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:
New Activities, Events, and Services (Beginning of Page).
Weekly & Monthly Activities.
Schedules Of : 3rd & 4th District CAPS Community Beats, Committees, Alderman, Senators and State Representatives, Police Board Meeting
Bottom of the Page What You Have Missed? “Previous Events”:
1. New Activities, Events, Services, & Workshops:
Info Shared by Melissa Ruvalcaba,
Do you live on the Southeast Side of Chicago?
We want you to share your thoughts, ideas, concerns, wants, needs, knowledge and vision for what a public 100th Street river access site could become.
Chicago Urban League to Provide $100,000 in Emergency Grants and Technical Assistance to Black Small Business Owners Through Ford Initiative
In partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, the Chicago Urban League is launching the Emergency Capital Access Program (ECAP) to provide small grants, technical assistance, and advisory services to Black-owned small businesses that have been negatively affected by COVID-19. The League’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation will deliver the program and expects to provide grants up to $5,000 to about 20 businesses.
The program is part of the League’s COVID-19 Community Help Center, launched in April. Business owners will be able to apply for the program through the Help Center website beginning August 17.
Ford created ECAP as a pilot program with the National Urban League to offer crucial economic support to businesses that provide a stabilizing influence for communities hard hit by the pandemic.
From the start of this pandemic, every decision we’ve made has been guided by the data and advice from our public health experts. Today, we’re announcing that Chicago Public Schools will begin the school year with remote learning for Quarter 1. cps.edu/reopening2020
CPS parents, guardians have until Aug. 7 to decide between hybrid or at-home learning
By ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team
CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago Public School officials sent a letter to parents asking them to decide by Aug. 7 about whether or not they plan to have their student participate in the proposed hybrid learning model or the learn-at-home model.
“We know that some of our families would prefer not to have their child attend school in-person in the fall, and the district is preparing an option for students to learn at home,” school officials said in the letter. “The parent/guardian of record should have received a text and an email from the district asking about your learning preferences for your child. Please complete the short form that came with that text or email to let us know how your child will be learning in the fall.”
If parents chose the at-home model, but change their mind after August 7, they will be able to change their preference at the beginning of the second quarter, officials said.
Parents will be able to switch their students to the at-home model at any time.
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Sport Events Activities COVID by Governor Stay Safe & Health
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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.
“National Black Business Month 2020” – celebrating entrepreneurship and self determination
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (DCEO – OMEE) will host a series of webinars to celebrate National Black Business Month beginning August 1st, 2020. We have partnered with Groupon and the Small Business Administration to facilitate panel discussions that address issues facing Black Owned businesses in Illinois.
Special guests include: Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton and State Treasurer Michael Frerichs.
August 5: Open Forum – Join the African American Business Development Manager, Matthew Simpson and the Women’s Business Development Manager, Ibie Hart in an open forum in which you can ask questions and get answers. We are here to support you!
August 6: Open Forum – Join the African American Business Development Manager, Matthew Simpson and the Women’s Business Development Manager, Ibie Hart in an open forum in which you can ask questions and get answers. We are here to support you!
August 10: Black Women in Business – A discussion on Black women’s experience in the world of business, will include conversations on the challenges as well as success stories from Black woman entrepreneurs from across the state.
August 12: How to best position yourself for Government Grants – This webinar is for black women who are interested in preparing their business for government grants. We will be discussing GATA certification, NOFO writing, as well as best practices and common mistakes.
August 13: Doing Business w/ Government – Fostering an inclusive and competitive business environment that will help Black Business Enterprises increase their capacity, grow revenue, and enhance credentials.
August 17: Access to Capital – A conversation on business finance, and how entrepreneurs – from start-ups experienced business owners – can put themselves in position to tap into capital markets.
August 19: Leveling up your marketing and operations for success during COVID. This webinar is for Black Women who want to learn how to market their business and improve operations for success during a pandemic.
August 20: Black Business Lending – Access to Capital & Tax incentives: How Black Businesses can access financial resources and tax incentives to scale and grow a sustainable business that increases overall economic opportunity and growth in communities of color.
August 24: Strength in Numbers – Discussing the need for collaboration in business development, and how unity brings success and facilitates growth. Will also touch on the reality that we cannot do it alone.
August 26: OMEE & Illinois SBDC Presents ADME – Each month we will offer a dynamic discussion on a business topic and highlight one of OMEE’s focus communities. This month the discussion is marketing and the highlight is National Black Business Month!
August 27: Federal and State Financial Resources for Black Businesses amidst COVID-19 and Civil Unrest – How Black Businesses can take advantage of federal/state COVID-19 grant/loan relief programs and rebuild damaged businesses post Civil Unrest.
August 31: A Vision for Your Brand – A conversation on branding and ensuring that entrepreneurs understand how to present and position their company in the best way possible.
