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My Block, My Hood, My City To Give Away $200,000 In Grants To Businesses Affected By COVID-19
Area businesses can apply for the microgrants through Wednesday. "We're not going to make people jump through hoops to get help," CEO Jahmal Cole said.3 hours ago
Black Girls Carol Group Looking For More Members Before Holiday Season Ends
The group's founder wants to hold more caroling events before the end of the year, but she said it's been hard to get people to come out and sing.
City To Replace Christmas Tree Set On Fire In Washington Park
After Block Club wrote about the burnt tree Sunday, a member of the mayor's staff contacted the Washington Park group to offer help.
South Siders Thank My Block, My Hood, My City For Lighting Up King Drive: ‘It Brings The People Closer Together’
Despite challenges, the group will return to King Drive with added security on Saturday — and residents are grateful. “It sends a message. It says these people are all connected."
4 Volunteers Robbed At My Block, My Hood, My City Event To Hang Up Christmas Lights Across South Side
The robbery interrupted what was otherwise a positive event to spread hope across the South Side. This event "isn’t going to fix such a deep-rooted issue in one day. This is years of work."
Cleanup Club Chicago, A Volunteer Group Sprucing Up The City, Is Ready To Grow After Collecting Tons Of Trash
The club, born during the pandemic, has 230 members who scour all parts of the city to pick up garbage from public areas.
South Siders In Chicago’s Least-Vaccinated Areas Say Misinformation, Mistrust Behind The Lag. Here’s What They Say Can Help
Ten of the 12 least-vaccinated ZIP codes in the city are on the South Side. For years, health "outreach to these communities has not been done. We shouldn't be expecting [the vaccination push] to be easy."
My Block, My Hood, My City Is Turning The Red Line Into A Runway: ‘Come On, Who’s Been To A Fashion Show On A Train?’
My Block, My Hood, My City will show off their new summer gear in Railways, a fashion show on a private Red Line train May 22.
Portage Park Woman Provides Free Items To People In Need With Her Treasure Box Program
"My dream is to fill my entire house with things that I’m going to give away," Jaclyn Crawford said. "That would make me so happy."
My Block, My Hood, My City Launches Initiative To Get Seniors Vaccinated
People 65 and older can sign up to be matched with a volunteer who will work to connect them to a nearby vaccination site.
My Block, My Hood, My City Gets 200 Requests To Shovel After Snowstorm — Here’s How To Join Their Volunteer Patrol
More than 100 volunteers came together to shovel at homes across the city Tuesday. The shoveling brigade will be back out Wednesday to help more seniors in need.
Snowed In? Here’s How To Get Shoveling Help In Chicago
Neighborhood groups and aldermanic offices are pledging to shovel snow for residents in need.
Seniors Need Help Shoveling Their Sidewalk After Snow, And My Block, My Hood, My City Is Looking For Volunteers
The group is looking for volunteers who can clear sidewalks around the city to help seniors.
My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Bring Supplies To Seniors For MLK Day
The group is looking for volunteers who can bring personal protective equipment to seniors or who can help clean up a garden that honors Martin Luther King Jr.
Neighbors Light Up West Side Boulevard To Let Community Know ‘They’re Cared About’
The holiday light show spanned the length of Douglas Boulevard, the first time the street has been fully decorated.
New ‘Black Girls Carol’ Group Spreads Holiday Cheer On The South Side
In a year filled with loss and devastation, a group of Black women are coming together to spread holiday cheer in their neighborhoods.
West Siders Need Volunteers, Donations For Holiday Light Show: ‘It’s Time For Us To Start Changing The Narrative’
Neighbors are planning to decorate at least 225 trees along Douglas Boulevard — but they need your help. "We're going to do it in this area because this is where we hear the shots," one organizer said.
Hundreds Of Volunteers Come Together To Help My Block, My Hood, My City Light Up The South Side
“We look down King Drive now, and we see a lot of helicopter lights, police lights,” founder Jahmal Cole said. “... I wanted to do something simple and reduce the blight by hanging up some [holiday] lights."
My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Light Up King Drive Saturday
The nonprofit is inviting volunteers to decorate a 12-mile stretch of King Drive Saturday. A free concert and tree lighting ceremony will be broadcast virtually, too.
New Intimate Doc About My Block, My Hood, My City’s Jahmal Cole Set For Festival Debut In 2021
"A Tiny Ripple of Hope" chronicles the highs and lows of running a rising nonprofit organization in Chicago while Black.