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Click Here: Southeast Side Community Bulletin Board with Activities, Events, Resources, Services, & Workshops Flyer’s Album For August 2020

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”  Hose 4:6

If you want some music as you browse through events……………….

Subject to Change  Add-On & Undated Frequently. Scroll Down to view flyers or Click to read what events are in the album updates: Southeast Side Community Bulletin Board with Activities, Events, Resources, Services, & Workshops Flyer’s Album For August 1, 2020

This is gathered info shared by the

SSA#5 South Chicago

Alderman/ Alderwoman, Government Officials, Community Organizations and Leaders, and Community Residents: In hopes of keeping you more in the loop and increase the sharing of information and participation throughout our communities “Not My Events” This mainly focus on the activities, events, resources, and  services in Jackson Park Highland, South Shore, Avalon, Calumet Heights, South Chicago, Bush, Eastside, Jeffery Manor/South Deering, and Hegewisch. Please feel free to send Activities, Events, and Resources that you would like to be added to this album flyers to me through email or inbox.  Know Your Neighbors…..Know Your Neighborhoods” Events are Subject to Change.  Please Share!
This Album Is Divided Into 4 sections Highlighting a Few Events:

  1. New Activities, Events, and Services (Beginning of Page). 
  2. Weekly & Monthly Activities.
  3. Schedules Of : 3rd & 4th District CAPS Community Beats, Committees, Alderman, Senators and State Representatives, Police                                                                   Board Meeting
  4. Bottom of the Page What You Have Missed? “Previous Events”:

1. New Activities, Events, Services, & Workshops:

Sport Events Activities COVID  by Governor Stay Safe & Health

Info Shared by State Rep Marcus Evans Jr.



Info Shared by South Chicago Neighborhood Network Community Resources :



Info Shared by Danielle Richards

Info Shared by Officer Ross 4th District CAPS


City Clerk Schedule Meetings

City of Chicago


Great Political Info and Live Footage of Government Info 


Info Shared by Calumet Park & Maria Stone:

The Chicago Park District is partnering with WTTW – Chicago PBS to present a curated collection of the incredible breadth of the city’s talent. Starting July 31, WTTW will air “Night Out in the Parks:
The Stars in Your Backyard” at 5:30 PM featuring 17 of our #NightOutintheParks artists every Friday through August 28.
Check out Las BomPleneras, Midnight Circus, A Flor de Piel, Chicago Fringe Opera, Walkabout Theater Company, Tsukasa Taiko & Kalapriya are among the first scheduled performances.




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Minority Creative Grant Program

JOANN Stores’ mission is to inspire creativity in everyone, and we realize the importance of contributing to Black crafters and sewists who are widely underrepresented in the industry. In its first year, the JOANN Minority Creative Grant program will commit $100,000 to Black entrepreneurs, small businesses, and charitable efforts to continue creating, inspiring and finding their Happy Place.

Twenty candidates will be selected to receive $5,000 in JOANN credit, to be used by December 2021.
In addition, each winner will have the opportunity to be considered for a paid instructor role with Creativebug, to help raise their artist profile. Winners will also be featured in JOANN Marketing and Social Channels, to help gain visibility and support for their work.

We are so excited for the opportunity to inspire more Black creatives and help them continue finding Handmade Happiness.


The Black Community Collaborative works to advocate for and create culturally relevant solutions to support the academic needs of our students. Black Parents SPEAK! We would like to hear from you about your personal experience within Chicago Public Schools. This survey will be used to collect data so that we can create culturally relevant supports to address the needs of Black students in the district. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.


Registration for Breaking Ground: A College-to-Career GED Prep Program
6216 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660-1208, United States
Jul 26 at 10 AM – Aug 6 at 12 PM
6216 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660-1208, United States
Hosted by Breaking Ground
Registration for our no-cost fall GED online program begins Monday, July 27, 2020. Registration is by phone only. If you are interested please call between the hours of 9:00A.M. – 5:00 P.M.: 1-312-884-9442


Start Classes this Month: We at Our Lady of Guadalupe are so excited to safely and thoughtfully welcome each family back in August! We also know that this might be an emotional time for children. Check out this video from the Director of Social and Emotional Learning for the Office of Catholic Schools. Ms. Maldonado walks through three key strategies to communicate with and benefit your child’s emotional well-being. We at OLG care about your family and hope these tips help you prepare for a safe and happy experience this fall.
If you haven’t already, contact us to enroll at (773) 768-0999. Don’t wait, join us today and together we’ll create the necessary framework for building a brighter future for our students.

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Jackson Park- 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. 8/1 from 10:00-12:00

Pitch In Clean Up

Jackson Park- 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. 8/1 from 10:00-12:00



Pitch in and help keep Bessemer Park clean this summer. There are two dates available to help. Volunteers must register via this link to participate. Sign Up:
Wearing a mask/face covering is required at all times. Clean up supplies will be provided. People will be in groups of less than 10 people to observe social distancing.


