Park Manor Neighbors

Park Manor Neighbors Community Organization

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Brr it’s cold out here! ❄️☃️🌡️

Kwanzaa Showcase
Kwanzaa Showcase

Kwanzaa Showcase

Ever seen a drum ceremony? A dance ceremony? Hot chocolate bar? Rode a trolley? We want to bring the culture to your door! Only 50 spots!


📣 Volunteers of America Illinois is hosting a job fair at Hope Manor II on December 15. Click here to register. ➡

📍 Hope Manor II, 6002 S. Halsted
📅 December 15
⏰ 3-7 p.m.


I'm looking forward to meeting the public and talking issues at the NW Side Mayoral Forum thanks to The 38th Ward Democrats and host Ben Joravsky, The Ben Joravsky Show
Come to the Copernicus Center to hear us discuss city finances, infrastructure, education & public safety and I'll explain my accomplishments in each category.


Join the Team that Moves Chicago! CTA Seeks to Hire Bus Operators and Bus Mechanics
Commercial Driver’s License not required to apply. Employees receive paid training, generous starting salary and benefits that include family medical and prescription plans.

Take the first step towards establishing a career in transportation by attending the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Career Fair next Friday at Olive Harvey College. The CTA is now seeking applicants for Bus Operator and Bus Mechanic positions, which offer competitive pay – starting hourly wages for Bus Operators is $24.63 and Bus Mechanic is $31.35 – as well as excellent health benefits, pension, and opportunities for advancement.

“CTA offers a unique opportunity to join a diverse transportation organization that will always be the key in moving the City of Chicago,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. “CTA offers great benefits and career growth opportunities and interested candidates do not need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to apply.”

Applicants who possess excellent customer service skills and are interested in seeking employment with options for developing a rewarding career path in the transportation industry are strongly encouraged to attend:

Friday, November 18th
9 a.m. to 1p.m.
Olive Harvey College
10001 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60628
Presentations: 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Registration Required:


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Lawrence Calvin D’Antignac on the morning of November 8, 2022. His services are pending…


Park District Concessions 2023 Applications Open!



Statement about Rep. Jesus "Chuy'' Garcia entering the Mayor's race:
The Mayor's race is about what you can do for Chicago today, not who you rubbed elbows with 35 years ago. With all due respect to Rep. Garcia, he served under Harold Washington for 19 months before Mayor Washington passed.
Rep Garcia has found his way into a variety of offices over the years, but he hasn't been a part of our city leadership or our legislation or our budgeting for more than 30 years.
I had the tremendous opportunity to sit with Mayor Washington on several occasions, as he would give me advice on how to navigate law school. My father was very close to Mayor Washington, serving as both his Rules committee chairman as well as his President Pro-tempore in the City Council.
I grew up with Mayor Washington visiting my father's office regularly as our State Senator and Congressman. He was a friend to our family, and even I haven't tried to wrap myself in his legacy the way Rep. Garcia has.
I don't think the best way to announce a so-called "unity'' campaign is to appropriate the legacy of one of the most beloved African American leaders in Chicago history.


⏰ Daylight Saving Time ends TOMORROW – don’t forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour. Remember, when you change the clocks, it’s a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms.


Park Manor Neighbor’s meeting
Monday, November 7, 2022.
Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy, Wilson Hall -Lower Level
7120 S Calumet Ave, Chgo, IL 60619


Please join me for a free community screening of the movie “Till” on Friday November 4, 2022 at 12p.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the “Power of Black Women in our Communities.”

Priority given to 17th District residents.

Please RSVP via email to [email protected] or phone to (773) 933-7715

Check Your Judges
Check Your Judges

Check Your Judges

Injustice Watch's guide to the November 2022 Cook County judicial elections

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Do you have a barrier to employment that has kept you from working? The CTA's Second Chance program provides one-year full-time opportunities. All backgrounds eligible!

Must reside within Chicago and be at least 18 years old.
Fill out the interest form:


SAVE THE DATE: Let’s talk Grocery Wed, October 26, 2022 6PM.

Provident to begin accepting ambulances again tomorrow
Provident to begin accepting ambulances again tomorrow

Provident to begin accepting ambulances again tomorrow

Provident Hospital, 500 E. 51st St., will begin accepting ambulances on Wednesday, Oct. 19, for the first time in more than a decade. Cook County Health officials also say the


Applications are now open for federal student loan debt relief. The program provides up to $20,000 in debt cancellation for Federal Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 in debt cancellation for non-Pell Grant recipients. To access the application, click here:


Follow-Up: Army & Lou’s

Previously I mentioned that the development team working on the old Army & Lou’s (75th Vernon) appeared to have given up.

