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Youth Action Council Launch!

We are ecstatic to announce the launch of the Englewood Quality of Life Plan Youth Action Council in partnership with Teamwork Englewood and Chicago Cares! This civic leadership initiative is long awaited and we are very happy to be introducing new youth into the fold! 

The Newly Expended Erie Teen Center Can Now Serve an Additional 2,000 Patients

Erie Family Health Centers celebrated the grand opening of their newly renovated and expanded Erie Teen Center at 2418 W. Division St, offering comprehensive services to city teens (12-24). 

Support Children Experiencing Homelessness in Englewood with Chicago HOPES For Kids

Chicago HOPES for Kids is a non-profit organization that provides educational support to children living in homeless shelters. One of our partner shelters, Primo Center for Women and Children is moving to the Englewood community, and we are looking for volunteers to work with our kids! 

Support Children Experiencing Homelessness in Englewood with Chicago HOPES For Kids

Chicago HOPES for Kids is a non-profit organization that provides educational support to children living in homeless shelters. One of our partner shelters, Primo Center for Women and Children is moving to the Englewood community, and we are looking for volunteers to work with our kids! 

Discover the opportunities offered to youth & teens by 40 organizations citywide!

Don’t miss Chicago City of Learning’s FREE Back to School Jam, where youth can participate in a variety of hands-on activities, including coding, robotics, design, video gaming, writing, making music and much more. Take the NASA Mars Rover Challenge or make a DIY toy for a shelter pet. Watch or take part in a fashion show or a poetry slam. New this year: Teen Lounges! While young Chicagoans 4-24 discover the fun learning opportunities available to them citywide, they can win prizes and earn digital badges. It’s all happening from Noon until 4pm at Jones College Prep on Saturday, September 19. Reserve space for your family and friends now at https://ChicagoCityofLearning.org/Jam.

Mentoring Matters: Making A Difference in the Lives of Youth

School-based, nonprofit Youth Guidance brings support to students & families in many of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods .

How I Am Stronger Than Violence

Keisha L Murray, a youth from Imagine Englewood if, explains how she is stronger than violence and how she overcomes it.

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Registration for Winter Break Activities Open Now with Chicago City of Learning

WHAT: Mayor Emanuel’s Winter Adventure Passport and “Destination: Chicago,” a festival of doing and making for all ages

WHEN: Activities— December 21- January 3

Destination: Chicago—Saturday, January 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Activities held at libraries, community organizations, park district centers and museums across the city;

Destination: Chicago to be held at DePaul University Downtown Campus, 1 E Jackson St., Lower Concourse

WHO: Chicago youth ages 4-24; Chicago City of Learning

Brighter Future Award Scholarship For Elementary-Age Englewood Youth - InfoSession July 20th

On Our Shoulders We Raise A Village -

Big Shoulders Fund

Big Shoulders Fund is continuing to accept applications for  Brighter Future Award 2013. A scholarship lottery aimed at investing in our young scholars in these crucial times for education in Englewood. The Brighter Future Award is a scholarship of up to $3,500 dollars to attend a Big Shoulders Fund school  of your choice anywhere in the city of Chicago. (see here) The Brighter Future Award aims to assist those student who are currently enrolled at closing,Level 3 and/or “on probation” school.  The scholarship typically represents 70% to 100% of tution cost depending on school and is auto-renewing for each academic school year up to 8th grade!   Previous students who have received Big Shoulders Fund scholarships have been put on the fast track to attend some of the nation's best Colleges and Universities.

 Let’s make that a reality for your child.   

The 2012 Violence Stops Here Youth Performance Competition Starts Soon!

The Violence Stops Here competition begins online September 1st for youth in Chicago's Chatham, Englewood, and Grand Boulevard communities. The top ten entrants will be taken by limousine to compete for a $2,500 cash scholarship in front of a studio audience at the VSH12 Live showcase in October at Resolution Digital Studios in Chicago. The first and second runners up will also receive cash scholarship awards.

Englewood's Very Own Alanah Divine is Featured on National TV Commerical

Alanah is Englewood's next rising star! 

Media-N-Motion another Englewood Success Story!!

We are proud to announce that the first cycle of Media-N-Motion, a youth journalism program for Englewood students was quite a SUCCESS!! 

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