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) | dthompson@cnt.org
cnt.org | 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 www.DriversLicense.eventbrite.com
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

Antonio's Response exercise Information



Antonio's Response




A Situational Response is called to help keep our response systems sharp and in lieu of the loss of life from a tender age youth - 9 years and younger. We work with the Chicago's 3rd Police District to identify an area needing positive attention, and for an hour we play musice, share valuable community information and speak with residents.

, November 14th, 2016

 6:00pm to 7:00 pm 71st & Rhodes (7059 S. Rhodes)



"Knowing and believing something is not enough. Knowing and believing to action is the only way to change communities and our lives." jmw
Join us!
Call (312) 543 - 0348 or emailAresponse01@gmail.com

Antonio's Response exercise

Grand Crossing Park Neighborhood Network
"...What YOU can do for YOUR Neighborhood"
Dearest Neighbor and stakeholder,
God has blessed our area to have not had anymore tragedies with tender aged children dying from violence since the unfortunate loss of Antonio Smith. If you've been paying attention, you know there have been many close calls.
The protective advocacy known as Antonio's Response is now ready to launch it's 2nd "Conditional Response", or dry run exercise of a response, this coming Monday, November 14, 2014 from 6 to 7pm at 71st& Rhodes. The location was chosen as the best place to send a message of community unity in the protection of tender aged children.
Our Newtwork now asks YOU to come out and join in a one hour exercise as year closes out. This is our last chance for a suitable outdoor gathering this year. We need all hands on deck. We are building stronger capacity against this threat. YOUR presence & support, as always, is required to ensure success.
Be sure that the marching banner of your organization, church or business is displayed at the scene.
Yours in community fellowship--
Brad O. Redrick,

Monday, November 7, 2016

Simeon PAC meeting

SIMEON PAC meeting

Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Call to Order/Welcome                            Mrs. Hope, Chairperson


Roll call/Introductions                    


Reading and Approval of minutes




New Business

Overview of FOIA role and responsibilities

Nomination and election of FOIA officer

Vote on parents to attend Youth Guidance Conference


Public Comments



NEXT MEETING is December 10th @ 10 am in Simeon library


Simeon Career Academy

8147 S. Vincennes Chicago, IL 60620

(773) 535-3200 ph (773) 535-3465 fax

Dr. Sheldon House, Principal

Supported by Title I Part A funds


“Parents and Community working together to make a positive impact on our children’s future”



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

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

We Are Creating an Army of Men and Women of All Races to Mentor Our Youth

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Can You Spare Two Hours A Year to Save Black Children
We know that you are busy with important work, but if you can spare two hours a year to improve the lives of Black and Latino children in Chicago, call us at 773.285.9600.
In Chicago, Illinois:

More than 600 people have been killed so far this year, mostly young Black men by other young Black men.

More than 3500 people have being shot and wounded so far this year, mostly young Black men by other young Black men.

7 percent of Black boys at the 8th-grade level read at a proficient level.

Unemployment for some groups of young Black men is 30%, 40%, 50%, 60% and 70%.

67% of the people in Cook County Jail and 58% of the people in Illinois Prisons are Black, mostly young Black men.
Only 6 (six) out of 100 (one hundred) 9th-grade young Black men will achieve a 4-year college degree by age 26.

We have thousands of young Black and Latino men and women waiting for you in hundreds of schools, waiting to hear a positive word from you, before they make their important life decisions. Can you spare two hours a year for our children?
We need fraternities, sororities, masons, veterans, young Black and Latino professionals, business people, college students, clergy, educators and anyone who cares about Black and Latino children doing well to join us. Can you spare two hours per year?

There is still time for you to join us by calling 773.285.9600 or to meet us on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:30 pm, at 3509 South King Drive, Suite 2B, Chicago, Illinois. If you can spare two hours a year to save Black children, call us. If not, (you finish this sentence........).

Phillip Jackson
The Black Star Project

CAPCC Meeting is coming up, November 14th!

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Property Tax Rebate Program

Please Open the Links Below for More Information
9th Ward Alderman Anthony A. Beale, 34 East 112th Place, Chicago, IL 60628

November Seminars - Prepare Your Home for Winter & BasementFinishing

Join Julie Liska, of Liska Architects, to learn how to best use the unfinished basement space in your home to maximize your living and storage space potential. Her presentation will include related building codes, structural and heating/cooling issues for new basement space, water infiltration management as well as considerations for bungalow aesthetics when altering the footprint of your home.
Tuesday, November 1
Jefferson Park Public Library
5363 W Lawrence Ave

Wednesday, November 16
Beverly Public Library
1962 W 95th St
Craving some savings? Join Tom McElherne of DNR Construction to learn how to strategically insulate and air seal your home in order to increase the comfort of your home and save money on your utility costs.

HCBA will give an update on their Energy Savers Grant now eligible to owners of all bungalows and vintage homes.
Wednesday, November 9
Wrightwood-Ashburn Public Library
8530 S Kedzie Ave
HCBA's wide variety of popular seminars and workshops are designed to help owners of any Chicago home - whether you're a home repair expert or rehab rookie - preserve and improve the beauty, sustainability and value of your home.
RSVP is required to reserve a seat. All seminars are open to the public and free of charge.
HCBA's Seminars are generously funded by the City of Chicago and the
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

This season is co-sponsored by Peoples Gas and ComEd.
Historic Chicago Bungalow Association, 53 W. Jackson, 1125, Chicago, IL 60604