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06.28.22

John W. Rogers, Jr. Carries on Family Legacy

John W. Rogers, Jr.’s roots are in the Greenwood District of Tulsa. Known as “Black Wall Street,” the prosperous neighborhood of Black-owned businesses and homes was destroyed a century ago when white rioters looted and burned the community.

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06.15.22

ITW Deepens Community Impact through Commit to a Neighborhood

ITW’s legacy began with a magazine ad. Chicago financer Byron L. Smith was interested in investing in a manufacturing business in the early 1910s and ran an ad in The Economist. A small group of tool inventors responded, and Illinois Tool Works (ITW) was born.

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05.18.22

CASL Raises the Volume of AAPI Voices

A little over a year ago, in the height of the pandemic, the Chinese American Service League (CASL) saw a need. Like many direct service nonprofits, CASL responded to families in crisis, providing food, clothing, PPE, housing resources, and financial assistance.

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09.27.21

Peace Initiatives Cultivate Unity in Little Village

Esmeralda Gonzalez has a vision that one day when you Google search Little Village, the results are not shrouded by negativity or news of violence but instead are filled with stories that celebrate stories that celebrate the community's rich Latinx heritage and culture.

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08.27.20

Neighbors Collaborate to End Hunger

Hard times call for collaboration and innovation. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different.  In response to this health and economic crisis, our neighbors across the region are coupling traditional...

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12.17.19

AmeriCorps Member Brings Passion for Community-Building to Little Village

At United Way of Metro Chicago, we partner with community leaders and residents to envision the future of neighborhoods, support residents and build stronger communities where everyone can...

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08.26.19

Little Village Residents Sprout Ideas for More Green Space

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12.19.18

Cooking & Conversations: Health Promoters Host Nutrition Chats

In a small classroom in Little Village, Gloria Hernandez passed around recipes to a handful of women clad in hairnets and aprons. On this December morning, parfait de fruta y yogurt, or fruit and...

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10.31.18

At Annual March, Little Village Residents Call for Peace

Hosted by the Marshall Square Resource Network (MSRN), participants of the 5th Annual Peace March sought to commemorate the lives of individuals who’ve been killed in acts of violence and unite neighbors on a peaceful front. The march is an extension of the Little Village Neighborhood Network’s goal to reduce violence in the neighborhood, which frequently experiences both domestic and community violence.

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10.12.17

Call to End Violence Heard Loud In Little Village

Despite a rainy Friday, a line of demonstrators snaked its way along California Avenue in Little Village, chanting “no more violence” and “no mas violencia.” Joining the 4th Annual Peace March, residents and friends of Marshall Square, a community on the east side of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, assembled to march against domestic violence.

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