Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Happy Memorial Day 2013 from CAPCC

                Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
Board of Directors

Salutes all
US. Veterans and their Families

" The Price of Freedom, Is Not Free!!"
Thank You for Your Military Service
Protecting Our Country

Happy Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013

Keith O Tate, Maryellen Drake,
President CAPCC Executive Vice CAPCC

" Addressing Quality of Life Issues, Is What We Do"
Since 1955




Healthy Workshop Series

Chatham Avalon Park Community

let' s get healthy workshop series

you don't want to miss this !!!

free blood pressure screening

free body fat analysis

before & after consultation

workshops are as follows:

                Wednesday, march 29, 2013 12 noon
                Wednesday, March 29, 2013 6pm
                Thursday, march 30, 2013 6pm
                 Saturday, June 1, 2013 6pm
Monday, June 3, 2013 12 noon

* all workshops are held at
                    Walgreens corporation
11 east 75th street ( 75th & State)
( meeting room)
                  Chicago, Illinois 60619


for more information please call :
               Dr. Soundrea Hickman at 1-773- 708-7920.

Keith O. Tate                     MARYELLEN DRAKE


SINCE 1955

Thursday, May 23, 2013

National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador program.

Amplify the good work you are doing in your community with the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador program. This program provides youth leaders with the funding, training, and networking opportunities to expand and grow your good work beyond GYSD.

Who are you looking for?
YSA and Festival of Children Foundation are looking for youth (ages 16-22) who have a passion for service and want to become a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador. NCAM Youth Ambassadors will serve as community leaders, raising public awareness through service campaigns related to issues affecting young people in their home states.
What are the benefits?
Each National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador will receive:
  • All-expense paid, three-day leadership training on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
  • A $1,000 grant to support a service initiative
  • Networking opportunities with other Youth Ambassadors across the country
  • Ongoing training and mobilization resources
  • A platform to grow their service project and leadership skills
Know youth leaders who would love this opportunity?
Thank the youth that helped make your GYSD project a success. Pass this opportunity along to the youth leaders you know. Or nominate a youth leader by completing the application form!
Nominate a Youth Ambassador!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Come, See and Enjoy One of our very Own "Jasmine Thomas" at Joffrey Ballet

Dear Community Families,
The Youth Final Presentation tickets are now open for all families to reserve. To save your seat for this performance, please visithttp://finalpres2013youth.eventbrite.com.
On the Performance Day
· Please print your tickets and bring them with you on the day of the performance.
· If attendees have not reserved tickets in advance, they are still able to reserve tickets at the door if the presentation is not sold out. Tickets will be provided at the door on a first come, first serve basis.
· There is a $10 suggested donation per person, which will be collected at Joffrey Tower on the day of the performance.
· Seating for presentations is general admission on a first come first serve basis.
We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks for your student’s Final Presentation Performance. Please emailcmang@joffrey.org with any questions.
Joffrey Academy Reception
The Joffrey Ballet

Joffrey Tower | 10 East Randolph Street | Chicago, IL 60601
telephone 312.784.4600 | facsimile
312-784-4683 | reception@joffrey.org | joffrey.org

Chicago HS Jrs/Srs: Earn, Learn and Explore a new Career Path this Summer!

Earn, Learn and Explore a new Career Path this Summer!
fishing buddies

One of a kind opportunity on the South Side of Chicago...

TheYouth Conservation Conference (YCC) primary mission is to expose youth to the world of Environmental Science through quality conservation class room and field experiences. Environmental Science covers a broad area of issues such as conservation, climate change, bio diversity, water quality, soil contamination, ground water contamination, use of natural resources, water & air quality, green space, sustainable development and the list goes on.
Students participate in an intense 4 week conservation internship; 2 week Conservation "Boot Camp" & 2 week paid Internship.

The students gain an understanding of what conservation is and why it is so important. The YCC provides a continuous professional environment in which youth learn science techniques, land management, team work and leadership skills.

These skills are necessary to identify, reclaim and protect precious and limited urban recreational waters, wetlands, and parklands.

