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- Organizing gives block more than a facelift 9/24/2008
- Residents of eight houses on the 6300 block of South Fairfield Avenue in Chicago Lawn are working with the city's Targeted Blocks Facade program to obtain grants and loans to repair or replace their roofs, gutters, windows and porches.
- 'Hoops in the Hood' tips off for 2008 6/19/2008
- The first of seven Hoops in the Hood basketball leagues got underway on June 13 as a new generation of youngsters entered what has become a Friday night tradition.
- "Hoops" how-to an assist for new 'hoods 12/12/2007
- More than two dozen people representing 11 Chicago neighborhoods gathered in North Lawndale to learn how to organize their own versions of "Hoops in the Hood."
- Auburn festival more than just fun 9/13/2007
- Spirit and passion were visible all over 79th Street during Auburn Gresham's annual Renaissance Festival.
- "Hoops" finalists, communities all winners 9/12/2007
- Players, parents and neighbors from four communities gathered Aug. 30 at Little Village Lawndale High School for the cross-city finals of “Hoops in the Hood.”
- 79th Street fest set for Sept. 8 8/21/2007
- Residents of Auburn Gresham, Englewood and surrounding commuities are invited to a day of live entertainment, games, activities and fun for everyone from toddlers to seniors at the 2nd Annual Auburn Gresham 79th Street Renaissance Festival, which will stretch from Racine to Loomis on Sept. 8.
- "Hoops in the Hood" goes citywide 8/20/2007
- Young basketball stars in Pilsen, Little Village, North Lawndale and Back of the Yards will show their moves in front of a citywide audience Aug. 30 at the Little Village Lawndale High School during the Chicago Bulls “Hoops in the Hood” Cross City Finals, co-sponsored by the Bulls and LISC.
- Fest offers fun -- and chance to connect 8/15/2007
- As they have for 14 years and counting, Washington Park residents gathered July 28 on 61st Street between Indiana and Michigan for the “Unity in the Community” block fest.
- March, rally push day of peace in Woodlawn 8/5/2007
- Violence on a Woodlawn playground named in honor of the mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Chicago youth whose brutal murder by whites in a small Mississippi town helped ignite the modern civil rights movement, was especially disheartening. But residents are fighting back: they held a peace march and rally in Mamie Till Mobley Park as a step toward bringing the block back and creating a safe space for youth.
- YouTube videos feature NCP partners 7/26/2007
- Video from the New Communities Program keeps rolling on YouTube, highlighting the work by our lead agencies and their partners. Check out footage of South Chicago, Little Village, East Garfield and Auburn Gresham here.
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