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Discussion & Breakfast: Healthy Communities are Working Communities

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Historic Former Wabash YMCA Ballroom

3763 South Wabash Avenue

2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60653

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Bronzeville is gentrifying. Are you wondering what you can do to avoid getting priced out of the neighborhood and instead turn this into an opportunity?


Join us for the 26th Annual Friendraiser Breakfast for an open discussion with workforce development professionals and local entrepreneurs exploring opportunities for area residents to participate in the economic revitalization of Bronzeville.

7:30 a.m. Doors Open
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Discussion Panel


Discussion Panel

MODERATOR

Andrew Wells, Director of Workforce Development, The Chicago Urban League


PANELISTS

Christa Hamilton, Executive Director, Centers for New Horizons

Mike Mitchell, President, MDC INC Remodeling & Roofing

Van Vincent, President & CEO, VGI Energy Solutions



THE BIRTHPLACE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Held in February each year, TRC's Friendraiser pays homage to the Historic Former Wabash YMCA as the birthplace of Black History Month by focusing on a relevant topic in the African American Community. The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, led by Carter G. Woodson, declared the first "Negro History Week" here in 1926, which has since evolved into the national celebration of Black History Month.

During the Great Migration, the Wabash Y served as the orientation center for new African Americans migrating from the South to the North seeking a better way of life by offering temporary accommodation, job placement, and other services. Once a hub of Black civic and social activity, the Wabash Y closed in 1981. An $11 million restoration project led by TRC's founder Patricia Abrams and four Bronzeville churches in the 1990s saved the building from demolition and preserved the history of this landmark for future generations.

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Historic Former Wabash YMCA Ballroom

3763 South Wabash Avenue

2nd Floor

Chicago, IL 60653

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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