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Submit your vote for your favorite Englewood project to receive up to 8K from Whole Cities Foundation!!

Take 2 mins. to vote online here – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9WKK95W

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Whole Cities Foundation and the Resident Association of Greater Englewood has partnered to present the 2nd round of the Healthy Food Access Grant for organizations serving the Greater Englewood community.

Take 2 mins. to vote online here – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9WKK95W

There are seven hopeful finalists who made it to the community voting round which started on August 18th and will run until – September 19th.  YOUR vote will help determine which fresh, healthy food access projects in the Greater Englewood area receive up to $8,000 in grant funding from Whole Cities Foundation.  We are asking that individuals vote only one time online for their top 3 projects.

You can vote online here and in person at So Fresh Saturday this Saturday – 8/26 at Hamilton Park Cultural Center – 513 W. 72nd St. anytime from 3pm-6pm.
Take 2 mins. to vote online here – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9WKK95W
Get FRESH Englewood & Happy Voting!
Please note, there is only 1 ballot per person. Online and in person voting will be one of the determining factor on which finalists will be selected to receive the funding for their project. If you have any questions about the community voting, please contact RAGE at joinrage@gmail.com.
Take 2 mins. to vote online here – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9WKK95W

R.A.G.E. is always working to unite Englewood residents, stakeholders and supporters to transform our neighborhood to truly be a Greater Englewood. This Friday, August 18th R.A.G.E. will be helping out our community allies for their Back to School Bar-B-Que. On Saturday, August 19th, we will be Building on the Block with Chicago Cares. An hour or two of your time can really make a difference in the Greater Englewood community. Service Learning hours can be provided for student volunteers. Check out the details for both volunteer opportunities below…


Fathers and Mothers United 5th Annual Englewood Back to School Bar-B-Que- Friday, August 18th

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FAMU is devoted to taking time to understand, motivate and give back to our youth!

 


Chicago Cares  + R.A.G.E. – Building on the Block Project – Friday, August 19th

R.A.G.E. has formed a new partnership with Chicago Cares! This partnership is helping to beautify the vacant lot next to our headquarters. We need volunteers to assist with this on-going project happening on various Saturdays. Volunteers started building on the block on August 5th creating two planter benches. We will continue this work on August 19th from 9am-11am! The remaining Saturday dates to volunteer with this project are the following:

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 we can break down barriers in communication and promote positivity through solution-based approaches. If you are interested in helping out register HERE.

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. 

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

Come out to Hamilton Park (513 W. 72nd St.) on August 26th from 3pm-7pm for So Fresh Saturday – Back to School Edition! 

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) has successfully taken over five Englewood parks for the 2017 So Fresh Saturday Tour. The family-oriented peace festivals encourage residents to utilize the parks and witness the potential of building community spaces. We have made it our mission to take over Englewood parks in the spirit of peace, and the best is still yet to come. Our next stop will be at Hamilton Park (513 W. 72nd St.) on August 26th from 3pm-7pm for So Fresh Saturday – Back to School Edition. 

There will be backpacks and school supplies given away throughout the event. R.A.G.E. is determined to help prepare Englewood children for the 2017-2018 school year and equipped them with the tools they need for success. 

 

We are currently seeking an array of supplies and monetary contributions, as well as event volunteers. Our goal is to distribute at least 1000 fully packed book bags to the students and families in Englewood on August 26th! Help us reach that goal by donating online today HERE. If you want to drop off supplies or a donation at our office please contact us at 866-845-1032 or email joinrage@gmail.com. You can also contact us if you are interested in volunteering at the event. 

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Brian Geiger is a proud resident of Englewood, a place where not only he was raised but his mother and grandmother too. For as long as he could remember, the Englewood community was home. Sadly, his mother lost their house during the Great Recession of 2008 while he was in his freshman year at Harper High School. She then sent him to leave with a relative in Dolton, Illinois, but his longing to be in Englewood led him to visit often. It was one of the moments in his life that propelled his loyalty to the community that he is still active in to this day.

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Brian initially had a difficult time transitioning from Harper to Thornridge High School, which had a much more rigorous curriculum. Fortunately, the Upward Bound program, which helps inner city students prepare for college, provided support as he adjusted to the new school.  He graduated from Thornridge in 2012 ranking in the top of his class and as a member of the National Honor Society. He was elected to sit on the Student Board of Education and went on to received the Jefferson Award – National Award of Public Service.