Mid Year Update- SECREC Southeast Chicago Real Estate Club
Online Event
Saturday, Aug 1st 10 AM – 11:30 PM Hosted by South East Chicago Real Estate Club
Online Event
2020 has been a year for the record books. Update on the group activity since covid, Mid Year Update- SECREC, open networking, real estate opportunities  http://WWW.SOUTHEASTCHICAGOREALESTATECLUB.COM/


National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on America’s Summer
Online Event
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 11 AM – 12 PM EDT
Hosted by America’s Summer Roadtrip and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Online Event
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is one of 12 live tours on America’s Summer Roadtrip on August 1. You’ll get to see an authentic slave pen, see one-of-a-kind art, and get an up-close look at an area that is currently closed to the public.
Check out the other tours that are part of America’s Summer Roadtrip at





Victory Rally  Still Happening:
” The Statute Has Been Removed”

Rally to Remove Columbus From South Chicago 9200 S.Chicago Ave 
9200 S South Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60617-4512, United States
Saturday, Aug 1st  at 2 PM – 3:30 PM
9200 S South Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60617-4512, United States
Hosted by Chicago Brown Beret National Organization
Come join us in person to protest the removal of the Columbus statue in the South Chicago neighborhood. 2 down and this one should be next !


Info Shared by Linda Hudson

It truly will be a night that feels like a dream! Join us under the city lights for music, food, giveaways and the screening of DREAMGIRLS!
7p-8:30p – live music, contests and games!
Movie screening at dusk!
TIX: $55 PER CAR (up to (6) people per vehicle).
Includes music and movie + popcorn bucket for the group!


Sunday, August 2 from Noon-2 pm (CST) is the College Student Drive-Up Prayer. College students will be covered in prayer and receive blessed-oil.

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600 College Students: This Sunday from 12 noon until 2pm we will give out blessed oil and pray for college students! 76th & Greenwood is the pull up location to make it happen. Lets Go!!!!


Info Shared by Pastor Richard:

Surprise 95th Birthday Drive By for WWII Veteran Al Juarez, Sr.

Nehemiah Family Fellowship

Sunday, August 2nd  at 12 PM
10950 S Avenue C Chicago, Illinois 60617
Public · Hosted by Richard L. Martinez Jr.
My Grandfather Al Juarez, Sr. Will turn 95 on Sunday August 2, 2020.
He’s a WWII veteran of the Pacific theater with 2 Purple Hearts.
He was raised in S. Chicago and owned a shoe repair business on Commercial Avenue for 35 years.
Asking for Neighbors/Veterans to drive by with their America flags🇺🇸 and honk and wave at my Gramps at 10950 S. Avenue C. (This will be a surprise)
Thank you all in advance for your consideration & participation. Feel free to PM if you have any questions.
God Bless America!




SUNDAY,  August 2,  AT 1 PM – 3 PM
George Washington High School 3535 E 114th St, Chicago, IL 60617
Hosted by Bridges // Puentes: Justice Collective of the Southeast and Trinity Amari Colón
Join us, we fight for GWHS to become a police free school! We’ll be marching around the school, write chalk messages and host meditation sessions. Free snacks, water, masks and hand sanitizer will be provided. Social distancing will also be heavily prioritized. Wear black and bring your mask!



Info Shared by Yvette Moyo: Real Men Charities and South Shore Works will host a FREE Community Baby Shower Sunday, August 2nd from 2pm-4pm at The Quarry Event Center 2324 E 75th to honor the expectant parents in the community and those who gave birth in 2020 🎉🎉🎉
There will be food, giveaways, health tips, and a father & baby dedication during the ceremony.
Free diapers, formula and more. For more information, ways to donate or to RSVP, please call 3122591143
Congratulations to our Quarry Summer Young Adult team/planners and, member Benjamin Carr Jr. for such a dope flyer!!
#SouthShoreWorks #WorkingTogetherForaChange #community #SouthShoreChi #BuildCommunity #LegacyMatters #RealMenLove

Want to donate to the Free Community Baby Shower? You can drop off donations at the Quarry 2423 E 75th St. Chicago, Illinois 60649 the day of the event, Sunday Aug. 2nd between 12pm – 1pm. All monetary donations can be sent to CashApp: $Realmencharities PayPal:
Please donate onesies, baby wipes, bottles, and any other baby products! Thank you for all your help!


AACM Great Black Music Ensemble with special guest Fareed Haque
Stony Island Arts Bank
Sunday, Aug 2nd  at 5 PM – 7 PM
Stony Island Arts Bank
Hosted by Rebuild Foundation
via Eventbrite
We are excited to welcome you to the Arts Bank Lawn for a special outdoor performance with Rebuild Foundation artists in residence the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble, led by acclaimed saxophonist Ernest Dawkins, with special guest Fareed Haque. This concert series is free and open to the public, but requires an RSVP through eventbrite. Capacity is limited, and all guests must wear face coverings and abide by social distancing while on the Arts Bank Lawn. We encourage guests to bring their own outdoor chairs or blankets to enjoy the show at a safe distance from one another.
About the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble:
As a premier performing group of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM), the Great Black Music Ensemble features some of Chicago’s most visionary artists of improvisation and creative music. An intergenerational ensemble ranging in size from three to thirty pieces, the Great Black Music Ensemble performs historical repertoire from the great pool of AACM composers. The Great Black Music Ensemble carries on the legacy of Chicago’s South Side creative music that made its place on the music history map by expressing the excitement of new sounds and rhythms, while invigorating the traditions of black music including funk, reggae, bebop, swing, and African and Caribbean styles.
Important reopening information:
After a prolonged hiatus, the Stony Island Arts Bank is reopening for outdoor programs only at this time. We are excited to welcome you back, however, capacity for all events will be extremely limited to encourage safe distancing between our neighbors and guests.
All programs will continue to be free, though RSVP through Eventbrite will be required for entry. In accordance with State and City protocols, all guests must wear a face covering to enter the premises.
We encourage all guests to bring their own chairs or blankets for safe and comfortable seating on the Arts Bank lawn. A limited selection of beverages will be available for purchase on-site.
For the health and safety of all, we will not be permitting access to the galleries or upper floors of the Arts Bank. Our restrooms will be accessible and sanitized regularly for the safety of all patrons.
In the event of heavy rain, programs may be canceled. For all updates, please check Rebuild Foundation’s social media for updates. We are looking forward to safely joining with the community again to provide joy, solace and creative expression through our programs!
Instagram: @rebuild_foundation
Twitter: @rebuildfdn
Facebook: @rebuildfoundation


