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With the support of the Safe and Peaceful Chicago initiative, our association is proud to host for the 3rd year, the outdoor employment fair here in Englewood, Jobs on the Block, Wednesday, August 21st. Several employers and community resources will come to the 700 West Block of 66th Place (right off Halsted) for the outdoor hiring event from 10am – 2pm.

There will be over 25 employers on site from companies including Starbucks, FedEx, Amazon, UPS, AT&T, and so much more! All participating employers will have currentopen positions and many of the employers will hire individuals with criminal backgrounds. We will also have work force resources onsite to help individuals remove any barriers to employment. Serious job seekers should plan to attend, dress professionally, and bring a resume, however, it is not required because volunteers will be ready to help you fine tune your resume and…

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Get ready for another Saturday of free food, games, performances, resources, and for this Saturday only, FREE book bags & school supplies! Join us August 31st at Hamilton Park, located 513 W. 72nd St, from 3-7pm for our special Back to School So Fresh Saturday!

In order to reach our goal of providing book bags and supplies for at least 500 families, we need your help! If you can contribute to this impactful and popular event, drop off school supplies at the RAGE office (6620 S. Union) from now until Aug. 30th (11am-4pm on weekdays) or simply donate online! If you require specific drop-off times on the weekends, feel free to send us an email at joinrage@gmail.com to set up a drop off time.

If you are interested in performing please fill out the So Fresh Artist Interest Form and if you are interested in setting up a resource table make sure to fill out the Resource Provider Registration Google Form. For any questions contact us at 866-845-1032 or email us at joinrage@gmail.com.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on social media at:

With the support of the Safe and Peaceful Chicago initiative, our association is proud to host for the 3rd year, the outdoor employment fair here in Englewood, Jobs on the Block, Wednesday, August 21st. Several employers and community resources will come to the 700 West Block of 66th Place (right off Halsted) for the outdoor hiring event from 10am – 2pm.

There will be over 25 employers on site from companies including Starbucks, FedEx, Amazon, UPS, AT&T, and so much more! All participating employers will have current open positions and many of the employers will hire individuals with criminal backgrounds. We will also have work force resources onsite to help individuals remove any barriers to employment. Serious job seekers should plan to attend, dress professionally, and bring a resume, however, it is not required because volunteers will be ready to help you fine tune your resume and we will have professional attire donated!

Special thanks to our partners of the 7th District CAPS Team, TARGET Area Development, Teamwork Englewood, Growing Home, Inc., Safer Foundation, IMAN (Inner-City Muslim Action Network), READI/ Heartland Alliance, Center of New Horizons, Bright Community Services, Tina’s Treasures, and Englewood QLP’s Public Safety and Jobs & Economic Taskforce.

If you are interested in volunteering to set-up, check individuals in, distribute donated professional attire, or serve food to our employers and resource providers, contact RAGE at joinrage@gmail.com.

Saturday we taking over Murray Park! Be there!

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Welcome back everyone! Thank you to everyone who came out to our second So Fresh Saturday stop on July 13th at Hermitage Park! Even though it was hot, everyone was as fresh as could be! We enjoyed seeing everyone come out and we hope you enjoyed the many performances and resources available!

Our 3rd stop this summer will be Murray Park (home of Derrick Rose) located 1743 W 73rd St on Aug 3rd from 3pm-7pm! So make sure you don’t miss out on the fun! We will have more resources, more giveaways, and another packed schedule of amazing performances by Luna Monet, Kayla Jackson, the Move Me Soul South dance group, and many more!

So Fresh Saturday is a resident driven “edu-tainment” series that will showcase various artistic expressions and educational workshops that will focused on youth, entrepreneurship, hip hop, media, social networks, community activism, and culturally…

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Are you an Englewood resident looking to join forces with other residents in their continued efforts to increase peace, pride and unity in Englewood? Are you curious about the work of R.A.G.E? Are you new to the community and want to get involved? Or are you a new R.A.G.E member and don’t know where to start?

If you answered YES to any of these questions then our upcoming open house is the place for you! Come join us Monday, August 5th at the R.A.G.E Headquarters from 6:00-8:00pm located at 6620 S. Union Ave.

Dinner will be provided and there will be an in depth orientation for our new and/or perspective members to learn more about our mission and the work of R.A.G.E in Englewood! We will answer questions and provide updates on our current and future initiatives. So come out and bring a neighbor to join this resident-driven association!

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

Last week, RAGE President, Asiaha Butler, was given two opportunities to speak out against economic and educational injustices facing the Englewood Community.

