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

Transforming Woodlawn with Community Center, Education and Local History
May 2014 | CEI Media Group

The Woodlawn Peace Center is announcing a new project: the Woodlawn Peace Center Collective, advocating to transform the vacant, Board of Ed-owned building on the 6600 block of Kenwood Avenue into a community center.


5th Annual Woodlawn Summit Reveals Top Priorities
May 2014 | CEI Media Group

The 5th Annual Woodlawn Community Summit Reveals Neighborhood Safety and Economic Stability Are Top Priority. Hosted by the residents of Woodlawn and sponsored by The South East Chicago Commission, the Fifth Annual Woodlawn Community Summit: “Blazing New Trails… Together” was held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, Chicago, IL. #WoodlawnSummit


Vue53 Construction on 53rd Street
May 2014 | CEI Media Group

The Chicago Maroon reports that construction of Vue53, a 13-story retail and residential building at 1330 East 53rd Street, is expected to begin in the first half of this year pending city permits.


Knight Foundation Invests $3.5 Million in Arts
May 2014 | CEI Media Group

A new University of Chicago project will expand and test a community development model that supports arts and culture to help transform communities and promote local growth and vibrancy. The Place Project, which will build on pioneering work by Theaster Gates, is supported by $3.5 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The South East Chicago Commission congratulates Theaster Gates.


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.