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Chicago Artists Month: October 25-27, 2013

Chicago Artist Month: October 2013

What started as one Garfield Park garden blooms into so much more

What started as one Garfield Park garden blooms into so much more

Garfield Council Aims for Safer Kedzie

Question: How do you announce to the neighborhood that an inner-city commercial corner with a dicey reputation is now safe for strolling and shopping?

Answer: With music … lots of music, plus crowds of people blissed-out on R&B, pop, funk, jazz and gospel.

Green Tie Event: New Community Greenhouse in West Garfield Park

Green Tie Event: New Community Greenhouse in West Garfield Park

Local Youth, Musicians begin a cultural exchange between Chicago’s West Side and Youth, Artists and Musicians in Santo Andre, Brazil

Local Youth, Musicians begin a cultural exchange between Chicago’s West Side and Youth, Artists and Musicians in Santo Andre, Brazil

March 22, 2012

New Mural Project Concludes: NCP Continues to Beautify the Community

Rishona Taylor, New Communities Program, works with area teens to complete new mural at Van Buren and California. 

White House Award for Safer Foundation

Diane Williams, CEO of East Garfield Park's Safer Foundation, was awarded a Champion of Change recipient for the organization's innovative and proven programs supporting formerly incarcerated individuals.

Neighborhood Stabilization: 1 Year Later A Year in the Life of a Foreclosure Rehab

Over the past year and a half, Melvin Bailey, head of the Community Male Empowerment Project, has been working as a developer under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, a federal program to rehab foreclosed or vacant properties.  Read about CMEP's progress in East Garfield Park as reported on Chicago Tonight.

Susana Vasquez Named LISC/Chicago Executive Director

Susana Vazquez takes the reins at LISC Chicago. 

Residents, city officials give problem liquor store the boot, encourage healthy foods in East Garfield Park

Local residents take a stand to oust troubled liquor store.

Known for Edna's, intersection attracts CVS

When the GPCA’s “Retail and Urban Design Plan” was published in 2007, Madison and Kedzie was identified as a prime intersection for new commercial development. Little did the plan’s authors know their efforts would result in the successful attraction of a national pharmacy retailer.

New houses, local jobs make for better neighborhoods

Developer Melvin Bailey is putting local people to work, renovating foreclosed East Garfield Park homes through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

On West Walnut Street the scenery looks a little brighter

The transformation of empty, foreclosed East Garfield Park houses into affordable, for-sale homes is the latest positive trend in the West Side neighborhood.

NBC Chicago Profiles New Madison Mural

New mural showcases community businesses and residents.

Inspiration Kitchens: More Than Just a Local Eatery

Cutting edge social enterprise, Inspiration Corporation, has landed in East Garfield Park. They will bring an award winning program and a creative menu to the community.

The Growing Business: Planting Seeds in a Community

It was a spring afternoon in 2006, when the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance convened a ‘big tent’ meeting of community stakeholders in the Jensen Room to provide input on a plan to bring back neighborhood retail stores.

Hearing from the ’hoods

From the Chicago Neighborhood Stabilization Program: Chicago is off to a fast and effective start with its novel program to stabilize neighborhoods hit hardest by mortgage foreclosures. Yet the spread of board-up blight continues to inflict pain – and fray tempers – in the neighborhoods.

'Weed and Seed' Attends Department of Justice Conference in Baltimore

Garfield Park Weed and Seed shares experiences and strategies in the national effort to keep our neighorhoods fun and safe.   

Business Capacity Seminars Planned Throughout the Year

The Feb 18th business capacity seminar has created quite a buzz among the local business base.  Read up on event feedback.

Know Any Green Teen Candidates? Apply Today!
Apply today for Green Teens, a 10 week skills program.
New Communities Program 2009 Highlights
Check out our highlights from '09.  2010 is destined to be another banner year.

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