Some Useful Information from the CAPS Meeting

CAPS Meetings

One of the ways the South Shore/South Chicago communities are trying to improve is through CAPS meetings. For those who do not know CAPS stands for Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy. It is a way of bringing together the citizens who live in the neighborhood and see what kinds of crimes are going on daily with... Read more »

South Chicago Library Programs

The South Chicago Branch Library at 9055 S Houston Ave has a couple of good programs coming up soon. On Wednesday, October 21, from 4 to 5 PM there will be a talk about bullying by teen author Kishauna McClain. Her book Dying to Belong is about that subject and she will discuss the effects bullying... Read more »

After School Program

Working parents on the South East side of the city who need a safe place for their children to go after school until they get off work should call Pilgrim Baptist Church of South Chicago, (773) 374-3888. Their program for children from Kindergarten to 12th grade will begin October 19 and end May 6, 2016.... Read more »

Back to School

El Valor, of the Ray B. Gonzalez Children & Family Center at 3050 E. 92nd Street will hold two more Open House sessions on August 20, one at 10:15 am-12:15 pm and a second one at 4-6 pm. They have open enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year and service children from birth to 5 years... Read more »

Free Movies

On Friday, August 21, from 2 to 4 pm the Chicago Public Library South Chicago Branch – Teen Services, 9055 S. Houston Ave. will present a Movie Night and show Up Heartbreak Hill about the struggles of two Native American teenagers as the try to decide whether to stay on the Navajo reservation or leave to... Read more »

End of Summer Activities

It is hard to believe summer is almost over because the weather didn’t really get hot until last month. I did not blog about all of the many things that were going on this summer, but here are some that are still coming up.  Labor of Love Apostolic Church at 2800 E 79th Street will... Read more »

Spreading the Word Worship Center

I  know school is almost out but some kids go to summer.  I don’t know if this will be available for them also, but I saw a sign on the window of Spreading the Word Worship Center at 2728 E 79th Street that they have a free after school program Monday through Friday from 3:30 to... Read more »

Reading Programs and Homework Help

Do you know anyone from 4 years old through adults who need to improve their reading skills? Chicago State University will begin reading programs July 18 through August 15. The tuition fees and material  costs vary with the program.  They have a family discount if  more than one family member will be enrolling, call (800)-979-9151 between... Read more »

South Chicago Events

I know it has been a long time since I wrote any entries in this blog.  I missed our 7th Ward Alderman’s Resource Fair and Labor of Love’s Stop the Violence rally and cook out, which was Saturday. I went to the South Chicago library today and got some information of coming events.  On May... Read more »