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Local group seeks other Community Activists who want to help end violence

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses, are dedicated to improving the quality of life on the West Side. They are actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and ending youth violence.

They host monthly Community Empowerment forums, that are welcome to the public.

Please consider contributing to their efforts!

Info: http://on.fb.me/1s68Iwo & http://bit.ly/1j7EsZE

  • Hello, I emailed them to find out when they would be having the next meeting and heard nothing. Please advise.

  • Hello! My sincere apologies. We host our Community Empowerment and Unification meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 6:00 pm SHARP at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago. Therefor, the next meeting will be September 8th. Thanks and hope to see you there!

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Join us in our mission of creating a safe, drug-free community!

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses, are dedicated to improving the quality of life on the West Side community. We are actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and ending youth violence.

We host monthly Community Empowerment forums, that are welcome to the public.

Please consider joining us in our efforts!

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Nov 15 2011

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Westside Girl kipnapped on Kedzie

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Bus Stop, East Garfield Park, escape, Kedzie Avenue, kidnapping, West Side

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    In East side and North side neighborhoods kids are safe enough that they can walk to/from school safely. It is only in neighborhoods where policing is poor that parent's have to walk their kids to school because of the crime/gang/drug problems.

    This is a policing issue not a good parenting...

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    In East side and North side neighborhoods kids are safe enough that they can walk to/from school safely. It is only in neighborhoods where policing is poor that parent's have to walk their kids to school because of the crime/gang/drug problems.

    This is a policing issue not a good parenting issue. Why should parents in our neighborhood have to walk the kids when parents in other neighborhoods don't even have to worry that something might happen to their kids.

    I am not going to let my neighbors take the brunt of blame for bad things happening here. There is plenty to go around for everyone. If everyone just did a little more to care and learn the right moves...we could have better progress.

    Currently there are very few that go to the records, look, study, make a plan...and get positive things to happen.

    So who is the problem? The liquor seller or the liquor user? The drug seller or the drug user? Racism is a bad thing all the way around.

    There would be NO STORES at all here if some one didn't come and open a business. Blacks don't open business, whites don't open business...who is left? Some immigrant that had a harder time in the country they left that we bombed...than they have dealing with gang/drug people in our neighborhood.

    Remember...the cost of government spending by city hall is in the billions...maybe 6 billion. Where is our fair share? Where are the jobs? Where is the Safety? Where is the GOOD education for our kids...Where is the economic development?

    We didn't get our share. Who didn't give it to us...what color were they? What color were the politicians?

    A small nobody store owner in our neighborhood didn't deprive us of anything. It was our government that failed us; that is who to blame.

  • MCBratcher Resident

    Most importantly, the girl was able to escape! That's an answer to prayer!

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Want to help stop the violence in Chicago?

We are a group of local residents, businesses, churches, agencies, and government representatives working together to help improve the quality of life on the West Side of Chicago. The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders hold a monthly Community Empowerment Forum to discuss ways to create a safe, drug-free neighborhood. We hope you'll consider getting involved!

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The public is welcome to attend our next Community Empowerment Forum which will be held at...

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We are a group of local residents, businesses, churches, agencies, and government representatives working together to help improve the quality of life on the West Side of Chicago. The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders hold a monthly Community Empowerment Forum to discuss ways to create a safe, drug-free neighborhood. We hope you'll consider getting involved!

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- September 8, 2014 at 6pm:
The public is welcome to attend our next Community Empowerment Forum which will be held at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago.

- October 13, 2014 at 6:00pm:
All are invited to attend a Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forum at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago.

Read about our August Community Empowerment Forum here: http://bit.ly/Vpxoli

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Local group of activists are dedicated to improving the West Garfield Park neighborhood

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses working together to improve the quality of life on the West Side community, is actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and ending youth violence.

This group hosts a Community Forum that's open to the public where locals discuss how we can all play a part in improving the quality of life of our community. Details: http://on.fb.me/1s68Iwo

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