We are thrilled that you have taken the first step to invest in the Englewood community.

The December 5, 2017 Chicago Tribune headline stating "a new optimism grows" was a rarely-seen story title when reporting most activities in Englewood’s distressed community.  Headlines, images, and news reports often portray Englewood as a community in a constant state of challenges, chaos, and crises.

However, Englewood boasts a new synergy, a re-newed beginning in 2018 and beyond; a new headline reigns - “Englewood Rising”! And rising it is.

Rising with a re-energized sense of pride, Englewood residents are collectively creating, re-creating, building, re-building, renewing, and restoring a once vibrant community. Englewood is a socially congruent community now wrought with bolstering billboards bragging of a selective few resident “champions” who represent individuals committed to enhancing this new optimism.

A new optimism where mainstream media encourages and shares the countless untold favorable stories that permeate Englewood and other challenged communities.

 A new optimism defying and replacing the steady saturation of “If it bleeds, it leads” headlines with impactful images accurately reflecting a seriously engaged community that acknowledges, confronts, and strategically combats the challenges that create such headlines.

So, please click on the “Donate” button today to make a donation electronically via PayPal using your credit card.

Your donation anchors our commitment to serve, address, and enrich the collective needs of Englewood by supporting past and upcoming resident “champions” on their journey to bring positive notice to a new optimistic headline - “Englewood Rising!”