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Your thoughts on Homeless Center on Southside.

Hello everyone. My name is DeLancy. I would like to know everyone thoughts on having a Homeless Center on Southside of Chicago? I would like the community input on this.

  • DeLancy Madkins Agape's goal is to open a homeless shelter.

    Thank you Ms. Cisco . Agape HRC will be providing E-newsletter to give the community a update on the progress . Would you be interested in receiving e-newsletter ?

  • DeLancy Madkins Agape's goal is to open a homeless shelter.

    You may visit our website at agapehrc.org also visit our Facebook page at Agape Homeless Restoration Center

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Fundraiser for Poor Students in a Nearby Englewood High School

Hello, my name is Shamica. I desperetly need your assistance to help raise funds for needy school children who attend Johnson College Prep High School located in Englewood on the Southside of Chicago. These students are in dire need of a lot of things that I would love to give to them but I can't help them all by myself. Like the old saying goes..."It takes a village to raise a child," and I ask you to please help me...

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Hello, my name is Shamica. I desperetly need your assistance to help raise funds for needy school children who attend Johnson College Prep High School located in Englewood on the Southside of Chicago. These students are in dire need of a lot of things that I would love to give to them but I can't help them all by myself. Like the old saying goes..."It takes a village to raise a child," and I ask you to please help me raise funds for these needy children to provide for them buscards, school uniforms (and accessories), school shoes, basic hygeine products, and winter coats (and accessories).

This idea came to me over a month ago when my brother went to school and they told him that he needed school shoes that comply with the dress code. Suddenly I thought to myself, 'if my brother need some shoes, how many more school kids are in need of shoes, busfare, school uniforms, hygiene products and more, but their parents or legal gaurdians can't afford it?' Then I thought to do something about it- you know, be the SOLUTION!

Afterwards I called several Englewood high schools in Chicago, Illinois in order to ask if I could raise money for shoes, buscards, uniforms, etc. for their needy students and Johnson College Prep High School gave me the OKAY to start this fundraiser for their needy children. I am so excited and humbled for this great opportunity to help these young children but I can't do it all by myself I truly need your help! Goal is to raise enough money to help a min. of 20 students at the Johnson College Prep High School. I'm allocating at least $85.00 for buscards, $50.00 for school uniforms and accessories, $50.00 for school shoes, $50.00 for basic hygeine products, and $100.00 for a winter coat and accesories. This equals out to $335.00 per child. I am increasing this amount to $350.00 per child to make sure everyting is covered. So the amount needed to help these children is $7,000 ($350.00 x 20 needy students= $7K). GIVE @ Gofundme.com/helppoorchildren

  • DeLancy Madkins Agape's goal is to open a homeless shelter.

    Hello Shamika, My organization maybe able to assist with toiletries if you like .

6 hours ago

Ring in The New Year With a COLA

Happy New Year from Social Security! Put down the champagne and ring in the New Year with a COLA! And we don’t mean the soda. In 2015, nearly 64 million Americans who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase to their monthly benefit payments of 1.7 percent. 

6 hours ago

Unflinching In The Fight Against Fraud

If you’re like most people, you protect what’s valuable to you.

6 hours ago

Expecting and Accepting the Next Black History

For Black History Month: My personal story of our next Black History! Since 1998 I've been fortunate enough to work within our communities. I speak with a lot of folk from both sides of our American fence and have a pretty interesting perspective on "Us". In light of recent events, I thought I would just "put it out there".

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23 hours ago

Article on Public Housing Reunions

Hello! I write for the South Side Weekly, a newsmagazine that covers arts, politics, and culture on the South Side. I'm working on a piece about people who used to live in Chicago public housing projects and still attend reunions with their former neighbors. If you attend such reunions and would be willing to do a brief interview in the next few days about your reunions and why they're important to you, please let me know!

32 hours ago

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32 hours ago

5th Aldermanic Candidates' Forum, Saturday 10:30 am

The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference will sponsor the forum at
10:30 A.M. AT Hyde Park Academy 6220 S. STONY ISLAND AVE.
The candidates for 5th Ward alderman will be incumbent Leslie Hairston, Tiffany Brooks, Jedidiah Brown, Robin Boyd Clark, Jocelyn Hare and Anne Marie Miles.

2 days ago

Are you available to help us?

Are you available to help go door to door taking residents
pets for FREE SPAY NEUTER?

Are you available to help trap abandoned cats in your area so a volunteer
can take take the cats for spay/neuter and vaccinations?
Contact laurie@pawschicago.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/PAWS-Chicago-PAWS-for-Life-Outreach/528332510644768?fref=photo

2 days ago

Dangers of allowing your cat outdoors

Besides FIV(Feline Aids) FeLV is a killer feline leukemia retro virus.
FeLV is spread through saliva, sex, food, blood contact cat to cat.
NO DANGER TO HUMANS.
As a volunteer in 60621 I have taken in alley kittens that died of Felv.

