Developing Communities Project

Developing Communities Project Developing Communities Project, Inc. (DCP) works through congregations, neighborhood groups, and organizations to engage, train, and empower grassroots leaders to organize the residents of Greater Roseland to advocate for services and public policies
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(DCP) works through congregations, neighborhood groups, and organizations to engage, train, and empower grassroots leaders to organize the residents of Greater Roseland to advocate for services and public policies that improve their quality of life. When adverse and inequitable conditions are ameliorated, families are strengthened and the community is collectively redeemed.

Operating as usual

05/15/2014

Attention Roseland attention Roseland the 103rd Street POD meeting for your area is May 22nd 2014 at Messiah Temple MBC church 10400 South Halsted Street at 11 o'clock a.m.

05/15/2014

DCP is on the move yet again did you watch the news yes oh yes the red line extension has got major attention!!!!!

04/29/2014

DCP MEETING 4/29/14 7:00PM - 9400 S. 95TH STREET

04/24/2014

It's meeting time TODAY YOU ARE INVITIED TO SEAT IN ON OUR POD MEETING @ MESSIAH TEMPLE M.B.C. 10400 S. HALSTED AT 11:00A.M.

WE ARE ON THE MOVE !!!!!!!!!

04/18/2014

We are making waves in the waters of success - did you hear the future Redline expansion was announced on the New so we know that our labor is not in vain - we have got the attention of the city so lets be ready to lead this undertaking when it comes our way.

Continue to work like no tomorrow and see just how much more progress we can make together!!!!!!!!

04/08/2014

DCP meeting TODAY 10:00am 212 E. 95th Street DCP Headquaters.............

DCP is listening to Mayor Rahm Emanuel discuss Transit Future.
04/03/2014

DCP is listening to Mayor Rahm Emanuel discuss Transit Future.

04/01/2014

Don't miss out DCP is on the MOVE!!!!!!! APRIL MEETINGS ON THE WAY....SAY TUNED

03/27/2014

If you live in the Roseland area we are asking you to please join us this Fri. March 28th at 11:00a.m. for our monthly POD Meeting held at Messiah Temple M.B.C. 10400 S. Halsted just ask for Rev. Robert McEwen Jr. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become apart of this awesome Redline Expansion Project.

03/20/2014

DCP is on the move lets get the ball rolling to finish March strong..... remember POD leaders to reach out and invite people to our upcoming POD meeting a list is right here on our page......

Upcoming POD Meeting Schedule for March - Locations and Times - Please encourage anyone that Live Work or Worship within...
03/03/2014

Upcoming POD Meeting Schedule for March - Locations and Times - Please encourage anyone that Live Work or Worship within your POD area!!!!!!

02/06/2014

Follow Developing Communities Project on Twitter: @DCPChicago

Check out DCP's statement in the Chicago Tribune.  DCP has been and is still focused on the Extension of the Red Line SO...
02/06/2014
'Transit deserts' in Chicago region's mass transit system: report

Check out DCP's statement in the Chicago Tribune. DCP has been and is still focused on the Extension of the Red Line SOUTH. #TRANSITEQUITY #TRANSITDESERTNOMORE #DCPOrganizing

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-report-areas-mass-transit-system-not-on-pace-to-reach-2040-goal-20140205,0,6565285.story

The Chicago area’s mass transit agencies are doing a poor job of serving the commuting needs of the region -- portions of which are “transit deserts” — while planning efforts are haphazard, a new report says.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES PROJECT, INC.In 1986 on this day, DCP was incorporated as a not-for-profit orga...
10/11/2013

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES PROJECT, INC.

In 1986 on this day, DCP was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization under the leadership of its first executive director, then community organizer and now President of the United States, Barack Obama. DCP remains church-based with the mission to improve the quality of life by training and empowering grassroots leaders to advocate for favorable public services and public policies for the families of Greater Roseland.

DCP, Inc. is proud of its rich history and its legacy of being focused on the strong and sustainable development of communities. #ORGANIZING#EQUITY#SHAREDLEADERSHIP

50 years ago a community organized and marched regarding social justice and equality for all, Today we find that we have...
08/28/2013

50 years ago a community organized and marched regarding social justice and equality for all, Today we find that we have made great strides however we still must press forward regarding some critical social justice issues; especially economic empowerment
#Areyoureadytoorganize?

President of the DCP Board of Directors Pastor Rayford Grady, Tiffany D. Hightower, the new Executive Director of DCP, I...
08/23/2013

President of the DCP Board of Directors Pastor Rayford Grady, Tiffany D. Hightower, the new Executive Director of DCP, Inc., and Rev. Mitchell Johnson, DCP Consultant

08/23/2013

Brief History of the Red Line Extension
1967 - The Dan Ryan Expressway was constructed, which displaced many thriving and long-standing African- American communities along its path, and concurrently, facilitated the exodus of mostly white, middle- class residents to the suburbs.
1969 – The Dan Ryan Line entered services on September 28 as part of the West-South Route (Lake-Dan Ryan) service. The line was constructed for the CTA by the City of Chicago’s Public Works Department (currently Chicago Department of Transportation), expanding rapid transit service four miles further south than it had previously gone.
1973 – Plans to extend the line are developed but tabled because they needed “more study.” This continues for the next 30 years.
1993 – The Dan Ryan Line was rerouted and now comprises the south end of today’s Red Line.
1998 - The 2020 Regional Transportation Plan included a proposal to extend the Red Line South from the present 95th Street terminal to the vicinity of 108th /Stony Island via the Bishop Ford Freeway.
2002 – DCP begins organizing the community with the goal of reaching half of the 130,000 people in Greater Roseland through grassroots strategies to garner support for the Red Line to extend south to and including 130th Street.

