NLCCC Potential Funding Opportunities/ Upcoming Meetings and Events

Good afternoon, everyone. I just wanted to share a few important updates of which you should be aware.

Steering Committee Meeting with the Chicago Community Trust

The Steering Committee is in the process of setting up a meeting with the Chicago Community Trust to discuss the Benefit Chicago initiative, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust and the Calvert Foundation. This initiative will fund social enterprises. We will also discuss the range of products and services provided by the Chicago Community Trust, and the needs of our membership, as outlined on the North Lawndale Community Snapshot survey. We will keep you posted of the outcomes of the discussion.

Chicago Community Trust On the Table/Acting Up Awards Application Video

A number of our members participated in the Chicago Community Trust’s On the Table conversations on May 10th. The Trust will be providing fifty $1,000 grants to various participating groups to ensure that some of the ideas that were discussed to bring about community unity are implemented by the end of the year. Here is the video from the NLCCC application. If selected, we will use proceeds towards the first annual North Lawndale Arts Festival in Douglas Park, to be held August 6, 2016, from 10 am-7 pm. We should know the outcome of the competition the first part of July, 2016.

LISC Quality of Life Planning

NLCCC will be applying for LISC Quality of Life planning funds to strengthen our comprehensive planning process, currently under way with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). CMAP is currently facilitating the comprehensive planning process, with a focus on land use around housing, transportation, infrastructure, economic development, health care and arts and culture. If we are successful in securing this, we will use the funding to help us strengthen initiatives in those areas that are not being emphasized in the CMAP planning process, such as technology, education, public safety, workforce development and capacity building. We will submit our letter of intent by June 17, 2016, at 6:00 pm.

New Covenant CDC, the fiscal agent for the NLCCC comprehensive planning process, will also serve as the lead agency in this application. Lawndale Christian Development Corporation was the lead agency for the North Lawndale Quality of Life Plan completed in 2005. We thank Richard Townsell, Executive Director of LCDC, and the chairman of the NLCCC housing subcommittee, for supporting this effort.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in this planning process. If so, we ask that you provide us your contact information so that we may include it as an attachment to our letter of intent to LISC. Ideally, we would also like you to include a letter of support as well. We will provide a model letter under separate cover to those agencies that have expressed an interest in participating.

Upcoming NLCCC Meetings

Please find attached a PDF file of our meetings flyer outlining the meeting schedule for NLCCC subcommittees, as well as a copy of our brochure. A link to the electronic application is found here.

Please Support our Members’ Upcoming Events:

Grand Opening of North Lawndale Peace Parks

HOST: Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center 773-542-9126
TO 5:00 PM
1st North Lawndale Peace Park
2101 South Spaulding Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

For more information, please click here.

An Evening Affair With the Board of Directors of HSI

Please join the Board of Directors of Habilitative Systems, Inc. (HSI) on Monday, June 13th at 6:00 pm at the South Shore Cultural Center for an evening overlooking Lake Michigan, enjoying appetizers and cocktails while learning more about this dynamic organization. For more information, please click here.

Please share these announcements widely. Your assistance, as always, is most appreciated!


Subcommittee Meeting Dates

NLCCC has several subcommittees working across various community sectors. Outlined below is a list of the meetings, dates, times and locations. From time to time it may be necessary to change the meeting dates. It is highly advisable that you contact the subcommittee chair to confirm meeting dates and times before going to your first meeting.

Arts and Culture
Sheila McNary, Chair
1st Thursday of the Month
Sheila McNary’s Home (I won’t publish her address)
7 pm-9 pm

Capacity Building
Annetta Wilson, Chair
2nd Monday of the Month
Sankofa House
4041 West Roosevelt Road
10:00 am

Economic Development
Rodney Brown, Chair
2nd Monday of the Month
New Covenant CDC
1111 South Homan Avenue, 2nd Floor
4:00 pm

Education Committee
Dr. Betty Allen Green, Chair
Fourth Monday of the month
10th District Police Station
3315 W. Ogden Avenue
5:00 p.m.

Health and Wellness
Debra Wesley, Chair
First Tuesday of the month
Sinai Community Institute Town Hall
2753 West Ogden Avenue
10:00 am- 11:30 am

Richard Townsell, Chair
Scheduled around Richard’s schedule
Lawndale Christian Development Corporation
3843 West Ogden
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Dr. Dennis Deer, Chair
2nd Saturday of the Month
Alternating In-Person Meetings and Conference Calls
Deer Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
9:00 am

Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Committee
Annamaria Leon, Chair
Third Monday of the month
3640 W Fillmore Street
11 to 12:30

Public Safety
Roger Washington, Chair
Third Saturday of the Month
UCAN (Nichols Tower)
906 S. Homan Ave., 9th floor
10:00 am

Valerie F. Leonard, Chair
1st Tuesday of the Month
Douglass Branch Library
3353 West 13th Street
6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Workforce Development
Brenda Palms Barber, Chair
Third Saturday of the month
North Lawndale Employment Network
3726 West Flournoy
1:30 pm-2:30 pm