Info Shared by Linda Young
Grant Application
Application period for round 5 is now open. Before applying, please review the grant information and FAQ here.
Applications must be submitted by Monday, August 3rd at 11:59 p.m. EST.

What are we offering?

Grants of $20,000 to small business owners to help meet their most immediate needs. Eligible expenses include:

  • Paying rent and utilities
  • Meeting payroll
  • Paying outstanding debt to vendors
  • Upgrading technology infrastructure
  • Other immediate operational costs



Info Shared by The Chicago Urban League 𝐇𝐮𝐥𝐮𝐩𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐳𝐚 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 (𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟑𝐫𝐝- 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟕𝐭𝐡)
Hulu is hosting a Virtual Career Exploration week for high school and college students. Hear from Hulu employees on topics ranging from building your leadership skills to learning about jobs in marketing, software development, human resources and more.
To register, please visit and click on the interactive pdf. (This can only be accessed on a computer and not a mobile device.)



Info Shared by Danielle Richards:

Second Installment Cook County property tax bills

Info Shared by State Representative Kam Buckner:  Office of Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas Second Installment Cook County property tax bills are due August 3, 2020, but property owners have two extra months to pay without a late fee. A copy of the news release is attached and posted here.

How to Access Services from the Cook County Treasurer’s Office Online
Second Installment payments are normally due by August 3, but property owners can now pay without any interest charge or penalties through October 1, 2020, because of an ordinance passed by the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
Click here to watch Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas give a brief video tutorial on how to save a trip downtown by accessing all of the office’s services online. To download a copy of your property tax bill, make a payment, and more, visit


Getting Paid Not Played: Payroll Basics for Small Business
Online Event
Tuesday at 2 PM – 3:30 PM
The Illinois SBDC at Build Bronzeville and the Jones Tax Group join to give you a REAL understanding of payroll and tax basics! Register now at



Women Redefining Leadership is an important, “don’t miss” discussion on MOBE Mondays on August 3rd. Our panel will highlight the impact and experiences of foreign-born blacks in corporate America and how organizations can foster an inclusive workplace that promotes and enables their success. Moderated by Sandra Appiah, Co-Founder and President of PanaGenius Inc, our speakers are Chinwe Esimai, Managing Director and Chief Anti-Bribery Officer at Citigroup and Alice Agyemang-Badu, Senior Advisor at New York Life Insurance. Register at and you will be added to the #MOBESymposium directory of #BlackProfessionals and #entrepreneurs in #marketing, #entertainment, #music, #sports, #TV and #film. #blackowned #panagenius #womenwholead #blackwomenleaders #BlackWomenInCorporateAmerica




Info Shared by Obari Cartman



Business Education Workshop Webinar

Wednesday, 8/5 at 11:00 AM Webinar
Overview of the Expanded Outdoor Dining Permit for Bars and Restaurants
Presented by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, Department of Transportation and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Join this webinar for an overview of the process to obtain an Expanded Outdoor Dining Permit to operate a restaurant or bar outside during the COVID-19 reopening.

Register for the Wednesday, 8/5 Webinar

Wednesday, 8/5 at 3:00 PM Webinar
City Inspections – Ask Questions, Get Answers
Presented by the City of Chicago
To operate a successful business in Chicago you need to know what it takes to maintain compliance. Officials from several City departments will provide insight on how to operate safely, stay compliant, help prepare for inspections and highlight the do’s and don’ts of operating a business.

Register for the Wednesday, 8/5 Webinar

Thursday, 8/6 at 2:00 PM Webinar
Overview of the Expanded Outdoor Dining Permit for Bars and Restaurants
Presented by the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, Department of Transportation and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Join this webinar for an overview of the process to obtain an Expanded Outdoor Dining Permit to operate a restaurant or bar outside during the COVID-19 reopening.

Register for the Thursday, 8/6 Webinar

Please email with any webinar questions.



Mindfully Coping: Strategies for Children and Families During a Pandemic
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4 PM – 5 PM
Hosted by The Chicago Council on Science & Technology
Tickets · Free – $10
via Eventbrite
Join C2ST and Orson Morrison, PsyD for a candid discussion on mental health during the time of Covid-19 and coping strategies that can benefit



The 2020-2021 Community Programs Accelerator Application is now live! 

