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New directory points ex-offenders in the right direction 7/27/2012
Manual covers basic needs, where to find them in community with high return rate
East Garfield cafe to serve side of job training 4/28/2010
The homeless, formerly incarcerated and other low-income people on Chicago’s West Side soon will have a new point of entry into the job market – and everyone who lives in and around East Garfield Park will have a tasty new place to eat.
Agencies learn art of the deal 4/25/2008
As the implementation process carries forward across the 16 communities in NCP, lead agencies and their partners are learning the art of the deal.
Teamwork Englewood makes a difference 3/21/2008
Teamwork Englewood has worked to implement two of its quality of life strategies this first quarter of 2008.
Building an oasis in a food desert 12/10/2007
Englewood is seeing something different: Vegetables growing in the city through an urban farming program.
Lawndale renewal continues, step at a time 11/15/2007
The Biblical prophecy, a favorite hereabouts, foretells the revival of Jerusalem, not North Lawndale … though it well describes what’s happening to the greystones along West Douglas Boulevard.
Map shows 2003 prisoner "exits" 10/24/2007
This map shows the number of "exits" by formerly incarcerated people, color-coded by ZIP code and community areas.
Humboldt debates prisoner re-entry plan 10/19/2007
Groups that crafted a plan to support ex-offenders in Humboldt Park are still debating its merits. Unveiled in late August, the proposal is an ambitious one that would create a case management system for at least a portion of the 1,000 former prisoners who return to the neighborhood each year.
Aldermen discuss S. Side redevelopment 9/25/2007
Aldermen from four wards assembled in the Grand Ballroom on Cottage Grove Avenue, in the heart of Woodlawn, recently to talk about issues related to South Side development, offer some hope, and talk about obstacles to progress.
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.

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