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South Side Literacy Nonprofit Celebrates Black History Month With Tons Of Free Books

Brown Books and Paintbrushes will hold a month-long pop-up at an Auburn Gresham café, give away books to classrooms and refill South Side little libraries through February.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago Beyond Gives $1 Million To Black- And Brown-Led Groups, Including Bronzeville-Kenwood Mutual Aid

A $20,000 grant to Bronzeville-Kenwood Mutual Aid will help South Siders get food, pay rent and get to doctor appointments. Requests for help come from as far as Roseland.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

With New Restaurants, A Bookstore And Beauty Salon, South Side Entrepreneurs Hope To Keep Local Dollars In The Neighborhoods

South Side entrepreneurs and nonprofits are bringing their dream communities to life thanks to a new round of Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Burst Into Books To Open Community Center And Bookstore For Kids Of Color In Roseland

The nonprofit with a focus on literacy plans to open "a space for the youth" of Roseland and the Far South Side in September, founder Jurema Gorham said. "When the kids walk in ... they'll say, 'This was created for me.'"

Roseland, Pullman

Free Tutoring Available Thanks To These Nonprofits Trying To Help Students Through Tumultuous Year

Burst Into Books and Mothers Against Senseless Killings are matching tutors with students.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Residents Work To Help Small Businesses After A Weekend Of Devastation

"We wanted to show the city and the community that we are still standing with them and that we will continue to support."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Side Groups Are Giving Out Weekly ‘Relief Bags’ With Fun Activities For Kids

The bags of books, activities and craft supplies "give parents and kids a little something to smile about, because there’s so much they can’t control," Burst Into Books founder Jurema Gorham said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham