Lugenia Burns Hope Center

Lugenia Burns Hope Center "It is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot". A 501c3 Non Profit Organization: STAFF: Executive Director - Roderick Wilson The Lugenia Burns Hope Center was founded in 1994, by our country's most well known community organizer, President Barack Obama and MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Centers for New Horizon’s CEO, Dr. Sokoni Karanja.
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Mission: Our mission is to develop the civic engagement of residents in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, and surrounding communities, through education, leadership development and community organizing.

Hongkongers4US
12/17/2020

Hongkongers4US

Our first batch of mask donations for the Midwest. Thanks to our teammates and friends from 芝援香港 Global Solidarity with Hong Kong - Chicago for arranging and delivering the masks. We hope this will provide resources and protection for these organizations to continue their essential work in the community.

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#wearamask #giveback #COVID19 #togetherwearestronger #chicago #community #hongkong

Surprise vote keeps Mercy Hospital open
12/15/2020
Surprise vote keeps Mercy Hospital open

Surprise vote keeps Mercy Hospital open

The Illinois Health Facilities & Services Review Board today unanimously voted to deny the South Side hospital’s application to close early next year.

Hope Center Leaders at Loyola University Hospital.  They are raising concern that Trinity Health Services wants to close...
12/08/2020

Hope Center Leaders at Loyola University Hospital. They are raising concern that Trinity Health Services wants to close Mercy Hospital during a pandemic but there other hospitals like Loyola University Hospital will remain open during this health crisis. #SaveMercy #LBHopeCenter @LB_HopeCenter

Turkey Giveaway
11/23/2020

Turkey Giveaway

Hope Center And Mt. Carmel 1st Annual Turkey Giveaway.  Visit our website www.Lbhopecenter.com to register then come to ...
11/23/2020

Hope Center And Mt. Carmel 1st Annual Turkey Giveaway. Visit our website www.Lbhopecenter.com to register then come to Mt. Carmel MB Church at 2976 S. Wabash today to pick up your turkey between 1 pm and 3 pm. Any questions contact Rod Wilson 773-231-3282.

Join us as we fight for Elected School Board in Chicago.  #ERSBNow
11/04/2020

Join us as we fight for Elected School Board in Chicago. #ERSBNow

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus stands with community to save Mercy Hospital!!  #SaveMercy
10/29/2020

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus stands with community to save Mercy Hospital!! #SaveMercy

10/29/2020
Save Mercy Hospital

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus stands with community to save Mercy Hospital

Lugenia Burns Hope Center
10/27/2020

Lugenia Burns Hope Center

Join us to learn about how to get an elected school board in Chicago. This Wednesday at 6 pm.

Join us to learn about how to get an elected school board in Chicago.  This Wednesday at 6 pm.
10/26/2020

Join us to learn about how to get an elected school board in Chicago. This Wednesday at 6 pm.

Journey 4 Justice
10/15/2020

Journey 4 Justice

Virtual town hall ! The future of public education !?! What is that going to look 👀 like ?? Let’s talk about now ! Thursday Oct. 15th !! Click link to register Virtual town hall ! The future of public education !?! What is that going to look 👀 like ?? Let’s talk about now ! Thursday Oct. 15th !! Click here to register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCCKxnCt1yVLURoGTtbsX1oxf51qRRB58sUS9ft44h4kXSXw/viewform #JourneyForJustice #EdEquityorElse

Join us this evening as we hear from Mercy Hospital patients about the impact that the hospital has had on their lives a...
10/14/2020

Join us this evening as we hear from Mercy Hospital patients about the impact that the hospital has had on their lives and what it would mean to them of it closes.

https://us02web.zoom.us/s/81568264703

Join us at The Hope Project as we strive to build the capacity of Bronzeville residents by providing necessary services....
09/14/2020

Join us at The Hope Project as we strive to build the capacity of Bronzeville residents by providing necessary services. #TheHopeProject @LB_HopeCenter.

Today we joined other BLB2 members (Black Leaders Building Together) to join doctors, elected officials, health official...
09/03/2020

Today we joined other BLB2 members (Black Leaders Building Together) to join doctors, elected officials, health officials and other allies to call for the of health inequities in the Black Community. We demand that Mercy Hospital stay open to serve the Black community of Bronzeville and beyond.
#SaveMercy #BLB2 @LB_HopeCenter

Lift The Ban Coalition
08/20/2020

Lift The Ban Coalition

08/18/2020
Lugenia Burns Hope Center

Day 2 of Occupation, Rev. Jones is arrested for a peaceful protest on advocating for the protection of renters during pandemic.

