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Englewood Quality of Life Quarterly Meeting

 

All five taskforces of the Englewood Quality of Life Plan met on Wednesday at Volunteers of America site to discuss their progress and acheivements over the second quarter. 

Health & Wellness

Addressing strategies 1,2,4 with partnerships from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois to acquire a Community Outreach van. The Taskforce is also the recipient of the Healthy 2.0 grant.

Next meeting is on June 24th, 5:30-7PM at St. Benedict the Africa.

Youth & Education

Placing emphasis on strategies 4&5 by providing stipends for five high school students to participate in an ambassador program for high school students. In partnership with Children's Home & Aid, they are collaborating with local Englewood businesses and organizations to employ youth participating in the One Summer Plus summer jobs program.

Meetings will now be held on the fourth Saturday. The next meeting is June 24th 11AM-1PM at Teamwork Englewood.

Housing & Public Spaces

Housing & Public Spaces has been working diligently with Commissioner Richard Boykin's office regarding the Cook Country Revitalization Act (CCNRA). Thus far, some major wins are the expansion of eligible recipients, to include all employees from city, county, and state government agencies, and employees must have been employed with those agencies for at least two years.

The taskforce is actively pursuing strategy 3, and 4. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday June 21th, 5:30-7PM at Volunteers of America 6002 S. Halsted.

Jobs & Economic Development

The taskforce has hosted three small business trainings so far. They will be launching the Englewood Women's Initiative on July 12th. RSVP here. 

Public Safety

The Public Safety taskforce is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Chicago Fund for Safe & Peaceful Communities. This grant will be used to support "Rock the Beat", as well as "So Fresh Saturdays". They are also developing a community steering committee with the 007 Police District. 

The next QLP Quarterly meeting is Thursday September 21st, 2017 5:30-7PM at Volunteers of America. 

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