9 hours ago

Community Engagement Fellowship

Throughout the program, Fellows are challenged to build community relationships, develop fundamental organizing skills, and explore their leadership potential.

For six weeks, Fellows learn from experienced organizers and trainers through weekly online trainings. Fellows get a deep dive into the theory of change behind community organizing, then, when possible, work side-by-side with experienced community organizers where they live.

OFA supporters are change-makers. We're bold. We speak out for progress. And we fight for change by getting organized. Right now, we...

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Throughout the program, Fellows are challenged to build community relationships, develop fundamental organizing skills, and explore their leadership potential.

For six weeks, Fellows learn from experienced organizers and trainers through weekly online trainings. Fellows get a deep dive into the theory of change behind community organizing, then, when possible, work side-by-side with experienced community organizers where they live.

OFA supporters are change-makers. We're bold. We speak out for progress. And we fight for change by getting organized. Right now, we need folks like you—smart, passionate people—more than ever. The Fellowship equips new organizers with the tools and training to bring people together to address root challenges facing local communities.

What you’ll do as a Community Engagement Fellow:

Participate in a Fellows orientation
Attend online training every Wednesday at 7:30pm CT from 3/28 to 5/2
Complete weekly assignments after each online training
Application process and timeline:

Application deadline: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Acceptance will occur on a rolling basis
Program orientation training: Saturday, March 24, 2018

42 hours ago

Man Killed In Roseland Shooting

Officials said 25-year-old Lorreese Smith was shot in the chest and back around 2:30 p.m. near 112th and King.

    Man Killed In Roseland Shooting
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 25-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in the Roseland neighborhood. Officials said 25-year-old Lorreese Smith was shot in the chest and back around 2:30 p.m. near 112th and King. Smith was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he later was pronounced dead.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

42 hours ago

4 Charged With Panty Raid At Victoria’s Secret Store In Wheaton

Man Killed In Roseland ShootingOfficials said 25-year-old Lorreese Smith was shot in the chest and back around 2:30 p.m. near 112th and King.

    4 Charged With Panty Raid At Victoria's Secret Store In Wheaton
    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - A Chicago couple and two juveniles are facing felony charges after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise Wednesday from a Victoria's Secret store in west suburban Wheaton. Darius Irving, 27, Monique Sanders, 24, and the juveniles were each charged with felony counts of retail theft, according to Wheaton police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

42 hours ago

United Flight Slides Off Runway In Green Bay

Man Killed In Roseland ShootingOfficials said 25-year-old Lorreese Smith was shot in the chest and back around 2:30 p.m. near 112th and King.

    United Flight Slides Off Runway In Green Bay
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A United Airlines plane slid off a runway during icy conditions early Friday at Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport. Flight 878 from Houston to Minneapolis was diverted to Madison, Wisconsin, due to severe weather overnight, according to United.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

42 hours ago

Man Killed In Roseland Shooting

Man Killed In Roseland ShootingOfficials said 25-year-old Lorreese Smith was shot in the chest and back around 2:30 p.m. near 112th and King.

2 days ago

2 dead, 1 wounded in city shootings

In the earlier homicide, a 25-year-old man was shot about 2:30 p.m. in the 11200 block of South King Drive, police said.

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The most recent homicide happened about 6:25 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Morgan Street where a man in his early to mid-20s was shot in the head, police said.

Most recently, a 26-year-old man was shot in the hand in a drive-by attack around 7:55 p.m. in the 1700 block of West Cullerton Street in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, police said. He was on foot when someone fired at him from a passing vehicle.

    2 dead, 1 wounded in city shootings
    Two men were fatally shot Thursday in the Roseland and Englewood neighborhoods on the Far South and South sides, Chicago police said, and another man was injured in a shooting on the Near Southwest Side. The most recent homicide happened about 6:25 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Man seriously wounded in shooting on Far South Side

The attack happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 11200 block of South King Drive, according to a Chicago police media notification.

