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Englewood Quality of Life Plan April Calendar 

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Spanish Coalition for Housing Continues to Increase Access to CHA Services

As Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH) completes its third year as part of Community Alliance, the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) Diversity Outreach Initiative, it continues to increase access to CHA programs and services for thousands of families in diverse communities through its hands-on workshops. Since Community Alliance launched in 2016, SCH has educated more than 3,800 individuals through these workshops, teaching attendees about affordable housing, senior housing, job seeking, Section 3 businesses, and more.

 

Furthermore, over 1,000 individuals have taken action from SCH’s outreach efforts, such as applying for senior housing, applying or updating housing assistance applications and creating Section 3 profiles in the CHA portal, which identifies low-income individuals who can benefit from HUD-financed employment and economic opportunities. To continue making a difference in Chicago’s diverse communities through this initiative, SCH plans to focus many of its marketing and outreach efforts towards increasing workshop attendance to educate and assist even more people in 2019.

 

“When we became a partner of the Community Alliance, we saw it as an opportunity to better connect individuals with cultural sensitivities and language barriers to CHA programs, as we offer bilingual, Spanish and English, services,” said Karla Valadez, CHA Project Coordinator, SCH. “We’ve clearly seen an increase in community participation of these programs since the program’s launch and gladly still offer these educational workshops in the communities.”

 

While the workshops are there for attendees to learn about available CHA programs, SCH also uses the sessions to learn about the residents within those communities. Within each session, SCH staff is able to personally meet with attendees to better learn about their specific needs and connect them to the valuable resources that they may need, such as financial education, foreclosure counseling or energy bill assistance. They understand that each individual is unique and treats every encounter with the attention it deserves.

 

“What I appreciate most about Spanish Coalition for Housing staff is that they really show they care. I am able to trust them,” said Israel Flores, SCH client. “I met Karla at one of the Senior Housing workshops, and since then she’s worked closely with me whenever I need help. She’s really gone the extra mile to help me understand everything when applying for disability and affordable housing. She even helped me download an app on my phone to help me keep track of my application status.”

 

Since the CHA opened its public housing and Project-Based Voucher waitlists this past December, SCH has consistently been assisting community members with registration. Understanding that applying for these waitlists can be a complicated process, SCH staff members invites anyone with questions or concerns to call, email or visit one of the three offices for dedicated assistance. (Main Office: 773-342-7575, 199 N. Pulaski Road; Pilsen Office: 312-850-2660, 1915 S. Blue Island; Southeast Office: 773-933-7575, 9010 S. Commercial).

 

Bronzeville High Schoolers Move Towards Finalizing Smart City Prototypes at ComEd Ideathon Workshop

ComEd hosted its final Ideathon working session where high school students finalized smart city technology projects.

UChicago Medicine invests $477.3 million in community benefit in fiscal 2018

New Community Benefit Report highlights investments, contributions and partnerships focused on providing high-quality care, promoting health equity and building community collaboration on the South Side of Chicago

Intern with RAGE - Project Coordinator Needed!

This seasonal internship with RAGE as the Project Coordinator primary responsibilities will include the coordination of the various operations and programs of R.A.G.E.  The Project Coordinator must demonstrate strong project management experience, including the design and implementation of community-based projects, community organizing, and strong communication

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Has Openings for High School Young Men 14 to 19 Years Old

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Has Openings for High School Young Men 14 to 19 Years Old. Do you know a child who is struggling at home or in school? Have they faced difficult experiences, such as grief, loss, unstable living environments, or traumatic events? Mercy Home might be the solution to help these kids.

Get Fit with RAGE - So Fresh Family Fitness Night at Ogden Park

RAGE is excited to host So Fresh Family Fitness Night | March Madness Edition on Friday, March 22nd at Ogden Park located at 6500 South Racine in the field house from 4pm-8pm! We will have fitness activities for all ages including a Senior Fitness Session, Family Yoga, Weight Lifting, a ladies only Twerk Fitness class and more!

ComEd Leaders Help Further Students' STEM Skills at Immersive Workshop

ComEd hosted students to develop their STEM skills and enhance their understanding of the fundamentals of energy, smart-city technologies and sustainability.

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Find out why one expert says there are no excuses.

Englewood Village Meeting hosted by RAGE - March 19

All are welcome to join R.A.G.E. for our next Englewood Village Meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Ogden Park located 6500 South Racine from 6pm – 8pm.

EQLP Quarterly Meeting

The Englewood Quality of Life Plan Quarterly Meeting is Thursday, March 14, 2019

Chade Foundation 2019 Scholarship

The Chade Foundation Scholarship is offereing financial aid to incoming and current college or graduate school students.

Burrell: Advertising Revolution

Come out and see a documentary about Tom Burrell. A great African American advertising executive. 

“I Can’t Pay My Rent”: Tips for Public Housing Waitlist Applicants & Job Seekers

With the Chicago Housing Authority’s Public Housing and Project Based Voucher (PBV) waitlists open, the Spanish Coalition for Housing wanted to offer some tips to its neighbors seeking help.

A Black History Month 2019 Evening with Justice Robert L. Wilkins, Author, "LONG ROAD TO HARD TRUTH," Wednesday, February 13th, in Chicago's Hyde Park Community

Justice Robert  L. Wilkins Speaks on "The 100 Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History & Culture"

ComEd Installs Off-Grid Renewable Lighting at Bronzeville Schools

As part of its Community of the Future initiative, ComEd installed a 30 ft. tall Remote Power Unit (RPU) that will light the schools' walkways, supporting the CPD’s Safe Passage Program.

A BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019 Evening with JUSTICE ROBERT L. WILKINS, Author, "LONG ROAD TO HARD TRUTH." Wednesday, February 13th, in Chicago's Hyde Park Community

JUSTICE ROBERT L. WILKINS SPEAKS ON "THE 100 YEAR MISSION TO CREATE THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE"

Englewood Community Expo

Join us for a free event open to the entire family. Connect with community organizations and enjoy local entertainers. We promise lots of fun and excitement. 

So Fresh "Blackish" Gym Show at Lindblom Park

Celebrate Black History Month at the So Fresh "Blackish" Gym Show at Lindblom Park located 6054 S. Damen from 4pm-8pm on Friday, February 22nd.  For more info contact RAGE at joinrage@gmail.com or call 866-845-1032. 

Health & Wellness Task Force Meeting Canceled

Tonight’s Health & Wellness Task Force Meeting is canceled. The meeting is rescheduled for Feb 4th 5:30-7:00pm at Oak Street Health in Englewood Square. 

So Fresh Family Game Night - Special Bingo Tournament!

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood "So Fresh" event series continues....Next up, all are invited to our So Fresh Family Game Night at Ogden Park - 6500 S. Racine Ave., Friday, January 25th for 4pm-8pm! 

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