The votes have been counted…November 17, 2014

This past week Blocks Together organized those in the Chicago/Central Park TIF for the People’s Budget. Over 200 people from the TIF district voted, young and old! And the projects that received the most votes in their project areas and will be working with the Department of Planning are:

The Roof Top Garden Project- To build a Roof Top Garden on top of commercial spaces along Chicago avenue.

Skate Park on Chicago Avenue- To build a skateboard park along Chicago Avenue on vacant land.

Culinary Institute- To start a culinary training institute in the community.

Small Business Microloans- Will grant microloans for small businesses in the West Humbodlt Park community.

 

TIF Project ExposOctober 28, 2014

The Peoples Budget consist of residents living in the Chicago/Central Park TIF deciding how $2 million dollars from the TIF will be used. Project may fall under one of the 4  categories :

Affordable Housing, Job Training, Public Works and Small Business

If you live within the Chicago/Central Park TIF come out to the Project Expo’s and learn about projects designed by Community Residents from the Chicago/ Central Park TIF .

Projects Elected by community residents will receive funding from the Chicago Central Park TIF.

November 7th,  14th               3:00– 6:00 p.m.               Graffiti Zone  3722 W Chicago Ave.

November 8th , 14th              12:00– 2:30 p.m.              Daley Library   733 N Kedzie

November 11th , 14th               6:00– 8:00  p.m.              Daley Library    733 N. Kedzie

 


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Date change for BT”s People’s Dinner FundraiserOctober 27, 2014

Blocks Together’s People’s Dinner Fundraiser date has changed. It will be Sunday, November 23rd 6-9pm at La Finca, 6237 S. Archer Road in Summit, Illinois. Tickets are $25.00 and includes food and drinks. There will be a cash bar. You can purchase your tickets online at the Blocks Together webpage, www.btchicago.org,  to purchase your ticket or you buy tickets at Blocks Together through our paypal button.  

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TIF Project Expos

The Peoples Budget consist of residents living in the Chicago/Central Park TIF deciding how $2 million dollars from the TIF will be used. Project may fall under one of the 4  categories :

Affordable Housing, Job Training, Public Works and Small Business

If you live within the Chicago/Central Park TIF come out to the Project Expo’s and learn about projects designed by Community Residents from the Chicago/ Central Park TIF .

Projects Elected by community residents will receive funding from the Chicago Central Park TIF.

November 7th,  14th               3:00– 6:00 p.m.               Graffiti Zone  3722 W Chicago Ave.

November 8th , 14th              12:00– 2:30 p.m.              Daley Library   733 N Kedzie

November 11th , 14th               6:00– 8:00  p.m.              Daley Library    733 N. Kedzie

 


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Date change for BT”s People’s Dinner Fundraiser

Blocks Together’s People’s Dinner Fundraiser date has changed. It will be Sunday, November 23rd 6-9pm at La Finca, 6237 S. Archer Road in Summit, Illinois. Tickets are $25.00 and includes food and drinks. There will be a cash bar. You can purchase your tickets online at the Blocks Together webpage, www.btchicago.org,  to purchase your ticket or you buy tickets at Blocks Together through our paypal button.  

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BT is hiring a full time Restorative Justice Coordinator.

Please email your resumes to blockstogether@gmail.com.

The deadline is November 15th.

Job Description for Restorative Justice Coordinator

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