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The Field Foundation, in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, announced the 2020 Leaders for a New Chicago cohort last Tuesday and we are pleased to announce our Executive Director, Asiaha Butler is one of the eleven leaders chosen for this prestigious award. Each leader will receive a $25,000 cash award in recognition of past accomplishments, and their affiliated non-profit organizations will each receive an additional $25,000 general operating grant.

The leadership awards are part of Field’s ongoing investment in racial justice visionaries and organizations addressing systemic issues in Chicago’s divested communities. 

Join us in congratulating our fearless leader and learn more about the other amazing awardees here – https://fieldfoundation.org/2020-leaders-for-a-new-chicago-awardees/

We are excited to partner with Medline, BCBSIL, Kennedy King College and our local Alderwoman of the 16th and 20th Ward to distribute over 4000 free reusable washable masks.

Join us on Thursday, June 25th at Noon located at the Kennedy King Campus 6343 S. Halsted in the W Building across the street from COVID-19 Testing Site. There will be mobile and walk up distribution while maintaining social distancing. We will be there until supplies last, for more info contact us at 866-845-1032.

We know times are heavy for all of us but we know that the Census is still important especially for communities like Englewood. Our member Rodney Johnson of One Health Englewood is keeping tabs on how many households in Greater Englewood have responded with this map of self-response rates from across the community. The average rate for Englewood and West Englewood is 35.2% versus a Chicago average of 53.5%. Help us share with Englewood why it’s important for us to be counted!

Enter our “So Fresh” Census video contest to win a $50 gift card! Here’s how – Record a 15-30 sec Fun & Fresh Video telling us why it’s important for Englewood to complete the Census! You can post on our Facebook Page, send us a direct message on Facebook or email the video to joinrage@gmail.com before Noon on Fridays!! Anyone younger than 18 must get permission from a parent or guardian to participate.

Entries can be emailed to joinrage@gmail.com or uploaded to Facebook and Instagram with the hashtags #risetothecount, #rage and #englewood2020. Winners will be announced weekly on Facebook Live. Questions? Call us at 866-845-1032 or email joinrage@gmail.com!

We are back with another dose of the Quarantine Wind Down Virtual 5 after 5 with DJ Dap! We know these are tough times for all of us right now and we all need a break from COVID-19 News! DJ Dap who normally keeps the crowd dancing at Whole Foods Market in Englewood for 5 After 5 will be streaming on our FB Live with a Virtual 5 after 5 for your listening and dancing pleasure!  Tune in at 5pm on the RAGE FB Page. Grab a drink, head to your living room and enjoy the DJ Dap experience. 

Also, please keep in mind our association is working around the clock to deploy various resources to our members and neighbors here in Englewood! Please complete this brief survey so we can follow up as resources become available!


If you need to reach us directly please call 866-845-1032 or email us at joinrage@gmail.com! Stay safe and healthy all!

Repost – #MemberMondays – Spotlight on Olympia Cure!

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We are proud to announce that #MemberMondays returns with Olympia Cure!

1437057416315 (1)After two unsuccessful years house hunting, Olympia Cure’s Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) counselor, Ms. Joyce Bonner, asked her if she would consider looking at property in Englewood. Olympia jokingly replied, “What?! Are you trying to get me killed?” Olympia grew up on Chicago’s West Side and although she had fond childhood memories of traveling to Englewood to visit her Grandmother and cousins, Englewood’s violent reputation made her skeptical to purchase a home there. After Ms. Bonner explained to her that all of Englewood isn’t violent and actually there is great real estate to invest in, Olympia drove to Englewood to view the house she suggested. Olympia admits, at first she thought the home looked funny from the outside but soon as she opened the door and saw the inside, she was  inlove. In March 2005, she purchased…

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Happening tonight….Register here – chf.to/checkin

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Join Tonika Johnson (The Folded Map Project) and Asiaha Butler, Executive Director of R.A.G.E – Resident Association of Greater Englewood for a conversation on how the covid-19 crisis is impacting the community LIVE on YouTube! Register here – chf.to/checkin

