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ARCHER HEIGHTS - ASHBURN - BACK OF THE YARDS - BRIGHTON PARK - CHICAGO & WEST LAWN - CLEARING - GAGE PARK - GARFIELD RIDGE - SCOTTSDALE - 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

Join a group that lines up with your interests, meet with them just once per month, and make real changes you can see. 

ACTIVISM, DESIGNED FOR BUSY PEOPLE

Join a group that lines up with your interests, meet with them just once per month, and make real changes you can see. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tax Workshop for Small Businesses
    1月26日周三
    Jeannette Arteaga Farmers Insurance
    1月26日 下午7:00 – 下午8:00
    Jeannette Arteaga Farmers Insurance, 3300 W 63rd St, Chicago, IL 60629, USA
    Join us for a small business tax workshop so you can file correctly and on time! We will have FREE takeout containers for each business owner, as well as a bilingual session and networking after the presentation. Our own CFO Diane Ruiz will guide you through the tax prep process.
  • FREE Farmer's Market
    多個日期
    1月15日周六
    Garfield Ridge Baptist Church
    1月15日 下午1:00 – 下午3:00
    Garfield Ridge Baptist Church, 5520 S Narragansett Ave, 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.
  • SWC Monthly Meeting
    多個日期
    1月11日周二
    Monthly Meeting
    1月11日 下午8:00 – 1月12日 下午9:00
    Monthly Meeting

ACTION NEEDED: improve curie park

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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 fun local meetups each month.

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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 
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FAQ

Who Can Get Involved?

 

Anyone who lives, works or owns property in the Midway area.

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.

4.

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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