Be A Part Of The Light - 77th & King
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Be A Part Of The Light - 77th & King

  • 8406 South King Drive Chicago, IL, 60619 United States (map)
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Join us Saturday, Dec. 1st for our kickoff tree lighting event! Help us bring hope and cheer to our under-resourced communities. Enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, food and drink donations from local businesses, holiday music and lots of positive energy. We’ll be hanging lights from 75th to 79th!

RSVP HERE!

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One Block At A Time - 82nd & Aberdeen 11/10
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

One Block At A Time - 82nd & Aberdeen 11/10

  • 8200 South Aberdeen Street Chicago, IL, 60620 United States (map)
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M3 has an opportunity to get your hands dirty this weekend. We're meeting Saturday at 11am to support the 82nd & Aberdeen Block Club. We'll have the weed wackers, lawn mowers, and paint buckets out. 

Help us re-envision what block clubs can be and tell a new story about Chicago South Side. 

Let us know you’re coming and RSVP here!

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One Block At A Time - Lexington Street
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

One Block At A Time - Lexington Street

  • 115 E. 154th St Harvey, Illinois 60426 (map)
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M3 has an opportunity to get your hands dirty this weekend. We're meeting Saturday at 11am to clean up Lexington Street in Harvey, IL. We'll have the garbage bags, weed wackers, lawn mowers, and paint buckets out. Hot lunch provided by our hosts!

Help us re-envision what block clubs can be and tell a new story about Chicago’s South Side. 

Let us know you’re coming and RSVP here!

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Abbodanza Garden Build @ Excel Southwest
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Abbodanza Garden Build @ Excel Southwest

Join us in building a brand new garden for the Excel Academy of Southwest, an option high school, serving Chicago's most disadvantaged youth. The leadership at this school wants to incorporate healthy eating, introductions to culinary arts, and farm to table entrepreneurial experiences into the curriculum. 

The school isn't in this alone, the whole community will be sharing this garden space and the food it produces, including the nearby St. Adrian Roman Catholic Church, a children's nursery across the street, and neighbors from the whole community. 

Come out to the 7000 block of South Washtenaw this Sunday 10/14 from 1pm - 4pm, and enjoy food, music, and the camaraderie of Chicagoans working together.

RSVP HERE

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Block Building Opening Night!
Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

Block Building Opening Night!

On October 12th we're bringing together all the block club signs we created this summer for a juxtaposition of old and new. We're bringing together the members and presidents of our partner block clubs for unity. We're bringing together Chicago.

The new era of Chicago Block Club Signs matches the message of a new era. One of aspiration, effort, and inclusion. Instead of no loitering and no loud music, the new signs say yes to community, yes to compassion, yes to dignity, and yes to unity. 

Signs created this summer were designed by Chicago youth, based on block club input, facilitated by UChicago's DAP Program, and funded with support from Chicago Bungalow Association & the Field Foundation of Illinois.

Come out to learn of the history and importance of block clubs, connect with Chicagoans from every corner of the city, and if you're moved please support our work.

Let us know you're coming, RVSP Here!

 

Exhibit Title: Block Building

Dates: October 12 - December 8 

Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 5-8pm

Location: Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 300 W Superior Street, Suite 203

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm; free and open to the public

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One Block At A Time - 82nd & Aberdeen
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

One Block At A Time - 82nd & Aberdeen

  • 8200 South Aberdeen Street Chicago, IL, 60620 United States (map)
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M3 has an opportunity to get your hands dirty this weekend. We're meeting Saturday at 11am to support the 82nd & Aberdeen Block Club. We'll have the weed wackers, lawn mowers, and paint buckets out. 

Help us re-envision what block clubs can be and tell a new story about Chicago South Side. 

Let us know you’re coming and RSVP here!

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One Block At A Time - 131st & Vernon
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

One Block At A Time - 131st & Vernon

  • 13134 South Vernon Avenue Chicago, IL, 60827 United States (map)
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This Saturday 9/29, as a part of the GGA Beautification Contest, we'll be helping the Golden Gate HOA make their community even more inviting. Located just next door to the historic Altgeld Garden's Housing Project. 

The Golden Gate HOA has been working to strengthen and grow their community, while uplifting neighboring communities. We're happy to support their endeavor.

Let us know you're coming and RSVP Here!

 

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One Block At A Time - 77th & Hermitage
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

One Block At A Time - 77th & Hermitage

  • 7730 South Hermitage Avenue Chicago, IL, 60620 United States (map)
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M3 has an opportunity to get your hands dirty this weekend. We're meeting Saturday at 11am to support the 77th & Hermitage Block Club. We'll have the weed wackers, lawn mowers, and paint buckets out. 

Help us re-envision what block clubs can be and tell a new story about Chicago South Side.

Let us know you're coming and RSVP Here!


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M3 Summer Social
Aug
9
5:30 PM17:30

M3 Summer Social

Join My Block, My Hood, My City for our Summer Social on Thursday August 9th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Emporium Fulton Market (839 W. Fulton Market).

