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Train as a Community Organizer

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

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...

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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

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.

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.

Jan 18

Updated 4 days ago

5th year The Gift of Glamour Prom dress Drive and giveaway

It's almost our favorite time of year!!!! The time when we collect dresses for prom and then have a huge giveaway!!!! Some dresses are brand new and others worn once. All accessories are BRAND NEW and are free with all dresses. Kicks off February 1st!!!

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Spring is in the air!

Hello neighbors,

Is anyone interested in starting a neighborhood garden in South Shore? Do you know of an empty lot for which we could get permission to use to install some raised beds and work together to grow some vegetables?
I have the knowledge and willpower to help but I can't do it by myself.
Who's interested???

Jan 29

Updated 6 days ago

National Black Nurse's Day 30th Anniversary

National Black Nurses Day (NBND) is a long-held is a celebration that recognizes the service of outstanding African American Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) for the work that they provide to the community.

This year is the 30th NBND Anniversary celebration! It will highlight the achievements of professional nurses in the area of community health, public health, correctional health, transplantation and healthcare advocacy.

It is scheduled to be held on Friday, February 23rd 2018 at Apostolic Faith...

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National Black Nurses Day (NBND) is a long-held is a celebration that recognizes the service of outstanding African American Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) for the work that they provide to the community.

This year is the 30th NBND Anniversary celebration! It will highlight the achievements of professional nurses in the area of community health, public health, correctional health, transplantation and healthcare advocacy.

It is scheduled to be held on Friday, February 23rd 2018 at Apostolic Faith Church -3823 S. Indiana, Chicago, IL at 6pm.

Friends and family of nurses recognized, Nursing colleagues, nursing instructors, student nurses and the community at large are all invited to attend this event.

There are various levels of sponsorship participation for interested healthcare representatives, organizations, providers or anyone with a healthcare business or service that seeks to maximize greater visibility in this community of African American professional and student nurses.

FOR MORE INFO:

Please contact the National Black Nurses Day Committee via phone at: 773-792-7222 or by email at nbndc8665@gmail.com.

The NBND committee is comprised of four predominantly African American nursing organizations within the City of Chicago:

Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses’ Association, Alpha Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., Beta Mu Chapter of Lambda Pi Alpha Sorority and the Provident Hospital Nurse’s Alumni Association.

Since 1988, National Black Nurses Day has been recognized by the United States Congress on the first Friday in the month of February. This was made possible with the instrumental assistance of the Honorable Charles Rangel of New York, ensuring the acknowledgement of contributions Black Nurses and their contributions to healthcare and society.

Please find the flyer attached to this post for your viewing.

Feb 17

Updated 6 days ago

Not sure what happened

🤗 Hi everyone not sure what happened I was having problems getting on every block hopefully it's ok now. Really missed it. hope all have been doing great, enjoy your weekend

Feb 16

Updated Feb 17

No Black History Display in City Hall for Black History Month?

No Black History Display in City Hall? Why is that? and Who is Responsible?
Neither the Mayor's Office or Black Caucus sought to put a historic display of
African American Heroes here in Chicago...Inventors/Artists/Educators and Elected Officals have contributed much to the fabric of the city. According to WVON an obscured
display on the Cook County Side is barely distinguishable.
This inaction will be remember at the POLLS!

  • John P. Jones Seasoned community organizer and urban strategist

    This is so unfortunate. They continue their sense of carelessness.

Feb 17

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Feb 05

Updated Feb 08

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) deadline 2/15

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a FREE six-week summer enrichment program for college students underrepresented (inc African American/Blacks) in the health professions & those from communities of socioeconomic & educational disadvantage #nursinginspired #prenursing #nursing #nursinginspired #FutureofNursing #Futurenurse

APPLICATION DUE IN 10 DAYS!

For more info visit: https://goo.gl/posts/vcTYn

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

    Due next Thursday! They will be able to choose from seven different schools throughout the nation for nursing of the 11 total for all types of Health Professions. This program is unique because most of these type of programs are for a high school students. Now college students actually get a chance! Pass the word on!

Feb 08

COMING SOON "Block Club Chicago" from editorial team members of DNAinfo Chicago!

According to their Twitter page: "Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit neighborhood news site started by former editors and reporters at DNAinfo Chicago."

They intend to launch their digital-first website in April 2018, of the diverse areas of Chicago.

They recently went to Kickstarter PBC, a funding platform where they have raised  $117,872 pledged of $25,000 from a total of 1,957 backers to date. They have 27days to go for their funding goals.

On Kickstarter, you can read the full description of...

