RAGE Action Areas

Did you recently join RAGE and not sure where to start?  Well get started with one of our action areas and share your gifts and talents with other residents who are determine to FORCE change in the Greater Englewood area. Below are the description of our Action Areas! Contact us at 866-845-1032 to for our next new member orientation and we will talk through our efforts in more detail.  Also do not forget to BECOME A MEMBER, RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR DONATE  below!

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Ongoing Action Area – Englewood Alt_ Market – 66th & Halsted

Since August 8th after we collaborated with the Englewood Arts Collective, Made in Englewood, We All Live Here and Alt_ Chicago and others to transform an eyesore, abandoned store in a known “hotspot” on 66th & Halsted, our association has been providing essential items and non-perishable food to the newly created – Englewood Alt_Market being managed by RAGE! But we need your help on our Re-Up Team to keep the market stocked!

The items needed the most are the following – 

  • Hygiene Products for Men and Women (Soap, Body Wash, Razors, Deodorant, Lotion, Toothpaste etc)
  • Items for Moms or Babies – (Wipes, Diapers)
  • Misc – (Bug spray, Air Fresher, etc.)
  • Household Cleaning Products ( Disinfectants, Tissue, Pine Sol, Clorox Wipes, Dish washing liquid, Detergent, Bleach, etc)
  • Non-Perishable Food – (Soups, Can Goods, Etc.)
Ongoing Action Area – Go Green on Racine – Englewood Rising Project

gogreen-finalGo Green is led by four organizations with deep Englewood roots: Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), Teamwork Englewood, Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.), and E.G. Woode, bringing together a team of resident-leaders and community partners that have built deep trust and implementation expertise through their collaborative efforts, including the Englewood Quality of Life Plan (EQLP) and Englewood Rising Campaign. Partners include McLaurin Development Partners and a robust network of subject-area experts.

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Go Green will revitalize the 63rd St & Racine Ave intersection; increase employment, household income and resident wealth; strengthen local capacity and civic infrastructure; establish diversified food ecosystems; and improve stability for at risk populations and public safety.

Ongoing Action Area – TIME 21:36 – Public Safety Initiative 

T.I.M.E. is an acronym for This Is My Englewood. The “21:36” blends the area’s 60621 and 60636 zip codes. The T.I.M.E. 21:36 initiative is a public safety project funded by the Department of Justice to reduce crime in Englewood by focusing on certain areas in the community with resources, public safety projects, and community engagement.

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Action Area – So Fresh Saturdays – (Summer)

So Fresh Saturdays is a community driven “edu-tainment” series that will showcase various artistic expressions and educational workshops that will focused on youth, entrepreneurship, hip hop, media, social networks, community activism, and culturally relevant history using music, film, and art! As a part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, this series is designed for all ages in an effort to create a safe space in the parks of our community! Members’ can assist with the planning, promotions and execution of these summer activities.

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Past Action Area – Englewood Votes!

This action area is a coalition seeking concern citizens who will help shape this important campaign for our community! If you are a trained deputy registrar, interested in becoming a registrar or want to assist in getting more residents voting and aware of their voting rights, this action area is for you!

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Past Action Area – Englewood School Repurposing Initiative

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RAGE has been at the forefront of pushing the discussion so that community will think about how to save or repurpose the schools that were shuttered in 2013.  This action area aims to explore how Englewood community members envision using a vacant school building to meet longstanding desires for a local public space. For a more detail description link here.

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Past Action Area – Englewood Neighborhood TIF Public Awareness Campaign

This action area will work to research and communicate important information included in the Englewood Neighborhood Tax Increment Financing District. This district has about $29 Million Dollars allocated for workforce development, job creation and neighborhood beautification. Most residents of Englewood are not aware that these funds are available and we would like to create a public awareness campaign outlining this important info. For more detail description of our efforts thus far, link here.

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Download the Englewood_TIF-5-4-13 from May 4th presented by the CivicLab.

Download the Englewood Neighborhood TIF – 10 Year Status Report

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