspection - on June 9, 2014 - cited the building owner for failing to install and maintain working smoke detectors.

Read more on the Sun-Times website.
Countdown signals demanded at red-light camera intersections
Posted: 01/21/2015, 04:20pm | Fran Spielman

Chicago motorists routinely slam on the brakes to avoid getting nailed by red-light cameras. Some have caused rear-end collisions while avoiding the dreaded $100 ticket.

That panicky and dangerous behavior could come to a crashing halt, if a pair of aldermen have their way.
Transportation Committee Chairman Anthony Beale (9th) and Economic, Capital and Technology Development Chairman Tom Tunney (44th) want to mandate countdown signals at all 174 Chicago intersections where 352 red-light cameras are installed.
Twice in the last six years, Beale has proposed countdown signals at red-light intersections, only to hit a dead end because of the cost. It's a minimum of $15,000 per corner and upward of $45,000 at the oldest signals. That means the overall price tag could top $7.8 million.

Read more on the Sun-Times website.
Let's green-light red light camera reforms
Posted: 01/22/2015, 04:15pm | Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board

Nobody has done a poll, far as we know, but it's probably fair to say Chicagoans by and large do not trust the city's red-light camera program.

Drivers suspect the city is more interested in their wallets than in their safety, and there is evidence compiled by the Chicago Tribune that while the cameras have reduced the number of right-angle crashes, they have increased the number of rear-end crashes.
Now two Chicago aldermen have come forward with several smart reforms to the red-light camera program. The changes they propose could make the program more effective, reducing the number of crashes of all kinds, and give skeptical Chicagoans reason to believe the whole thing isn't just a moneymaker.
We urge Mayor Rahm Emanuel to go for it.
Read more on the Sun-Times website.
Alderman Anthony Beale | 9th Ward | 773-785-1100 |

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01/23/2015 08:00 AM EDT
In this photo, Cambodian children are seen showing off their purple-marked pinkies, indicating that they were now protected against measles and rubella, having received a vaccination during a 2013 immunization campaign.


01/22/2015 08:00 AM EDT
This photograph was captured by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) team member, and EIS Officer, Dr. Heidi Soeters during Guinea's 2014 Ebola outbreak, and depicted a Guinean public healthcare worker participating in a mock Ebola treatment protocol training session, whereupon, he'd crouched down on a blue plastic tarpaulin, and was in the process of handling what would have been an Ebola-contaminated cloth towel.


01/21/2015 08:00 AM EDT
Magnified 500X, this 1971 photomicrograph depicted some of the histopathologic changes associated with an infection found in a brain tissue specimen due to the presence of free-living amoebae of the genus, Naegleria.

01/20/15 08:00AM EDT
This photograph was captured by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) team member, and EIS Officer, Dr. Heidi Soeters during Guinea's 2014 Ebola outbreak, and depicts a World Health Organization (WHO) staff member who was also deployed to the West African region, as he was conducting a class in how to properly don personal protective equipment (PPE).

01/19/15 08:00AM EDT
This photograph depicts a young Asian-American schoolboy who was in the process of creating a drawing, and was choosing from a box of crayons. It is important to know that these objects are known as fomites, which can act as transmitters of illnesses, for viruses and bacteria are able to remain alive on their surfaces after being handled by an ill child, who can then inadvertently transfer these "germs" to another child who subsequently handles these schoolroom objects.

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