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It’s that time of year again to celebrate the hard work the Resident Association of Greater Englewood has done all year to help improve Englewood!  Join us as we host our 8th (Yes it’s our 8th Year) Annual Holiday & Networking Party on Thursday, December 20th, 6pm-11pm at the Englewood Branded Shop located at 1546 W. 63rd St!

This is event is free so invite your friends, family, and neighbors. There will be free food, a FREE cocktail hour from 7pm to 8pm, drinks specials all night, networking & giveaways! Music provided by one of our co-founders – DJ DAP! 

If you have never attended a RAGE Holiday Party, this is your chance to experience fun, laughter, celebrations, and networking with many of the movers and shakers of Englewood!  For more info contact 866-845-1032 or email us at



The Englewood Quality of Life Quarterly Meeting  will be Saturday, December 8th at Kennedy King College, 11am to 12:30pm. This meeting is for those that have been engaged, or want to reactivate and learn more about the current work and plans for 2019.

There will be updates on:
– Funding for EQLP in 2019
– Upcoming projects and events for 2019 in all Task Forces
– Celebration of the past work and Task Force members
– Opportunity to learn about other Task Force work happening in the community
Free Giveaways Available!
For more info contact Teamwork Englewood at 773-488-6600
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The Area Documentary is coming to Englewood, in partnership with Kennedy-King CollegeTeamwork Englewood and R.A.G.E – Resident Association of Greater Englewood

Post-screening discussion with:
Director David Schalliol
Protagonist/Co-producer Deborah Payne
Ay-Sha Butler of R.A.G.E.
Debra Thompson of the SW Federation of Block Clubs
Moderated by Nora Gaines of Kennedy King College

Free & open to the public. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.

Address: 740 W 63rd Street- U Building Theaterthe_area.jpg

THE AREA is a five-year odyssey of a South Side Chicago neighborhood, where more than 400 African-American families are being displaced by a multi-billion dollar freight company. The documentary film follows homeowner-turned-activist Deborah Payne, who vows to be “the last house standing,” and the Row Row Boys, teen friends who must start a new life across gang lines.

We are pleased to announce a new PT position available at our association. Download full job description here – PT Program Coordinator – RAGE 2018

Our mission at the Resident Association of Greater Englewood is to mobilize people and resources to force a change in the community by breaking down barriers to communication and promoting positivity through solution-based approaches.  Within this organization, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for building and maintaining RAGE database and communicating with potential and existing community partners and members. This position requires an independent thinker with strong community building skills, knowledge of civic issues and the ability to work independently.

Job Status: Temp / Contract / PT – 20 – 25 hours per week

To see full job description download it here.

Interested applicants should email their resume to and list Program Coordinator in the subject line.

All are welcome to join R.A.G.E. for our next Englewood Village Meeting on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Nicholson STEM Academy located 6006 South Peoria from 6pm – 8pm.

November EVM

All will receive a complimentary Thanksgiving style dinner, hear R.A.G.E. updates, learn from State Rep. Sonya Harper regarding recent bills passed in Springfield and listen to more details about Englewood’s three year Public Safety Initiative (THIS IS MY ENGLEWOOD) T.I.M.E. 21:36!  So please join us as we gather to “connect, build and take action to force a change in the community.” For more information, contact R.A.G.E. at 866-845-1032 or email

UNA-Chicago will recognize the work of our President, Asiaha Butler and other local individuals or organizations who are working to uphold the principles of the 17 UN Global Goals through their daily efforts or business operations. Asiaha was nominated because of her extraordinary leadership and efforts in support of  Global Goal #16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

The UN Day Event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th, and will be hosted by the United Nations Association-Greater Chicago Chapter and GEMS World Academy. Attendees will celebrate the work that the United Nations to help improve the world, through the lens of linking global issues with those concerning the greater Chicagoland community.
For tickets or more information, please visit

Please join us in congratulating her on this prestigious honor…Englewood Rising!

