Monday, September 21, 2015

Open House & Shred Day; College Expo; ComEd opens CARE sites;Events in the 34th District

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Join State Representative Elgie R. Sims, Jr. along with State Senator Donne E. Trotter and Cook County Stanley Moore for the annual Community Shred Day and Open House!
Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 8658 S. Cottage Grove, Suite 404, Chicago, IL 60619.
Help protect yourself from identity theft by safely disposing of documents. Flu shots available. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at our office at (773) 783-8800.

Silas Purnell College Expo
ComEd reopening satellite sites to continue administering its CARE funds to eligible customers
Are you past-due on your electric bill and have a financial hardship due to job loss, illness, military deployment, disability, or as a senior citizen? If so, you may be eligible for assistance through ComEd's Residential Special Hardship program.

Income-eligible, residential customers can apply once every two years for grants of up to $500* based on need and availability of program funds.

Temporary satellite locations will be open across Cook County September 14th through 25th, to assist customers with Residential Special Hardship applications. A list of locations and hours of operation can be found here at

The Chicago Violence Reduction Solution Summit

The Human Capital Experts are proud to bring The Chicago Violence Reduction Solution Summit to Chicago for the first time. The Chicago Violence Reduction Solution Summit will provide proven solutions to reducing violent crime and repeat offending amongst the minority youth population between the ages of 14-17.

The summit will take place at Corliss High School, 821 E 103rd St in Chicago on September 19th from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. It will be featuring:
  1. Diane Latiker, Founder, Kids off the Block
  2. Robert Renteria, Founder, Barrio to the Boardroom
  3. Hon. Adam Clayton Powell, IV; Government Affairs Consultant
  4. Craig Hodges, Ret. NBA Player for the Chicago Bulls
  5. Barry Draper, President & CEO, Connectivity Resources, Inc.
  6. Chris Denson, Outreach Coordinator, Parent Power Chicago
"When you give a person a job you give them a purpose to stay out of trouble and a goal to work toward. Our young people need this especially during these hard times," said Diane Latiker, founder and director of non-profit Kids Off The Block.
"Don't let where you came from dictate who you are, but let it be part of who you become." - Robert Renteria, cover, From the Barrio to the Board Room
"I was taught during the civil-rights era to talk up for what's being right. Stand up, be dignified." - Craig Hodges

This is the first event of a series that will share successful violence reduction strategies, provide ongoing support, and follow up all with technology.

For more information please contact
Human Capital Experts

Chatham Senior Resource Workshop
Date: Wednesday September 30, 2015

Place: Chatham Avalon Church of Christ, 8601 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60619

Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 pm
Please contact M. Drake at (773) 620-4578 to register as a vendor.
Community Gang Awareness and Education Course I
Join the office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and the Chicago Police Department for Community Gang Education and Awareness Course!
This four-week course is designed to inform you about gang issues in the 6th police district.
The course is on Wednesday evenings in the month of October (7, 14, 21, 28). It will be at Urban Partnership Bank located 7801 S. State, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL. from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
Attendance is required at each class. Must be at least 21 years old to be admitted. Limited space available. You must RSVP by Monday, September 28, 2015 by calling (773)783-5100.
State Representative Elgie Sims
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." -Albert Einstein

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