Community Clean-Up Update:
Thank you to all the hardworking volunteers and organizations who donated their time to clean, beautify and improve the Calumet Heights and Jeffery Manor communities. Approximately 120 volunteers participated in the cleanup. Phase II of the Clean-Up will include the South Shore and South Chicago areas.
95th Street Clean-Up volunteers and myself after cleaning up 95th Street in Jeffery Manor
7th Ward Scheduler Renee Buckhanan, Area Coordinator Daron Pettigrew and myself cleaning up a area on 95th Street
Save The Date | Anti-Violence March & Rally | Saturday, June 18th:
Join us as we march to reclaim our streets, while honoring fathers and father figures in our community.
7th Ward Honor Roll Student Day with MLB Player Derrek Lee:
Baltimore Orioles and former Chicago Cub first baseman Derrek Lee sponsored a Honor Roll Student Day for Coles Elementary Language Academy and the 7th Ward at a recent Chicago White Sox game. In addition Mr. Lee facilitated an autograph session.
Coles Elementary Language Academy students as well as Principal Dase, Assistant Principal LeRoy Estes and South Shore Precinct Captain Jacqueline Johnson had the chance to interview Mr. Lee before the game and asked him baseball related questions. Students were treated to seats in the first row behind the team dugout and each student received autographed baseballs from players on the Baltimore Orioles & White Sox.
MLB Player Derrek Lee, Coles Elementary Language Academy students/parents and Principal Jeff Dase
7th Ward/Bradwell School Sports Education Workshop with ESPN Personality Sarah Spain:
ESPN 1000 Radio Anchor/TV Sports Reporter Sarah Spain spoke to Bradwell School students from the Afterschool Sports Program about the importance of education, the value of teamwork on and off the sports field by assisting your community and how to become a successful sports reporter.
Bradwell Principal Dr. Kimberly Henderson in her first year at the school has created 6 new sports programs as part of the athletic curriculum and implemented a new college prep program for students which encourages students to have the mindset that it's never too early to focus on college.
ESPN 1000 personality Sarah Spain and Bradwell School students
ESPN 1000 personality Sarah Spain, Bradwell School Principal Dr. Kimbery Henderson and SWIPO South Shore Area Coordinator Shirley Frierson
7th Ward Honor Roll Student Day at Burnham Math & Science Academy with Meet the Browns Actors:
David Mann, Sr. & wife Tamela Mann of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns successfully called in to speak with Jeffrey Manor's Burnham Math & Science Academy to give an inspirational "Keep Up The Great Work" speech to the honor roll students from the school.
Principal Dr. Linda J. Moore & the students were extremely excited about Mr. & Mrs. Mann calling in to acknowledge the students wonderful accomplishments in the classroom.
Burnham Math & Science Academy students showing their support before the call from David Mann, Sr. and Tamela Mann
Burnham Math & Science Academy students listening to the inspirational call from David Mann, Sr. and Tamela Mann
Saturday May 14th, 2011
Day of Service 2011
9 am - 12 noon
Sign Up Here
Free Family Concert at Butler Field in Grant Park
Bring picnics and lawn chairs but no alcohol or glass will be allowed. Admission to the event is free, but a ticket will be required for entry.
1 pm - 4 pm
Sign Up for Tickets
Inaugural Day - Monday May 16th, 2011
Swearing In Ceremony
Open to the public
City Hall Open House
2 pm - 4 pm
Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection News | Free Business Workshops in May:
DATE: Every Wednesday & Friday
TIME: Wednesday (3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) | Friday (9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
*Note special workshops times may vary
LOCATION: City Hall - 121 N. La Salle St, Room 805
CONTACT: Click here for a complete list of workshops and descriptions.