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South Chicago Heroes:
Joann Podkul and Kevin Murphy
Zebedee and Tonya Rivera
The community heroes saluted by the New Communities Program lead agencies and their partners are the ones doing the heavy lifting, often with little acknowledgement or reward.
Weatherization = Energy Conservation + Jobs 8/5/2009
Residents of four NCP neighborhoods completed training for entry-level, green-collar jobs earlier this summer under a pilot program launched at the Local Economic Employment Development (LEED) Council.
Artist draws out developmentally disabled 7/22/2009
Chicago artist Monika Kimrey's work with the developmentally disabled at South Chicago Parents and Friends is already opening new horizons.
South Chicago: A place of steely resolve 7/8/2009
South Chicago is no stranger to hard times, so the economic face-smacking now felt across the city smarts a little less down here. Other neighborhoods could even learn a thing or two from this community about how to cope with loss and nurture hope.
Download brochures for Burnham Centennial tours 5/20/2009
Here's where to find the brochures and maps for the six neighborhoods that participated in the Burnham Centennial Bold Plans Big Dreams Community Showcase.
Southeast Chicago goes from steel to green 5/6/2009
Where steel once was king, a green economy is beginning to bloom. The Second Annual Green Summit in South Chicago, scheduled for Saturday, offers area residents a snapshot of currently available green, eco-friendly and healthy initiatives designed to enhance the quality of life.
Stimulate this! NCP provides platform for feds 3/17/2009
Chicago’s working-class neighborhoods are hard hit by the severe economic recession, but LISC’s NCP neighborhoods are positioning themselves to take full advantage of federal recovery programs headed our way.
NCP providing platform for $tabilization 2/4/2009
A Jan. 26 special briefing for NCP leaders showed that while there is no formal relationship between NCP and the soon-to-launch, federally funded program to buy and recycle foreclosed housing, several of LISC/Chicago’s New Communities will be expected to lead the way.
South Chicago toasts soon-to-open senior center 11/21/2008
More than 100 South Chicago community leaders and residents gathered on a sun-splashed morning Oct. 29 for a “topping off” ceremony at the Victory Centre senior complex at 3251 E. 92nd St.
Video: South Chicago teens install mural 11/13/2008
Teenagers from South Chicago worked together to create and install a 90-foot-long mural that addresses gangs, violence and local history. After months of work on a project that started in May of 2007, the mural panels were glued to a wall at 91st Street and Commercial Avenue on Saturday, November 1.

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