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My Block, My Hood, My City Wants Your Help Cleaning Up Englewood On Earth Day

Two sites near 61st and Halsted Streets will have community cleanups and garden projects on Earth Day.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Documentary On My Block, My Hood, My City Founder Jahmal Cole Now Streaming — And Aims To Inspire Viewers To Step Up In Their Communities

"A Tiny Ripple of Hope" follows the South Side activist through a tumultuous period in his life. It's available on a variety of streaming platforms.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Citywide

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."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

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.

Citywide

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.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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