Tis the season for our Smyth School Students!

 

 

This year the residents of University Commons, University Lofts, 15th Place Condos and University Village, holiday Community Giving Tree project will be adopting the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes at the John M. Smyth School along with outfitting a group of students that reside at the Pacific Garden Mission.

$25 gift cards from the students request are available for residents to choose from at a Sign up Genius link.

You can easily make your selection at this sign-up link.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d44a4ae29aaf49-ucna

Additionally, we will be taking a group of students who are living at the Pacific Garden Mission shopping for winter clothing at Target with $50 gift cards.

You can easily make your selection at this sign-up link.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d44a4ae29aaf49-ucna1

IF THERE IS ANYONE IN OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY THAT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN MAKING A DONATION WE’D LOVE TO HAVE YOU BE A PART OF THIS.  CONTACT Nancy Plax at nancyplax@connecting4communities.org

WE NEED TO HAVE ALL DONATIONS BY DECEMBER 9TH.

Thanks in advance for opening your heart this time of year. Let’s make this a holiday to remember for these students!

BACKPACKS to school at Smyth

 

We want to wish all students at John M Smyth, an IB World School, the very best in this new school year. The students are proud to be attending  a LEVEL 1 school, and look forward to continuing to soar further upward!

Residents of University Village Townhomes/Single Family Homes, University Lofts, 15th Place Condos and University Commons joined together to provide the students with backpacks, and school supplies. A full SUV was unloaded, and now the teachers will be able to utilize the donations where they are needed.  There is always a need for boxes of kleenex, and disinfectant wipes (Lysol type). If you would like to make a donation please contact Nancy Plax

 

Safe zone for online sales is here for you

UIC Police safe exchange zone

 

With the incredible amount of on line sales it is really important to be safe when you are making a transaction. Thanks to the UIC Police, a SAFE ZONE FOR ON LINE SALES IS OPEN FOR ALL THE COMMUNITY TO USE.

Open 24 hours, the police-protected area has round-the-clock video surveillance, a seating area and appropriate lighting for meetups that happen during the day or after dark. UIC Police are supplying a tablet that buyers and sellers can use at the station. Officers hope the device will help people steer clear of any fraud-related losses.

PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

THANK YOU UIC POLICE FOR BEING A GREAT NEIGHBOR TO ALL OF US.

Safe Zone Information

Chicago Marathon is a month away. Cheer on with us!

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Come join us at our 6th annual C4C Cheering Station for the Chicago Marathon!

Sunday, October 8th  (RAIN or SHINE)

8:15 am to 1 p.m.

Taylor and Morgan Streets

DJ Rupert Medina will be back again! Great music to pump up the runners and all of us as we cheer  them on.  This is at mile 17.5 of the race and many runners are hitting the wall at this point.  They are losing their energy.   Our energy helps their energy. HUGE THANKS TO OUR “DJ ANGEL” and the University Commons Neighborhood Association for their generous contribution to make this happen.

Please plan on coming out to join in the fun! There is plenty of space, and we will all have a blast. Great place to bring the kids as they can play there and not be interfering with any of the runners.

Cheer on your family, friends, neighbors and the more than 40,000 runners. Let them know that we care about them!

See you on the 8th!!!

 

 

National Public Housing Museum will be coming to our community

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The National Public Housing Museum (NPHM) will finally have its home in our community on Taylor Street. The Chicago Housing Authority has recently signed a lease with the NPHM which is well on its way to raising the capital needed to develop its building.

This summer the ACE Mentor Chicago Program chose The NPHM as their client.

The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students, and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. ACE stands for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. The students completed a design/build project at the site on the NE corner of Taylor and Ada Streets. This has beautified the fenced area, and will provide our community with updates about the NPHM’s progress.  Please stop by to take a look at what these students have achieved, and to learn about progress of the NPHM.

Great Community Building with National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.

THIS IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK ON TUESDAY NIGHT. National Night Out will be held from 5 pm to 8pm in the parking lot behind the 12th District Police Station at 1412 S. Blue Island Avenue.

  • A DUNK TANK in which you will have the opportunity to DUNK a Police Officer. Monies raised will be used to purchase emergency bracelets for our senior citizens. We had so much fun last year and learned that Alderman Burnett has a really amazing throw.
  • FACE PAINTING for the kids
  • BALLOON ARTIST for the kids
  • FREE FOOD, DRINKS & SNOW CONES for everyone
  • GIVEAWAYS of SCHOOL SUPPLIES and FUN T-SHIRTS
  • Special appearance by CHANCE from the PAW PATROL
  • DJ and dancing
  • PETTING ZOO (BETWEEN 6 AND 7 PM)

PLEASE JOIN US AND HELP TO BUILD THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOURSELVES AND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Maxwell Street History…A Day of Exploring!

 

Stop on over at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum on Sunday, July 23rd between 10 am and 4 pm.

Explore some Maxwell Street history through artifacts from the Hull-House and the Maxwell Street Foundation collections, tours, food, music and conversations with neighbors.

Free of charge!  Please see the link below for more information.

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Community Building with National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.

Please save the date as this year National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 1st from 5 pm to 8pm in the parking lot behind the 12th District Police Station at 1412 S. Blue Island Avenue.

We are still in the planning stages of this FUN evening, but so far with have:

  • A DUNK TANK in which you will have the opportunity to DUNK a Police Officer. Monies raised will be used to purchase emergency bracelets for our senior citizens. We had so much fun last year and learned that Alderman Burnett has a really amazing throw.
  • FACE PAINTING for the kids
  • BALLOON ARTIST for the kids
  • FREE FOOD, DRINKS & SNOW CONES for everyone
  • GIVEAWAYS of SCHOOL SUPPLIES and FUN T-SHIRTS
  • Special appearance by CHANCE from the PAW PATROL
  • DJ and dancing

If you are in a position to help with a donation or can volunteer to work this event please reach out to nancyplax@c4-c.org

We really need volunteers to help set up, work the event and clean up. Please consider giving a little of your time to help out.

PLEASE MARK ALL CALENDARS, HELP TO BUILD THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOURSELVES AND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.