The onset of violence within our community has created an environment in which we are “Afraid to answer our doors, Afraid to Speak Out and Afraid to take action”. We can no longer be held as prisoners within our community; we must take a stand and unite to transform our community back to a “Safe Haven”. If we all share the knowledge we have available to each other, then we can all become better advocates for a stronger community.
The vision for our website is to be the breath of the southeast side communities by telling the story of who we are now, where we want to be, and where we are going. Chicago southeast side is made up of multicultural communities therefore this website is the one resource that houses all the community’s attributes together, creating an intercultural understanding and respect by sharing our triumph and struggles along with maintaining our individual uniqueness.
Our Mission Statement:
• Our mission is to motivate you to form a better understanding of yourself through enhancing your awareness and accessibility to the various activities, events, and resources that are found within your own communities and neighborhoods.
• This website is made to be a supplement to the community leaders, organizations, and residents’ social media outlet. By placing their information on a broader platform to showcase to a large exclusive audience while they maintain an intimate relationship with their personal audience on their social media outlet. This exclusive-to-personal sharing of community information is to decrease the communication gap but increase more resident’s awareness to be a part of your community enrichment and stability, through simply using community services and/or volunteering within your community or surrounding communities.
• Since the southeast side is composed of various multicultural communities, the website provides a great opportunity to showcase our pride and uniqueness as one whole community.
• The website also promotes an understanding of our shared dreams and visions that will build a unity to create allies throughout the southeast side as we work together to strengthen our voices to stimulate and secure changes throughout our communities and neighborhoods.