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Don't Make the Same Mistake that 15,000 Illinois Nonprofits Made

This is a reminder that our first workshop starts Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at BUILD, Inc., located at 5100 West Harrison Street. The workshop will go from 10:00 am-11:30 am. We will help you avoid common mistakes made by even some of the more established organizations by providing an overview of the responsibilities of nonprofits in recordkeeping and reporting. We will also examine how this information may be used by funders, the community and Guidestar. When you complete this session...

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This is a reminder that our first workshop starts Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at BUILD, Inc., located at 5100 West Harrison Street. The workshop will go from 10:00 am-11:30 am. We will help you avoid common mistakes made by even some of the more established organizations by providing an overview of the responsibilities of nonprofits in recordkeeping and reporting. We will also examine how this information may be used by funders, the community and Guidestar. When you complete this session you will have a better understanding of how to use publicly available information to better position your organization in the philanthropic marketplace. Workshops are $25.00 each in advance and $35.00 each at the door. A $100.00 investment can literally save your organization thousands of dollars on the back end.

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Those of you who run nonprofits and are politically engaged could particularly benefit from the first workshop. Not only will we discuss record keeping, but we will share what activities are allowed and not allowed with respect to lobbying and political education.

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Presidential Library

Now that our jewel of Black history and culture, Bronzeville has been eliminated from consideration for the Presidential Library, of the four remaining contenders, North Lawndale is the only one born and developed by the community.
North Lawndale, as a community, developed its own bid and then established a partnership with the world renowned University of Illinois.
There are “North Lawndales” across this country, from Hawaii to New York. In this contest, we represent them all.
What can you do to spread the word?
https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

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West Side man charged in Lawndale neighborhood shooting

Tyree Bradley of the 1500 block of South Kostner Avenue was charged with aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, in the Sept. 25 shooting that injured a 28-year-old man, said police.

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About 10:30 p.m. that day,the victim was found shot multiple times on the 3600 block of 16th Street, about a mile away from where Bradley lives. He attempted to flee the scene but was caught a short time later. Bradley also suffered a wound to his lower arm during the shooting, said police.

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Smart Meters

Recently I have had an installation of a Smart meter and while I was waiting to do a cost comparison I figured I would reach out to my neighbors to see if they had done some of this analysis on their electric bills already? I also wanted to see if there were any concerns related or incidents as early installation of these meters were known to cause fires, fines were threatened if refused, and billing issues had been shown to appear in other states.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Daniel...did u get my emails? If you are still interested call Dan 773-960-6045 and ask if he added u, your wife, Marcus to the list.

    Event starts at 8am today but goes all day and there are evening horderves.

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    I did not see the emails perhaps he went to my junk mail so I will check but I will also call and inquire thank you.

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Presidential Library

WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

Here is part of the Obama Foundation's statement:

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to...

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WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

Here is part of the Obama Foundation's statement:

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to every institution that expressed interest in carrying President Obama’s legacy forward,” said Board Chair Martin Nesbitt. “These four potential partners have come the farthest in meeting our criteria and have each demonstrated a strong vision for the future Obama Presidential Library. We look forward to working with each institution to further refine their proposals over the coming months, and to presenting our recommendations to the President and First Lady early next year.”

Now is the time to step up North Lawndale. Now is the time, all of us who wants to make a difference in all of the North Lawndales of this country. Let your voices be heard. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in developing this application. I wish you the best! You make Lawndale proud!

  • Congratulations Lawndale and UIC.

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Don't Let Paperwork Be a Problem for Your Nonprofit

Don’t Let Your Paperwork Keep You From Getting the Funding You Deserve

Take the 30-Day Compliance Challenge!

Wednesday Workshops
October 1, 2014 Thru October 22, 2014
10:00 am-11:30 am
BUILD, Inc., 5100 West Harrison
$25.00 per workshop in advance; $35.00 at the door
Facilitator: Valerie F. Leonard, Expert in Community and Organizational Development

Get up to speed with all your filings in 30 days:

IRS
Illinois Attorney General
Illinois Secretary of State
Illinois Department of Revenue
Your Funders

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Don’t Let Your Paperwork Keep You From Getting the Funding You Deserve

Take the 30-Day Compliance Challenge!

Wednesday Workshops
October 1, 2014 Thru October 22, 2014
10:00 am-11:30 am
BUILD, Inc., 5100 West Harrison
$25.00 per workshop in advance; $35.00 at the door
Facilitator: Valerie F. Leonard, Expert in Community and Organizational Development

Get up to speed with all your filings in 30 days:

IRS
Illinois Attorney General
Illinois Secretary of State
Illinois Department of Revenue
Your Funders

Register for Workshop 1: The Roles of the Organization, Community, Foundations and Guidestar https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-your-organization-legal-workshop-1-the-roles-of-the-organization-community-foundations-and-tickets-9084765779

Register for Workshop 2: The Role of the IRS https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-your-organization-legal-workshop-2-the-role-of-the-irs-tickets-13122370363

Register for Workshop 3: The Roles of the Attorney General and the Illinois Department of Revenue https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-your-organization-legal-workshop-3-the-roles-of-the-attorney-general-and-the-department-of-tickets-13122386411

Register for Workshop 4: The Roles of the Secretary of State and the Illinois Department of Employment Security https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-your-organization-legal-workshop-4-the-roles-of-the-secretary-of-state-and-the-department-of-tickets-13122428537

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Presidential Library

On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior...

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On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior site and has a probable chance of winning the Library bid.
A grand Library campus built in a poor community will bring new investments and people, but what about the people here now? Without a sense of accomplishment, where is the sense of ownership? Where is the sense of pride?
North Lawndale’s site was not chosen from outside of the community. Our site submission was developed by the community. The University of Illinois did not approach us; we approached them with our fully researched site. This is the result of a community’s efforts.
When we win the Library (and we will), North Lawndale needs to know that it can say, “We did that!”

https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

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Charles Hughes has best chance to defeat Alderman zalewski

Zalewski poll number below Charles Hughes if election held today! FOR CHICAGO 23 WARD -ALDERMAN RACE FOR FEB 24 2015

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