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ARCHER HEIGHTS - ASHBURN - BACK OF THE YARDS - BRIGHTON PARK - CLEARING - GAGE PARK - GARFIELD RIDGE - SCOTTSDALE - THE LAWNS - WEST ELSDON

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something new for the sw side

The Collective is a collection of groups dedicated to specific initiatives on the southwest side of Chicago. 

 

Our groups meet monthly to tackle issues like development, crime and placemaking. 

 

If you want to make a difference in your Midway-area neighborhood, but aren't sure where to start...you're in the right place.

A NONPARTISAN & NON-RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION

OUR GROUPS

mission

Build a community among our neighborhoods.

We break down barriers, borders and boundaries in order to build a community for all on the Southwest Side of Chicago.

We connect young families with the things they need, via our Freebies for Families events.

 

We connect small businesses to each other, and to free resources to level the playing field among an area rife with corporate chains. 

 

We publish all information in dual languages, so no one is left out.

 

If a wall stands in our way, we'll break it down.

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ACTIVISM, DESIGNED FOR BUSY PEOPLE

Check out an upcoming event, join a group that lines up with your interests, or sign up your friends or family to take on a task on your own time.

  • Community Bike Ride
    多個日期
    7月02日周六
    Gage Park
    7月02日 10:00 – 11:00
    Gage Park, 2411 W 55th St, Chicago, IL 60632, USA
    Join us every first Saturday of the month for a family-friendly, guided bike ride. We'll kick off from a neighborhood park and only cross busy streets at a traffic light - so it's safe to bring the kids!
  • FREE Farmer's Market
    多個日期
    7月16日周六
    Vittum Park
    7月16日 13:00 – 15:00
    Vittum Park, 5010 W 50th St, Chicago, IL 60638, USA
    As part of our involvement in the Healthy Chicago Equity Zone program, SWC will be bringing a monthly FREE Farmer's Market to Garfield Ridge, thanks to our friends at Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition. We'll be there until supplies last - first come, first served.
  • Freebies for Families
    多個日期
    7月30日周六
    Location is TBD
    7月30日 12:00 – 14:00
    Location is TBD
    Details here: swcollective.org/freebies-for-families
  • Community Bike Ride
    多個日期
    8月06日周六
    Senka Park
    8月06日 10:00 – 11:00
    Senka Park, 5656 S St Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60629, USA
    Join us every first Saturday of the month for a family-friendly, guided bike ride. We'll kick off from a neighborhood park and only cross busy streets at a traffic light - so it's safe to bring the kids!
  • SWC Monthly Meeting
    多個日期
    8月09日周二
    Monthly Meeting
    8月09日 20:00 – 8月10日 21:00
    Monthly Meeting
  • FREE Farmer's Market
    多個日期
    8月20日周六
    Vittum Park
    8月20日 13:00 – 15:00
    Vittum Park, 5010 W 50th St, Chicago, IL 60638, USA
    As part of our involvement in the Healthy Chicago Equity Zone program, SWC will be bringing a monthly FREE Farmer's Market to Garfield Ridge, thanks to our friends at Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition. We'll be there until supplies last - first come, first served.
  • Freebies for Families
    多個日期
    8月27日周六
    Location is TBD
    8月27日 12:00 – 14:00
    Location is TBD
    Details here: swcollective.org/freebies-for-families
  • Freebies for Families
    多個日期
    6月25日周六
    United Credit Union
    6月25日 12:00 – 14:00
    United Credit Union, 4444 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60632, USA
    Details here: swcollective.org/freebies-for-families

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

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Library Box Restocking

Adopt and restock a library box at a local park. (We'll supply the books.)

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ACTION NEEDED: improve curie park

OUR GROUPS & AREAS OF FOCUS

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Green Space Project

In our industry-heavy communities, environmental concerns are not prioritized, so our Green Space Project takes a hard look at issues like air quality, park conditions and more.

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SWC Families

The Families group helps parents & guardians connect with other families by organizing our bi-monthly Freebies for Families event.

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SW Chi chamber

Our Small Business group is working hard to build a regional chamber of commerce.

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Cycling Advocacy

Our SW Side Bike Group conducts monthly rides, advocates for bike safety and works with partners such as Divvy to bring bikes to the community.

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2021 Annual report 
2021 Annual report 

GROUND RULES

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1.

We do not and will not tolerate hate speech, race baiting, sexism, ageism or any tactics meant to cause divisiveness among our participants.

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This group is nonpartisan and welcomes all...even those who may not agree with your personal beliefs, political views, or religion. We will need to work together regardless of these factors.

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We do not and will not allow active political candidates to pitch, solicit or recruit volunteers at our meetings or outings. And we do not endorse them as a group, either.

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A participant is welcome until they make themselves unwelcome.

[That means, whether in person or on our social media, if your attitude sucks, you'll be asked to leave.]

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collaborators, friends & partners

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