Apr 07

Douglas Park Advisory council

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Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 19

Bowling Fundraiser

The Farragut HS Alumni Picnic Committee is hosting its Annual Bowling Fundraiser on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:00 pm-2:00 am at the Town Hall Bowl, 5025 W. 25th Street, Cicero, IL.

Advance Tickets are $20.00 for Adults ($25.00 at the door). Children’s Tickets are $10.00. The cost includes shoe rental, bowling and refreshments (First come, first serve basis). The cost of ticket is the same even if you don’t bowl (it’s a fundraiser). The cost does not include bar charges....

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The Farragut HS Alumni Picnic Committee is hosting its Annual Bowling Fundraiser on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:00 pm-2:00 am at the Town Hall Bowl, 5025 W. 25th Street, Cicero, IL.

Advance Tickets are $20.00 for Adults ($25.00 at the door). Children’s Tickets are $10.00. The cost includes shoe rental, bowling and refreshments (First come, first serve basis). The cost of ticket is the same even if you don’t bowl (it’s a fundraiser). The cost does not include bar charges. There is a dance floor and two DJ’s on the premises for entertainment.

Admirals please come out and give your support, this fundraiser is being held to help offset the cost of the 25th Annual Farragut H.S. Picnic. Tickets are being sold by Committee Members only. You can contact Doris Sims at 773/521-1349 or Jeanne Keller at 773/522-4213.

Honorary Admirals are Welcome too!!

Mar 17

Come to Open Books Orientation This Friday + Volunteer in a North Lawndale School!

Join Open Books for a volunteer orientation this Friday at 1pm and learn how you can spend time reading/writing with 6th-8th graders in North Lawndale!

More info and a link to our sign-up form here: open-books.org/volunteer

*ReadThenWrite in North Lawndale*
Hughes Elementary
4247 W 15th St.
Orientation: Friday, Mary 21, 1pm OR Thursday, March 27, 3pm (at Open Books)
Training: Thursday, March 27, 4:30pm (at Open Books)
Program Duration: April 1 - June 5
Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6pm
Grade: 6th-8th
CTA: Kostner Pink Line, Bus #18: 18th St (runs along 16th St west of Western Ave.)

Feb 24

Updated Feb 25

Tribune Article Regarding Legacy Charter School's Proposed Move to the Pope School Building

Here is a link to a Tribune story regarding Legacy's proposed move to the Pope building.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-charter-closed-school-met-20140224,0,4437019.story

I am also including a link to a copy of comments I shared on the subject prior to the last CAC meeting for further context. http://www.scribd.com/doc/207842276/Comments-on-Proposal-to-Move-Legacy-Charter-School-Into-Pope-School-Building

  • Aud

    I knew their next step would be media outlets. They did not even wait for the North Lawndale CAC to say if they were for or against the proposal. Now I'm leary of Legacy they have an apparent line to CPS and Bird Bennett. You want community support but you go to the media.

Feb 20

Updated Feb 24

Check Out My Sister's Play, Sunday, February 23, 2014

I'm not posting this as an event, as I would like this to show up in the Lawndale community.

If you have a chance, come out to see my sister's play, "Don't Get it Twisted", at Argo Temple COGIC 7435 W. 64th Street Summit, IL . The play starts at 5:00 pm, and admission is free. She writes a new play every year for Black History Month.

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks everyone who came out to see my sister's play. The play dealt with the need to study black history and providing truth behind some of the negative black stereotypes.

Feb 21

Updated Feb 21

Little Village Justice Organization is hiring

Youth Organizer, (Part-Time, 20 hrs./week)
Compensation: Based on experience
Resumes accepted until 3/5/2014 (send to info@lvejo.org)

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization is an established community organization in the heart of the Little Village community of Chicago. LVEJO works on grassroots campaigns that focus on Climate Adaptation, Industrial Legacies, and Community Resiliency. LVEJO has been internationally recognized for its organizing successes.

Seeking a highly motivated organizer to lead community outreach efforts in Little Village. The position provides opportunities to work with...

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Youth Organizer, (Part-Time, 20 hrs./week)
Compensation: Based on experience
Resumes accepted until 3/5/2014 (send to info@lvejo.org)

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization is an established community organization in the heart of the Little Village community of Chicago. LVEJO works on grassroots campaigns that focus on Climate Adaptation, Industrial Legacies, and Community Resiliency. LVEJO has been internationally recognized for its organizing successes.

Seeking a highly motivated organizer to lead community outreach efforts in Little Village. The position provides opportunities to work with diverse communities and many Chicago institutions. The Youth Organizer reports to the Organizing and Strategy Director and Executive Director.

Summary of Duties:
Implement, manage, and document LVEJO's youth leadership development program
Prepare youth to lead LVEJO's grassroots campaigns.
Promote environmental justice principles that enhance the ability to create social change in Chicago.
Build strong relationships with Little Village youth, teachers, counselors, artists, and other youth organizers.
Perform strategic research on matters related to urban communities of color.
Organize youth-led community meetings related to social and environmental justice in Chicago.

Qualifications:
High School Diploma preferred, not required
Bilingual Spanish/English: able to write/speak in both languages
Youth organizing and leadership development experience
Excellent verbal communication skills, including public speaking before large audiences and one-on-one mentoring
Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities with consistent follow-through
Independent and self-motivated, able to work in teams
Comfortable working in diverse settings and facilitating culturally relevant programming
Knowledge of the greater Chicago neighborhoods, urban issues, and political advocacy
Social media, database, website management, and Microsoft Office skills

  • Rochelle North Lawndale Resident since 1959

    There is also a position open for Community Organizer (40 hours per week). Please note I received this information as an email and just passing it on. I am not the originator of the information, but I did have to cut it down to allow the capacity of 2000 characters to fit the above post.

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