Got updated that they have reorganized with new partners who will will redeveloped the site along with a medical building. Here is a rendering of what they want to build.


This Sunday....


🎓 The federal student loan debt relief portal is now live. Up to $20,000 in debt forgiveness is available to student borrowers, with most benefits going to individuals who earn less than $75,000. Apply here by Dec. 31, 2023:


The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp's bi-weekly Rapid Resource Info Line is available to all our neighbors every Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m. Call (551) 241-6209 to learn about community-based resources in our area.


We're hiring in Cicero, IL! Come learn why our Associates are . Check our our current opening for a Production Associate (req #:31754). This position is for the 2nd shift (4PM-4AM or 6PM-6AM) and starts at $17.20/hr. Learn more at

Photos from Afro Joe's Coffee's post

Photos from Afro Joe's Coffee's post


7312 S Prairie Avenue
Chicago, IL


(312) 860-8120



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Did you know the Water Reclamation District is giving FREE Trees? For details:
Good Morning! Today I discovered that King Tires on 75th and King Drive has closed and there is a fence around the property. Any info on their relocation (if any), and what will replace that business?
Get that Drive-In Vibe with the Thursday Nite Movie at CRERAR, 8100 S. Calumet. Donation $3.00 per person. THURSDAY AUG. 5 see “Marvel’s Black Widow!” Come out to enjoy this action-packed film where the heroine, one the Marvel Comics action figures is chased by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down. She must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
FROM CRERAR CHURCH: Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA), For details:
If you’ve been unable to pay your rent due to COVID-19, we’re here to help you.If you are approved, you will receive a grant of $5,000 that will be sent to your landlord to be applied against your rent.
Funds are limited so complete your application as soon as possible. Only one application per household is allowed and an application is not a guarantee of assistance.
Members and Friends,

Over the past week, we have seen an explosion of pain over the death of George Floyd in both our City of Chicago and cities nationwide. Sadly, this sorrow is not new. It is a pattern of injustice which has gone unchecked for far too long. Today, we the staff of the Chicago Bungalow Association stand with our nation in condemning the murder of George Floyd and the systemic racism which has plagued our country for centuries. This is a time for mourning, a time for reflection, but more importantly, a time for action, big and small.

Many of us may be wondering what we can do to change something that seems out of our control, and yesterday we received a powerful message on just that. Jahmal Cole, your fellow CBA member and founder of My Block, My Hood, My City, gave Chicagoans 15 words to ask themselves:

“What’s something simple I can do that will have a positive impact on my block?”

These 15 words prompt us to look to our neighbors citywide and find practical ways to work together as a community. And why not start today?

Inspired by Jahmal Cole’s 15 words, today the Chicago Bungalow Association is making contributions to 15 organizations who fortify our Black communities on the block level:

1. My Block, My Hood, My City
2. Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp
3. The Neighborhood Network Alliance
4. Avalon Park Block Club Association
5. Park Manor Neighbors Association
6. Austin Coming Together
7. West Chesterfield Community Association Inc.
8. Rosemoor Community Association
9. West Chatham Chicago
10. BIG: Blacks in Green
11. I Grow Chicago
12. Claretian Associates, Inc.
13. DuSable Museum of African American History
14. National Public Housing Museum
15. (Tonika Lewis Johnson)

This is just the beginning. We are committed to building a stronger Chicago.

In Solidarity,

Carla Bruni, Preservation & Resiliency Specialist
Demitria Gallaread, Assistant Grants Manager
Mary Ellen Guest, Executive Director
Sylvia Jones, Community Liaison
Angela Pauldine, Director of Communications
Cathy Reed, Membership Coordinator
Emily Wallrath Schmidt, Preservation Program Manager
Gillian Wineman, Deputy Director
On Saturday, December 15 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, the non-profit, Facing Forward to End Homelessness, in partnership with Crerar will host a Family Networking Fair. Facing Forward provides home, help and hope for individuals, families and veterans experiencing homelessness in the Chicago area. We invite you to share this event with any folks you know who may have an interest and need for these resources.
Join us on December 9, from 10am to 2pm. Holiday Celebration start at the Chatham Boombox 532 E. 79th Street. Winter Housing Trolley Tour begins at 11:00am
FOUND 69th Wabash...taken to CACC at 27th Western

ID # A192459
Paul was honored to participate in the Park Manor Neighbors Mayoral Forum at Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy. Our neighborhood organizations such as Park Manor Neighbors bring our communities together and positively impact our city.

