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New City - Safe and Peaceful Communities

In May 2018 The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has awarded AWOFINC a 2018 grant, one of 132 rapid-response grants to support activities that promote safe and peaceful conditions in 19 prioritized Chicago communities. AWOFINC's Parent Information & Resouces, Violence Prevention Consortium and Youth Leadership & Development initiatives seek to identify and establish Community-Based Participatory Partnerships with groups and organizations. The consortium will be actively engaging multiple communities. Find out how you can participate in Leadership Training, Community Engagement, Violence Prevention initiatives as well as youth programs by contacting our office or send a message to any of our cooperating initiatives Facebook pages.

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  • T-Shirts and Shoes to Hoop

    Mr. L. is asking for $1527.12:
    My students need shoes and t-shirts for practicing basketball and doing drills before and during the season.
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  • 1-2-3/A-B-C Look Mom And Dad - See What I Can Do!

    Ms. Gonzalez is asking for $573.36:
    My students need a printer and ink to showcase their work to their parents and school community through pictures of them working on their projects.
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  • Mindfulness for My School Community

    Ms. DeSanto is asking for $2602.65:
    I need professional development to become a certified yoga instructor and learn about social emotional learning in order to teach my students mindfulness techniques that help reduce stress and anxiety.
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Man charged with string of armed robberies in Back of the Yards

In the 1400 block of West 49th Place on March 26 at about 6:10 a.m.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

Henson was arrested Tuesday in the 4600 Block of South Halsted Street for retail theft and was linked to three armed robberies in Back of the Yards, police said:

In the 1200 block of West 49th Place on March 30 at about 7:20 p.m.

In the 4900 block of South Racine Avenue on April 3 at about 8:40 p.m.

Henson lives in the 1100 block of West 50th Street, blocks from the robberies, according to police. He was due in bond court Wednesday.

    Man charged with string of armed robberies in Back of the Yards
    A man with a long criminal record of theft and gun charges has been arrested for a string of armed robberies in the Back of the Yards neighborhood since late last month, according to Chicago police. Jeffon Henson, 30, has been charged with three felony counts of armed robbery with a gun and one misdemeanor count of retail theft.

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