    Man fatally wounded in shooting on Far South Side
    A 25-year-old man was fatally wounded Thursday afternoon in a shooting on the Far South Side in the Roseland neighborhood, Chicago police said. The attack happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 11200 block of South King Drive, according to a Chicago police media notification.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

What's the cheapest rental available in Roseland, right now?

10922 South Vernon Ave., #2 Listed at $700 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, located at 10922 South...

11000 S Indiana Ave., #2S Then there's this apartment with 1-bedroom and 1.5-bathrooms at 11000 S Indiana Ave., listed at $850 / month. In the unit, expect to find air conditioning, hardwood flooring, ceiling fans and in-unit laundry. Cats and dogs are not allowed. (See the listing here

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11107 S Emerald Ave., #3 This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment, situated at 11107 S Emerald Ave., is listed for $725 / month. In the unit, you're promised hardwood flooring, arched doorways, ample closet space and on-site laundry. Unfortunately, pets are not welcome. (See the complete listing here

6 W 111th Pl., #1F This 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom apartment, situated at 6 W 111th Pl., is listed for $925 / month. In the unit, look for hardwood flooring, in-unit laundry...

    What's the cheapest rental available in Roseland, right now?
    If you're seeking a new spot to live, you know how hard it can be to find a good deal. So what does the low-end rent on a rental in Roseland look like these days--and what might you get for the price?
    http://abc7chicago.com

5 days ago

Feb 13

Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, February 13

Public Meeting on the South Red Line Extension Tonight 6-8 PM at 250 E. 111th (Tribune)

    Today's Headlines for Tuesday, February 13
    Winter-Related Tickets Are Focused on a Handful of South Side Neighborhoods (WBEZ) Active Trans Calls on the CPD to Respond to Continuing Bike Ticket Disparities Transit Expert Ed Zotti Discusses the O'Hare Express (Chicago Newsroom) Ice Blamed for Multiple Local Collisions, Including Fatal Crash on the Stevenson (CBS) Kinzie Street Bridge Is Closed for Repairs This Week (RNRA) Michigan City Approves Funding for 1st Phase of Singing Sands Trail (NWI.com) Public Meeting on the South Red Line Extension Tonight 6-8 PM at 250 E.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Feb 12

Public invited to weigh in on CTA's planned Red Line extension on South Side

The event will not include a formal presentation, but CTA staff will be on hand to answer questions from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy gymnasium at 250 E. 111th Street.

    Public invited to weigh in on CTA's planned Red Line extension on South Side
    The public will get a chance to check out plans, ask questions and even offer their own two cents about plans to extend the Red Line south of 95th Street at a Tuesday night open house hosted by the CTA.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 12

Reminder: Public meeting for CTA Red Line extension

250 E. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628

    Reminder: Public meeting for CTA Red Line extension
    CTA has selected a Preferred Alignment for the Red Line Extension Project You are invited to a Public Open House to learn more CTA is proposing to extend the Red Line 5.3 miles from 95th Street to 130th Street. Click here to learn more about the project. When and Where?
    http://www.sixthward.us

Feb 10

Feb 07

Today’s Headlines for Wednesday, February 7

Hearing on the Red Line Extension Tuesday 2/13, 6-8 PM at Brooks School, 250 E. 111th

    Today's Headlines for Wednesday, February 7
    Equiticy's Reed Is Traveling to Moscow, Lima, and Across the U.S.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

Feb 03

Jan 31

New Red Line extension plan would uproot fewer Far South Side homes

250 East 111th St.

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...the extension’s path. He has operated Donald’s Auto Repair at the corner of West 115th Street and South Lafayette Avenue since his family first bought the business in 1976.  CTA has proposed to build one...

...new stations with park ‘n ride lots and bus connections, on 103rd Street, 111th Street, 115th and Michigan Avenue, and 130th Street. Studies have shown that on average property values near transit tend to...

