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April 27, 2022 | May 27, 2022 – African American Legacy Accepting Applications

April 27, 2022 | May 27, 2022 – African American Legacy Accepting Applications

African American Legacy is now accepting applications for the 2022 grant cycle to Black community organizations working in alignment with the following focus areas: Education. We seek to support organizations that provide academic enrichment assistance in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics to Black students, grades K-12. Mental Health. We seek to support organizations… Continue Reading

Deadline January 24, 2022 – COVID-19 Vaccine Community-Based Education & Outreach Grant

Deadline January 24, 2022 – COVID-19 Vaccine Community-Based Education & Outreach Grant

Despite generally increased COVID-19 vaccine availability, disparities persist in vaccine uptake, vaccine confidence, and vaccine access. Community partners are best positioned to understand and address the specific issues of their communities. IDPH has identified “Target Focus Areas” at the zip code level that could benefit from community partner support. Awards and funds are distributed based… Continue Reading

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Assist “Restore. Reinvest. Renew.” (R3) Project Participants in Maywood Submit Their ‘Rap Sheets’ for “Relief Options” Review

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Assist “Restore. Reinvest. Renew.” (R3) Project Participants in Maywood Submit Their ‘Rap Sheets’ for “Relief Options” Review

Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA), a non-profit legal advocacy organization, collaborated with the Monroe Foundation on Saturday, January 15th at the Kimberly A. Lightford Recreational Center, to assist 15 “Rap Sheet” Day participants who responded to a survey of “What Will It Take to Not Commit a Crime.” Continue Reading

“REASSURANCE”:SOULS TO THE VAX “BOOSTER” SUNDAY VACCINATES 37 FAMILIES (AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE 6 WITH CHILDREN UNDER 5)

“REASSURANCE”:SOULS TO THE VAX “BOOSTER” SUNDAY VACCINATES 37 FAMILIES (AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE 6 WITH CHILDREN UNDER 5)

On Sunday, January 9th, The “HUB” at Action Coalition of Englewood P.E.A.C.E Center (People EducatedAgainst Crime in Englewood), 6455 S. Peora, collaborated with the Monroe Foundation, the Black StarProject, People Empowering People, and Say “Yes” to Life (a project of the National Black Wall StreetChicago), to launch “Souls to the Vax…Booster Sunday.” Continue Reading

Testing and Mask Resources

Testing and Mask Resources

With Omicron cases rising, people in Chicagoland need access to tests and proper masks so they can keep each other as safe as possible. This month, we are emphasizing the following messages for community members with questions about the Omicron variant Continue Reading