Community residents, government leaders, elected officials and civic organizations will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Woodlawn Community Summit on Saturday May 17, 2014. We invite you to join a collective community voice as we lead the transformation of our Woodlawn community.
Keynote Speaker: Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, the first woman to lead the steel city of Gary, Indiana and the first African-American woman to become mayor in the State of Indiana.
Special Roundtable: Get the latest news directly from Community Advisory Board members about the Obama Presidential Library proposal.
Who Should Attend: Neighbors, youth groups, elected leaders, business owners, community stakeholders, and anyone else with an interest in the quality of life in residential neighborhoods. All are welcome.
What to Expect: Share your ideas in the breakout sessions. Learn about strategic partnerships and community mobilization. Meet your neighbors and local officials. Signup for community volunteer projects.
Breakout Sessions - Join the Conversation #WoodlawnSummit
#WoodlawnSummit Breakout Sessions Topics Include:
Neighborhood Safety and Security
The Woodlawn Public Safety Alliance, along with key representatives from the City of Chicago, will provide an overview of resources to combat crime, illegal and gang activity. Learn how you can get involved with CAPS and what you can do to improve safety on your block and throughout your neighborhood.
Learn about the resources and products available for those individuals or groups interested in local economic development in Woodlawn. The economic development resources will provide support for small businesses, home businesses, and building owners on retail corridors. Collect info on business financing, developing your business idea, tax incentives, and local development groups interested in economic development. Meet representatives from the Woodlawn Chamber of Commerce.
The future of our community is contingent upon a diverse housing portfolio that will foster neighborhood growth & stability. Get details about programs and resources for housing development, rehabbed rentals and foreclosure prevention. Meet representatives from the City of Chicago, Inland Bank and local realty companies.
Education and our Public Schools
Parents and community members will receive insights about the state of Woodlawn’s schools, strategies for preparing for educational success, and how to become an integral part of the process.
Green Healthy Neighborhoods
The City of Chicago Plan Commission approved the Green Healthy Neighborhoods Plan on March 20, 2014. The Department of Planning and Sustainability and the South East Chicago Commission (SECC) will share details about the Green Healthy Neighborhoods in Action (GHNA) project and the Green Healthy Neighborhood (GHN) Land Use Plan at the neighborhood level. Find out about the Large Lot program and much more!
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