Englewood Quality of Life

The Englewood Quality of Life Plan is the result of a community driven proecess that engaged residents, community leaders, youth, elected officials, schools and religious institutions. These stakeholders are working together to make positive changes in the neighborhood that will improve the quality of life for all.

Re-Entry Resource Center

The Re-Entry Resource Center serves the South Side of Chicago, but is headquartered in Englewood where the program began. Programs that support special needs populations find a willing partner in Teamwork Englewood.

African American Male Initiative

African American Male Initiative (AAMI) is a mentoring program that empowers youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential. AAMI uses adult mentors to support and connect to males in grades 7th through 10th that reside in the Greater Englewood community and/or attend school in the neighborhood. The mentors helps youth develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals. Our partnering schools are Earle STEM Elementary, Perkins Bass Elementary, Nicholson STEM Academy and Johnson College Prep. 

Englewood Codes

Englewood Codes teaches youth how to build mobile phone applications and websites. This program meets for six weeks during the summer and will serve approximately 20 youth. Our partnering schools are Perkins Bass Elementary School and Nicholson STEM Academy.

Seasonal Programs 

Hoops In The Hood

Hoops in the Hood, is a program of LISC/Chicago's Neighborhood Sports Chicago. It's a summer-long basketball program where athletes, parents and community members take back the streets of their neighborhood, by engaging in a safe and fun sport. 

Hoops in the Hood helps to unite several communities in Chicago through the sport of basketball.

Hoops in the Hood exist in Englewood, Auburn Gresham, Back of the Yards, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Little Village, West Haven, North Lawndale, Pilsen and the Near North Side.

Englewood Police Youth Baseball League

Englewood Police Youth Baseball League was established in 2015 to strengthen relations between the Greater Englewood (West Englewood and Englewood) community and Chicago Police Department through baseball. Chicago Police Officers (current and retired) and members of Omega Psi Phi serve as coaches as mentors.

 Workforce Development

Teamwork Englewood offers a comprehensive Workforce Development Program where we assist individuals with resume writing, job readiness skills, mock interviewing and career placement into various employment opportunities. We assist job seekers with identifying their vocational strengths and develop a plan to attain successful job placement.

Safe Passages

Teamwork Englewood serves as the Safe Passage vendor for three (3) Englewood schools: Mays Elementary 6656 S. Normal, Bass Elementary 1140 W. 66th Street and John Hope Community Academy 5515 S. Lowe.  We currently manage a team of thirty-four (34) community watchers.  The majority of our staff  (98%) are Englewood residents, parents and community leaders.