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“Economics is the production, distribution and consumption of goods and wealth. PowerNomics then is the ability of Blacks to pool resources and power to produce, distribute and consume in a way that creates goods.” – Dr. Claude Anderson

The Resident Association of Greater of Englewood is seeking to have a deeper connection, dismantle racial systems that hinder local wealth and build greater relationships with the Black Owned Business Operators of Englewood and West Englewood. A market research report in 2006 from MetroEdge shows that there is retail leakage of ~$194M per year leaving our neighborhood which means 0.69 cents of every dollar leaves the Englewood community. This is 2.5 times higher then national average. We are working on initiatives to ensure that this leakage decreases and that our dollar is rotating back in the neighborhood. If you would like to review the MetroEdge report click here. We are certain that this leakage has probably increased since 2006, which means, ACTION needs to be taken!

As a starting point, we are creating a comprehensive directory and working to seek to additional support and promotions for existing BLACK business owners here in our neighborhood.

To help us accomplish this goal we are asking BLACK business owners who which to be included in our directory, to please complete this form!

Should you have any questions about this new initiative of our association feel free to email us at joinrage@gmail.com or call us at 866-845-1032.

Join us as we Fall into Autumn with our friends at Englewood Branded this Saturday 10/24 from 2pm-6pm at 1542 W. 63rd St. for a fun-filled Fall Festival! There will be a Pumpkin Patch, Music, Food, Attractions and more! This is a family friendly fall fest for all to enjoy safely!

All will be required to wear masks onsite, any questions email Corie Luckett at Englewoodbranded1546@gmail.com.

Our friends and community partners at the Englewood Arts Collective are about to bring some more beauty to #OurEnglewood!  If you are down to help give feedback or help paint on Saturday, October 31st from 1-4pm near 58th & Halsted, sign up to volunteer and learn all about it at WWW.OURENGLEWOODMURAL.COM

In addition to live painting and unveiling of the mural, we’re activating the area with music, treats, and opportunities for a few other community organizations to set up a table and share the adjacent vacant space for some special *safe* socially-distant engagement! Email us to grab a spot.  englewoodartscollective@gmail.com

Last month, Englewood Arts Collective put together a winning proposal to beautify the viaduct on 58th & Halsted St in Englewood with a mural for Mayor Lori Lightfoot INVEST South/West initiative, which is an unprecedented community improvement plan to marshal resources of multiple City departments, community orgs, and corporate partners towards 10, historically disinvested neighborhoods on Chicago’s South & West Sides.

As you may know, our association has been managing the newly created Englewood FREE Market that was launched on August 8th in collaboration with the Englewood Arts Collective and Alt_Chicago. The Englewood Market is located at the former “In & Out” store at 66th & Halsted.

Donations have been pouring in to help us keep the market stocked and on Saturday, October 3rd we will be hosting a diaper giveaway for families in need from 1pm-3pm..

Any questions or if you would like to donate diapers or any essential items for this event, please feel free to call us at 866-845-1032 or email us at joinrage@gmail.com.

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!