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Planning Home Repair Projects Workshops In Englewood

Come learn some practical tips for assessing your home’s repair needs, as well as prioritizing rehab projects. NHS Chicago is hosting Grey Stones and Vintages Homes Workshop the month of October in Englewood.

Not Your Average Woman?

Are you a woman living in Englewood and seeking help in establishing a career? The Englewood Women's Initiative is having an info session with a focus on non-traditional career options offered by both Chicago Women in Trades and the Jane Addams Resource Corporation.  

“Ditch the Weight & Guns” 5K Walk & Run Hosts Three South Side Chicago Closed Course Races
Ditch the Weight & Guns 5K Walk & Run  Presents:  The Englewood 5K, Chatham 5K, Roseland 5K, three closed course races held on the South side of Chicago.
Justice Informed

 Xavier Ramey, the CEO and Lead Strategist for Justice Informed, LLC, will be a guest on the Nonprofit Utopia podcast on Monday, October 8, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., CST. The Nonprofit Utopia podcast is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, the Founder of Nonprofit Utopia, is the host.

Look Before You Leap: 5 Things You Must Do Before Joining That Board

You  have just been invited to join a board of directors of one of the hottest local nonprofits in the city.  What should you do before accepting?

Making the Case for Support in Times of Change

Writing a compelling case for support is not always as easy as it seems.  In Case Development 201, Communications Consultant Andrew Brommel writes “an organization’s case for support is ultimately ‘your message to your donors—why should they give to your organization?’” In this day and age of increased competition for fewer dollars, a nonprofit’s answer to the funders’ question must be stronger than ever before.

Meet the new Englewood High School Principal

Meet Englewood High School's new Principal on Thrusday, October 11th

Earle STEM School  2040 W. 62nd St. 5:00pm-6:30pm

Ark Productions Announces the World Premiere of The Law of Moises

Chicago, IL - Ark Productions and Questar Entertainment are proud to announce the World Premiere of The Law of Moises, a  family adventure film starring Nic Caruccio, Aaron Fotheringham, Yeniffer Behrens, Billy Dec and directed by Crystal Barnes.

Logline: A troubled young filmmaker desperate to escape his small town discovers his destiny is to save it.

The Law of Moises is a family adventure film about destiny and dreams, whether the dreams we choose are actually the dreams destined for us. The dream that Moises has is to leave his dead-end small town to make big films that will change the world. However, his dream is interrupted when frogs, flies, and a slew of other biblical plagues threaten to destroy his hometown and forcing Moises to make a decision; to either follow his dream or live out his purpose.


Synopsis: The Law of Moises is a family adventure film about MOISES ("moi-‘sez") who since the death of his parents at the age of nine has only dreamt of one thing – getting out of Cairo, Illinois, a stifling 9 square-mile town, to make his own films that will change the world. Similar to his namesake -Moses 2,000 years earlier- our hero, Moises suffers from a speech impediment and anger issues.  The similarities don’t stop there... in the town, there seems to be BLOOD flowing in the Mississippi River! Other plagues follow, including frogs and locusts that aim to devour the town's historic landmarks.

After a moment of divine intercession and a nudge from his older sister (Yeniffer Behrens), Moises (Nic Caruccio) discovers his purpose: to stay and save his hometown from destruction. After a confrontation with the Mayor (Tom McElroy) - whose evil plan for misuse of a $30 million fund incited the plagues to begin with- Moises, along with a few of his buddies use Scripture and cell phones as weapons to avert each ensuing plague, and Cairo, Illinois is saved!

View the Teaser for the film at:

The Premiere will be held over a 2 day period:





Friday, October 12

Sunday, October 14

  • Screening of The Law of Moises @ 7pm
  • Park Community Church

1001 N. Crosby St./ Chicago, IL 60610

  • Light Refreshments @ 5:30pm
  • Q & A with Director & Actors @ 8:30-9:15pm


  • Screening of The Law of Moises @ 7pm
  • The Davis Theater

4614 N. Lincoln Ave./ Chicago, IL 60625

  • Light Refreshments @ 5:00pm
  • Q & A with Director & Actors @ 6:45-7:15pm


For tickets, please visit:

Gazing into his wife’s eyes helped save her life

This daily act of love helped spot one of the deadliest cancers

Teamwork Englewood is hiring!

Teamwork Englewood is hiring a Director of Operations. 

ComEd Launches Energy Academy at Dunbar Vocational High School in Bronzeville

Dunbar Vocational Academy High School in Bronzeville has launched the Dunbar Energy Academy in conjunction with ComEd. Introduced on September 25th to the first group of ninth graders, members of the Dunbar High School class of 2022, the program will make the science of energy a key part of the students’ four-year learning experience.

New bi-weekly Podcast Series Offers Uncensored look into the world of Black Women on the Corporate Climb

A new podcast series called I Choose the Ladder launches nationwide on Spotify and offers an uncensored look into the real success stories of Black women who sought out to make a significant impact in corporate America. The podcast, which promises to deliver authentic conversations and tangible resources that listeners can apply to their own corporate climb is the brainchild of Watchen Nyanue, Vice President of Marketing Partnerships for the WNBA Chicago Sky.