Students that successfully complete the "Boot Camp" portion of the program earn the life long designation of "YCC Ambassador." In addition, YCC Ambassadors earn a 2 week follow up training internship and a monetary stipend award of $640.00. More importantly, YCC Ambassadors receive a portfolio of certified college endorsement letters from Supervisors and Managers of the Sponsoring Environmental Agencies; The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, US Fish & Wildlife Service, IL Department of Natural Resources, IL Conservation Foundation, Chicago Wilderness and the Field Museum.
The Program is for High School Juniors & Seniors and Starts June 17, 2013 and runs through July 15, 2013.
Students are required to meet Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm at the Fishin' Buddies Headquarters: 9946 South Halsted, Chicago, IL 60628 (Some Saturday Sessions will be necessary to complete this program) May 25th is the Application Deadline....


Fore More information email info@fishin-buddies.net

Monday, May 20, 2013

Want to teach at this year's Learnapalooza?

Share your talents! Teach at Learnapalooza 2013!

Ready to share your skills with the rest of the world? Our teacher application is officially open!

This year Learnapalooza will be taking place across 3 Chicago neighborhoods:
  • Wicker Park - June 15th
  • Lakeview -  July 20nd
  • Logan Square - September 22nd
The deadline to sign-up to teach a class for Learnapalooza Wicker Park is June 1, but you can sign up for any of the locations now. If you share our passion for free learning and teaching, we'd love to have you participate in our festival by teaching a class.
Social media? Writing? Juggling? Cooking? Astronomy? All that and more would be great additions to our summer festival of learning.

If you’re game to teach, please fill out the form and share it with your equally skillful friends. Want to help out but not sure how? Just hit reply and we'll help you brainstorm!

Thanks again for all your support - we are excited to see you at Learnapalooza! 
The Learnapalooza Team
3037 West Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647

Paid Summer Journalism Program for CPS HS Students

Dear Teachers, Counselors, Principals and Friends of Columbia Links:
We are recruiting for the Columbia Links Summer 2013 high school journalism academy and seeking student applicants from grades 9 to 12. 
Columbia Links is a skills-building and news literacy development program for youth and teachers in Chicago Public Schools and Chicago-area schools, housed at Columbia College Chicago. Through workshops, mentoring and the creation of youth-produced media, Links works to build expertise, advance news literacy and develop opportunities that connect students, teachers, parents and volunteers through journalism.
This summer session begins July 9, 2013 and runs for six weeks, three days a week, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Thursdays. 
Students receive a pay rate of $50 a week and bus cards each week to get to and from the college.
The classroom is turned into a teaching and working newsroom. Students will have access to computers, Flip videos, recorders and digital cameras. Students are also paired with a mentor who is professional journalist or a journalism graduate student. 
The only qualification for the reporting academies is that the students attend a CPS school, Chicago-area school or alternative school, commit to doing the work and attend the workshops and mentoring sessions. Students must apply online at http://www.columbialinks.org/; see the link to the Summer 2013 program application on the left-hand side or at the APPLY HERE in the top bar.
The deadline for applying is May 31, 2013. 
Here is a video featuring one of our high school students promoting the program.
Feel free to call or e-mail Brenda Butler (see contact info below) with questions.  
Brenda Butler
Executive Director
Columbia Links
Columbia College Chicago

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Services for Elwin Tate

Please keep President Keith Tate & Family in prayer on the passing of his father.

Services is as follows:

Elwin Tate

St. Dorothy Church
450 E. 78th Street
Chicago, Il 60619

Monday, May 20, 2013

Visitation             10:00am.
Funeral                 11:00am.

Repast following

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Help stop the handouts for big corporations

It seems like every week we hear more threats of budget cuts from the politicians in Springfield. But they can't seem to get their priorities straight: Instead of closing the loopholes that big corporations use to duck their fair share of taxes, the politicians push to cut the things that matter instead, like money for schools, care for the elderly and individuals with disabilities, health care and good jobs.

A bill pending in the Illinois General Assembly would close three of the worst loopholes, including those that reward big corporations for creating jobs in other states -- and even overseas! Eliminating these wasteful loopholes would save nearly half a billion dollars each year.

