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As the deadline approaches to complete the 2020 Census, we are offering residents the opportunity to WASH FOR FREE at Bubbleland on Western located at 5101 South Western Ave., on Thursday, September 24th from 4pm-6pm if you complete the Census onsite during that time.

The Census self-response period ends September 30, meaning this is the last week you can #GetCounted. Head to my2020Census.gov RIGHT NOW or join us this Thursday at Bubbleland on Western & spread the word to your neighbors and family! Let’s Rise to the Count Englewood! Questions call us at 866-845-1032.

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.)

To help the Re-Up team, you can either ship or drop off items to our address at 6620 S Union Ave, 2nd Fl. – Attn: RAGE – Chicago, IL 60621. Or you can also restock on your own at 66th & Halsted, snap a photo and send it to us at joinrage@gmail.com so we can shout you out! We have had a remarkable response from Chicagoans from all over the city and we thank you! Any questions regarding this intiative, feel free to call us at 866-845-1032.

As you know, over the last year, R.A.G.E.. along with its extraordinary Englewood-based partners IMAN., Teamwork Englewood, and E.G. Woode, have worked tirelessly to develop perhaps the most detailed, ambitious and thoroughly vetted plans in our history to facilitate a stunning new grassroots-led transformation of a critical intersection in the heart of Englewood. On Wednesday, August  26, in collaboration with the 16th Ward, we will be bringing together residents, partners, friends and our political allies in the parking lot of the closed Wood’s Academy from 4-6 PM, to celebrate this journey and its many accomplishments and milestones thus far.  We would absolutely love to have you there with us. Please find the invitation below!

We named this initiative Go Green On Racine’ (Go Green)and it includes three major catalytic developments and accompanying housing and transportation strategies that envision leading to the opening of a closed Green Line train stop on Racine Avenue. In December 2019, Go Green was selected as one of six ‘Chicago Prize’ finalists, a philanthropic challenge by the Pritzker Traubert Foundation (PTF), among 80 submissions from across Chicago. Although Go Green was not selected as the recipient for the 10 million dollar prize announced earlier this month, the team received confirmation of a $500K matching commitment from the PTF and remains fully committed to its vision. Recently, the Chicago Tribune published a powerful article about this vision and the meaning that it holds for Englewood’s residents and youth in particular. With Go Green’s first catalytic development, the Fresh Market, under construction and scheduled to open in Spring of 2021, the Go Green team is now mobilizing power and resources towards its second development, The Regenerator, which has already received significant funding commitments from private philanthropists, tremendous community buy-in, and the close attention of the Mayor. On Wednesday, August  26, in collaboration with the 16th Ward, we will be bringing together residents, partners, friends and our political allies in the parking lot of the closed Wood’s Academy from 4-6 PM, to celebrate this journey and its many accomplishments and milestones thus far.  We would absolutely love to have you there with us. Please find the invitation attached and let me know if you will be able to make it!

Over the last year, our association, along with our extraordinary community partners Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), Teamwork Englewood, and E.G. Woode, have worked tirelessly to develop perhaps the most detailed, ambitious and thoroughly vetted plans in our history to facilitate a stunning new grassroots-led transformation of a critical intersection and its surrounding blocks in the heart of Englewood.

This initiative is known as ‘Go Green On Racine’ and it includes three major catalytic developments and accompanying housing and transportation strategies that envision leading to the opening of a closed Green Line train stop on Racine Avenue.

Earlier today, PTF notified the public of the winner of its first inaugural Chicago Prize award and we want to take this moment to offer our sincerest congratulations to the Auburn Gresham team for being selected for this prestigious recognition of a dynamic vision for Chicago’s South Side. 

The Pritzker Traubert Foundation also announced that it would match contributions from other funders interested in supporting the other five Chicago Prize finalists’ projects, up to $2.5 million in total, which is still a phenomenal opportunity for the Go Green on Racine Project.

Later this month we will be gathering outdoors with Englewood’s 16th Ward Alderman Stephanie Coleman, Congressman Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia, and major community partners to celebrate all that we have accomplished together. We will provide updates, celebrate and reaffirm that we are truly Englewood Rising Together! Visit the Go Green On Racine website to learn more about our plans for this important initiative or feel free to contact us directly at 866-845-1032! We appreciate all the encouraging words, prayers and faith in this project….Go Green on Racine Presses On! Let’s Go Englewood!

