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NCP groups gain voice in school closings 1/28/2013
Spurred in part by the threat of school closings, groups in neighborhoods served by NCP are organizing like never before to influence district decision-making.
Purchase pool drives quantity discounts 1/16/2013
Businesses in Chicago Lawn and West Lawn have formed a pool to purchase basic services that’s saving them thousands of dollars and reaping a small profit for Greater Southwest Development Corp., which organized the pool -- and encourages its counterparts in other communities to follow suit.
Communities strategize to fight crime 11/29/2012
Community developers and community organizers often can do more than they realize, say speakers at LISC Chicago Commercial Corridor Brown Bag Luncheon.
Orozco students explore heart of the matter 6/28/2011
Alivio Medical Center’s Health Careers Enrichment Program, one of Orozco’s Elev8 afterschool offerings, encourages bilingual students to pursue health careers with a hands-on approach.
10 Commandments of a good community tour 2/1/2011
A how-to guide for putting your neighborhood on the map.
Tax freeze preserves Pilsen buildings 11/13/2008
The Pilsen Historic Preservation Initiative might be the only effort in the state that aims to preserve affordable housing through historic preservation.
Woodlawn farmers market sprouts up 6/3/2008
Woodlawn’s new farmers market drew an unexpected crowd to its May 17 opening, with eager customers arriving at 8 a.m. – an hour before the scheduled start time.
'Pipeline' feeds teachers into Little Village 3/13/2008
Nineteen seniors from Illinois State University in Normal are interning at Little Village and North Lawndale schools. The university hopes to equip more of its teaching candidates, who typically come from white, middle-class suburbs, with the skills and desire to work in urban classrooms.
Little Village programs "grow their own" 3/13/2008
Several "grow your own" programs in Little Village are helping more residents earn their teaching credentials.
Humboldt debates prisoner re-entry plan 10/19/2007
Groups that crafted a plan to support ex-offenders in Humboldt Park are still debating its merits. Unveiled in late August, the proposal is an ambitious one that would create a case management system for at least a portion of the 1,000 former prisoners who return to the neighborhood each year.

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