The application will be used to select organizations for the Accelerator’s many capacity building programs including:

  • Core, in which organizations receive funding along with intense, focused, and customized support over a period of up to three years.
  • Associates, in which organizations receive general capacity building support from Accelerator staff and student interns to help fulfill a core function through three to five relevant projects over the course of a year.
  • Special Projects, in which organizations receive discrete technical assistance, through staff support and student engagement, to address a specific issue or project in one of four areas — fund development, communications, program design and evaluation, and data and technology— over the course of 10 to 20 weeks.

We will hold three information sessions on the application process on the following dates:

Thursday, August 6, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please RSVP on our Eventbrite page.

The application deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Questions about the application should be sent to


Info Shared by Danielle Richards:



Rethink Church: House Church Roundtable
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 8 PM – 10 PM EDT Hosted by Revive The Way
Online Event
God is calling many of us to RETHINK what we believe church is. This unique moment in time has given us a chance to consider what really makes church, church. We are hosting a time for anyone who is feeling a pull to shift to a new way (more like the original way) of living out the gospel in community. Jesus-centered, Spirit-led, Kingdom-focused groups of people who are committed to living out their faith together and transforming the world around them with hope.
You might be an individual or family who has the desire to pastor others in your home but you aren’t sure where to start.
You might be a group of Christians who already gather together but you aren’t sure how to go to the next step.
You might be a young person with a passion to start a gathering in your home or school.
You might be a pastor or leader who wants to explore what it could look like to change the expression of your church gatherings.
Join our Revive Movement leaders for a roundtable as we explore what it could look like to get back to the basics of following Christ in community.
Please RSVP to this free event at the link and you will be sent zoom details.






Info Shared by Danielle Richards


SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020 AT 12 PM – 10 PM

Let’s Get Virtual | House Music Fest
Online Event
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 12 PM – 10 PM
Hosted by Critically MassiveGene Hunt Chicago and 3 others
House Music LIVE Virtual Festival hosted by Critically Massive in Chicago.
All times listed are Central Standard
8-10P Forever Monna
6-8P Gene Hunt
3-4P Randall Dean
2-4P Steve Noah
12-2P Pest Control







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Here’s some good news! Mark your calendar and spread the word – the open call for the 2021 APL/CSRPC Artist-in-Residence program will open on Monday, August 8, with a September 21 deadline.

The ten-month residency, slated to run Jan 11, 2021-Oct 8, 2021, is for individual Chicago-based artists, with a preference given to artistic practices which examine, critique, and/or comment on various themes that are relevant to South Side communities both on and off University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus, amongst other qualifications. Artists planning to apply for the program should have a catalog of work rooted in community and civic engagement. As a part of the residency, artists will have access to a monthly stipend of $1000, University of Chicago Library facilities, faculty, staff, a budget for all necessary materials, and the ability to have both formal and informal studio visits – including a guaranteed work space at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park (pending Covid-19 restrictions).

The online application will officially open on Monday, August 10, 2020. Learn more about the program and discover past APL/CSRPC artists-in-residence at

We look forward to receiving your applications soon!

#artistinresidence #airs #southsideartists #chicagoartists #artistresidency #southsidechi



Info Shared by Tiffany 

2nd Chance at a high school diploma! ENROLL Monday, August 10th!

Many students drop out of high school for a variety of reasons including bullying, health, death of a parent/guardian to name a few…

It’s not to late to go back and get your diploma if you are 16-21! See requirements below!

Get another chance to succeed in high school so you can succeed after you graduate.
Ombudsman Chicago is a tuition‐free program that gives students who have dropped out of high school a new option for earning a Chicago Public Schools high school diploma. Our program combines computer-based coursework with personal support and face‐to‐face instruction from caring, certified teachers in a professional, alternative learning environment.

Since opening as a Chicago Public Schools Options Schools program in 2013, more than 8,140 students have attended the four Ombudsman campuses and more than 900 have graduated with a CPS diploma — that’s an average graduation rate of 84 percent.

Who can attend?
Ombudsman is designed for students who have dropped out of high school and want to earn their diploma. Students are eligible to attend Ombudsman if they are between ages 16-21 as of September 3, 2019, returning to grades 9-12, and residents of the city of Chicago.


Emergency & Assistance Funds


Funds for People who are 
Applications for
Rental Assistance opens: August 10
Mortgage Assistance opens: August 24

Info Shared by Alliance of Southeast


TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 AT 11 AM – 12 PM CDT

Basic Nursing Assistant Open House
Olive-Harvey College
Basic Nursing Assistant Open House
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11 AM – 12 PM CDT
Olive-Harvey College
Interested in completing your Basic Nursing Assistant Certificate for Free? Attend the Virtual Open House to get more information.
Register at : https://bit.ly2BEi13K



TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 AT 7 PM – 8:30 PM

A Justice Revival
Online Event
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Join us for our Justice Revival as the sons of St Luke preach from our 20/20 Theme text Micah 6:8. This will be a streamed event.
Rev. Lorrell Freeman-Tuesday, Rev. Andre Booth-Wednesday and Pastor Jessie Lee-Thursday will bring the word 7 PM Nightly.


