The Englewood Quality of Life Plan is the result of a community driven process 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.
The Re-Entry Resource Center serves the South Side of Chicago, but is headquartered in Englewood where the program began. We assist formerly incarcerated individuals find employment through workshops and direct job placement. Click here for access to the Greater Chicago Reentry Coalition's portal (a partnership with Teamwork Englewood and RiseKit) to gain employment resources.
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.
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.
Englewood Women's Initiative (EWI) is a program that increases women’s economic security in the Englewood community. EWI will equip qualified women with the tools, skills and resources to put them on a path to good-paying jobs and long-term economic stability.
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.
The Englewood Police Youth Baseball League was established to strengthen relations between the Greater Englewood community and Chicago Police Department. Chicago Police Officers (current and retired) and members of Omega Psi Phi serve as coaches and mentors. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7pm
The “TIME 21:36” initiative is a Department of Justice funded strategy to reduce crime in the community. The initiative focuses on the development of public safety strategies to decrease violence in the community while building better police–community relations. After months of data collection and analysis of crime and violence, community interviews, focus groups, and surveys of residents and stakeholders, a plan to support police beats 712 and 725 is beginning, in partnership with the community engagement partner, Residents Association for Greater Englewood. The initiative engaged hundreds of residents in the two police beats in community building activities.