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3rd Annual Woodlawn Community Summit: A Call to Action

The South East Chicago Commission, Kenwood Pointe Homeowners Association and Woodlawn Neighbors Association

Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:15 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, United States

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3rd Annual Woodlawn Community Summit: A Call to Action
An Event Designed by Residents for Residents Saturday, March 31, 2012
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 2012.  The year of change.  Join a coalition of residents, neighborhood associations, visionaries, community and civic officials as we discuss the community plan for transformation.

 

You Matter!  Your Ideas Matter!

Now is the time to Act, to Move….for a Better community.

 

Special Guests: 

Chicago Superintendant of Police, Garry McCarthy, Pastor Corey B. Brooks,

 Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO, Chicago Public Schools, Fresh Moves,

The Mobile Produce Market and many more!

 

 Why Attend?

The event will be an action packed experience.  Be prepared for an interactive discussion and collaboration on important opportunities and challenges in the community.  Hear about new strategies in community policing, housing and urban development, youth programming and much more!

What you will learn:

  • Hands on planning
  • Best Practices
  • How to Develop Strategic Partnerships
  • Community engagement and mobilization
  • Network and Meet Your Neighbors

 

Register for Breakout Sessions:

Safety:  Stabilizing a Neighborhood Block-by-Block:Participants in this breakout session will critique different scenarios (case studies) depicting the quality of life and criminal activities on four (4) different blocks in the community.  The Chicago Police Department staff will guide participants in problem solving to suppress and eliminate criminal occurrences in neighborhoods.  

Urban Agriculture: Healthy Food, gardening and locally farmed produce is a hot topic in today’s society.  Learn how local residents and social entrepreneurs are having an impact on healthy eating, land use and job creation.

  • Panelist: Steve Casey, Board President, Fresh Moves (www.freshmoves.org), Meg Mass, The Abundance Project

Creating and Sustaining a Business District: Now is the time to take action to create and attract businesses to a central business district.  Discuss best practices for establishing a program to revitalize and encourage investment in neighborhoods.  Hear about the Small Business Improvement Fund, Tax Increment Financing programs. Learn how the community can create a beautification program to increase investment and technical assistance resources available for small business owners.   

Green Healthy Neighborhoods Land Use Plan: The City of Chicago, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC/Chicago) the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), and the residents and stakeholders of Woodlawn, Washington Park, Greater Englewood, New City & Greater Grand Crossing are engaging in a project to develop the Green Healthy Neighborhood Land Use Plan (www.cmap.illinois.gov/ghn-chicago) to guide decision-making and investments for years to come.

The plan will address issues including: housing, retail, food, green infrastructure and cultural and historic resources.  

 PLEASE JOIN US! REGISTER NOW!

For additional information call: James Kenady, jkenady@secc-chicago.org, South East Chicago Commission, (773) 324-6926.

 

 

 

When & Where


The University of Chicago
School of Social Service Administration
969 East 60th Street
Chicago, 60637

Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 8:15 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)


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The South East Chicago Commission, Kenwood Pointe Homeowners Association and Woodlawn Neighbors Association

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