Join the Chicago Prize Finalists – Go Green on Racine: An Englewood Rising Project Team on Thursday – 2/27!

Posted: February 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

Our association is elated to be a part of the Go Green on Racine Chicago Prize Finalist team, set to compete with five other finalists for $10 million! “Go Green” is a partnership between Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), Teamwork Englewood, Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E) and E.G. Woode. Check out our recent interview on WBEZ here.

Join us for a special celebration at 1207 W. 63rd St. on Thursday, February 27th at Noon as we officially begin construction on the Go Green Fresh Market*– the first phase of Go Green On Racine: An Englewood Rising Project.

Go Green on Racine: An Englewood Rising Project is a cutting-edge initiative to develop a thriving green node in the heart of Englewood by, with and for residents, and aligned with Englewood Quality of Life plans. Located around the 63rd & Racine intersection that connects Englewood and West Englewood zip codes 60621 and 60636, strategically close to the 63rd Street bus corridor and the closed Racine Green-Line station, it will introduce three capital assets: a Fresh Market Co-operative; a mixed-use housing, retail, and community development; and a hyper-local recycling enterprise re-purposing the vacant Woods Academy. 

The project is intended to bolster community ownership, food access, holistic development, job creation, and local entrepreneurial activity, and transform the intersection into a green node of development along the East-West and North-South corridors. It will generate 55 permanent living-wage jobs, train and certify 120 returning citizens, young men and women navigating cycles of violence, and Englewood residents in the construction trades and green roofing technology, and support five local businesses annually.  In five years, it aims to create the momentum, density, and public/private investment that will lead to the re-opening of the Racine Green-Line Station. For more info about the project email us at….And spread the word by using the hashtag #GoGreenonRacine!

Check out the project details in this quick video below.

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