Our Summer Social will give you the opportunity to learn about My Block, My Hood, My City, find out how you can get involved in upcoming events, network with others passionate about civic engagement, and meet our new Associate Board!

Let us know you'll be there by purchasing a token bag.  Your token bag purchase supports My Block, My Hood, My City and comes with extra perks: a drink ticket and $5 worth of tokens for Emporium arcade games. Token Bags are $15 in advance or $20 cash at the door. 

We look forward to seeing you there and challenging you to an arcade game or two!

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Dec
21
9:30 PM21:30

MLK Day Challenge

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Fifty-five years after the March on Washington and unfortunately Chicago is still deemed "America's Most Segregated City".  We want to change that!  We believe to truly make Chicago more interconnected, we need more people, young and old, to visit communities outside of their own. 

That’s why for King Day Weekend 2018, we encourage all Chicagoans to step out of their comfort zones and explore new communities. 

Through food, culture, and people, discover more of the sights and sounds that make Chicago great. Nothing breaks down barriers like that first hello or a simple conversation. We’ve created a pre-selected list of artful intersections, community roots and hidden gem businesses. These are the Hidden Gems SO FAR that we know will be open on King Day. We appreciate you identifying more so we can share with our supporters and all who will be taking the challenge over the course of the weekend.

If you have My Block apparel, snap and share a photo of your exploration. Hashtag #MLKDayChallenge and let us know what you learned.


Englewood: Ogden Park, Kusanya Cafe, 63rd & Halsted
Washington Park: DuSable Museum, Currency Exchange Cafe
West Ridge: Walk down Devon, Khan BBQ
Humboldt Park: Humboldt Park, Boat House, La Bruquena
North Lawndale: Douglas Park, The Firehouse, El Gran Burrito
Bronzeville: Harold Washington Cultural Center, Chicago's Chicken & Waffles
Pilsen: Walk down 18th, Plaza Tenochtitlan, Fogata Village
Hyde Park: Promontory Point, Obama Kissing Rock, Mikky's
Chatham: Cole Park, Bungalows & manicured lawns, Dat Donut

VOLUNTEER WITH US ON KING DAY

We're also partnering with the Pilsen Alliance on Monday, January 15th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at 1744 W. 18th St. Chicago IL 60608. Volunteers will be helping to canvass the neighborhood and paint the community center's basement. If you have any extra garbage bags or paint you could donate please bring that along as well. We'll have hoodies for sale as well.  We hope to see you there!

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Exposure is Key Book Release Party
Sep
12
8:30 PM20:30

Exposure is Key Book Release Party

On Saturday September 30th from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at the Stony Island Arts Bank, My Block, My Hood, My City's Founder, Jahmal Cole will be releasing his new book, Exposure is Key: Solving Violence by Exposing Teens to Opportunities. There will be hors d'oeuvres served by Chef Gavin and drinks provided by Love Cork Screw . The $20 admission fee provides guests with a copy of the book, food, drink, and entertainment provided by Anthony Evora, DJ Alo, and Singer/Songwriter Stephen Sauer. 

All proceeds for this event will go toward My Block, My Hood, My City's Explorer's Program in an effort to take students to Ghana this summer.

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Exploration with Northwestern Law
Sep
12
3:30 PM15:30

Exploration with Northwestern Law

My Block, My Hood, My City Explorers will get the chance to experience a class at Northwestern Law firsthand.  They will be meeting with the professor prior to the class to get an introduction to law and ask questions.  They will then sit in on a class in which students will be demonstrating a mock trial.  

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Family Exploration at Black Ensemble Theater
Sep
1
5:30 PM17:30

Family Exploration at Black Ensemble Theater

My Block, My Hood, My City will be kicking off this year's explorations with a Family Night at the Black Ensemble Theater on Friday September 1st.  My Block, My Hood, My City Explorers and their families will be treated to Giordano's pizza and a showing of Last Dancer Standing (More than Hip-Hop). A huge thank you to The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for making this exploration possible!

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One Block at a Time - Woodlawn Day of Service
Aug
19
8:00 AM08:00

One Block at a Time - Woodlawn Day of Service

In the spirit of interconnectivity and civic duty, join My Block, My Hood, My City as we continue our 'One Block at A Time' Initiative this August. In partnership with Chicago Cares, My Block, My Hood, My City is looking for volunteers to support our neighbors in the Woodlawn community through various beautification service projects. Volunteers will engage in a morning of service, starting at the Jackson Park Fieldhouse for check-in and and kickoff. Volunteers will disperse and serve at various sites throughout the community including community gardens, park and lot clean up sites and a mosaic project with Green Star Movement. All projects will be in walking distance from the Jackson Park Fieldhouse.
Partner:The mission of My Block, My Hood, My City is to help youth overcome the poverty and isolation they may face, boosting educational attainment and opening them to opportunities that make a difference in their lives. Let's do the right thing and play a part in improving our communities and parks, while showing appreciation for those who strive to do so every day.

Location: 6359 S. Stony Island

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