Don’t Take It Personal: Business Banking Basics
Illinois SBDC at Build Bronzeville
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 2 PM – 3 PM
Join this webinar to learn the basics of business banking! Topics covered: • Business vs. Personal banking – why it’s so important • Types of Banks – all banks aren’t created equal • Types of Accounts • Intro to Financial Statements
Registration required:



𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬: 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞 (𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟏𝟐𝐭𝐡, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝟒:𝟎𝟎 -𝟔:𝟎𝟎 𝐩𝐦)
Calling all youth! Our students will have the opportunity to share their voice around their experiences with law enforcement and have meaningful dialogue about ways to improve relationships between police and youth.
Register at



Are you a Chicago South Side small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur with a great business idea? Would you like to practice your pitching skills, receive feedback from a pitching coach, and compete in a small group for a chance to win a $250 gift card?
Then register for Pitch Perfect, a series of FREE virtual pitching competitions! There is limited space available so register now! Visit



Gary Comer Youth Center’s Community Coalition host it’s annual Lunch & Learn. This is a virtual event .

About this Event

In the wake of the tragic murder of George Floyd and the events that followed the Gary Comer Youth Center’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) wondered “has anything like this happened before in our city?”

“City on Fire: Protests & Riots in Chicago” is an interactive event designed to explore the history of protest culture, riots, and race in Chicago. The YAB will facilitate conversations on Red Summer of 1919, the 1968 Riots, and the Chicago Bulls Championship Riot. Afterward, we will have a special guest panel to discuss the attempted erasure of protests and riots from Chicago history.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Come learn something new about our city with us!


THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020 AT 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Champaign Meet & Greet
Online Event
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Hosted by LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois
Online Event
RSVP required through LGBTCC website.
Join the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois as we hit our second stop of three on a virtual road trip.
Our next visit to Champaign, where we will hear a moderated conversation featuring a local business owner. We will also take some time to share resources and answer questions about the LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Business owners in attendance will be eligible for a chance to free membership to the LGBT Chamber of Commerce through 2021! You must be signed up as a new member. Join us to learn more!



THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020 AT 2 PM – 3 PM
Free Webinar: Patent Protection for Startups & Small Businesses
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 2 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by Suiter Swantz IP
Online Event
Startups are particularly sensitive to patent protection, or the lack thereof, as a significant amount of a startup’s business may be associated with a single innovation. An ineffective patent strategy may doom a company before it gets off the ground.
Join Matt Poulsen, Patent Attorney and Co-Owner of Suiter Swantz IP, on Thursday, August 13th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. CST, as he discusses how startups and small businesses can work toward a robust and cost effective innovation protection strategy.
In this webinar, Matt will focus on the patent acquisition process, cost-savings steps, and the benefits of patent protection as well answering any questions that arise.


BLM March & Rally: 75 Women Of Color Murdered Memorial
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 6 PM
Richard J. Daley Center
Hosted by Tikkun Chai Inter-National, Chicago Activist Coalition For Justice and Pilsen-Humboldt Park Anti-Gentrification Group
CHICAGO (WLS) — Community activists are asking new mayor Lori Lightfoot to investigate whether a serial killer has been targeting African American women on the city’s South and West sides for the past two decades.
The group leading the effort claims there could be a connection between more than 50 unsolved murders in the city. The families of some of the victims are still hoping Chicago police will take a closer look at their cases.

Illinois Humanities  Grants Info 


Through funding from the Federal CARES Act, and with additional support from donations raised during our Public Humanities Award program in May, we have issued almost 200 Illinois Humanities Emergency Relief Grants, totaling more than $700,000. As you can imagine, it has meant having our entire team involved – and I can’t say enough about what it means to work with such dedicated, professional, and unstoppable colleagues.

These funds are already being used by organizations around the state to stay financially viable, adapt and pivot programs, and undertake projects that use humanities to document the experiences of communities throughout Illinois during the pandemic. The full list of grantees is available here. Upcoming grant opportunities include grants through Envisioning Justice (August 15th and October 15th) and Community Grants (September 15th). Please visit our website for more details.




Black Lives Matter March: SHUTDOWN OUR DAN RYAN
Garfield 55th& Dan Ryan
Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 12 PM

A Free 10-Day Online Event from August 17–26, 2020



Info Shared by Yvette Moyo: Monday August 17 4:00pm



DuSable’s Drum Talk: Where Classics and Contemporaries Commune



Know Your Rights: COVID 19 Eviction Protection Ordinance

Updated July 27, 2020

Landlords who issue five-day notices of eviction for nonpayment must include a notice informing tenant of their rights under the COVID-19 Eviction Protection Ordinance.

Required Landlord Notice to Tenant (.pdf)
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Chicago residential tenants who have lost income as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic should notify their landlords in writing within five days of receiving an eviction notice in order to further protect themselves from eviction.

This written notification can take place through letter, email or text message. A text message to the landlord as simple as “I have been unable to pay rent because I have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic” will suffice. A more formal template is available below.

Tenant to Landlord COVID-19 Template (.doc)

State and Local Requirements

In response to the pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation and eviction moratorium in March 2020. During that eviction moratorium, special rules apply to evictions based upon nonpayment of rent. The moratorium is currently scheduled to end on Aug. 22, 2020, but it could be extended again by the governor.

