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West Side Legal Aid Program Will Bring ‘Community-Led Holistic Supports’ To Break Cycle Of Crime

Justice Rising is a collaboration between four neighborhood groups that aims to create a model for how young people interact with the legal system.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

On The West Side, New Youth Hub Will Offer Space To Learn, Create And Grow: ‘Without Opportunity, A Community Can Lose Hope’

BUILD Chicago's new facility will have tech space, a commercial kitchen and café, an athletic facility with a basketball gym and a walking track for neighborhood seniors.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A West Side Group Is Hosting A Summit To Help Prevent Violence Over Memorial Day Weekend

The summit is aimed at building relationships and connecting residents with the resources they need to build a safe community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Groups Say Plenty Of Locals Could Have Used Loretto’s Vaccine Doses: ‘[We] Can’t Get Them Because They’re Being Shipped To Other Places’

There is a high demand for vaccines on the West Side, where the pandemic took a devastating toll. But some of Loretto Hospital's vaccines were administered to well-connected people outside the community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Violence Prevention Group Helping CPS Design Alternatives To Cops In Schools: ‘A Whole Different Way Of Them Doing Things’

Partner organizations will host focus groups to get input from school communities. The feedback will be developed into safety strategies for CPS to review.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

$8 Million City Plan Expands Access To Mental Health Care In West Side Neighborhoods

In communities of color, there is tremendous need for help for people struggling with trauma and addiction, one provider said. "A lot of that comes from the underlying social challenges we have in those communities."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Siders Unite For Summer Of Opportunity Fest In Austin This Weekend

In addition to music, games, food and art, this street fair will showcase resources programs designed to keep young people off of the streets.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale