Three GREAT Community Gatherings had so far!
Since early February the accelerate77 team has been meeting with groups and organizations all over Chicago. After the Share Fair last year, smaller and more focused gatherings needed to take shape in order for collaboration to get kick-started. Each "gathering" was targeted towards a particular region of the city so that local community leaders could easily meet and engage. Though topics and issues vary throughout Chicago, common themes were developed through accelerate77 led "Vision Workshops." Youth engagement, safer community spaces, green economy (businesses) and community empowerment were just some of the overarching themes. After the success of our initial meetings, plans are to schedule follow up gatherings and keep the conversation going!
Learn more by taking a look at our Meeting Reports:South SideMeeting Report
North Side Meeting Report
West Side Meeting Report
Special Thanks to Chris Bentley from WBEZ for attending the West Side Gathering and then helping to spread the word!
Another big thank you to Reema Amin for attending the West Side Gathering and helping to bring our story to the Austin community!
West Siders mobilize to bring changes to their neighborhoods
by on MARCH 18, 2013
A meeting Thursday brought together concerned West Side residents, neighborhood groups and Ald. Deborah Graham (29th) to discuss improvements for the West Side, including Austin.
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