I Choose the Ladder will be available starting Wednesday, September 19th with new episodes Tuesday’s thereafter on Stitcher and Spotify, listeners will also be able to listen via The podcast, which has 40 episodes already recorded, will feature interviews with some of the country’s most influential women including Chicago’s top CEO’s such as Andrea Zopp, CEO, World Business Chicago, Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, and Terrie-Lynne Devonish, Chief Compliance Officer, Aon. The style of the podcast is honest and conversational and will shed light on topics that are more relatable to young Black women.

“Our primary listeners will be Black women between the ages of 22 and 34 who are college educated many with advanced degrees. These women are hungry for mentorship from other successful Black female corporate superstars. When I was starting out as a professional this kind of information was hard to come by. I wanted to create a place where we can have Black female corporate leaders sharing and offering their wisdom and insights based on their own experiences in an engaging, relatable, conversational style,” explained Watchen Nyanue.


The podcast will be ushered in with a networking and listening event on September 19, 2018 at the Chicago Center for Arts & Technology (CHICAT). Attendees will get a premiere listen of a 10 minute introduction segment about the podcast through headphones that will be done in the style of a silent disco party. The event will also feature Nyanue moderating a conversation on being a black woman in Corporate America. The three executives providing their perspectives are Nicole White, Global Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Avison Young, Obele Brown-West Hinsley, EVP, Client Experience Digital & Innovation Lead - Central Region, Weber Shandwick, and Karla Evans-Davis, Head of Integrated Marketing & Media, Ulta Beauty.


Additional Background on Podcast Creator and Host Watchen Nyanue:

Watchen Nyanue is a strategic marketing and business development expert from Liberia, who resides in Chicago, Illinois. She is currently the Vice President of Marketing Partnerships for the WNBA Chicago Sky. 

As an advocate for female leadership and empowerment, her journey has been filled with more than twelve years of executive experience, where she has excelled as a proven business strategy leader who understands the importance of building relationships and capitalizing on a firm “it” factor in order to take the organization to the next level. 

Watchen holds a bachelor’s in communication from DePauw University. She is currently pursuing her MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to working at the Sky, she has had the honor of working with a multitude of renowned companies, including Comedy Central, Hearst Digital, Yahoo!, and Johnson Publishing Company.

When she isn’t immersed in her career, Watchen happily serves on the Board of Trustees of the Associated Colleges of Illinois. The NextGen group of UNICEF and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also a 2018 Chicago Business Journal Women of Influence Honoree

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Englewood Public Safety Taskforce announces a new $953,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice

The Englewood Public Safety Taskforce announced today a new $953,000 grant it received from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)The DOJ’s Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) initiative provides resources to convene diverse local partners, including police, sheriffs, prosecutors, researchers, municipal agencies, service providers, community developers and residents.


New $953,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice awarded to the Englewood Public Safety Taskforce. 

Chicago Dental Society Launches Oral Safety Campaign

Just in time for school sports season, CDS dentists are making custom-fit mouthguards more accessible and affordable for families, by offering 50% off for kids and youth.

19th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival

The 19th Annual Englewood Jazz Festival is happening Saturday, September 15, 2018 12pm- 6pm at the Hamilton Park Cultural Center 513 W. 72nd St

Eat Away Your Risk of Heart Disease?

Find out what food may be linked to lower rates of heart attack and stroke

Family Fun Night

Come one, come all! Bring the entire family out for a fun movie night featuring Black Panther, Friday, Sept. 21st at 6pm. 

Roll N Peace- Da Remix

On Friday, July 13th Think Outside Da Block partenred with the EQLP Public Safety Task Force and the CPD 007th District CAPS for a night bike ride, Roll N Peace. With more than 200 participants we are doing it again. Friday, September 14th at 8pm join us for Roll N Peace- Da Remix. Meet us at 63rd and Ashland (parking lot next to the CTA Green Line).

Youth Council with Ci3 at University of Chicago

Learn more about your sexual health care, rights, and design this fall by joining our Youth Advisory Council.

Build on the Block with RAGE - 9/7 & 9/8!

Join R.A.G.E. and Chicago Cares for a fun- filled volunteer opportunities - Building the Block! The volunteer assignment starts on September 7th and September 8th from 10am - 2pm and will continue throughout the fall at the RAGE office - 6620 South Union Ave. Register at - to sign up today! All are welcome!

Midnight Circus Returns to Hamilton Park

The Hamilton Park Advisory Council is excited to announce that the Midnight Circus is headed to Hamilton Park Cultural Center located at 513 W. 72nd St. for the second time this year on Saturday, 9/8 and Sunday 9/9!

FUNNY is coming to Englewood

Funny is coming to Englewood

Our FUNNYraiser is fastly approaching. 

Friday, October 5th we will have the hilarious, James Stephens III.

ComEd Helps Customers in Bronzeville Community Save Money and Energy with New Mobile App

ComEd is piloting an app in the Bronzeville community that helps customers save on energy and contribute to local non-profit organizations. The Save and Share™ mobile app allows residents who live in and near Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood to save on energy bills – and give back to their community at the same time.

The Save and Share app is available to Bronzeville residents who opened their current ComEd account before April 17, 2018, and live in the 60608, 60609, 60615, 60616, 60621, 60637 or 60653 ZIP codes. Visit for more information.

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