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Community Members Standing Together Against Violence!

University of Chicago Medicine and its Community Partners invite you to the first Community GRAND ROUNDS of 2017, Feb. 23rd, 6pm, 6220 S Ingleside.  Free dinner will be served. Early arrival is strongly suggested! Register for free at 

Community Health Focus: Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV | WVON1690

According to the CDC in 2014, youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 22% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Community Health Focus, Saturday, Feb. 11th, WVON 1690AM, at 1pm, topic "Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV."

Community Health Focus: Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV | WVON1690

According to the CDC in 2014, youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 22% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Community Health Focus, Saturday, Feb. 11th, WVON 1690AM, at 1pm, topic "Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV."

Auburn Gresham Native Helping to Shape A More Sustainable and Prosperous Greater Chicago Region

Spotlight on Auburn Gresham native, Alden Loury, who joined the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), in May 2016 as the director of research and evaluation. Alden and the MPC staff are working with government, community and business leaders to assist communities, demonstrate best practices and change public policy. MPC is a diverse group of individuals with various backgrounds and skills who work together toward the common goal of a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region.

Best African-American History Apps and Websites For Teachers, Parents and Students

CommonSense Media recommneds apps, games, and websites in the classroom to balance the triumphs of African-Americans in politics, literature, music, science, and beyond with the continued struggle for social justice.

A Moment with Father Michael Pfleger

St. Sabina Church has had a fearless leader, Father Michael Pfleger, who has championed the cause of not only saving but transforming the lives of youth in communities in and around his magnificent institution. One of his signature programs presented each year during the celebration of negro history, is his Speaker Series, in which he invite his congregation and others into the sanctuary to see and listen to world renowned personalities give their unabashed insight into America and the communities-at-large.

New Report Identifies Ways That Communities Can Advance Health Equity

Communities can have a powerful impact on the health of its residents. Attached  is some great resources to help promote Healthy Chicago 2.0 work around health equity.

Treasurer Summers Announces 2017 Black History Month Essay Competition

Announcing the 10th Annual Black History Month Essay Competition! This scholarship will give Chicago Public Schools seniors the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship for their first year college tuition.

Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Now Through April 17th!

The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) partners with the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) to provide free tax preparation. 

The Tax Site is located at 7811 S. Racine and the doors opens at 10:00am Saturdays. and 5:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays. This FREE service is based on a first come first serve basis. Be sure to come early to hold your spot!

Eden Place Urban Farming Workshops

Have an approved large lot, you're thinking about turning into a urban garden? Eden Place Farms, a subsidiary of Fuller Park Community Development Corporation, is hosting a four-part series of farming workshops for families or individuals interested in learning the techniques of urban farming. The Saturday workshops will be held on February 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 4911 S. Shields Avenue in Chicago.

County Executives Address Tax Program at BOP BIZ Center

Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore (4th District) and two Cook County
Planning & Development executives visited the BOP BIZ center January 27th to speak
to more than 40 community members about the County’s economic development
programs and the controversy beverage tax.

Fantastic: Financial Consultant Charles Evans Joins BopBiz Center

Charles Evans joins the new BopBiz Center in the Chatham community!

FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall!

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall, 8th Floor. To register for a workshop call 312-744-2086. You also can register by emailing BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org.All workshops are free and are located at the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection - City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Room 805.

Join the Community at 17th Ward Quarterly Meeting Focus on Safety Saturday!

Alderman David Moore is hosting a quarterly commuity meeting, January 21, 2017, Barton Elementary School, 7650 S. Wolcott, 10:30am - 12:00. For more information please call 773-783-2672.

The Private Sector: An Essential Partner in Combating Human Trafficking

#EndTrafficking Did you know January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month? Learn more about what we're doing to end trafficking — and how you can help.

Erie Family Health Center Expanding HIV Services to its Albany Park Location

Lending Hands for Life program leads in improving clinical outcomes for Erie patients.

Using Social Innovation to Drive Community Revitalization

Attorney Marc J. Lane, Vice Chairman of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, December 19, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Applications Now Open for Chicago High School Teens Seeking Paid Apprenticeship and Internship Programs with After School Matters®

After School Matters® is now accepting teen applications for its Spring 2017 program session. Teens can search and apply for spring programs online at www.afterschoolmatters.org. The online application is also available entirely in Spanish. 

Where Sustainability Meets Environmental Justice

Naomi Denise Davis, Founder of Blacks in Green TM, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, December 12, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

006th District Business and Faith Based Subcommittee Joint Meeting Pot Luck!

We are welcoming businesses and faith based partners, in the 006th district police service area to Join in a Pot Luck for the December 13th meeting 10:00am - 11:30am, at the 006th district poiice station. If you come bring a dish to share. We have enough donations for drinks.

Operation Hope 2016 Free Holiday Dinner

Operation Hope is a holiday outreach to provide free dinners to elders, adults, childrent and families of the community. December 13th, from 3:00-7:00pm, at BJ's Market & Bakery, 79th Racine.

Developing Effective Grant Writing Strategies

Noah Temaner Jenkins will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, December 5, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

New Mobile Health Unit for Adults

Sometimes it can be difficult to get medical care. That’s why St. Bernard Hospital and its new Mobile Health Unit are reaching out to you to provide the health screening services you may need.

Scott Joplin 6th Graders Passion For Reading, Masters Painting With Joplin Pride!

Scott Joplin Elementary 6th Graders transforming a library the Joplin Spirit! It's not just any library, its a Little Free Library, that was donated by Northern Trust. This is part of an effort to promote reading and life long learning in Auburn Gresham.

City Colleges of Chicago Resolution Affirms “Welcoming Campus” Protection for All Students, Groups

City Colleges of Chicago Resolution Affirms “Welcoming Campus” Protection for All Students, Groups: Resolution passed by Board of Trustees to protect students, staff and visitors from harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or immigration status

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