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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 for us to ensure we have enough breakfast treats for you! 🙂 



Get involved in one of the Englewood Quality of Life Plan Task Forces.  This week the Housing and Public Spaces as well as the Public Safety Task Force convenes.


The Englewood QLP Housing and Public Spaces Task Force meeting on Tuesday, October, 10th at Hope Manor II – 6002 S. Halsted from 5:30pm-7pm. Topics will include the Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Program, Implementation Strategies and more!

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On Thursday, October 12th the Englewood QLP Public Safety Task Force Meeting on Thursday, October 12th from 5:30pm-7pm at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church located on 415 W. Englewood Ave.

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All residents and stakeholders are invited to attend these meetings! For more info about other Englewood Task Force meetings contact Teamwork Englewood at 773-488-6600.


The Englewood Quality of Life Plan’s Public Safety Task Force’s Rock The Beat Initiative is moving to West Englewood! We did great work in BEAT 723, now we are expanding our reach to BEAT 725/726 as we bring peace to 69th & Wood on Thursday, October 5th from 4pm-7pm.

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Rock The Beat consists of popping up on a block with free food, music, fun activities, and resources to help promote a peaceful and safe environment. All are welcome to join us and any resources for residents and youth are appreciated! 

The Englewood Public Safety Task Force is dedicated to implementing four strategies that will create a community where neighbors respect, trust, and forgive each other in building shared accountability for a peaceful and safe environment. To learn more about these four strategies and to get an update on our public safety efforts come out to our next meeting on Thursday, October 12th from 5:30pm-7pm at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church located on 415 W. Englewood Ave.

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The Task Force currently has 84 members and we are always looking for more dedicated people to join forces to improve public safety in Englewood! 

For more information, contact us at or 866-845-1032.

If you’re 16-24 and out of school, visit the Hiring and Resource Fair at Kennedy King College on Wednesday, October 4 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Local businesses are looking to offer jobs to promising candidates!

Register here:

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Let’s get to work Englewood!!

Check out the excerpt below from

Best of Englewood 2017 in the South Side Weekly Edition

Coordinated by our President Asiaha Butler

Read full article here –

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Photo Credit: South Side Weekly


“Asiaha Butler is the president of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood(R.A.G.E.), a former member of the Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation, and organizer of the Englewood Rising campaign, an initiative that brings together these and other community voices to promote positive narratives around the neighborhood. 

The campaign launched billboards in April, featuring photos of Englewood residents in everyday life; its website also publishes profiles on local artists, business owners, and “change agents,” and there are more stories and a bigger social media push still to come.

Here, Butler talks about growing up and organizing in Englewood, and why the neighborhood needs a “rebrand.” 

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We back at it again this weekend with So Fresh Saturday: Fall Festival Edition! We will be taking over Sherwood Park located on 5701 S. Shields from 2pm-6pm. There will be FREE live entertainment, food, art and fun for all ages! We also will have a resource fair with over a dozen organizations and groups providing great information to the community.

Since June, we have taken over 6 parks in the Greater Englewood neighborhood! Our So Fresh Saturday – Fall Festival Edition is going to be one for the books so bring the whole family out to party in the park!

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So Fresh Saturday is a resident driven “edu-tainment” series in partnership with Chicago Park Districts’ Night Out in the Parks events that showcases various artistic expressions focused on youth, hip hop, media, social media, community activism, and culturally relevant history using music, spoken word, dance and art! 

#SoFreshSaturday #PeaceintheParks #RAGEnglewood

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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 or 866-845-1032.


Join R.A.G.E as we host the upcoming Englewood Village Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th at KIPP Bloom College Prep located on 5515 S. Lowe Ave from 6pm-8pm. Refreshments will be served.

You will hear about RAGE current projects, relevant community news and connect with others who want to transform our neighborhood to be a Greater Englewood!

Topics will include:

  • Legislative Updates from Springfield
  • Trauma First Responders Demonstration
  • Community Enrichment Opportunities
  • RAGE Updates and More

Our guest speakers include presenters from State Representative Sonya Harper’s office, Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative, Englewood 5K: “Ditch the Weight & Guns,” Englewood Quality of Life Plan II, and DIVVY: Chicago’s Bike Share Program. You don’t want to miss this group of guest speakers! 

For more info contact R.A.G.E. at 866-845-1032 or email

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