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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

PRITZKER ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $45 MILLION IN GRANTS AVAILABLE THROUGH RESTORE, REINVEST, RENEW (R3) FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

PRITZKER ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $45 MILLION IN GRANTS AVAILABLE THROUGH RESTORE, REINVEST, RENEW (R3) FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Program’s Second Round of Funding Will Support Organizations Working in Communities Most Impacted by Failed War on Drugs CHICAGO— Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Julianna Stratton today announced $45 million in Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) program funding to support community organizations that serve neighborhoods most impacted by economic disinvestment, violence, and the war… Continue Reading

October 2021 – City of Chicago Program to Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits

October 2021 – City of Chicago Program to Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Dear Chicagoan, I am reaching out to inform you of the latest City of Chicago program to support small businesses and nonprofits. Announced today, the Chi Biz Strong Grants Program and Outdoor Dining Grants Program will provide over $20 million in grants to Chicago’s small businesses and nonprofit organizations. The Chi Biz Strong Grant Program will provide… Continue Reading