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According to their Twitter page: "Block Club Chicago is a nonprofit neighborhood news site started by former editors and reporters at DNAinfo Chicago."

They intend to launch their digital-first website in April 2018, of the diverse areas of Chicago.

They recently went to Kickstarter PBC, a funding platform where they have raised  $117,872 pledged of $25,000 from a total of 1,957 backers to date. They have 27days to go for their funding goals.

On Kickstarter, you can read the full description of what they intend to do with the funds. You can also watch a full video featuring local business owners that support this effort including Chatham's very own Jahmal Cole, Founder of My Block, My Hood, My City.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/544623986/bringing-neighborhood-news-back-by-block-club-chic-

The founders of Block Club Chicago are Jen Sabella, Shamus Toomey and Stephanie Lulay. 

Their smaller yet dedicated team that they have gathered so far is:
Shamus Toomey // Editor-In-Chief, Co-Founder
Jen Sabella // Director of Strategy, Co-Founder 
Stephanie Lulay // Managing Editor, Co-Founder
Kelly Bauer // Reporter
Mauricio Peña // Reporter
Alisa Hauser // Reporter
Mina Bloom // Reporter
Lee Edwards // Reporter

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The Chicago Citizen Weekly | Fallon Flowers Creates NursingInspired Program

On this #ThankfulThursday, I am humbled and honored to have this article written to share and support my creation of NursingInspired. I am grateful to God for his opening my eyes to see a need for Him to give me the ability to fulfill it.

*Special Thanks to Mr. Christopher Shuttlesworth for taking the time out to speak to me and write this article!*

#Nurse #Nursing #NurseInnovation #NurseLeader #Leadership #Innovation #Entrepreneur #Nursepreneur #BlackOwnedBusiness #Femaleowned #nursementor #mentor

#Community #Southside #Chatham #WestChesterfield #Roseland #Chicago

#AfricanAmerican #Black #minority #minorities #diversity #DiversityMatters

#Nurse #Nursing #STEM #STEAM #healthcare #prenursing #Futurenurse #youth
#HighSchool #collegeprep #College #CollegeStudents #advisors #parents #teachers #career

Inspirationally Yours,

Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
NursingInspired | Founder

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http://thechicagocitizen.com/news/2018/jan/24/fallon-flowers-creates-nursinginspired-program/

    Fallon Flowers Creates NursingInspired Program
    Fallon Flowers Creates Nursing Inspired Program By Christopher Shuttlesworth Fallon Flowers founded NursingInspired, in 2017, a mentorship and educational program for ethnically underrepresented African American high school students and young adults who seek to pursue a higher education and career in nursing. Flowers is currently working with several young adults that are taking their nursing prerequisites.
    http://thechicagocitizen.com

Jan 24

Jan 23

Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum - Monday, Jan 29 at 7PM!!

Hi all! Nextdoor Bronzeville is proud to be hosting the Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum on next Monday, January 29, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church - Service Hall (4622 S. King Drive) at 7PM!! The flyer is attached here!
Submit your questions in advance by sending to ilstaterep5@yahoo.com.

Come out and hear Lamont Robinson, Ken Dunkin, Felicia Bullock and Dilara Sayeed discuss how they are best suited to serve our district and address our needs!

See you on Monday!

Jan 19

New Skyscraper Will Add Over 1,000 Parking Spaces Above a Subway Station

...when the CTA is wrapping up a multi-year study regarding “Bus Slow Zones” on 79th St and Chicago Ave, which it plans to deliver at the end of this month. While a copy is...

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...Commission approved a $500 million mixed-use development to be constructed at the corner of Chicago Ave. and State St. on a parcel now containing a surface parking lot for Holy Name Cathedral. The development...

...paying up to $40,000 for the construction of a single “concrete bus pad” on Dearborn St. just north of Chicago Ave., and moving a CTA bus shelter on Michigan Ave., three blocks away from the development...

    New Skyscraper Will Add Over 1,000 Parking Spaces Above a Subway Station
    Yesterday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved a $500 million mixed-use development to be constructed at the corner of Chicago Ave. and State St. on a parcel now containing a surface parking lot for Holy Name Cathedral. The development, "One Chicago Square", will contain 795 rental units, 75 condos, several floors for commercial use, and a whopping 1,090 parking spaces.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

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Updated Jan 12

Yes, Yes, Mariano's Om South Shore

I would very much want them on 71st in Jeffery. Have lived in the area for over 50 yrs. There are stable people that would like to shop in our community, rather than drive a distance North or South.

