Can Englewood Breathe Life into our Vacant School Buildings?

Posted: April 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

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As many of you know RAGE has been at the forefront of keeping the conversation moving in terms of what to do with the vacant schools in Englewood.  Our community was hit the hardest and is now faced with 6 vacant school buildings throughout Greater Englewood. Our work and the challenges were highlighted in a recent article published by Catalyst Chicago.

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Here is an excerpt from the article – “As president of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE), Butler has spent almost two years leading conversations to get somebody—anybody—to set up shop in this building. Bontemps is one of six shuttered elementary schools in Englewood that are still empty since the district closed a total of 49 schools across the city. Englewood was hardest hit.”

Read the full article here – http://catalyst-chicago.org/2015/03/vacant-schools-still-waiting-for-a-second-life/

We are looking for more individuals to join us on this journey as we continue to plan for the future of these spaces.  For more info about our school repurposing work in Englewood please contact us at 866-845-1032. Thank you!

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Anton Seals and RAGE President Aysha Butler during a walk through of Yale Elementary

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