Check Out NLCCC’s Acting Up Awards Application Video

Each year following On the Table, the Chicago Community Trust hears from excited and passionate community members about the conversations they had and the ways in which they want to make a difference on a local level. This year, the Trust will help ensure creative and actionable ideas raised during the discussions come to fruition.

To this end, the Chicago Community Trust has invited all individuals and organizations to submit a short video featuring their table’s idea of an actionable task to benefit your community. Some ideas included planting a community vegetable garden to buying school supplies for a classroom in need; cleaning up a local playground to supplying dinner for a week at a local soup kitchen. In essence – what could participants do with $1,000 to benefit their community?

On June 28, Chicago Community Trust will announce up to 50 On the Table participants who will receive a $1,000 Acting Up award to implement their idea. The charge is simply to encourage people to work together and take action for the public good.

Here is a copy of the NLCCC video submittal. Regardless of the outcome of the competition, we thoroughly enjoyed participating in several On the Table discussions on May 10th and have come back with a number of ideas that may be incorporated into our community planning process.

NLCCC Participates in On the Table

NLCCC members participated in several On The Table events on May 10, 2014. On the Table is an annual forum sponsored by the Chicago Community Trust, and is designed to elevate civic conversation, foster new relationships and create a unifying experience across the region. Thousands of Chicago-area residents gathered in small groups to share a meal and discuss the challenges and opportunities we face. These conversations have the potential to inspire new ways we can work together to make our communities stronger, safer and more dynamic.  Check out some of the #OntheTable pictures here.