As mayor, Paul will support these organizations and all Chicago communities by listening to their concerns and needs and delivering solutions such as economic development, public safety, and quality education.

Hi everyone,
We still have 48 hours and ask for YOU to be a change maker!
South Side Community Federal Credit Union (SSCFCU) is hosting its milestone 15th Anniversary Fundraiser Celebration, "People Helping People" on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 7p-11p at the DuSable Museum located 740 East 56th Place. SSCFCU is the only Community Development Credit Union on the south side. As the saying goes, "Time flies,"...well, it does and 15 years ago SSCFCU started on a grassroots journey created by Community Residents to provide financial services to the unbanked and underserved. Wow! In 15 years this not for profit financial institution has: 1. Invested more than $5.5 million in low interest rate loans to its Members on Chicago’s south side with low-income neighborhoods; 2. Provided financial literacy training to over 3,900 low-income individuals, helping them to gain the money management skills necessary to thrive in today’s economy; 3. Provided one-on-one financial, credit, and housing counseling to more than 3,000 community residents and first time home buyers through its HUD approved Housing Counseling Program; and 4. Improved the credit scores of 39% of SSCFCU borrowers through its Credit Building Loan Program. That’s just a sneak peek at what we do. And guess what? We did it with YOU! Yes, your kindness and generosity have put us on the map. Whether you volunteered to be an instructor in the FREE Financial Education series offered throughout the year; dropped off much needed office supplies to help stretch that SSCFCU dollar so it would go a whole lot further; or stop by to give heartfelt words of encouragement to lift our spirits, sweet and soothing, like a piece of homemade apple pie-SSCFCU gives its love to serve our Members and make our supporters and funders proud. Help us continue the work to increase how many savers and borrowers get on the Economic Freedom Train open to all. Join us as we celebrate the evening with a live band, Glenn Safford and Friends, food, libations, silent auction with door and raffle prizes all for a festive $75.00 ticket donation. There's still time and we ask you to support this Fundraiser in one of three ways: 1. Purchase tickets for you and another person; 2. Provide a product/service donation to feature in the silent auction, as a door prize or raffle item; and 3. Make a generous donation to a community changing Financial Institution...SSCFCU. I have attached more information with details. Call me now to confirm at (773) 814-4741.
Join us to celebrate this milestone 15th Anniversary in our Community's history,
Gail Mercherson-Secretary of the Board
South Side Community Federal Credit Union
[email protected]
(773) 814-4741 C
Support our Children, Vote Now!
The Greater Chatham Initiative
“Whitney M. Young Public Library Safe Passage Program”
The Greater Chatham Initiative has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 Finalist and needs your votes!
The purpose of this initiative is to ensure the safety of the children participating in the programming at the Whitney M. Young Public Library located at 79th street and King Drive in Greater Chatham (GC). Please use this link to learn more information about The Greater Chatham Initiative’s “Whitney M. Young Safe Passage Program.

The Greater Chatham Initiative’s “Whitney M. Young Public Library Safe Passage Program” is designed to create a safe environment for our children, increase community pride, and attract families to the public spaces. The Greater Chatham Initiative needs your help by voting for them to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm.

Voting Is open now and continues thru August 24 at 10:59pm CST residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at Anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. Please help GCI rally votes to support the “Whitney M. Young Public Safe Passage Program” and support our children.

On September 25, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced at and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists from 2,000 submissions.
Leave this cooking this Sunday to the Chef's on 75th Street Restaurant Row,(Indiana to Langley Ave.)
It's too hot to cook, enjoy some family and friend fellowship time and Dine on the 5.
Visit Flammin Restaurant, Lem's Bar-B-Que, Brown Sugar Bakery, 5 Loves Eatery, Original Soul Vegetarian, Mabe's Deli, A&S Beverages and Frances Lounge. Remember to ask about their Dining on the 5 specials.

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Theta Omega/AKArama Foundation, Inc The National Hook-Up of Black Women Inc. (Organization) MetroSquash Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commerce South Side YMCA UChicago Program on the Global Environment Shepherd's HOPE Chicago Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Study Chicago U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command 2022 True To Life Foundation Mexico, Illinois The University of Chicago A Cappella Council Winchester Neighbors Block Club Chicago Police Mounted Unit TRC Senior Village