Join DCP in its efforts to extend the Redline.  This is our 130th POD....what is a POD? Contact DCP and find out.....
08/23/2013

Join DCP in its efforts to extend the Redline. This is our 130th POD....what is a POD? Contact DCP and find out.....

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08/23/2013

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05/24/2013
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05/22/2013

Need
Transit money and plans have "passed by" Greater Roseland; yet, the 95th Street terminal generates more revenues than any other in the city. DCP is fighting for the Red Line because of its potential for a revitalized community through transportation access and properly facilitated business and workforce development. According to Robert D. Bullard, author of "Highway Robbery: Transportation, Racism and New Route to Equity" in the January/February 2005 issue of The Crisis, "transportation investments, enhancement and financial resources, if used properly, can bring new life and revitalization to urban areas where they are much needed and can aid in lifting families out of poverty. They can become key ingredients in building economically viable and sustainable communities." This is the only mass transit capital project among the five approved regional projects to benefit underserved, poor, and mixed-income, predominantly African-American communities.

05/20/2013

Beginnings of the Campaign
In 2003, Clee Lowe, former chair of the Area Wide Task Force (AWTF), brought to the AWTF the idea of addressing transportation needs as the result of a CATS (Chicago Area Transportation Study) meeting that he attended in South Shore. The meeting was an effort to gain neighborhood support for improving transportation in that community. Mr. Lowe informed the AWTF of his experience and CATS' plans for a subsequent South Shore meeting. DCP members attended the South Shore meeting where lots of maps and visuals were presented but no one was present from the community. Given there was no obvious community interest, DCP challenged CATS and Northeastern Illinois Transportation Authority to bring their plan to the Far Southside. CATS and NITA representatives came to DCP's Community Congress in May 2003 and made a Power Point presentation to over 200 persons. Greater Roseland embraced the plan and the rest is history.

05/18/2013

For almost 10 years DCP has been a leader of the CTA Red Line Extension Campaign to extend CTA's Red Line to the far south side! Follow us on Twitter at @DCPChicago to keep up with the latest updates on the extension !!!

05/17/2013

Follow us on Twitter....

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Dear DCP Redline Extension Project Leaders: Happy New Year! It is indeed wonderful that we all entered a new year. Colle...
01/04/2011
General Assembly to tackle debt issue | abc7chicago.com

Dear DCP Redline Extension Project Leaders:

Happy New Year! It is indeed wonderful that we all entered a new year. Collectively, we are now empowered and expected to perform "Greater Works"
See below the news report on the General Assembly in Springfield.... lawmakers will be deciding this week on the Governor's request to apply for a massive loan totalling $13 billion. This debt relief proposal will free the state

Lawmakers in the Illinois General Assembly head back to work Monday, and fixing the state budget tops the agenda.

GOTO 2040
01/03/2011

GOTO 2040

12/09/2010

Community Alert from D.C.P. Massive Holiday Basket Give-Away Sponsored by: WalMart Store TODAY @ 4 p.m. Kids Off the Block Inc. Distribution Site: 11621 South Michigan Ave.

Please attend the Fenger HS Action Team Meeting Dec. 9th, 5 p.m. The Action Team is working to increase enrollment, impr...
12/08/2010

Please attend the Fenger HS Action Team Meeting Dec. 9th, 5 p.m. The Action Team is working to increase enrollment, improve academic standards and programming at Fenger HS. The meeting is being held at Lilydale First Baptist Church 11300 South Union St.. Sponsored by CPS Office of School Improvement.

12/08/2010

Join DCP on a trip to the New Chicago Mayoral Candidate Forum - Tuesday, Dec. 14th @ UIC Forum 1201 S. Halsted (Roosevelt/Halsted) from 6-8:30pm. Free Bus Departure from DCP Offices 11300 S. Halsted St. @ 5:00 p.m. You must call DCP offices at 773-928-2500 to register for a seat.

Red Line Expansion "Visioning Session"
12/02/2010

Red Line Expansion "Visioning Session"

"Breakfast of Champions"
12/02/2010

"Breakfast of Champions"

12/02/2010

The City of Chicago’s Borrower Outreach Days
• Loan work-out sessions with lenders and counseling agencies• Free legal assistance on foreclosure issues • Information about mortgage refinance options • Information about financial literacy programs
Borrower Outreach Day
Saturday, December 11, 2010 9:30 am - 2:00 pmCorliss High School 821 E. 103rd St. Chicago, IL 60628

IMPACT Family Center is competing for a $250,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project.  Help us make more of an impact i...
12/02/2010
Provide technology programs for youth, adults and seniors in Chicago. | Pepsi Refresh Everything

IMPACT Family Center is competing for a $250,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Help us make more of an impact in the community by voting for IMPACT Family Center's proposal (idea). Our Idea is to Refresh Roseland by having a youth/family center that will provide a safe environment, educational enhancement, healthy & fun activities that will help to create a more positive future for those we serve. Voting wi

Vote for the most refreshing ideas to win Pepsi Refresh Project grants for Neighborhoods

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The south side has always had a community spirit and has consistently worked toward community development with very little help from the City.I joined with this group on one occasion wen it marched in support of extending the RED LINE