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ARCHER HEIGHTS - ASHBURN - BACK OF THE YARDS - BRIGHTON PARK - CLEARING - GAGE PARK - GARFIELD RIDGE - SCOTTSDALE - THE LAWNS - WEST ELSDON

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something new for the sw side

The Collective is a collection of groups dedicated to specific initiatives on the southwest side of Chicago. 

 

Our groups meet monthly to tackle issues like development, crime and placemaking. 

 

If you want to make a difference in your Midway-area neighborhood, but aren't sure where to start...you're in the right place.

A NONPARTISAN & NON-RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION

OUR GROUPS

mission

Build a community among our neighborhoods.

We break down barriers, borders and boundaries in order to build a community for all on the Southwest Side of Chicago.

We connect young families with the things they need, via our Freebies for Families events.

 

We connect small businesses to each other, and to free resources to level the playing field among an area rife with corporate chains. 

 

We publish all information in dual languages, so no one is left out.

 

If a wall stands in our way, we'll break it down.

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ACTIVISM, DESIGNED FOR BUSY PEOPLE

Check out an upcoming event, join a group that lines up with your interests, or sign up your friends or family to take on a task on your own time.

  • FREE Farmer's Market
    sob., 08 paź
    Vittum Park Fieldhouse
    08 paź, 14:30 – 09 paź, 15:30
    Vittum Park Fieldhouse, Vittum Park, Chicago, IL 60638, USA
  • Not All Neighbors Have Houses: An Open Forum
    pon., 10 paź
    Salvation Army Midway Citadel
    10 paź, 18:00 – 11 paź, 19:30
    Salvation Army Midway Citadel, 2000, 5036-52, W 47th St, Chicago, IL 60638, USA
  • Community Bike Ride
    Wiele dat
    sob., 29 paź
    Kelly Park
    29 paź, 10:00 – 30 paź, 11:00
    Kelly Park, 2725 W 41st St, Chicago, IL 60632, USA
  • FREE Farmer's Market
    sob., 12 lis
    Vittum Park Fieldhouse
    12 lis, 14:30 – 15:30
    Vittum Park Fieldhouse, Vittum Park, Chicago, IL 60638, USA
  • Community Bike Ride
    Wiele dat
    sob., 01 paź
    Kelly Park
    01 paź, 10:00 – 02 paź, 11:00
    Kelly Park, 2725 W 41st St, Chicago, IL 60632, USA
  • Freebies for Families
    Wiele dat
    sob., 24 wrz
    Zoe's Patio
    24 wrz, 12:00 – 14:00
    Zoe's Patio, 5518 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638, USA
    Details here: swcollective.org/freebies-for-families

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

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Library Box Restocking

Adopt and restock a library box at a local park. (We'll supply the books.)

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ACTION NEEDED: improve curie park

OUR GROUPS & AREAS OF FOCUS

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Green Space Project

In our industry-heavy communities, environmental concerns are not prioritized, so our Green Space Project takes a hard look at issues like air quality, park conditions and more.

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SWC Families

The Families group helps parents & guardians connect with other families by organizing our bi-monthly Freebies for Families event.

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SW Chi chamber

Our Small Business group is working hard to build a regional chamber of commerce.

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Cycling Advocacy

Our SW Side Bike Group conducts monthly rides, advocates for bike safety and works with partners such as Divvy to bring bikes to the community.

business owners: help is here

Our Small Business Team is conducting weekly evening visits to make sure employers have the latest info regarding COVID healthcare for staffers and customers. 

Programming is made possible by a collaboration between The Southwest Collective, Greater Southwest Development Corporation and City of Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection department. 

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The COVID Vaccine will come to you.

Anyone aged 6 months + is eligible.

Up to 10 people can be vaccinated at one appointment.

Appointments available Saturday through Tuesday, 8:00AM to 6:30PM.

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2021 Annual report 
2021 Annual report 

GROUND RULES

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1.

We do not and will not tolerate hate speech, race baiting, sexism, ageism or any tactics meant to cause divisiveness among our participants.

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This group is nonpartisan and welcomes all...even those who may not agree with your personal beliefs, political views, or religion. We will need to work together regardless of these factors.

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We do not and will not allow active political candidates to pitch, solicit or recruit volunteers at our meetings or outings. And we do not endorse them as a group, either. We are a 501c3.

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A participant is welcome until they make themselves unwelcome.

[That means, whether in person or on our social media, if your attitude sucks, you'll be asked to leave.]

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collaborators, friends & partners

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