Parent Group Set to Develop Legislative Initiative

On Tuesday, February 8, 2011, Imagine Englewood if kicks off a six-week series of free Lead Awareness and Prevention workshops for families of lead-poisoned children.  “Self, Family and Team” is the theme, and marks the first phase of a parent-driven initiative to increase screenings and treatment for children of the Greater Englewood community.  The workshops, made possible through the Woods Fund of Chicago, will be presented by Idida Perez, community organizer and Executive Director of West Town Leadership United in Humboldt Park.

Latest figures from Chicago’s Department of Public Health indicate that with less than half of Englewood’s children, ages 0-6, screened for lead-poisoning in 2008, 12.7% recording elevated blood levels.  Since then, budget cuts have resulted in even fewer screenings.  The primary objective of the workshops is to empower parents to advocate on behalf of the children in the Greater Englewood community through changes in public policy.  “Parents need to know their rights, the remedies available to them, and what they can do to strengthen and improve current lead-prevention laws,” stated Jean-Carter-Hill, co-founder and Executive Director of Imagine Englewood if. . . !

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Chicago Public Schools

“PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

for PARENTS”  

Presented by Dr. Shawn Smith

CPS Chief Area Officer, Area 13

 

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Zenus Colman School (formerly)

4655 S. Dearborn St.  60609

6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

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Category: Constituent Services

Enlance Chicago has recently announced a free weekly support group for parents who have lost children to violence.  Trained professionals will cover the topics of: stages of grieving, coping skills, self-care, building a support network and more.  For more information, please click on the link below for the flyer. 

Support Group for Parents Who Lost Children to Violence. 

Category: Constituent Services

 

COMMUNITY JOB & RESOURCE FAIR

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

10 AM to 2 PM

 

HOSTED BY 

   

South Street Journal

Ron Carter, Publisher and Editor

Chairman of Black Wall Street - Chicago

Candidate for Alderman of the 17th Ward

 

and

 

ETS EXPOS

   

Bond Elementary School

7050 South May

Chicago, IL

 

Harris Bank, Chicago Police, Harmony Health Plan, Staffing Agencies and more!!!!!

 

Bring your resumes and a friend! 


Call 708-362-3125 to be a job vendor at this event.

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