Grow Your Own Grows Bigger

Flush from its recent success in Springfield, Grow Your Own has a new website and all sorts of other things going on like 9 new(?) grantees working to expand the program's early successes.  Anne Hallett is over there now, she of Cross-City fame.  Check it out.  Link: Grow Your Own Illinois Home Page.

    1. CHICAGO, NORTH LAWNDALE/GREATER WEST SIDE

    Community Organization:

    Illinois ACORN

    Higher Education:

    * Northeastern Illinois University, College of Education/Center for Inner City Studies
    * City Colleges of Chicago, Richard J. Daley College/West Side Technical Institute

    Public Schools:

    Chicago Public Schools

    

   

2. CHICAGO, LOGAN SQUARE (Transitional Grant)

    Community Organization:

    Logan Square Neighborhood Association

    Higher Education:

    Chicago State University

    Public Schools:

    Chicago Public Schools

    

   

3. CHICAGO, AUBURN GRESHAM

    Community Organization:

    Target Area Development Corporation

    Higher Education:

    Chicago State University

    Public Schools:

    Chicago Public Schools

    

   

4. CHICAGO, KENWOOD OAKLAND/LITTLE VILLAGE

    Community Organizations:

    * Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
    * Little Village Community Development Corporation

    Higher Education:

    Illinois State University

    Public Schools:

    Chicago Public Schools

    

   

5. CHICAGO, CHICAGO LAWN

    Community Organization:

    Southwest Organizing Project

    Higher Education:

    * Northern Illinois University
    * City Colleges of Chicago, Richard J. Daley College

    Public Schools:

    Chicago Public Schools

    

   

6. EAST ST. LOUIS

    Community Organization:

    NAACP East St. Louis

    Higher Education:

    * Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
    * Southwest Illinois College

    Public Schools

    East St. Louis School District #189

    

   

7. ROCKFORD

    Community Organization:

    Hands that Help

    Higher Education:

    Rockford College

    Public Schools:

    Rockford Public Schools

    Other Partner:

    Rock River Training Corporation

    

   

8. WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS/QUAD CITIES (Rock Island/Milan; Moline/Coal Valley)

    Community Organization:

    Community Caring Conference

    Higher Education:

    * Western Illinois University
    * Blackhawk College

    Public Schools:

    * Rock Island/Milan District #41
    * Moline District #40

    Other Partner

    Rock Island County Regional Office of Education

    

   

9. SPRINGFIELD

    Community Organization:

    Springfield Urban League, Inc.

    Higher Education:

    University of Illinois at Springfield

    Public Schools:

    Springfield Public Schools District #186

    Teacher Employee Union

    Springfield Education Association

    

   

10. SOUTH SUBURBS of CHICAGO

    Community Organization

    Illinois ACORN

    Higher Education

    * Governors State University
    * Prairie State College

    Public Schools

    * Cook County School District 130, Blue Island
    * Crete-Monee District 201U
    * Dolton/Riverdale District 148
    * Patton School District 133
    * Harvey District 152
    * Prairie-Hills School District 144

    Other Partner

    Consortium for Educational Change

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GROW YOUR OWN ILLINOIS OFFICE:

    Anne Hallett, Director 773 209 8134 cell

    Steve Andrews, Web Master/Resource Coordinator, 773-456-2287

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