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North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council

North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council
North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council

To Combat Crime, West Side Neighborhood Groups Are Trying To Build Community

"The way we think about safety is having a healthy community," said Brittany Spralls, an organizer with the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lawndale Block Club Convention Aims To Bring Back A Tradition That Helped Residents Feel Safe

The block club convention will share information on city resources that are available to organize a block club. "To create a better model of public safety, we have to have communities and blocks engaged."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

North Lawndale Residents: Ogden Commons Is Hiring For At Least 100 Positions — Here’s How To Apply

North Lawndale Employment Network is hosting a virtual hiring event 10 a.m. Saturday. " We're meeting people with all skill levels, with all backgrounds."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This LED Mural Will Light Up A Dark West Side Intersection And Make The Street More Walkable

The mural, depicting the Black Power fist over a backdrop of line patterns, was developed in partnership with community members to make the area around Homan and Harrison more pedestrian-friendly.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

As Divvy Expands On South And West Sides, City Asks Residents: Where Should New Bike-Share Stations Go?

The bike-share program is expanding on the West, Northwest and Southwest sides of the city, from Dunning to West Lawn.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here’s How West Side Residents Can Help Decide What The Old Silver Shovel Dumps Will Become

Six development groups pitched plans for the site Tuesday and Wednesday. The city will now evaluate the proposals, taking into account resident feedback.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Residents Can Sign Up To Get Free Groceries Delivered

Organizers will deliver boxes to residents' doors biweekly in North Lawndale and Little Village. The boxes will contain up to 45 pounds of fresh fruits, veggies, meat and dairy.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Leaders Hosting ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ About Systemic Racism: ‘We Have To Get On The Same Page’

The virtual events will be a series of frank conversations about what racism is and how it still impacts Black people in Chicago.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Plan To Close 3 West Side Schools, Build STEAM Academy Scrapped For Now After Parent Pushback

The community members behind the proposed school said they will resume their planning after the pandemic and work to convince skeptical parents in the meantime.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Job Readiness Campus Gets $2.5 Million Boost From City Grant

The workforce development center will house programs for returning citizens, as well as a community events space and cafe.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

On The West Side, Soup For The Soul Aims To Feed Neighbors Through Winter As Pandemic Rages On

Neighborhood groups created Soup for the Soul at Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church to build food access and a sense of community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Parents Protest Plan For New STEAM School: ‘Take The Money … And Invest That Into Our Existing Schools’

Proponents of the new school say the proposal is overwhelmingly popular among Lawndale residents. But some say closing three schools is too high a price to pay.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

These 6 Projects Would Help Revitalize North Lawndale If $10 Million Chicago Prize Is Awarded, Organizers Say

The "Advancing North Lawndale Together" project held a community meeting to share updates and get feedback.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The Ogden Bus Is Coming Back After 12 Years, Thanks To The West Siders Who Fought For It

The No. 157 bus route was truncated in 2008 due to low ridership, but since then residents have been pressuring CTA to bring the Ogden bus back.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

To Make The West Side Safer, We Need To Engage The Youth, Lawndale Neighbors Say

Neighbors discussed violence prevention strategies this week, including adding zone parking signs on a block to reduce loitering and gang activity.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Voices Of North Lawndale ‘Truly Interwoven’ Into Project That Wins Award For Neighborhood Planning

The plan unveiled in 2018 incorporated the feedback of hundreds of residents in its blueprint for building a stronger neighborhood.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

What Is The Next Chapter For North Lawndale? New Quality Of Life Plan To Be Unveiled Thursday

The new plan aims to improve transportation, address health inequalities and improve access to recreational programming.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale