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South Shore Speaks: Let’s Talk About Economic Development

December 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 22, 2019

The monthly forum from our friends at the Neighborhood Network Alliance, South Shore Speaks is back! This monthly convening of residents of South Shore provides a forum to discuss what’s happening in the neighborhood. Many of the solutions we are looking for are right on the block. The block? Yes, the block. How can we say that? Because we are the people, we are waiting on. Come out every third Saturday with a solution-driven mindset; by networking, pooling our resources together, and increase communications, that will create long-term social change.

This month’s topic is economic development. 

Earlier this year, the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement convened business, workforce development, and housing organizations to gather local input on how to further the University’s community development work. The Neighborhood Network Alliance was one of 50 community partners that, through a series of meetings, helped to provide community expertise and guidance to the University on ways to strengthen its current initiatives and advance positive economic impact in neighboring communities.

Through that process, we learned a lot about the University’s current community-facing work that is not widely known and have invited Wendy Williams, Executive Director of Community Partnerships for the Office of Civic Engagement, to share an overview of the Office of Civic Engagement and talk about the existing initiatives and community partnerships across the University that are making a positive impact and contributing to economic inclusion on the South Side.

We still want you to come out, listen, ask questions, and join the economic development network for South Shore

This event is free and open to the public, RSVP here!


Stony Island Arts Bank
6760 S. Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60649 United States
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