    New Red Line extension plan would uproot fewer Far South Side homes
    Photo by Yingxu Jane Hao Shari Henry breathed a sigh of relief at the news. The home she shares with her mother will not be taken to make way for the planned Red Line extension to the city's southern limits.
    http://www.chicagoreporter.com

Jan 30

Red Line Extension Gets a Path, But Will It Go Anywhere?

CTA will host a public open house on February 13, 2018 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy gymnasium (250 East 111th Street, Chicago, Illinois) to present the alignment to the community.

    Red Line Extension Gets a Path, But Will It Go Anywhere?
    The City of Chicago has announced the route it wants the CTA's Red Line to take when work begins on its southern extension. The project has been the dream of commuters, and the campaign promise of many a politician for decades. While it's possible to take a subway to the northern, eastern, and western extremities [...]
    https://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

Jan 29

  • Supplies for Success

    Mr. Mrozek is asking for $883.89:
    My students need new markers and erasers, and I need supplies to keep my classroom a clean, productive and well-resourced center for learning. My students also need organizational supplies like binders and dividers.
    Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Aca Comment

Jan 28

Jan 26

CTA reveals route, four new stations for Far South Side Red Line extension

An open house to present details of the alignment plan to local residents has been set for Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy gymnasium at 250 E. 111th Street.

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In addition to 5.3 miles of new track, the extension calls for the creation of four new stations at 103rd Street, 111th Street, Michigan Avenue near 115th Street, and—of course—a 130th Street terminal in the Far South Side community of Riverdale.

    CTA reveals route, new stations for South Side Red Line extension
    The planned extension of the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line from 95th Street south to 130th Street took a big step forward Friday as officials announced the proposed path for the long-overdue transit improvement project. Departing from the soon-to-be-revamped 95th Street terminal, the "preferred alignment"-or route-would run along the west side of the Union Pacific Railroad line to about 109th Street.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Jan 22

Jan 04

Updated Jan 19

Support NursingInspired| A Pre-Nursing mentorship and educational program for African American

DYK that of the 2,824,641 (RNs) in the US, "9.9% of RN's are black or African American."

Dear fellow Roseland residents, I'm asking you to support my GoFundMe forNursingInspired: https://www.gofundme.com/NursingInspired

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
Young adults (who will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school) and High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors
Live in Chicago
✔Identifies as African American ❤️🖤💚 or ethnically underrepresented
✔Lives in an area of economical and/or educational disadvantage
✔May or may...

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DYK that of the 2,824,641 (RNs) in the US, "9.9% of RN's are black or African American."

Dear fellow Roseland residents, I'm asking you to support my GoFundMe forNursingInspired: https://www.gofundme.com/NursingInspired

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
Young adults (who will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school) and High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors
Live in Chicago
✔Identifies as African American ❤️🖤💚 or ethnically underrepresented
✔Lives in an area of economical and/or educational disadvantage
✔May or may not go away to college (outside of Greater Chicago Area or outside of Illinois)
✔Desire to pursue a career in nursing

WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR:
One (1) Pocket projector and (1) portable projector screen for educational programs/seminars to prepare students to apply to college & nursing school for private small groups, youth groups and at schools

HOW SOON THE FUNDS ARE NEEDED:
* $332.28 by January 4, 2018 (For January 7th educational program)

BACKGROUND:
Chicago, IL | Founded in 2017, NursingInspired is a mentorship and educational program for ethnically underrepresented moreover African American youth high school students & young adults that seek to pursue a higher education & nursing career.

I am currently working with several young adults that are taking their prerequisites. The goal is to guide them with individualized preparatory "care plans" in their nursing school applications as well as group educational sessions.

In time, I seek to reach out to collaborate with various African American youth organizations and schools throughout the Southside of Chicago with educational programs, events and exposure to area nursing schools and organizations.

