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RAGE and our members have worked hard all year to help improve Englewood, now its time to celebrate our contributions to helping improve Englewood. Join us as we host our 7th Annual Holiday & Networking Party on Thursday, December 21st 6:00pm-11pm at Generation’s Lounge located at 754 W 74th Street! This is event is free so feel free to invite your friends, family, and neighbors  – as long as they are 21 and older. There will be free food, a FREE cocktail hour from 7pm to 8pm, and a cash bar all night, plus give aways!

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R.A.G.E. hosted its last Englewood Village Meeting of 2017 at Johnson College Prep, 6350 S. Stewart, on Tuesday, November 21st.  At the meeting, more than 50 attendees received highly informative community updates including presentations on new community projects plus an impassioned discussion about the proposed new $75 million High School in Englewood lead by R.A.G.E President, Aysha Butler. Guest speakers included Alderman Sawyer of the 6th Ward and Anton Seals Jr. of Grow Greater Englewood.

 

 

Alderman Sawyer explained the 2FM project, the Department of Fleet and Facility Management’s (2FM) construction of a new facility in Englewood. Attendees asked about employment, facility impact on the neighborhood, and the company handling construction. Alderman Sawyer answered, “Ujamaa Construction Co. will lead the construction and that he is excited to see more jobs come to the community.” He also added that there will be several hiring events as well. For more details, refer to the “Frequently Asked Questions” sheet below:

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Anton Seals, Jr of Grow Greater Englewood gave a presentation on their efforts to cultivate a healthy, resilient food system and economy in Englewood. He also provided updates on the Englewood Line Trail, the proposed 1.7 mile trail for recreation located along the elevated former rail structure between Hoyne Avenue and Halsted St near 59th St. Pictured above is the trail at the viaduct on 58th St. & Wood St.

Aysha Butler discussed her recent meetings with students at the proposed closing snovvillagemtg3.jpgchools in Englewood. Chicago Public School data on the enrollment trends of those schools highlighting their dramatic enrollment decline was distributed to all in attendance. Aysha explained that all of these schools lost almost half of its student population resulting in some students not having required science classes or art.  “The city has failed these students,” she said. “We have failed them the way we’ve allowed this broke system to continue in our city and so this is our outcome, that basically the community doesn’t have a neighborhood school,” said Aysha.

You can view the CPS data distributed at the meeting.

Also, to learn more about school closings throughout Chicago, please see the following link to WBEZ’s recent article which, includes an interview with Aysha Butler.

Our President also recently wrote this blog to share her thoughts about the recent proposed actions.

The agenda also included Englewood Rising Campaign and R.A.G.E. updates.


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To learn more or be involved in the Englewood Rising campaign visit http://www.englewoodrising.com.Picture1

R.A.G.E. Updates

  • Chicago Cares + RAGE Partnership with the Build on the Block Project
  • Englewood Quality Of Life Plan  – Housing and Public Spaces/Chicago Rebuild Neighborhood Pilot 
  • Giving Tuesday campaign on November 28th to raise money for the Englewood Quality of Life Plan’s new Impact Englewood Fund. The leaders of the Quality of Life Plan is still fundraising now until December 31st. 

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Englewood QLP Public Safety Task Force Update

The Englewood QLP Public Safety Task Force partnered with Think Outside Da Block for their 6th Annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza on Monday, November 20 at Ogden Park Field House. The event was  another great success! More than 500 turkeys were given away to the public while children danced to music, played at the various gaming stations, and received free haircuts, hairstyles, and and manicures from volunteer barbers and beauticians. This was truly partnerships in action!


Upcoming Events/Meetings – Also see RAGE Calendar Online

  • Saturday, December 9: Englewood QLP Education and Youth Services Task Force – 815 W. 63rd St. (Teamwork Englewood) – 11am-12:30pm
  • Tuesday, December 12th: Housing and Public Spaces Task Force Meeting – 6002 S. Halsted – 5:30pm – 7pm
  • Tuesday, December 12th: Chess Against Violence –  1438 W. 63rd St. – 6pm-8pm
  • Thursday, December 21st: RAGE 7th Annual Holiday Party – Generations Lounge – 754 W. 74th St. – 6pm to 11pm 

 

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The Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) is a resident-driven organization whose mission is to mobilize residents of the community, utilizing asset-based development and innovative organizing techniques. 

For more information contact us at JoinRAGE@gmail.com or 866-845-1032.

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Let’s Make an Impact in Englewood!

RAGE is here to help the Impact Englewood Fund, an initiative supporting  programs of the Englewood Quality of Life Plan. All donations to #ImpactEnglewood will go directly towards community organizations in Englewood that:

  • Give high school students the chance to tour college campuses
  • Help residents access health care with the support of Health Navigators
  • Offer support to local entrepreneurs to create or grow their business
  • Provide year-round job opportunities for youth

You can help our community by donating to our collective #GivingTuesday for the #ImpactEnglewood Fund.

We are rising together in Englewood!

DONATE HERE:  bit.ly/ImpactEnglewood 

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CONNECT + BUILD + TAKE ACTION

The community is invited to have refreshments and hear about our current projects, relevant community news and connect with others who want to transform our neighborhood to be greater at our upcoming Village Meeting, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. We are inviting all residents and visitors to the meeting from 6-8 p.m. at Johnson College Prep at 6350 S. Stewart.

Topics will include:

  • Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Pilot Program
  • 2FM Project
  • R.A.G.E. updates and more

Alderman Sawyer is on the agenda to discuss the new facility the Department of Fleet and Facility Management, known as 2FM, plans to build in Englewood. Grow Greater Englewood will present updates on the progress of the Englewood Line and their new project regarding Englewood community farmers. Grow Greater Englewood works with developers and residents to create sustainable, food economies and green businesses for improved community wellness. There will also be updates on the Englewood Quality of Life Plan’s Public Safety Task Force. Contact R.A.G.E. at 866-845-1032 or email joinrage@gmail.com for more information

Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media:

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We are asking all of our followers, members and supporters to share and help us make our latest video submission for the Upstanders Challenge of Starbucks go viral!!

Share this video with your followers to help us win 25K to continue our great work in Englewood, Chicago!

View our video here – http://indi.com/9926d and share with your networks!

Thank you all in advance!

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Beyond tasty refreshments and music by Englewood’s own Dj Dap, festival-goers will have  an opportunity to see special, featured exhibits by the Englewood Rising campaign and the youth of ASM & TRACE.
In addition to hosting this grand event, the Hamilton Park Advisory Council is also pleased to announce there will be a pop-up shop of their imported African art for sale. All proceeds from their sales will help to offer more cultural events to the community.
See you Saturday!
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Due to inclement weather last Saturday, R.A.G.E. had to cancel our Build on the Block but this Saturday, 10/21 we are BACK from 9am-11am. We will be building on the block of  66th & Union so come join us, we’d love to have you. RSVP at joinrage@gmail.com for us to ensure we have enough breakfast treats for you! 🙂