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Become A Community Organizer

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.

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

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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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.

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

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

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Feb 07

Aurora school closes for rest of week due to flu outbreak

Parents were notified Tuesday night that the school, at 720 Kensington Place, would be closed through Friday. After-school activities, such as sports and band, were also canceled.

    Aurora school closes for rest of week due to flu outbreak
    Holy Angels Catholic School in Aurora is closed for the remainder of the week due to an outbreak of the flu, school officials announced. According to school officials, 26 percent of the students were out with the flu and more children were getting sick.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 29

Indiana man who ‘lived to make other people laugh’ gets hilariously detailed obituary

Friends can visit with the family on Saturday, January 27, from Noon until the time of the Funeral Service at 4:00 PM, with Pastor Mark Wilkins officiating, at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Receptions Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave., Crown Point, IN. Services will conclude at the funeral home.

    Indiana man who 'lived to make other people laugh' gets hilariously detailed obituary
    DEMOTTE, Ind. - A northwest Indiana woman decided the style of traditional obituaries didn't quite fit her dad's personality, so she wrote up one that did, according to WXIN. "He lived to make other people laugh...it was the only way to honor him properly," said daughter, Jean Lahn, of Lowell.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 27

Miracle Whip, Hamburger Helper and the zombie apocalypse: Daughter's obituary for her father goes viral

Visitation was set for noon Jan. 27, followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m. at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Receptions Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave., Crown Point, IN.

    Daughter's loving, humorous tribute to her father goes viral on social media
    Many of the thousands of people reading and sharing Terry Ward's obituary on social media never met the man. But wish they had. From the very first line, which mentions Miracle Whip, Hamburger Helper and the zombie apocalypse, the death notice recently posted to the Geisen Funeral Home website paints a hilarious portrait of "an everyday guy" who loved humor as much as life itself.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 26

Daughter's loving, humorous tribute to her father goes viral on social media

Visitation was set for noon Jan. 27, followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m. at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Receptions Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave., Crown Point, IN.

    Daughter's loving, humorous tribute to her father goes viral on social media
    Many of the thousands of people reading and sharing Terry Ward's obituary on social media never met the man. But wish they had. From the very first line, which mentions Miracle Whip, Hamburger Helper and the zombie apocalypse, the death notice recently posted to the Geisen Funeral Home website paints a hilarious portrait of "an everyday guy" who loved humor as much as life itself.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 25

Northwest Indiana Man’s Death Celebrated In Length, Yet Whimsical Obituary

Friends can visit with the family on Saturday, January 27, from Noon until the time of the Funeral Service at 4:00 PM, with Pastor Mark Wilkins officiating, at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Receptions Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave., Crown Point, IN. Services will conclude at the funeral home.

    Northwest Indiana Man's Death Celebrated In Length, Yet Whimsical Obituary
    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - The death of a northwest Indiana man is being celebrated in a whimsical obituary. Seventy-one-year-old Vietnam war veteran, Terry Wayne Ward of DeMotte, IN died Tuesday. The first sentence of his lengthy obituary said he is, "leaving behind 32 jars of Miracle Whip, 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper and multitudes of other random items that would prove helpful in the event of a zombie apocalypse."
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 25

Jan 24

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    FIRE DAMAGE REPAIRS INCLUDING REPLACE PLUMBING FIXTURES AND WINDOW REPLACEMENT IN SAME LOCATION- (NO ALTERATIONS) (NO HVAC WORK UNDER THIS PERMIT) (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ELECTRICAL MUST BE PULLED UNDER SEPARATE PERMIT- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    11353 S. Langley Ave. Issued January 19, 2018 Comment

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