13240050_1034652256617674_1196742335943337237_nBrian’s academic success in high school earned him the Illinois General Assembly Award which granted free tuition to any state school. He made the decision to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, but eventually transferred to the University of Illinois at Chicago because it was more affordable. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from UIC in 2016 as a double major of political science and criminology. He also received several other awards such as The Ron Brown – Most Outstanding Graduating Senior in Political Science Award, Chancellor’s Student Services Award , UIC CHANCE Student of the Month Award, and the UIC Black History Makers recognition.  Brian’s excellence earned him the opportunity to be a commencement speaker for his graduating class.

With his desire to be a lawyer since he was 10 years old, Brian admits that he is most inspired by the careers of prominent lawyers Johnnie Cochran and Roy Black. During his Sophomore year of college, Brian had the opportunity to intern with the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights for three years and was a legal assistant for the University of Illinois Student Legal Services. Brian believes that “a lawyer’s mind is very powerful.”

20525517_10211844828893023_3798219437837301226_nThe UIC graduate has been a RAGE member since April 2017. Although he knew about RAGE for several years, he could never find the time in between studies to volunteer.  Brian is also a member of all five Englewood Quality of Life task forces, but admits to being most involved with the Public Safety Task Force. He enjoys coming out to the task force’s Rock The Beat – peace on the block events to play checkers with event attendees and children. 

Brian is still a proud Englewood resident and works as a program coordinator for Neighborscapes. Though he was offered many positions to work with major law firms after college, Brian turned them down to work with Neighborscapes because “they were focused on community development and civic engagement in Englewood.” He is currently preparing to take the LSAT in September with an ultimate career goal of being a civil rights attorney and building his own law practice in Englewood.

Brian Geiger, your many achievements and undeniable devotion to service do not go unnoticed.  RAGE on!

Written By: Michelle Rashad | Edited By: Shanel Adams

Are you an Englewood resident or stakeholder looking to join forces with other change agents to take action in the Greater Englewood community? Have you heard about the efforts of R.A.G.E. and want to learn more? Or did you recently join and not sure where to start?

No sweat, you are invited to a R.A.G.E. New Member Orientation/Open House on Tuesday, August 15th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at the RAGE office located on 6620 S. Union Ave. Refreshments will be available.

Join us to learn more about our initiatives and membership expectations. It’s time to join forces and take action for the betterment of Englewood!

Any questions contact us at 866-845-1032 or email us at joinrage@gmail.com.

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The Englewood QLP Public Safety Task Force’s next bi-monthly meeting is this Thursday, August 10th at the R.A.G.E. Headquarters located on 6620 S. Union Ave. from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

The task force has successfully hosted three Rock The Beat – Peace on the Block – events and is determined to continue working to create a safe and peaceful Englewood.

Come out to learn more about the Englewood Public Safety Task Force on Thursday, August 10th! The agenda will include feedback about Rock The Beat, new leadership role opportunities, and next steps to keep moving forward as a united task force.

All are welcome! Tell your neighbor!

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Contact Us: qlp-public-safety-tf@googlegroups.com

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R.A.G.E. is always working to unite Englewood residents, stakeholders and supporters to transform our neighborhood to be truly a Greater Englewood. This Saturday, August 5th, R.A.G.E. needs your help to continue this work by Building on the Block and bringing Peace to the Parks. We have two volunteer opportunities for the early birds and late risers to come out and make a difference. One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time and our association would greatly appreciate your support.


Chicago Cares Project – Building on the Block 

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The Resident Association of Greater Englewood is proud to announce a new partnership with Chicago Cares! This partnership will help beautify the vacant lot next to our headquarters. We need volunteers to assist with this 7 week project on various Saturdays starting August 5th from 9am-11am! 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. If you are interested in helping out register HERE.

 


So Fresh Saturday – Ogden Park 

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It takes great people to bring peace to the parks in Englewood! Join the R.A.G.E. team as we take over Ogden Park– 6500 S. Racine – on August 5th from 3pm-7pm. There will be FREE Food, Live Performances, Art, a Resource Fair and more! Volunteers are needed to manage the RAGE table, serve food, monitor youth activities, and help out with small tasks onsite. All we ask is that you devote at least an hour or so of your time to volunteer at this event. Just meet us at Ogden Park on Saturday, August 5th starting at 3pm.

 

 


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. 

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