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Garfield Park Partners and Initiatives

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Garfield Park vaccination forum addresses myths, fears
The Jan. 25 forum was organized by the Garfield Park Wellness Collaborative and the Garfield Park Community Council.
West Side Churches Offer Coronavirus Testing: ‘We Have To Meet The Community Where They Are’
Rush University Medical Center is coordinating the testing in partnership with a church network that helps address health inequities on the West Side.
Shop Local 2020: An Austin, North Lawndale, Garfield Park Holiday Gift Guide
Shop local this holiday season at these West Side businesses, featuring regular vendors of the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market and other members of the Hatchery.
For Generations, The South And West Sides Have Been Shut Out Of Housing Near Public Transit. A New Plan Aims To Change That
"We want to make sure that these transit-oriented projects are led by the community and owned by the community and do not displace people when they get built," one community leader said.
Public Art Installations Meet Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Through CNT’s Climate and Cultural Resilience Program, we have had the privilege of working with Ghian, Paola, and several other incredible Chicago residents, artists, designers, landscapers,…
Development Without Gentrification: Garfield Green Housing Plan Aims To Spur Growth, Maintain Affordability On West Side
Historically, transit-oriented development has been centered in more affluent areas. A new plan for rapidly gentrifying Garfield Park puts longtime residents first.
Arthur Watts’ barbecue helped him build a new life after slavery. Nearly 160 years later, his recipes are helping his family build a business.
Arthur Watts knew his way around an open pit barbecue from the time he was just 6 years old. Born into slavery in the Kansas City, Missouri, area, his job was to manage the cooking fires throughout…
Matching transit to economic need
We have a new way to develop all neighborhoods without displacing people: equitable transit-oriented development.