Join us along with our friends from the Englewood Arts Collective for another So Fresh Saturday – Pop Up Edition, August 8th from 2pm-6pm at 66th and Halsted. The theme is Envision Englewood! There will be a mural unveiling, workshops, tons of giveaways, art activation and more!

And yes—we are still social distancing! Please wear a mask and take all necessary precautions. For more info contact us at joinrage@gmail.com or call us at 866-845-1032.

Are you an Englewood resident or stakeholder looking to join forces with other residents in their continued efforts to increase peace, pride and unity in Englewood? Have you heard about R.A.G.E. and want to learn more? Or did you recently join and don’t know where to start?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this upcoming open house is for you! Join us Tuesday, August 4th for a virtual open house/new member orientation from 5:30pm-7pm – RSVP required for non-members via joinrage@gmail.com!

Englewood STEM HS Open Forum

Posted: July 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

Message from Principal, Conrad Timbers-Ausar of the Englewood Stem HS – In light of recent conversations about the impact of policing in our communities, Englewood STEM High School will be hosting an open forum on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 1:00 pm to allow members of our school community to voice thoughts and opinions regarding the School Resource Officers (SROs) program.

Chicago Public Schools believes that the decision to engage with SROs is best left to individual school communities, and the district has asked for school teams to review their school’s safety protocols and evaluate whether the school desires to maintain their SRO(s).

Please complete the form below to be added to the meeting invitation and share with others who may also be interested.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2oaxBloMaDdP7CYPYKQx4bbXJMYAf_kz1ivC7cI2BXzoxkw/viewform

We are excited to launch So Fresh Saturday Pop Up Series this Saturday at 63 & Yale! The Chicago Park District has suspended Night Out in the Park which is where we typically host our So Fresh Saturday events. We will now be popping up for a So Fresh Saturday collaboration with the Englewood Arts Collective (EAC) – 7/18 – Saturday – 63 & Yale under the Power to Englewood Billboard curated by EAC artist, Cujo from 4pm -6pm!

We will be giving away washable masks, sanitizer, and more! Stay tuned for more pop-ups throughout Englewood! 

Happy Birthday Lauren! #MemberMonday – Spotlight on Lauren Providence!

R.A.G.E.

Origins: Background and Education

Lauren – Senior Fitness

Lauren Providence’s business motto is, “If your body isn’t becoming to you, you should be coming to us”. The leader of RXercises© and Fort Providence Senior Boot Camp, she is a certified personal trainer, life coach, and paraprofessional certified diabetes educator through the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Her favorite R.A.G.E. moment was at So Fresh Family Fitness Night at Ogden Park- March Madness Edition, where she was able to serve the 50+ community . This Member Monday we will see how Lauren brings resources and opportunities to Englewood.

Lauren was born and raised in Queens, New York, and Philadelphia before making Chicago her home. She graduated from the city’s number one STEM, Stuyvesant High School and continued her college education at the Wharton School of Business, at the University of Pennsylvania” where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance…

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Become a member of Englewood’s new Go Green Community Fresh Market on 63rd & Racine Avenue! The Fresh Market is a model community corner store and fresh produce market committed to health & wellness, community ownership, and racial solidarity & healing. The Fresh Market is scheduled to open in Fall 2020 and offer a variety of fresh produce options, grocery items, and delicious prepared foods, as well as select items from a variety of local vendors, artisans, and entrepreneurs. Sign up here!

If you live in Englewood or the greater Chicagoland area*, membership is for you! Individual membership is $25 per year and a household membership is $40 per year. Flexible payment schedules are available! Members get access to special perks like store discounts, promotions, tastings, wellness programming and select surplus, along with a quarterly newsletter to keep them updated on store happenings. Sign up below to become a member today! (Initial membership payment will be collected upon store opening later this fall.)

The Go Green Community Fresh Market is a project of Go Green On Racine, an equitable development initiative led by, with, and for Englewood residents, that aims to build resilient ecosystems that will bridge the health and wealth gap for people in Englewood. Go Green on Racine is a partnership between the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.), Teamwork Englewood, and E.G. Woode. Sign up here!