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ABC7 Chicago Interviews Apostle Dr. John Abercrombie of ZOE Life Ministries

ABC7 Chicago Interviews Apostle Dr. John Abercrombie of ZOE Life Ministries

Over 150 families on Chicago’s Westside Austin community, who have a family member that has been recently released from Cook County Jail or are impacted economically by the pandemic, lined up early at ZOE Life Ministries International, 1 S. Laramie on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Participants obtained “FREE” COVID-19 testing from the Howard Brown Clinic, applied for rental or utility assistance, and
obtained a free credit report, analysis and onsite counseling on talking with creditors and landlords when rent is delayed, from the Oak Park Regional Housing Center’s West Cook program. Continue Reading

GET CLEARED, ILLINOIS COLLABORATES WITH AUSTIN 15TH DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FATHERS WHO CARE WESTSIDE COMMUNITY

GET CLEARED, ILLINOIS COLLABORATES WITH AUSTIN 15TH DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FATHERS WHO CARE WESTSIDE COMMUNITY

On “Monday, May 4th, 2020”, community advocates with “Get Cleared, Illinois”, a re-entry project of the Monroe Foundation, joined with Reverend Walter Jones, executive director of Fathers Who Care -Westside Community Stakeholders along with officers 15th District CPD Officers Cynthia Miura, Marie Freson and Malcolm Brooks. Continue Reading

CAMELOT ILLINOIS AWARDS GRANTS TO GENESYS WORKS CHICAGO AND THE BLACK STAR PROJECT

CAMELOT ILLINOIS AWARDS GRANTS TO GENESYS WORKS CHICAGO AND THE BLACK STAR PROJECT

The Black Star Project is honored to be one of two non-profit organizations to receive funding support from the Camelot Illinois Grant Program to benefit local communities. The Black Star Project will utilize the grant funding to support the purchase of state-of-the-art computers and educational software for students in its Kimberly Lightford Saturday University (KLSU).… Continue Reading

ACCESS 2 JUSTICE NAVIGATORS OF GET CLEARED, ILLINOIS PREPARE 46 INDIVIDUALS IMPACTED BY INCARCERATION FOR “RAP SHEET DAY”!

ACCESS 2 JUSTICE NAVIGATORS OF GET CLEARED, ILLINOIS PREPARE 46 INDIVIDUALS IMPACTED BY INCARCERATION FOR “RAP SHEET DAY”!

On Friday, February 21st, 46 individuals of diverse ages, ethnicities, and past convictions,
were interviewed and assessed for sealing and expungement and “relief” options at an
“Access 2 Justice” Pre-Rap Sheet Day held at the offices of the National Black Wall Street –
Chicago, led by Mark Allen and Say “Yes” To Life, headed by J. Minor Allen. Continue Reading

Violence Reduction RFPs

Violence Reduction RFPs

The JAC is excited to share the City of Chicago announcement of the new Violence Reduction RFP’s are now live. Capacity Expansion for Street Outreach Services Building a Network of Trauma-Informed Victim Support Services Both can also be found on the city’s eProcurement website. Please also see the attached press release. KEY DATES RFP released:… Continue Reading