Fleas are another issue.
Those green flea collars do not work at all.
Every cat I have trapped and taken to PAWS Lurie for free s/n that had
a collar on had fleas near it's tail.
The best...

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Besides FIV(Feline Aids) FeLV is a killer feline leukemia retro virus.
FeLV is spread through saliva, sex, food, blood contact cat to cat.
NO DANGER TO HUMANS.
As a volunteer in 60621 I have taken in alley kittens that died of Felv.

Fleas are another issue.
Those green flea collars do not work at all.
Every cat I have trapped and taken to PAWS Lurie for free s/n that had
a collar on had fleas near it's tail.
The best way to avoid your cat getting fleas and bringing them into
your house is do not allow your cat outdoors.
The myth that a cat needs outdoor time is just that a myth and a dangerous myth.
Cars, bad people approaching your friendly cat
and torturing that cat, injuries, infection and the danger of being boarded up in an X house.
A Cat will be curious and enter an abandoned house, hear loud workmans voices enter , hide and then be boarded up and die of starvation.
Cats also seek refuge in garages and often get locked in.
3 felony cat torture incidents in one month last summer in 60621..
http://www.feralcatproject.org/how_help_cats.aspx

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2 days ago

Financial workshop focused on credit restoration

A standing-room only financial workshop hosted by sixth ward aldermanic candidate Richard Wooten discussed ways to rebuild your credit and how to keep it in good standing.

Who knew that the federal government offers student loan forgiveness if you work for a nonprofit for 10 years or more.

2 days ago

Personal safety awareness workshop

Richard Wooten was the only aldermanic candidate invited to be one of four panelists at a Tuesday personal safety awareness workshop at the Union League of Chicago.

I learned a lot about how to protect myself without a gun.

2 days ago

Voters Submit Your Questions for Aldermanic and Mayoral Candidates

Link here to submit your questions for aldermanic and mayoral candidates - http://www.englewoodportal.org/news/8649

Englewood Votes! is a non partisan voter registration and political awareness campaign designed to increase voter turnout and educate voters in Greater Englewood.

Englewood Votes! aims to make all residents understand that voting gives our community a collective voice that will demand and work for positive changes in the neighborhood.

We have come to understand that some elected officials and political leaders pay more attention to and...

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Link here to submit your questions for aldermanic and mayoral candidates - http://www.englewoodportal.org/news/8649

Englewood Votes! is a non partisan voter registration and political awareness campaign designed to increase voter turnout and educate voters in Greater Englewood.

Englewood Votes! aims to make all residents understand that voting gives our community a collective voice that will demand and work for positive changes in the neighborhood.

We have come to understand that some elected officials and political leaders pay more attention to and funnel more resources to those neighborhoods and wards with high voter turnout. We have been advised that some state lawmakers subscribe to the notion that people in Englewood don’t deserve anything because they say we don’t contribute anything to society. The campaign seeks to debunk that notion in the community, statewide and nationwide.

Englewood Votes ! always welcomes supporters, donors and neighbors to join this particular effort to educate and organize residents to create a safer and more livable environment.

For more information please contact: englewoodvotes@gmail.com

3 days ago

Chicago Area Utilities Join Forces to Help Families Save Electricity and Natural Gas

CHICAGO (Jan. 27, 2015) – Nearly 5,000 Chicago fifth grade students are becoming Super Energy Savers through a joint education program offered by ComEd and Peoples Gas. Super Savers, a FREE science, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based curriculum, developed for fifth grade students, will teach thousands of students about the importance of energy efficiency, and  allow them to share money- and energy-saving tips with their families.

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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Where to get Free and Low Cost Spay Neuter

PLEASE help stop the killing of over 20,000 dogs, cats and kitten litters at Chicago Kill shelters like Animal Welfare League ( BOTH LOCATIONS) and Chicago Animal Care and Control , Anti Cruelty Society and near suburban KILL SHELTERS. They are overwhelmed by Chicago residents dumping animals and and Chicagoans dumping puppies and litters at kill shelters.. If you think your surrendered pet will be adopted there is a slim chance at any kill shelter.
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PLEASE help stop the killing of over 20,000 dogs, cats and kitten litters at Chicago Kill shelters like Animal Welfare League ( BOTH LOCATIONS) and Chicago Animal Care and Control , Anti Cruelty Society and near suburban KILL SHELTERS. They are overwhelmed by Chicago residents dumping animals and and Chicagoans dumping puppies and litters at kill shelters.. If you think your surrendered pet will be adopted there is a slim chance at any kill shelter.
Take humane action and give your pet a far healthier life by
having your pet spayed or neutered.
Kittens can be spay/neutered at 8 weeks or 2lbs.
Please do not give kittens away NON SPAY/NEUTERED.
PAWS Chicago/Paws Lurie Clinic offers free spay/neuter of any
cat in all South Side Zip codes.
773 521-7729

6 days ago

6 days ago

Aldermanic forum in Englewood well received by voters

Chicago police officer and associate pastor Richard Wooten, a 6th ward aldermanic candidate, was among the candidates at a Saturday forum in Englewood hosted by the nonprofit Life Builders.