When the moratorium period ends, Illinois landlords can again file for eviction due to non-payment of rent. Typically, a tenant has five days to respond to a notice of a landlord’s intent to file for eviction. In June 2020, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot signed the COVID-19 Eviction Protection Ordinance, which extends that period another seven days for a total of 12 days, if the tenant writes the landlord stating that they have had a “COVID-19 Impact.”

A COVID-19 Impact can be claimed when a tenant or another household member:

  • Is laid-off from work
  • Has their hours at work reduced
  • Has to isolate or quarantine because of COVID-19 diagnosis or possible exposure
  • Has to care for someone else affected by COVID-19

By City ordinance, during the 12-day period, the landlord has to contact the tenant and try to work out with the tenant a plan to avoid eviction. A plan to avoid eviction could include a repayment plan, mediation or arbitration, letting the tenant use their security deposit to cover the missed rent, an agreement for the tenant to move out without the landlord getting an eviction judgment against them, or other arrangements agreed to by the landlord and tenant.

The ordinance also requires that a repayment plan must give a tenant at least two months to re-pay each month of missed rent, but the landlord and tenant can agree to more time if they choose. The ordinance also determines what kind of interest and fees a landlord can charge on missed rent, how a tenant can show the landlord proof of a COVID-19 Impact, and what happens if the landlord and tenant decide to use the security deposit.

The ordinance does not require that the landlord and tenant reach an agreement, but that they make a good faith effort to do so. If a landlord does not use good faith to try and work out an arrangement with the tenant, but files an eviction case anyway, the court must dismiss the eviction case.

For more information on conflict resolution, contact the Center for Conflict Resolution at or 312-922-6464, ext. 22.



Urban Grower Collective Harvest 101 Workshops

Harvesting 101
Saturday, August 22nd, 10:00am-1:00pm
South Chicago Farm, 9000 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago IL 60617
Instructors: Malcolm Evans & Kala Cuerington
This workshop is part of our Community Garden Series. It is free for UGC Community Garden Participants and $25.00 for everyone else.
Join UGC staff to learn how to properly harvest and post-harvest handle a variety of crops to encourage optimal plant growth.



Info Shared by Danielle Richards






SAVE THE DATE:Tuesday, August 25th is #FrankieKnucklesDay!




The Rink Schedule:



Chicago voters may apply NOW to Vote By Mail ahead of the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election.
Those who apply now will be first in line to receive ballots when ballot mailings start in late Sept. and early Oct.
#Vote2020 #VoteSafe #VoteByMail

Info Shared by Linda Hudson

2. Weekly & Monthly Activities:


Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza

Info Shared by The Neighborhood Network Alliance and South Shore Works

Food Pantries & Farmer Market:

 Urban Grower Collective 90th Mackinaw
Saturday 11 am to 3 pm





Windsor Park Church Food Pantry
76th & Saginaw
Saturday 8am to 12pm

Info Shared by South Chicago Neighborhood Network:

South Chicago Food Network
Pantries Currently OPEN in our Area:
St. Philip Neri Lady of Peace 2132 S. 72nd St. Chicago, IL on Tuesdays 10:00 AM to
12:00 PM
Trinity Resurrection United Church 9046 S. Mackinaw Ave Chicago, IL 60617 on
Wednesdays 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry 11401 S. Green Bay Ave. Chicago, IL 60617
Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
St. Florian SVDP Food Pantry 13115 South Houston Avenue, Chicago, IL, 1st, 2nd,
3rd, 5th Wednesday 9-11 a.m.; 4th Wednesday 2:30- 4:30 p.m. Service Areas: 60633
Lolly’s Food Pantry 9390 S. Kreiter Chicago, IL 60617 on Wednesdays 4:00 PM to
6:00 PM
Gospel Way Covenant Church 8152 S. Saginaw Ave Chicago, IL 60617 Thursdays
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Service Areas: 76th to 87th from Yates to Commercial Ave.
First World Wide Ministries 7945 S. Exchange Ave Chicago, IL 60617 Thursdays 3:30
PM to 5:30 PM
Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry 11401 S. Green Bay Ave. on 3rd Fridays
3/20/2020 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Centro Comunitario Juan Diego 8812 S. Commercial Ave Chicago, IL 60617 Fridays
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Christ Life Church Chicago 8927 S. Houston Ave Chicago, IL 60617 on Saturdays
10AM to 12PM

St. Kevin Food Pantry 10509 S. Torrence Ave Chicago, IL 60617

Pantries Currently CLOSED in our Area:
Our Lady Gate of Heaven Church 2338 E. 99th Street Chicago, IL 60617
Our Lady of Guadalupe Food Pantry 3200 E. 91st Street Chicago, IL 60617
St. Katharine Drexel Parish 9047 S. Harper Ave Chicago, IL 60619
Advocate Trinity’s Healthy Living Farmacy 2320 E. 93rd St Chicago, IL
Pilgrim Baptist Church 3235 E. 91st Street HOT MEALS Chicago, IL 60617
**Date and Times Are Subject To Change
*Follow this link for updated information on Greater Chicago Food Depository food
pantries sites

Chicago Family Pairing Program Groceries Delivery:

Click Link For Service:






‪Because of the looting. If you need a ride to a pharmacy or the grocery store we are providing rides to suburban locations to get the food and medicine you need. #projecthood #chicago #chicagolooting ‬please contact us. Thanks we are here to serve.