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Join CHF for a Chicago Neighborhood Check-In, in which we ask artists, cultural workers, and organizers about the local impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Tonika Johnson and Asiaha Butler, two of the co-founders of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.), will talk about how this crisis has affected the health, economy, and social ties of their community. Drawing on their intertwined backgrounds in art and activism, Johnson (Folded Map Project) and Butler (R.A.G.E. President) reflect on their personal experiences living and working in Englewood during the pandemic, and their hopes for community healing after this crisis. This event…

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Join Tonika Johnson (The Folded Map Project) and Asiaha Butler, Executive Director of R.A.G.E – Resident Association of Greater Englewood for a conversation on how the covid-19 crisis is impacting the community LIVE on YouTube! Register here – chf.to/checkin

Subscribe to Chicago Humanities Festival on YouTube. Presented in partnership with R.A.G.E.

Join CHF for a Chicago Neighborhood Check-In, in which we ask artists, cultural workers, and organizers about the local impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Tonika Johnson and Asiaha Butler, two of the co-founders of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.), will talk about how this crisis has affected the health, economy, and social ties of their community. Drawing on their intertwined backgrounds in art and activism, Johnson (Folded Map Project) and Butler (R.A.G.E. President) reflect on their personal experiences living and working in Englewood during the pandemic, and their hopes for community healing after this crisis. This event will have a live Q&A. Register here – chf.to/checkin

Visit chf.to/englewood for more info!

Here are two sites near Englewood available for COVID-19 Testing

Ujima Village – 7320 S. Yale

There will be FREE Covid 19 testing this Thursday, 05.07.2020 from 10am to 4pm and possibly later. This is open to the Greater Englewood community and no doctor’s note, no health insurance, nor display of flu-like symptoms will be required to get a test! Many people exposed to COVID- 19 do not exhibit any symptoms but still could be highly contagious. 


The testing is being done by Howard Brown Health Center in collaboration with Unity Parenting and Counseling which is the umbrella charity that runs the Ujima Village Youth/Young Adult Shelter. The testing will be conducted in front of Ujima Village at 7320 S. Yale-South Wing of the building (near 74th Street and Vincennes Ave.) Questions contact Anne Holcomb at aholcomb@unityparenting.org 

ACCESS Health – 5147 S. Ashland

ACCESS is proud to announce that we are now offering Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for individuals with symptoms. See flier below for info and spread the word!

Repost – #MemberMondays – Spotlight on Lolita Hughes – Did you know Chicago’s first woman Plumbing Inspector is Englewood resident and proud R.A.G.E. member Lolita Hughes!? Well, now you do! Her road to becoming a Chicago Plumbing Inspector was challenging, especially as a woman tradesman, but her determination to succeed helped her persevere and R.A.G.E. is definitely proud of her! Read more!

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We are proud to feature Lolita Hughes for #MemberMondays!

Did you know Chicago’s first woman Plumbing Inspector is Englewood resident and proud R.A.G.E. member Lolita Hughes!? Well, now you do!  Her road to becoming a Chicago Plumbing Inspector was challenging, especially as a woman tradesman, but her determination to succeed helped her persevere and R.A.G.E. is definitely proud of her! 

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After completing a five-year plumbing apprenticeship program in 2003, Lolita became a plumber and started working for the city in 2011. A few years later, she took the test for the Inspector position and although the City doesn’t reveal the final test scores, it was rumored that Lolita scored perfect! Lolita credits her time studying Criminal Justice at Chicago State University and later receiving her Associates Degree from Kennedy King College for showing what she can personally achieve by being disciplined.

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We know these are tough times for all of us right now and we all need a break from COVID-19 News! Well, one of our co-founder’s DJ Dap who normally keeps the crowd dancing at Whole Foods Market in Englewood for 5 After 5 will be on FB Live with a Virtual 5 after 5 for your listening and dancing pleasure!  Tune in at 5pm on the RAGE FB Page. Grab a drink, head to your living room and enjoy the DJ Dap experience. 

Also, please keep in mind our association is working around the clock to deploy various resources to our members and neighbors here in Englewood! Please complete this brief survey so we can follow up as resources become available!

If you need to reach us directly please call 866-845-1032 or email us at joinrage@gmail.com! Stay safe and healthy all!