Housing in Illinois

October 19th, 2009

 Chicago is nationally renowned for its vibrant neighborhood development sector, energetic community organizations and a city administration that is transforming public housing and promoting green development policies. But signs of the recession are abound: home foreclosures are up 48% from a year ago; over 40% of homeowners and 50% of renters pay more than 30% of their income for shelter.
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Organizing Today

October 30th, 2008

 The presidential elections are bringing new awareness to community organizing. Here in Chicago, we come from rich history of grassroots organizing. Chicago’s list of community leaders includes Saul Alinsky, Tom Gaudette, Madeline Talbott and Barack Obama – among others. Read the rest of this entry »

Healing the Hood

June 19th, 2008

How should a community respond when rival gangs, gun violence or drug dealing control its streets? Young people energize a community, and with the warm weather finally here, more and more will be out of doors – and potentially in harm’s way. While street violence and kids killing kids sounds all too familiar to some of Chicago’s neighborhoods, the Little Village community is taking back its streets in a more creative way. Read the rest of this entry »

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Community Media and You is produced in partnership with CAN TV and can be seen Saturdays at 8pm on cable channel CAN TV21 in Chicago.”

CAN TV provides coverage of events relevant to the local community and gives every Chicagoan a voice on cable television by providing video training, facilities, equipment, and channel time for Chicago residents and nonprofit groups. Cable channels CAN TV19, 21, 27, 35 and 42 reach more than one million cable viewers in Chicago.

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    Connecting the community with media, the Workshop promotes news that matters... through coaching and training that reaches about 2,000 nonprofit communicators a year.