Starting today, you can access our services remotely.
👉Click on the link to request assistance:
✅Financial Education
✅Homebuyer Education
✅Mortgage/rental assistance
✅Foreclosure Assistance
✅Assistance paying gas/electric
✅Landlord Services
☎️ North Office: 773-342-7575
☎️Pilsen Office: 312-850-2660
☎️South Chicago Office: 773-933-7575
🙏🏻We are here for you during these difficult times.
Do you have questions? Email us at

Click Link To Now Your Ward Street Cleaning Date:

Keep Your Spirit Healthy:

Lebanon Lutheran Church

Hi Church! Let’s pray for good weather and health this weekend so we can have church at 9am Sunday! The sign up link is coming soon. However, please feel free to just come on Sunday! Please remember your mask and chair/blanket for seating. If you have been ill or feel ill please stay home. We will still be streaming to Facebook. Questions, please comment below! Thank you!!       13100 S Manistee Ave Chicago, IL 60633










Our community is resilient, but making space to process and heal is vital to continuing our liberation.
Join Soul Healer Stacy Patrice (@soulyoginsp) live on our Instagram this Sunday at 1pm for a special #SoulHealingSatsang. Rebuild Foundation





Info Shared by Alliance of Southeast

Chicago reopening: Parks west of Lake Shore Drive, libraries back open Monday June 8, 2020

“Parks that are reopening include Grant Park, Lincoln Park, Burnham Park, Harold Washington Park, Jackson Park, the Jackson Park Golf Course and the Diversey Driving Range.”

While ANY AND ALL BEACHES REMAIN CLOSED FROM NORTH TO SOUTH, parks north or south of Lake Shore Drive that do not have a beach are OPEN (i.e. Steelworkers and Berger Park).
Also, on the south, the GREEN SPACE at RAINBOW and CALUMET PARKS are OPEN, even though the beaches there are closed!
The 606 remains closed.
The talks are on-going as to exactly how and when to reopen the Lakefront Trail, but we’re told it’s coming soon.
If you would like to see the full list of closed parks, beaches and public areas CLICK HERE to read the Mayor’s order and see “Attachment B” on the last page.
We hope that access to these parks will allow Chicagoans a chance to stay safe and space out more while getting the physical and mental benefits of visiting the parks and being with nature.
In solidarity,
Juanita Irizarry
Executive Director


Upcoming Virtual Education with Illinois Green… June 10th to Aug 5th


Easy Wednesday Hosted by ETA Creative Arts



Info Shared by Alderman Hairston:
View Day Camp Programs
You can view summer day camp programs online here.
For all summer program offerings, go here.
Online registration begins Thursday, June 11 for parks west of California Ave. and Friday, June 12 for parks east of California Ave. starting at 9 am.
Online registration begins Friday, June 12 at noon for McFetridge and Morgan Park Sports Centers.
In-person registration will be held on Saturday, June 13.
*Please check the website to see if spots still remain for in-person registration before going to a park.
The camp program is for children age 6-12, as determined by age on September 1, 2020. This summer registration will be done by age group at most parks, to ensure campers are with kids their age. When registering, please confirm you have selected the correct age group option.
148 Parks will be providing Summer Day Camp. See a list of locations here.
Camp Dates & Times
Summer Day Camp | July 6 – August 14
Day Camps run six hours, from 9 am-3 pm or 10 am-4 pm
*Available for viewing now.
Late Summer Camp | August 17- 21 and/or August 24– August 28
Late Summer Camps run three hours, 9 am- 12 pm or 10 am – 1 pm
*Available for viewing Wednesday, June 10th at 12 pm.
(Summer program dates are subject to change based on guidance from public health officials.)
All camp activities are designed to comply with social distancing measures. Activities will include arts & crafts, non-contact sports, wellness and nature-based activities, and some in-house special events. Field trips and swimming will not be included in camp this year.
Financial Assistance
Financial assistance will be available and CHA vouchers will be accepted.
Learn more about financial assistance & CHA vouchers.
Want to learn more about 2020 Summer Day Camp? Click here!

Info Shared by Alderman Hairston: Chicago Public Library
Most Chicago Public Library branches are now open.
Patrons are encouraged to reserve items online and pick them up at the library.
Computers are available for use, however, please note–library staff have limited capabilities to assist patrons, with regards to current social distancing measures in place due to COVID-19. As with all public indoor locations, you must wear a face mask when in the library
To check if your local branch is open please click the following link Chicago Public Library Location and Hours



CPS Grab and Go Meal Sites
Monday June 22 – August 28
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chicago Public Schools have announced Grab and Go Meal Sites will continue during summer break. Distribution begins on Monday, June 22 and continue through Friday, August 28.
In order to find the most up-to-date list of meal sites near you, please visit If you have any questions contact the CPS Command Center at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or
Find Location:




Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza:



Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell



Info Shared by Chrissy -Reclaim South Shore For All:
TRACE is going virtual this summer!
We’re looking for a few more teens (14-19) for a PAID internship/photography project.
Please feel free to share this post with your networks.



Looking for something to do to beat the heat?
Rent a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board at Wolf Lake for only $10.00 per hour! Rentals available from 10 am to 5 pm daily, weather and event-permitting.
$10.00/hour rental price includes life vests and oars.
Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
All boats must be in by 6:00 p.m.
Call Wolf Lake Security at 219.655.5212 for availability.
Payment and rentals will take place at the Wolf Lake Aquatic Center/Splash Pad.



