LVEJO celebrates the opening of La Villita Park

Chicago Cohort grantee Little Village Environmental Justice Organization celebrated the opening of La Villita Park, which they spent over a decade advocating for.  LVEJO’s youth leaders were involved in nearly all levels of the park development process, from advocating for its clean-up to designing its layout.  Read more about the park here. Read more »

A Profile of Dr. Rami Nashashibi, Executive Director of IMAN

Dr. Rami Nashashibi founded Inner-City Muslim Action Network in Chicago in 1997. From college soccer player to a PhD in Sociology, click here to read the New York Times’ profile of Dr. Nashashibi and his interfaith work building bridges between American Muslims and African-Americans on the south side of Chicago.     Read more »

LVEJO seeks solution for contaminated waterways

In the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, contaminated waterways are a significant human health concern.  Antonio R. Lopez, executive director for Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), speaks out regarding possible solutions and partnerships. Read more here. Read more »

APNC and VOYCE Students Win Major Legislative Victory to Address Exclusionary Discipline Practices in Chicago Public Schools

Youth leaders from Albany Park Neighborhood Council (APNC) and throughout the city won a major victory this month as a landmark bill, SB2793, which addresses the overuse of school discipline practices, passed through the Illinois House and Senate.  This legislation will require all schools to make their data around suspension and expulsion rates available to […] Read more »