The Anti-Eviction Campaign scouts out abandoned homes and arranges for people to live in them, matching “homeless people with peopleless homes.” “It’s not necessarily about what’s right or what ought to happen, but fundamental human dignity.”
In many ways, Libby looks like other troubled schools in Englewood. But for the past four years, all students have had the opportunity to be part of the spring musical, the annual culmination of the school’s extensive arts program.
When the Guardian Angels are not putting their lives at risk on the streets, they are holding self-defense workshops to teach others how to protect themselves.
As families are forced out, Englewood comes to terms with a neighbor intent on expanding its rail yard operations.
On a sunny February day, twenty-five UofC students file out of a yellow school bus for a Chicago Studies Program oral history project at the Vivian Carter Apartments.
In Englewood, where vacancies and foreclosures are common and neighborhood hangouts are scarce, one space, a kind of brick loft on the corner of 59th and Green, may end up as what its owner calls “a true neighborhood spot.”
Shango Johnson, of Englewood, and De’Andre Short, of Woodlawn, are Directors of Mentoring for Riah, a small organization initially founded by Mario Bates to support South Siders struggling with recovery issues.
The community activist group Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E) pursues resident-driven initiatives in education and economic development.