Thankful and Warm Regards,

Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
NursingInspired | Founder
http://bit.ly/FMF_NursingInspired

SOURCE:
Minority Nurse (2015). Nursing Statistics. Retrieved from: http://minoritynurse.com/nursing-statistics/

    Click here to support Pre-Nursing|African American youth organized by Fallon Warm Heart Flowers
    NursingInspired Who will benefit : @ High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors @Young adults - Will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school *Live in Chicago *Identifies as African American or ethnically underrepresented ...
    https://www.gofundme.com
  • Fallon Flowers Grew up in Marynook & now in West Chesterfield

    📢Supporters, Ladies, and Gentlemen,

    Apart of the Personal Preparation series: "Applying to Nursing School
    information session"

    The first installment of educational event(s),
    this past Sunday, January 7th, 2018 was a success!

    Thank you 👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿 to all those who donated and spread the word
    about what I am seeking to execute...

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    📢Supporters, Ladies, and Gentlemen,

    Apart of the Personal Preparation series: "Applying to Nursing School
    information session"

    The first installment of educational event(s),
    this past Sunday, January 7th, 2018 was a success!

    Thank you 👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿 to all those who donated and spread the word
    about what I am seeking to execute with 💡NursingInspired👩🏾‍🏫.

    While the funds raised 💸 have still been coming in,
    I was not able to get the projector and screen in time.

    However, I was able to borrow, both a
    projector and projector screen from a close friend.
    💖Thank you, Erica Lamb!👼🏾

    In the meantime, mentees present at the session received:
    ✔️folders with their agenda and program materials.
    ✔️treat bags including "Future Nurse" writing pens to take note of the many time-saving tips to help them apply to nursing school,
    ✔️organizational binders to help them keep track of their top nursing schools they are applying to, as well as prepare them for school visits and interviews.

    Please continue to spread the word about this effort for
    African American❣️️🖤💚 youth in Chicago and the field of Nursing.

    Inspirationally Yours,
    Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
    💡 NursingInspired 👩🏾‍🏫| Founder
    http://bit.ly/FMF_NursingInspired

    *** Donations still welcome via Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/nursinginspired or GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/NursingInspired ***

    #collegeprep #prenursing #diversity #healthcare #Futurenurse #AfricanAmerican #Black #Chicago #youth #parents #highschool #teachers #career #advisors #College #STEM #STEAM #Nurse #Nursing #NurseInnovation #NurseLeader #Leadership #Iinnovation #Entrepreneur #Nursepreneur #minority #minorities #BlackOwnedBusiness #Femaleowned #nursementor #mentor #nationalmentoringmonth

  • Fallon Flowers Grew up in Marynook & now in West Chesterfield

    At exactly 3 weeks in, exciting updates include that NursingInspired has ITS OWN pocket projector and portable projector screen!

    This allows more educational sessions to be done for our mentees and interested youth groups in the future.

    Here's to all the African American youth in Chicago that will be "Inspired...

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    At exactly 3 weeks in, exciting updates include that NursingInspired has ITS OWN pocket projector and portable projector screen!

    This allows more educational sessions to be done for our mentees and interested youth groups in the future.

    Here's to all the African American youth in Chicago that will be "Inspired to be a nurse"!

    Inspirationally Yours,
    Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
    💡NursingInspired👩🏾‍🏫|Founder

    Business card: http://bit.ly/FMF_NursingInspired
    Website: http://nursinginspired.business.site/

    #collegeprep #prenursing #diversity #healthcare #Futurenurse #AfricanAmerican #Black #Chicago #youth #parents #highschool #teachers #career #advisors #College #STEM #STEAM #Nurse #Nursing #NurseInnovation #NurseLeader #Leadership #Iinnovation #Entrepreneur #Nursepreneur #minority #minorities #BlackOwnedBusiness #Femaleowned #nursementor #mentor #nationalmentoringmonth

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Jan 14

  • Boys Volleyball Jerseys!

    Ms. Peterek is asking for $559.74:
    My students need new jerseys for our JV team. With our expanding program, we do not have enough jerseys for all players.
    Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Aca Comment

Jan 09

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