Tax loopholes for big corporations are wasteful and inefficient. If you want your tax dollars to support priorities like schools and public safety -- not Big Business profits and CEO pay -- take a moment to send a message to your legislators at CloseLoopholesNow.org.
William McNary
Citizen Action/Illinois

Chicago: CHA Housing Specialist

Please feel free to pass along the attached job opportunity at the CHA.
POSITION: Housing Specialist
STATUS: Non-Exempt
The position duties include a wide range of activities related to determining and documenting applicant and/or participant eligibility, income, rent and contractual relationships with property owners. Interviews Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants on a weekly basis. The position requires full accountability for an assigned case load including accurate and complete files, resolution of special cases, and responsiveness to stakeholder inquires.
• Conduct annual and bi-annual re-examinations within required time frames
• Complete interim re-examinations as required
• Conduct participant briefings and interviews
• Determine housing assistance payment and tenant rent calculation
• Educate participants on program requirements and family obligations
• Resolve concerns between owners, tenants and the Housing Authority
• Process all transactions within required CHA systems including Yardi
• Provide excellent customer service to participants, landlords, co-workers, clients and vendors
• Housing Choice Voucher Specialist Certification required within 120 days of hire.
Education equivalent to a four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution in Public Administration, Social Science or a closely related field; a minimum of two years of progressively responsible work experience for a public agency, or related work in the social service or community service field preferred. Ability to apply regulations pertaining to the program. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must have excellent interpersonal skills necessary for conducting HCVP Participant interviews. Must possess strong computer and organizational skills required to prioritize tasks and demands and consistently deliver work product on time.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: charesumes@nanmckay.com.

GYO TAP Prep Workshop

Illinois Teacher Certification Testing Summer Workshops

PRE-TEST (Choose 1)

Day/Date Time Location

Wednesday, May 8
th 8:30 am – 2:00 pm 2054 LWH (NEIU)
Thursday, May 9
th 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm 2054 LWH (NEIU)
Saturday, May
18th 8:30 am – 2:00 pm 2054 LWH (NEIU)

Day/Date Subject Time Location

Tuesday, May 28
th Reading I
Wednesday, May 29
th Reading II
Thursday, May 30
th Reading III
Tuesday, June 4
th Language Arts I
Wednesday, June 5
th Language Arts II
Thursday, June 6
th Language Arts III
Tuesday, June 11
th Writing I
Wednesday, June 12
th Writing II
Thursday, June 13
th Writing III
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, June 18
th Math I
Wednesday, June 19
th Math II
Thursday, June 20
th Math III
Tuesday, June 25
th Math IV
Wednesday, June 26
th Math V
Thursday, June 27
th Math VI
6:00 –
9:00 pm


Day/Date Subject Time Location

Saturday, June 1
st Reading I-III
Saturday, June 8
th Language Arts I-III
Saturday, June 15
th Writing I-III
Saturday, June 22
nd Math I-III
Saturday, June 29
th Math IV-VI
9 am – 4 pm
w/1-hour lunch break

POST-TEST (Choose 1)

Day/Date Time Location

Monday, June 1
st 8:30 am – 2:00 pm 2054 LWH (NEIU)
Tuesday, June 2
nd 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm 2054 LWH (NEIU)
Saturday, June 13
th 8:30 am – 2:00 pm 2054 LWH (NEIU)
* Reading, Language Arts and Writing all have three parts each; Math has six.
First-time test-takers should attend all workshops for all subjects. Repeat
takers should attend the all of the workshops for previously unsuccessful

Chicago: Summer Short-Term Teaching Positions

Good afternoon,
The Grow Your Own Teachers (GYO) program at Northeastern Illinois University is seeking educators who can assist undergraduate students in preparing for the TAP (Test of Academic Proficiency). A "passings core"" on the TAP or ACT+Writing is required of students desiring entry into NEIU's College of Education.
We are in need of people to prepare GYO candidates for the Language Arts, Reading and Writing portions of the TAP. Most of the GYO candidates are non-traditional students (older, working and/or with family responsibilities) of color.
Salary is $30-40/hour, depending on background and experience. The workshops are being offered in the evening during the week and all day (9-4) on Saturdays. Each module is six hours. They are scheduled to begin May 28 and will run through June 29. The weeknight workshops will be held at NEIU (5500 North St. Louis). The location of the Saturday workshops has not yet been determined. I've attached the schedule so you can see what type of time commitment is required.
Workshop teachers need to hold a bachelor's degree and have prior teaching experience in the subject area.

