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Englewood we can’t sleep on this one! Let’s Rise to the Count and make sure we as a community commit to be counted this year!

And while you’re social distancing or working from home, please fill out your 2020 Census form.  Completing the 2020 Census is a win-win for all of us! Englewood 2020 – Rise to the Count and go to my2020census.gov today. We only get the chance once a decade, to get it right. This is Englewood’s chance to be counted. Make sure you spread the word to your family and neighbors, we need the resources allocated the right way!

Fill out your Census online, over the phone, or by mail. It’s never been easier to participate. Englewood 2020 Rise to the Count and knock this out real quick at https://my2020census.gov/

We appreciate you all and hope your spirits are calm and you & your family, friends and neighbors are in good health!

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood wishes you good health and safety during this unprecedented and uncertain time. As a neighborhood association who practices social gatherings and communal practices as a means to community building we understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of our outreach efforts and priorities to shift rapidly. The coronavirus has disrupted many of our jobs, social lives and daily routines. We are leaning on you as members of our beloved community to help understand the greatest needs of our members, your families, neighbors and small businesses.

Please share your feedback below so we can determine how we can best pivot to meet the needs of the residents we serve. Please know, we are confident that our resilience as a community will prevail and be tested during this crisis. Complete this brief survey here.

Let’s remain hopeful, safe and grateful.

Asiaha Butler, Executive Director of Resident Association of Greater Englewood

Did you know that this is the first time that the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. The process will be quick and secure. It will take less than 10 mins. to complete! You’ll still be able to respond by phone or by mail. To complete the census online, visit: https://my2020census.gov/

To complete the census by phone, call: English 844-330-2020 Spanish 844-468-2020.

Communities that don’t get fully counted in 2020 will miss out for the next ten years. This is the time to get involved. The Census counts. So do you! Englewood it’s time to Rise to the Count! Complete the census online today in less than 10 minutes – visit: https://my2020census.gov/

Our association is taking the necessary steps to maintain the health and safety of our members and residents of Englewood as our nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore we are cancelling and suspending our upcoming meetings and activities scheduled this week such as our Englewood Village Meeting, the Buy the Block Housing U series and our Open House. We will be monitoring and taking heed from our local officials to determine the best way to move forward in the upcoming weeks.

The City has provides several tips for staying healthy including: 

  • Clean your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • If you are sick, stay home, unless you are seeking medical care.  Look out for symptoms such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.  
  • While sick, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, and wash your hands. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

For the most up to date information please visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus for updates at the local level and www.cdc.gov/coronavirus  for updates at the national level. 

This is a difficult time for us and many of our members who are strong community champions. The idea of social distancing and feeling disconnected from our neighbors can be a struggle.

We want to make sure we are providing information as it comes to us about what people are doing to remain civically engaged. Please stay tuned for updates from our association in the next upcoming weeks. For now, we wish you all safety, peace and patience as we move forward as a community. Should you have any questions for us, please feel free to call us at 866-845-1032 or email joinrage@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Asiaha Butler, Executive Director of RAGE

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 open house is for you! Join us Saturday, March 21st from 11:30am-1:30pm at the RAGE Headquarters located at 6620 South Union Ave., 2nd Fl.

At this Open House, we will provide lunch and have an in-depth orientation for new and/or prospective members to learn about the work and mission of R.A.G.E. in Englewood. We will answer all of your questions about membership as well as update you on our current and future initiatives. So bring your neighbor and join this resident-driven association. Any questions contact us at 866-845-1032 or email us at joinrage@gmail.com.

Join R.A.G.E for bimonthly Englewood Village Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church located at 415 West Englewood, Chicago, IL 60621 from 6pm-8pm.

Learn about RAGE’s current projects, relevant community news and connect with others who want to transform our neighborhood to be a Greater Englewood! So please join us as we gather to “connect, build and take action to force a change in the community.

For more information or if you are interested in serving as a guest speaker, contact R.A.G.E. at 866-845-1032 or email joinrage@gmail.com.

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Join the Resident Association of Greater Englewood and Teamwork Englewood for a community meeting Thursday, February 27th at Lindblom Math and Science Academy located at 6130 S. Wolcott from 5:30pm-7:30pm regarding the development of the former, now vacant Earle Elementary School. Meet the development team, share your feedback and hear about the current plans for this site.

Also, learn more about the Go Green on Racine Project and share your feedback! 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. Check out our recent interview on WBEZ here and the video below.

Questions? Feel free to call Teamwork Englewood at 773-488-6600 or RAGE at 866-845-1032

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 joinrage@gmail.com….And spread the word by using the hashtag #GoGreenonRacine!

Check out the project details in this quick video below.

Happening this Saturday!!

R.A.G.E.

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood is super excited to partner with Lindblom Park + the South Region Parks for a Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 22nd at Lindblom Park located at 6054 South Damen from 4pm-7pm.  This event is FREE and for all ages!! 

There will be performances by various groups at our local parks that will include, song, dance groups, tumbling and more!  There will be free food and resources for the family.  If you are interested in performing or volunteering email joinrage@gmail.com or call us at 866-845-1032! 

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The Resident Association of Greater Englewood is super excited to partner with Lindblom Park + the South Region Parks for a Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 22nd at Lindblom Park located at 6054 South Damen from 4pm-7pm.  This event is FREE and for all ages!! 

There will be performances by various groups at our local parks that will include, song, dance groups, tumbling and more!  There will be free food and resources for the family.  If you are interested in performing or volunteering email joinrage@gmail.com or call us at 866-845-1032!