Jan 24

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Jan 24

Jan 23

Englewood Votes! Englewood Politcal Symposium

Englewood Votes! is a non-partisan coalition of Englewood and West Englewood organizations and residents working to increase voter education, participation and civic engagement in the community. The Englewood Political Symposium is designed to provide an open forum for candidates to interact with residents. All candidates will have the opportunity to share their vision and plans for the community.

Jan 23

Clergy group endorsed Richard Wooten for sixth ward alderman

A clergy group endorsed Chicago police officer Richard Wooten on Thursday for sixth ward alderman. After its endorsement a group prayer was done with Wooten to ensure his victory on Feb. 24.

Jan 23

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Jan 23

Jan 22

Youth Guidance Set to Host 22nd Annual Parent Leadership Conference

Youth Guidance, a 90-year-old school-based agency working in conjunction with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), will hold its 22nd Annual Parent Leadership Conference in Oakbrook, Illinois, January 23-24, 2015.   The event will feature engaging parenting workshops emphasizing tools and strategies to implement in the home, school and community.  Last year’s event brought nearly 200 mothers, fathers, and educational experts together for networking and discussions about parenting best-practices.

Jan 22

National Youth Advisory Board

The National Youth Advisory Board of AWOFINC Community Youth Councils selects up to 12 CYC members for the 2015-2016 National CYC Youth Advisory Board (YAB). The YAB will be composed of high school students from across the nation who have demonstrated leadership skills and service in their school and community, as well as having experience and service with the CYC program. These students should also possess a commitment to the ideals of CYC. Creative and energetic students are needed to...

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The National Youth Advisory Board of AWOFINC Community Youth Councils selects up to 12 CYC members for the 2015-2016 National CYC Youth Advisory Board (YAB). The YAB will be composed of high school students from across the nation who have demonstrated leadership skills and service in their school and community, as well as having experience and service with the CYC program. These students should also possess a commitment to the ideals of CYC. Creative and energetic students are needed to create new materials, plan and attend National Workshops and provide the youth voice necessary to propel CYC to greater achievements. Applying for the National CYC YAB consists of 2 rounds of application processing. Completion of this form is required for Round One. Applicants moving to Round Two, will be notified in June, 2015 with additional information and phone interviews.

Download a 2015-16 YAB Application at: http://www.awofinc.org/Pages/YouthCouncil.aspx

Questions? Call the AWOFINC office 872 216 7058, or email awofinc@gmail.com or visit www.awofinc.org/Pages/YouthCouncil.aspx to learn more about the National CYC Youth Advisory Board.

Jan 21

Updated Jan 22

Englewood Votes! Presents the Englewood Political Symposium - Feb. 7th

Englewood Votes! is a non-partisan coalition of Englewood and West Englewood residents and organizations working to increase voter participation and civic engagement in the community.

You are invited to attend the Englewood Political Symposium, Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Lindblom H.S. located at 6130 S. Wolcott Ave. Doors open at 9am and the aldermanic forums are scheduled for the following times:

6th Ward - 10am
20th Ward - 11am
17th Ward - 1pm
16th Ward - 2pm
15th Ward -...

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Englewood Votes! is a non-partisan coalition of Englewood and West Englewood residents and organizations working to increase voter participation and civic engagement in the community.

You are invited to attend the Englewood Political Symposium, Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Lindblom H.S. located at 6130 S. Wolcott Ave. Doors open at 9am and the aldermanic forums are scheduled for the following times:

6th Ward - 10am
20th Ward - 11am
17th Ward - 1pm
16th Ward - 2pm
15th Ward - 3pm

All candidates running for these aldermanic wards have been invited to attend in order to share their platform with the residents of these respective wards.

For more info, please email englewoodvotes@gmail.com or call (773) 980-6511.

Englewood Votes! Coalition Members

Resident Association of Greater Englewood - Teamwork Englewood - Imagine Englewood If - Voices of West Englewood - Southwest Federation Block Clubs of Greater Englewood - Ogden Park Advisory Council - Grow Greater Englewood - Growing Home

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    Is David Moore going to explain how can he expect to represent a ward where he does not live ?

Jan 22

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