Keep In Your Prayers

Please keep in your prayers the family of Keith Tate. His father Mr. Elwin Tate died last night.

Monday, May 13, 2013


Chatham Avalon Park
Community Council General
Monthly Meeting Monday,
May 13, 2013
6:30—8:15 p.m.
Please plan to attend and meet the new Police Commander of the 6th District.
Happy Mother's Day--Sodahead Moms

CAPCC May 13, 2013 General Monthly Meeting Reminder

                Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
May General Meeting Reminder

Please come on out and meet the New
6th District Police Commander
Fred Waller
Receive Important Chatham Community Updates

Date: Monday, May 13, 2013

Place: Chatham Avalon Church of Christ
8601 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60619

Rev. Dr. Daniel Harrison, Senior Pastor
Mr. Leon Halbert Chief Bldg. Engineer

Time: 6:30 pm until 8:30pm

* You don't want to miss this meeting! Come and
bring a neighbor!!

" Addressing Quality of life Issues Is What We Do "
Since 1955

1-866-272-1215 to contact the CAPCC Office

Keith Tate Maryellen Drake
President CAPCC Exec. Vice CAPCC
The Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
Board of Directors

HomeBuyer ED Workshop

$1,000 Gift

Genesis Housing Development Corporation $1,000 Down Payment Matching Grant Program

Please call to learn more… (773) 994-6670 x304



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Textbook Funding May Be Available for Your School!

Yesterday's textbook funding action alert contained an error. The Senate textbook bill was mislabeled. The correct Senate bill number is SB 2152. We have corrected the web site and email message provided in the ICAN link, so please go ahead with using it to contact your legislators and urge their support: http://capwiz.com/ilcatholic/issues/alert/?alertid=62646601

The EASIEST WAY to participate is to click here to send a pre-written email or letter to your state senator and state representative.

EVERY SCHOOL: Please contact your State Representative and Senator and urge them to support funding in the budget for next fiscal year! Your school LAP can coordinate the outreach, be it through meeting, phone call or letter. You can identify your state Representative and Senator by clicking here.

(Or, click here to go to the Illinois General Assembly website and click on Legislator Lookup in the lower half of the page. Or call our office: 312-368-1066)

Please get as many school families and parishioners as possible to participate in this effort.

WE NEED YOU: Your support of this initiative is essential -- please be sure your lawmakers hear from you and your school community!


  The Chatham Avalon Park Community
Board of Directors

Wishes each Mother

" A Blessed , Happy & Enjoyable"

Mothers Day
Sunday, May 12, 2013


since 1955
Dial : 1-866-272-1215 to contact the CAPCC Office

Chatham Avalon Park Community Council Health & Wellness Series Kick Off Saturday, May 11, 2013

          Chatham Avalon Park Community Council
Walgreen Corporation

" Get Healthy"
A Health & Wellness Series

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013

Place: Walgreens Corporation
11 East 75th Street ( 75th & State)
Chicago, Illinois 60619

Time: 10 am until 2 pm

Dr. Sandy Hickman, CAPCC Health & Wellness Chairman
Mr. Wayman Freelon, Walgreens Corporation, Store Manager

Come on out and get your healthy on !! This series
is dedicated to prevention and developing a healthier
African American Community !! It's free and it's
for a better healthier YOU:

For more information, please contact the CAPCC Office
at 1-866-272-1215.

Keith O Tate, President Maryellen Drake, Exec. Vice President

" Addressing Quality of Life Issues Is What We Do"

Since 1955


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Information that You Should Know

Click HERE for ACCION Chicago Microloan flier