As families are forced out, Englewood comes to terms with a neighbor intent on expanding its rail yard operations.
by Katherine Jinyi Li •
On a sunny February day, twenty-five UofC students file out of a yellow school bus for a Chicago Studies Program oral history project at the Vivian Carter Apartments.
by Hannah Nyhart •
Shango Johnson, of Englewood, and De’Andre Short, of Woodlawn, are Directors of Mentoring for Riah, a small organization initially founded by Mario Bates to support South Siders struggling with recovery issues.
by Taro Matsuno •
The community activist group Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E) pursues resident-driven initiatives in education and economic development.
by Hannah Nyhart •
In a sparse room on Halsted Street in Englewood, exactly one week before the Presidential election, a small group, leaning inward from a ring of swivel chairs, talked enthusiastically about participation and progress in America. The open discussion was aimed at exploring engagement in democracy–the meeting was the second of three talks across the city crafted by Chicago Public Media, Mikva Challenge, and the Project on Civic Reflection held during the weeks before Election Day
by Claire Zhou •
For most of the boys and girls participating in “March to the Mailbox” day, the Census 2010 one-size-fits-all T-shirts and hats are plainly oversized. Some can barely see over their signs, while others juggle fliers and census paraphernalia. Small as…
by Robin Peterson •
Movement is part of the American dream. Across an ocean to the new world, west to the last frontier, then up the social ladder, out to the suburbs–or so they say itÂ goes. Social mobility and housing mobility are inextricably…
The Turnaround: The Academy for Urban School Leadership is transforming Chicago’s worst public schools
by Sam Feldman •
Harvard Elementary School in Englewood was a teacher’s worst nightmare. Kids ran in and out of classrooms in the middle of class, started fights, and swore at faculty. Principals cycled through without making any impact. In 2007, less than a…