Meet Your Neighbors: Two Great Chicago Events

Meet Your Neighbors: Two Great Chicago Events

Now that summer has arrived, Chicago residents who want to jump-start social change on a local level have two great events to check out this Saturday. Both are great ways to meet people, have a definite impact on our city, and share one critical aspect in common….

…this blog has featured these events in the past, and highly recommend both of them. If you want to make this Saturday a very impactful day, please consider attending one – or both – of these events.

One great event that we’ve featured before in the blog has been The COOL Party put on by the Streetwise Chicago Associates Board. Standing for Creative Outlets for Life, The COOL Party integrates various performances by soloists, bands and performance artists and raises funds for Streetwise magazine. This Saturday, June 17th, the Cool Party will be held at the Chop Shop in Wicker Park. Check out the details and RSVP via Eventbrite at

...And Thus Endeth the Day

…And Thus Endeth the Day

Be sure to schedule some time on Saturday, June 24th for the Serve-A-Thon, organized by Chicago Cares, a non-profit whose mission focuses on mobilizing volunteers to build a stronger, more unified Chicago. Participants meet at Daley Plaza between 7:30 and 8:30 am, get assigned to a team of fellow volunteers and ride off into a Chicago neighborhood. Participants have the opportunity to volunteer their time and talents for projects like renovating schools, cooking meals for seniors, and working in community gardens. Chicago Cares has a goal of recruiting 5,000 volunteers for this Saturday’s effort….and they would really appreciate your help. If you’re interested, please RSVP via

Have any other great event recommendations? Want to suggest an organization for us to cover? Please leave your comments below or join us in our Facebook conversation. Thanks for reading!

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