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The latest news and hot topics impacting our local south side communities.

GHNA Waste Reduction/Recycling Workshop
May 2014 | SECC Staff

EVENT: Ever wonder what happens to the materials in your recycling bin? Worried that you or your neighbors are trying to recycle materials that might not belong in your bin? Why can’t you recycle 100% of the solid waste that leaves your home?


Nichols Park Advisory Council Wants YOU!
Apr 2014 | SECC Staff

Come find out how YOU can get involved and become a part of the Nichols Park Community Advisory Council at the New Member Meet & Greet!


47th Street Clean and Green April 26th 2014
Apr 2014 | CEI Media Group

Neighbors are invited to the 47th Street Clean and Green Day on April 26, 2014 at 8am and 12pm. This event is hosted by Alderman Pat Dowell and Alderman Will Burns in collaboration with Commander Terrence Williams. Supported by South East Chicago Commission.


SECC supports and partners with Facing History and Ourselves for a Community Conversation
Apr 2014 | SECC Staff

SECC supports and partners with Facing History and Ourselves for a Community Conversation with Douglas A. Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.


GHNA Offers "Green Yourself" Workshops in April
Apr 2014 | CEI Media Group

EVENTS: THE GREEN HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS IN ACTION (GHNA) PROJECT WILL BRING TO LIFE A COMMUNITY PLAN CALLED THE GREEN HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD (GHN) LAND USE PLAN. THE GHNA PROJECT AIM IS TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES RELATED TO LACK OF FUNDING, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, AND COMMUNITY EXPERTISE FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION. NEXT WORKSHOPS ARE APRIL 15 AND APRIL 16, 2014.


Urban League Presents The Gentlemen's Club
Apr 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: The Gentlemen's Forum is a day of workshops for young men to not only prepare for prom but ultimately how to become gentlemen as well. Classes will focus financial literacy, learning how to tie a tie and a bowtie, sexual awareness and prevention and etiquette. All of these are key skills and knowledge to have moving forward to graduation and throughout life.


Spring Business Development Series Begins April 22, 2014
Apr 2014 | CEI Media Group

Events: Through our South Side Business Development Initiative, the Office of Business Diversity works to develop and build the capacity of minority and women-owned businesses so that they can compete on contracting opportunities. Please join us for our upcoming Spring workshop series. The series is offered at no charge (FREE) and you may access registration at http://businessdiversity.uchicago.edu.


The Law Project: Resources for Business Owners
Apr 2014 | CEI Media Group

The Law Project introduces two great workshop business resources entitled “What All Employers Need to Know in a Tough Economy” and "Legal Issues in Nonprofit Board Governance."


City Announces New Business Workshops for April 2014
Mar 2014 | CEI Media Group

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall, 8th Floor. To register for a workshop call 312-744-2086.


Green Healthy Neighborhoods (GHN) in the News
Mar 2014 | SECC Staff

In the GHN plan approved by the Chicago Plan Commission Thursday, homeowners and nonprofits in Washington Park and Woodlawn will be able to buy city-owned vacant lots for $1.