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

WBEZ: Helping Low Income Students Into College
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

President Obama spoke at the White House to a group of more than 100 universities and organization gathered for an event, where they unveiled a list of commitments aimed at helping low-income students. The list focused on not only getting students into college, but helping them to graduate as well. Sonya Malunda, Senior Associate VP of Community Engagement, shares her thoughts on WBEZ's Afternoon Shift

Don't Become a Victim: Burglary Prevention
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: Robbery/Burglary Prevention Seminar hosted by the CAPS office will be Tuesday, February 04, 2014. Where: College of Optometry, 3240 S. Indiana (Chicago), at 7:00p.m. This seminar is co-sponsored by the 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell and GAP Community Organization.

UChicago Receives $10 Million Gift National Spotlight
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

In an initiative highlighted by President Barack Obama, the University of Chicago will promote college readiness and success for underserved students across the nation, with support from a $10 million gift from University Trustee Steven Kersten and his wife, Priscilla Kersten.

3rd Ward Town Hall Meeting
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: Third Ward Alderman Pat Dowell is hosting a Town Hall Meeting to help residents get the latest information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Charles Watkins, Regional Outreach Director for the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace and other health insurance experts will be on hand to provide details on eligibility, coverage, benefits, important deadlines, and impact on Medicaid/Care coverage. Additionally, six navigators will be available to help attendees get signed up. # South East Chicago Commission

Seniors Benefit from Chicago Hyde Park Village
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

The South East Chicago Commission congratulates the Chicago Hyde Park Village for its service to local seniors. CHPV has a brand new website with a great calendar of events for all to see.

Civil Rights: 50 Years Forward
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: The DuSable Museum of African American History is honored to present a new exhibit entitled, Fifty Years Forward: Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma. The Reception is Friday, January 10, 2014 6:00PM-8:00PM featuring Special Guest - Mayor William Bell, City of Birmingham, Alabama.

Chicago Artists Coallition Hosts 20/20 Business Event
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: 20/20 Business: Models and Strategies for Artists on Saturday, January 18, 2004, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Chicago Artists Coalition, 217 N. Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60607. Drawing from frameworks implemented by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Millikin University, this workshop will focus on helping artists build an understanding of what stage they are at in their career and help them create a vision for their future business as an artist.

Winter Weather Concerns for Monday, Jan 6th
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Winter Weather Concerns: Because of the extreme temperatures, the South East Chicago Commission will be closed on Monday, January 6, 2014. We will reopen for the new year on Tuesday January 7th. If you need to reach us on Tuesday, please call the office at 773-324-6926.

Hyde Park Chamber Helps Businesses with Tax Season
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosts a round table discussion about Effectively Managing Business Finances at CHANT restaurant, 1509 E. 53rd Street.

WBEZ Sheds Light on Economic Development in Hyde Park
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

On a chilly Thursday afternoon Dec. 12, SECC’s Executive Director Wendy Walker Williams and University of Chicago’s Jim Hennessey, Associate VP for Commercial Real Estate Operations, went on air with WBEZ’s the Afternoon Shift, broadcasting live from a remote location at Sir and Madame in Hyde Park. Guests include Host of WHPK, Mario Smith; WBEZ South Side reporter, Natalie Moore; Executive and our very own 4th Ward Alderman William Burns.