So Fresh Saturday’s seventh and final stop of the year is next Saturday, September 22nd, 2-6pm at Lindblom Park  located 6054 S. Damen Ave. Join us as we close out the summer in peace with free food, community resources and amazing performances by rapper and painter, Just Flo, poet Kwynology; acoustic guitarist/singer Kayla Jackson; the Chicago Children’s Choir plus many more. So bring the whole family to this FREE, intergenerational, fun, peaceful event in Englewood! 

So Fresh Saturday is a resident driven “edu-tainment” series that showcases various artistic expressions and educational workshops that focus on youth, entrepreneurship, hip hop, media, social networks, community activism, and culturally relevant history using music, film, and art! At the last So Fresh Saturday on August 25th, Englewood’s own, rapper Lil Durk, made a surprise visit plus made a generous donation to help us provide over 500 youth with book bags filled with school supplies. Families also enjoyed making buttons and t-shirts with artist and educator William Estrada on his mobile street art cart.  

 If you haven’t already, please be sure to go “Like” and follow the So Fresh Saturdays Facebook Page to see all the exclusive pictures and videos from our 2018 tour plus be the first to get updates about So Fresh Saturday dates for 2019! Also, don’t forget to follow R.A.G.E.. on social media at:




Englewood Village Meeting – Tuesday, September 18th!

All are welcome to join R.A.G.E. for our next Englewood Village Meeting on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at EXCEL Academy of Englewood Academy located 7141 S. Morgan from 6pm – 8pm. All will receive a complimentary dinner, hear R.A.G.E. updates as well learn more about the Illinois Attorney General’s consent decree requiring reform of the Chicago Police Department, Metropolitan Planning Council’s citywide public engagement campaign called Vote Equity and Englewood’s three year Public Safety Initiative T.I.M.E. 21:36!  So please join us as we gather to “connect, build and take action to force a change in the community.” For more information, contact R.A.G.E. at 866-845-1032 or email

Englewood Village Meeting September 2018

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The Hamilton Park Advisory Council is excited to announce that the Midnight Circus is headed to Hamilton Park Cultural Center located at 513 W. 72nd St. for the second time this year on Saturday, 9/8 and Sunday 9/9 from 3pm-5pm!

RAGE will have a few comp tickets on a first come first serve basis….Email us at to reserve up to 4 tickets.


Tickets can be purchased in advance and they are only $5. The proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit Hamilton Park Cultural Center and the activities of the Hamilton PAC.

You can purchase tickets online here –

For Group Sales & Ticket Questions please email:


Bring the whole family out for this fun-filled performance!

About the Midnight Circus

Midnight Circus’s belief in live performance and its power to engage & inspire, entertain & educate, embolden & empower the audience, the community, and the world is on full display when the little tent goes up, the music flows out and the acrobats take the ring.  Midnight Circus In The Parks, creating community, raising funds and rebuilding parks…one circus at a time! 


Build on the Block with RAGE!

Posted: September 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

Join R.A.G.E. and Chicago Cares for a fun- filled volunteer opportunities – Building the Block! The volunteer assignment starts on September 7th and September 8th from 10am – 2pm and will continue throughout the fall at the RAGE Headquarters located at – 6620 South Union Ave.

Register at – to sign up today! All are welcome!

Volunteers will equip R.A.G.E. (Resident Association of Greater Englewood) to do their critical civic engagement and public safety work, by helping to develop their space for greater use by the community.  We will be creating a mural, a fire pit, and more!  We kick off September 7th from 10am – 2pm at the RAGE Vacant Lot located at 6620 South Union Ave. Register at – to sign up today! All are welcome!

Our volunteer days are from 10am-2pm on the following dates –

  • Friday, September 7th
  • Saturday, September 8th
  • Friday, September 28th
  • Saturday, September 29th

Volunteers will be doing this by focusing on variety of facilities focused work. Work will include light construction, painting rooms, creating murals, and other miscellaneous tasks. By doing this volunteers will be helping RAGE build out a space where they can break down barriers in communication and promote positivity through solution-based approaches.



    • This project is a short term 4 week program and your attendance will be critical to making sure that all the work we want done will get done.
    • We will be working mostly outside doing light construction projects and painting. Please wear closed toe shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.
    • Easy El access: Green Line

For more info contact us at 866-845-1032 or email