In an op-ed with Crain’s Chicago Business, titled How Chicago can invest in Englewood, Asiaha called for the city of Chicago the ways Black communities like Englewood have been given unfair opportunities and for the city to start taking the needs and potential of these places seriously.

Google Earth image of Recent Developments on 63rd & Halsted

Asiaha argues that the “city needs to lead the way” and “serve as a model for investments in economically challenged communities”. Make sure to give it a read and share the story so others can see what we’re fighting for here in Englewood.

In another story with Complex, Asiaha spoke out about the history of the 2013 Chicago Public School closings that hit Black and Latino communities especially hard.

Story by Complex on the 2013 Chicago Public School Closing

In the video, Asiaha details what she remembers from the 2013 closing and how such an event has impacted communities like Englewood in psychological and physical ways.

While economic discrimination and education accessibility continue to affect our community, we’re proud of people like Asiaha for speaking out and letting others know that we will continue demanding for equal opportunities and justice.

For more information, contact R.A.G.E. at 866-845-1032 or email us at joinrage@gmail.com.

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Welcome back everyone! Thank you to everyone who came out to our second So Fresh Saturday stop on July 13th at Hermitage Park! Even though it was hot, everyone was as fresh as could be! We enjoyed seeing everyone come out and we hope you enjoyed the many performances and resources available!

Our 3rd stop this summer will be Murray Park (home of Derrick Rose) located 1743 W 73rd St on Aug 3rd from 3pm-7pm! So make sure you don’t miss out on the fun! We will have more resources, more giveaways, and another packed schedule of amazing performances by Luna Monet, Kayla Jackson, the Move Me Soul South dance group, and many more!

So Fresh Saturday is a resident driven “edu-tainment” series that will showcase various artistic expressions and educational workshops that will focused on youth, entrepreneurship, hip hop, media, social networks, community activism, and culturally relevant history using music, film, and art! This series is designed for all ages in an effort to create a safe space in the parks of our community!

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Watch this video from our last So Fresh Saturday of some young talent with a powerful message!

If you are interested in performing please fill out the So Fresh Artist Interest Form and if you are interested in setting up a resource table make sure to fill out the Resource Provider Registration Google Form.

Reminder – Englewood Village Meeting Tomorrow at 6pm!

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Come join R.A.G.E. for our SPECIAL Englewood Village Meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Barbara A. Sizemore Academy, located on 6547 S. Stewart Ave. from 6pm – 8pm. All attendees will receive a complimentary dinner, hear many R.A.G.E. updates and have an opportunity to participate in a legislative action panel with a host of advocacy/policy experts organized in partnership with Illinois State Representative, Sonya Harper, of District 6.

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 emailjoinrage@gmail.com.

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Catch us Saturday at Hermitage Park!!

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Welcome back! Our “So Fresh Saturday” kick off at Moran Park on June 15 was an amazing success! Even with some rain, we had an amazing turnout and hours of fun! We first wanted to thank everyone who came out for the kick off and also thank those who wore orange to show solidarity with Moms Demand Action and Everytown Survivor Network in their efforts to honor all victims of gun violence and survivor families in our city, state, and nation.

For our next stop, we’ll be heading over to Hermitage Park located 5839 S Wood St. on July 13 from 3-7pm.

“So Fresh Saturday” is a resident driven “edu-tainment” series and as always, we’ll have FREE family-oriented games, food & beverages, performances by local artists, raffles, and community resources. So come out and join us for another day of amazing fun in the name of peace and bringing…

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Welcome back! Our “So Fresh Saturday” kick off at Moran Park on June 15 was an amazing success! Even with some rain, we had an amazing turnout and hours of fun! We first wanted to thank everyone who came out for the kick off and also thank those who wore orange to show solidarity with Moms Demand Action and Everytown Survivor Network in their efforts to honor all victims of gun violence and survivor families in our city, state, and nation.

For our next stop, we’ll be heading over to Hermitage Park located 5839 S Wood St. on July 13 from 3-7pm.

“So Fresh Saturday” is a resident driven “edu-tainment” series and as always, we’ll have FREE family-oriented games, food & beverages, performances by local artists, raffles, and community resources. So come out and join us for another day of amazing fun in the name of peace and bringing our community together!

If you or someone you know wants to perform at a So Fresh Saturday, please email your songs, videos, links and or soundcloud information to sofreshartists@gmail.com. If you are school, group or organization and want to secure a table as a resource provider at So Fresh Saturday, complete this registration form. We hope to see many of you there…And let’s get FRESH!!!