I am excited to announce that I’ve accepted to be Alliance of the Southeast – ASE newest Youth Organizer. There’s so much I’m looking forward to doing with the youth, especially mobilizing and empowering them to be involved in leading and shaping their communities. With this being said, I’d like to ask that everyone please share this opportunity to join ASE’s Youth Leadership Council, we will be meeting this July 10th Friday from 3-5 pm. We will also be providing summer money for those youth getting involved. So if you know any passionate or curious youth from the ages of 12-18 in the Southeast Side, I’d be more than happy to talk with them


Soldier Field Drive- In Movies:

Soldier Field drive-in movies 

drive-in movie theater is coming to Soldier Field this week.

Starting Wednesdays, movies will air on a big screen outside the Bears’ home field in the South Lot Festival Area, Block Club Chicago first reported Monday.

The flicks will be shown Wednesdays through Sundays. The lot opens at 7 p.m. with musical performances by DJs and local artists happening until the screening begins at 8:30 p.m.

The initial lineup features a list of classic movies, including “Groundhog Day,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day off,” “Fast & Furious,” “Grease” and “Shrek.”

Tickets — $55 per vehicle (up to six people) — won’t be available for purchase on site, but can be purchased on That price includes a bucket of popcorn.


Info Shared 10th Ward Fbk Chiquita: Registration info practice will start August 1st during registration we will be selling spirit wear hope to see everyone soon also birth certificates is not due at registration


Lost Boyzs Starting this month, our 14U South Shore Rockets will be rejoining the Pony Premiere League!


Thanks to Urban Growers Collective, every Thursday, Claretian Associates has been able to have a food distribution! With the help of CP4P we distribute warm meals and produce boxes to the community. Thank you! Come by every Thursday at 2:30pm, to 9100 S. Burley to pick up a warm meal and a fresh produce box!


This  May turn into Virtual Events at this until Complete Phases:

3. Schedules Of : 3rd & 4th District CAPS Community Beats, Committees, Alderman, Senators and State Representatives, Police Board Meeting


Click Link For All Free Event at Stony Island Art Ban


Utility Billing Relief Program Begin March 1st

Utility Billing Relief (UBR) will provide low-income residents with a reduced rate on their water, sewer, and water-sewer taxes, as well as debt relief for those who demonstrate they can manage the reduced rate bills for one year. Benefits for UBR participants include


Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell:


Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell 7th


Info Shared by Danielle Richards:




Info Shared by Sy Lewis: City Council Meeting:


Board of Commissioners Cook County County Commissioners are elected officials who oversee county activities and work to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and county operations run smoothly.


5th Ward Monthly Meeting
Hosted by Alderman Leslie Hairston 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6 PM – 7 PM   1415 E 70th St, Chicago 


Alderman Greg Mitchell;s Constituents Night 7th Ward Mondays 3pm to 7pm
2249 E 95th St
Chicago, Illinois
Call (773) 731-7777


8th Ward Aldermanic Office Michelle A. Harris
Ward Constituents Night Mondays 6pm to 8pm
8539 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-874-3300


Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza 10th Ward Tuesday 9am-6pm (ward night w/ appmnt)
Call office at 773-768-8138
10500 S. Ewing Ave


Congresswoman Robin Kelly
Chicago Office
1000 E. 111th Street,
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (773) 321-2001
Office hours: 9:00am-5:00pm


Contact Us (773) 783-8492 8539 South Cottage Grove Ave., Suite B Chicago, IL 60619


Stanley Moore County Board Commissioner, 4th District 8658 S. Cottage Grove, Suite 404 Chicago, IL 60619 Phone: (773) 783-2412





State Representative of Illinois’ 26th District Kam Buckner Call (773) 924-1755



Senator Robert Peters District Office:
1509 E. 53rd Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 363-1996
Open Office Hours:
Fridays from 9 a.m. — 12 p.m.


Representative Curtis J. Tarver I
Info Shared by Representative Curtis J. Tarver I Office: I wanted to give you all a reminder that we have opened the 25th District Service Office (1303 E 53rd St) with regular office hours during the week and we have flexibility for after-hours/weekend appointments. Feel free to email or call (872) 356-2055 to set up a meeting


Representative Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D) 5th District: (South Shore Small%) 5048 S. Indiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60615 (773) 924-4614 (773) 924-4652 FAX



The Police Board holds a regular public meeting once a month. Members of the public are invited to attend and are welcome to address questions or comments to the Board. The Superintendent of Police (or his designee) and the Chief Administrator of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (or her designee) will be at the meetings. Prior sign-up is required of those wishing to address the Board; contact the Board’s office by 4:30 p.m. of the day before the meeting to add your name to the list of speakers. Every 3rd Thursday of the Month.
The meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Chicago Public Safety Headquarters.
Please Click Link to View Schedule:


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  • Most comprehensive source for the Southeast Side. Covers all the areas of interest and reaches out to all of us who long to know that the community continues to strive and thrive despite setbacks beyond our control. Julia, heartfelt thanks for all the time put in to make this possible. Also, love the photos, especially the one of the new mural at 92nd and Baltimore – breath-takingly beautiful!!

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