  • Mr. Hassan I did go down the street for many years and shopped at Dominick's on 71st.for many years while they were here in the neighborhood and yes their food prices had become very high also I believe that is one reason why they were losing Business and closed. Because...

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    Mr. Hassan I did go down the street for many years and shopped at Dominick's on 71st.for many years while they were here in the neighborhood and yes their food prices had become very high also I believe that is one reason why they were losing Business and closed. Because people started shopping else where like Walmart and also food for less too get same brand of products but at less cost and I been shopping at food for less now for awhile since they haven't put a new food store in our area on 71st Jeffery I'm about 4 yrs or more now. So yes I go elsewhere now too shop and some times it can be very costly transportation wise but what else am I too do I don't care for jewels on 75th stony the store too small and crowded all time and everything thing also out stock and pick over and there prices are just ridiculous too high especially the fresh meat. Alda and save a lot is 👌 for some things. But when I really want food shopping for me and my family I go up on 87th and Danryan too Food for less and stock up for weeks on food for me and mine. And I never had a problem with any thing I ever bought there at all. I save money and get my money worth and my family stock up with food for weeks and they are feed well. So I would like too see a food for less store put there on 71st.jeffery.cause I believe they would get twice as much business there from this community then a Mariano's would but that's just my opinion. But no matter what any store replace there would be welcome and greatly appreciated and needed. Cause it been too long not having one there Now. 😃

  • Hassan Non

    @Clinette, I'm with you 100%, at this point any grocer would be welcomed. Karriems and Stop n Save supposed had come to this location but I don't know what happened. Maybe if Leslie ran the ward right we'd have had one by now

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

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

Please 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...

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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. "

Please 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 and 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

Jan 03

Chicago, south suburb to pay nearly $13 million over 2 fatal police pursuits

...lost sight of the black car, but then it pulled in front of them near 76th Street and Blackstone Avenue. They were now the lead police pursuit car, with Pittman close behind...

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...being pursued by a Calumet Park cop at high speeds ran a red light at 87th Street and Lafayette Avenue and slammed into his black Lexus shortly before 1 a.m. March 14, 2014. The...

Nettles wrote that he tried to stop the van at 119th Street and Ashland Avenue along the border of Calumet Park and Chicago, but the driver, Shanell Terrell, continued on. Nettles gave pursuit, his emergency lights operating.

The chain of events leading up to the fatal police pursuit began about eight minutes earlier when a dispatcher broadcast over the police radio a report of a burglary in progress in the 7800 block of South Ellis Avenue.

GPS data showed both Sivicek and Pittman blew through a red light at Jeffery Boulevard and 76th without slowing or clearing the intersection, according to the plaintiffs’ summary of experts.

Four blocks later, at Yates and 76th, Jones blew through a red light. Two cars cleared the intersection in the next 7½ seconds before the police SUV smashed into Reynolds’ car as she drove into the intersection on a green light, the experts said.

    City, south suburb to pay nearly $13 million over 2 fatal police pursuits
    Jacqueline Reynolds, a 56-year-old assistant at a Chicago law firm, was killed on Chicago's South Side as she drove to a funeral when another vehicle sped past a red light and smashed into her car.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 03

City, south suburb to pay nearly $13 million over 2 fatal police pursuits

...lost sight of the black car, but then it pulled in front of them near 76th Street and Blackstone Avenue. They were now the lead police pursuit car, with Pittman close behind...

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

...being pursued by a Calumet Park cop at high speeds ran a red light at 87th Street and Lafayette Avenue and slammed into his black Lexus shortly before 1 a.m. March 14, 2014. The...

Nettles wrote that he tried to stop the van at 119th Street and Ashland Avenue along the border of Calumet Park and Chicago, but the driver, Shanell Terrell, continued on. Nettles gave pursuit, his emergency lights operating.

The chain of events leading up to the fatal police pursuit began about eight minutes earlier when a dispatcher broadcast over the police radio a report of a burglary in progress in the 7800 block of South Ellis Avenue.

GPS data showed both Sivicek and Pittman blew through a red light at Jeffery Boulevard and 76th without slowing or clearing the intersection, according to the plaintiffs’ summary of experts.

Four blocks later, at Yates and 76th, Jones blew through a red light. Two cars cleared the intersection in the next 7½ seconds before the police SUV smashed into Reynolds’ car as she drove into the intersection on a green light, the experts said.

    City, south suburb to pay nearly $13 million over 2 fatal police pursuits
    Jacqueline Reynolds, a 56-year-old assistant at a Chicago law firm, was killed on Chicago's South Side as she drove to a funeral when another vehicle sped past a red light and smashed into her car.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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