For more information on the Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment,
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. https://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/newsarticle.aspx?articleid=982
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 cookcountytreasurer.com.
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First time I’ve seen details Make sure you apply neighbors – NHS is there to help
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 https://bit.ly/APLresidencies
We look forward to receiving your applications soon!
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.
Entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business on the South, West and Southwest side can find more information to prepare their application on the program’s website at www.neighborhoodopportunityfund.com/apply.
Applications are due Friday, Nov. 6.
DPD will host two informational webinars next week to help applicants prepare for the application process, one in English and one in Spanish. Registration information is below.
Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Info Session (Spanish)
Congresswoman Robin Kelly cordially invites you to a virtual Small Business Forum Friday, August 28th, 9:00AM-11:00AM. Expert panelists from the Small Business Administration, Financial Institutions, Chatham Business Association, business owners and non-profit directors will assist small businesses, non-profits and faith-based organizations on how to remain a viable entity during these unprecedented times. There will be two breakout sessions to guarantee that we differentiate the distinct and unique concerns between small businesses and non-profits organizations/churches. Please register at the link below and notate if you are a small business or non-profit/faith-based organization. A zoom link will be sent on Thursday to all registrants.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at [email protected].
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Survey for Need: Supervision of Children During Remote Learning/ Encuesta: Supervisión de niños durante el aprendizaje remoto
Chicago Public Schools Families and Staff: Do you need assistance with child supervision during the first quarter of remote learning? Complete by Aug 28 https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeClUC8ZD-cbvkxmg…/viewform
Stop by on Saturday, August 29th from 10am-3pm to Support our Local Vendors!!!!! Sassy Thrifters
SASSY Thrifters thrifting community serves a Facebook membership base of 32,000+ people. YES! You read it right! They offer members an affordable way to promote their products & services.
Let’s shop with them & show some their vendors some love
Info Shared by Linda Young, Reclaim South Shore For All: RECEIVED August 11, 2020 from Friends of the parks
Dear friends of the parks,
As this country’s renewed attention to civil rights gives birth to lots of dialogue and new language, the term “BIPOC” has emerged, referencing Black and Indigenous People of Color, discrimination against whom our society is now being called to grapple with more seriously.
So what better moment for us to be in the midst of planning the annual commemoration of Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a Black man of Haitian decent, who married Kitihawa, a Potawotamie woman. That multi-cultural family created the first permanent settlement in the late 1700s in what would become Chicago, on the north bank of the Chicago River at its junction with Lake Michigan.
And it is that time of the year again when we honor the contributions that the DuSable family brought to lay the foundation for what our beloved city is today.
On Saturday, August 29th at 11:30 AM, on the actual date of DuSable’s death 202 years ago, the DuSable Coalition presents the annual DuSable Commemoration and Wreathing Ceremony.
Due to COVID-19, there will be some changes to the commemoration and added safety precautions. We are asking that if you can, please join virtually via Zoom or Facebook Live. Unless health conditions prohibit, there will be a number of dignitaries, leaders, and coalition members on site at the wreath laying on the DuSable bust at the DuSable Bridge. This ceremony will be streamed for everyone at home.
The RFP period is now open for five community organizations to further support local small businesses. These Regional Business Centers (RBCs) will be expected to commit to assisting small businesses in their communities to navigate and understand licensing, financial options, technology, recruitment, and other vital topics for small businesses. Applications will be accepted from eligible organizations through August 31, 2020, visit www.chicago.gov/nbdc
NOTE: Our webinar registration slots fill up quickly so don’t delay! Register TODAY!
The Rink Schedule:
Chicago voters may apply NOW to Vote By Mail ahead of the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election. https://chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail.html
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
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2. Weekly & Monthly Activities:
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
Fresh Moves Mobile Market ALL MOBILE MARKETS CURRENTLY CANCELLED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
**Date and Times Are Subject To Change
*Follow this link for updated information on Greater Chicago Food Depository food
pantries sites https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/
Chicago Family Pairing Program Groceries Delivery:
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
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Chicago reopening: Parks west of Lake Shore Drive, libraries back open Monday June 8, 2020
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 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! https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/programs-memberships/day-camp
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 https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/locations/
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 cps.edu/mealsites. If you have any questions contact the CPS Command Center at 773-553-KIDS (5437) or [email protected] Find Location:https://cps.edu/coronavirus/Pages/mealsites.aspx
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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.
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 ticketweb.com. 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
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. https://www.cookcountyil.gov/board-of-commissioners
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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]
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 [email protected] 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
PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE POLICE BOARD! 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: https://www.chicagocopa.org/event/public-meetings-of-the-police-board-16/
If You Reached The Bottom of Scrolling to Far What You Missed In July…Previous Activities, Events, Services, & Workshop of this Month or Past Months: