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September 2019

Celebrating Collaboration & Building Community in the Metro East

September 26 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Metro East Coalition of community builders is hosting an event this fall to bring together organizations working to create vibrant, engaged, and equitable neighborhoods in Madison & St. Clair counties! Join community leaders from all backgrounds in the Metro East to celebrate partnerships in our region, to learn best practices, and to commit ourselves to building new collaborations. Participants will: 1) Hear directly from community organizations about their projects & ways to partner 2) Learn from local experts about…

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Lathrop Neighbor Night

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lathrop Homes, 2000 West Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Join a community celebration hosted by Lathrop Homes, a mixed-income housing site along the Chicago River. There will be a community cleanup and gathering in addition to a tour of the new facilities and campus. Connect with the river and learn how the site increases public access to the city's natural environment by creating new amenities for the neighborhood, including a recently completed Boat Launch and Chicago River Trail. Attendees can choose to participate in the following activities: • 4…

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October 2019

McKinney-Vento Homeless Training

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Pavilion, 1602 Sioux Drive
Marion, IL 62959 United States
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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Training will review key topics of the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The topics covered will include identifying students experiencing homelessness, school of origin, immediate enrollment, strategies to support high school graduation, and preschool. Additionally, law and implementation strategies will be reviewed and attendees' questions will be answered. Contact Mickey Sullivan at 618-922-3307 or Johna Schullian at 618-998-1283 ext. 202 with questions.

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2019 Harm Reduction in the House Conference: Conversations on the Edge

October 4
UIC Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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The ninth annual Harm Reduction in the House conference will focus on the process, challenges, and advantages of creating and working in housing programs that embrace harm reduction. The theme is CONVERSATIONS ON THE EDGE. Conference presenters will share pioneering, groundbreaking, or trail-blazing ideas, and discussion topics will include innovative strategies on timely issues which move beyond the status quo. Conference-goers will celebrate the opportunity to learn unconventional practices and will look to the wisdom of innovators in the field…

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Preserving Affordability in East Garfield Park for Existing Residents

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Deborah’s Place, 2822 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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East Garfield Park residents and small business owners have a role to play — today — in shaping the future of their neighborhood. That’s why community groups joined with residents to limit displacement through a data-driven and community-centered process. Those who are interested in affordability, preservation, and homeownership are welcomed to attend this community meeting! A light dinner and a kids’ activity table will be provided at the meeting.

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