Hope Center Board Member, Rev. Robert Jones of Mt. Carmel MB Church arrested for peaceful protest at Daley Plaza. Chicago Residents were there to call on the state to protect millions of Illinois renters by canceling rent, canceling mortgages and lifting the ban on rent control during pandemic. This health crisis will soon turn into a housing crisis with hundred of thousands being evicted if we don’t enact responsible policy now!!

08/18/2020

Hope Center Board Member, Rev. Robert Jones of Mt. Carmel MB Church arrested for peaceful protest at Daley Plaza. Chicago Residents were there to call on the state to protect millions of Illinois renters by canceling rent, canceling mortgages and lifting the ban on rent control during pandemic. This health crisis will soon turn into a housing crisis with hundred of thousands being evicted if we don’t enact responsible policy now!!

Lift The Ban Coalition
08/18/2020

Lift The Ban Coalition

Day 2 of our occupation begins. Get down to Daley Plaza at 10.

People United for Action
08/17/2020

People United for Action

Thousands of our neighbors all across Chicago & IL have been displaced by rent that's too high & now face homelessness due to the FAILURE of @GovPritzker to take action! @LTBcoalition https://bit.ly/LTBRALLY
#LiftTheBan on Rent Control
#CancelRent #CancelMortgages

Hope Center and organizations from the Black Leaders Building 2gether Coalition fight to save Mercy and St. Anthony Hosp...
08/12/2020

Hope Center and organizations from the Black Leaders Building 2gether Coalition fight to save Mercy and St. Anthony Hospital in the midst of a global Pandemic

Join the Lugenia Burns Hope Center to get information on a new ordinance to help ensure public dollars for housing are u...
07/29/2020

Join the Lugenia Burns Hope Center to get information on a new ordinance to help ensure public dollars for housing are used effectively during this pandemic.

Hope Center Leaders at today’s Hope Project.  Today we distributed Masks, sanitizer, bleach, tissue, paper towels, soap,...
07/23/2020

Hope Center Leaders at today’s Hope Project. Today we distributed Masks, sanitizer, bleach, tissue, paper towels, soap, dish soap and hand soap to over 300 Bronzeville residents. Thanks to our partners St. Paul CME Church, Mt. Pisgah MB Church, St. James Catholic Church, Drake Elementary School LSC and Dearborn Homes LAC.

Lugenia Burns Hope Center
07/07/2020

Lugenia Burns Hope Center

The Hope Center’s mutual aid project with community partners.

The Hope Center’s mutual aid project with community partners.
07/07/2020

The Hope Center’s mutual aid project with community partners.

Housing advocates fear eviction boom, urge Gov. Pritzker to cancel rent, mortgage payments
07/01/2020
Housing advocates fear eviction boom, urge Gov. Pritzker to cancel rent, mortgage payments

Housing advocates fear eviction boom, urge Gov. Pritzker to cancel rent, mortgage payments

Kiisha Smith, 43, of Austin, worries many people will become homeless because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She banded together with other families to help each other navigate the looming evictions. "I have at least six families who are petrified because what are they going to do," she said.

05/31/2020

Tomorrow is the first and rent is due. The frustration of our community will grow even more if we have to worry about where will our families stay after the pandemic.

05/28/2020

ANOTHER Realtor violates empty housing pledge of Mayor Lightfoot and Gov. Pritzker’s moratorium on evictions. In addition to violating the federal law of the Cares program. The indifference of city and state government that allows this to continue is shameful.

Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictions
05/21/2020
Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictions

Protesters Fight Against Illegal Evictions

At the corporate office of Atlas Asset management in the West Loop.The group says it wants atlas to uphold the "housing solidarity pledge" it signed with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

05/21/2020

Lift The Ban Coalition exposes another management company violating city’s housing pledge and federal law with illegal evictions.

Thanks to all the Hope Center leaders that made our mutual aid project a success yesterday.  Hope Center brought togethe...
05/15/2020

Thanks to all the Hope Center leaders that made our mutual aid project a success yesterday. Hope Center brought together a multigenerational group of volunteers to distribute personal protective equipment for 5 senior buildings and 1 public Housing Development. We distributed over 4000 gloves, over 1000 masks and gallons of sanitizer and other health/hygiene products for Bronzeville area residents. Thanks to Mt. Carmel MB Church, the Dearborn Homes Local Advisory Council and The Drake Elementary School Local School Council for partnering with us on this project.

We are launching our mutual aid project this Thursday.  We are focusing on giving personal protective equipment and heal...
05/12/2020

We are launching our mutual aid project this Thursday. We are focusing on giving personal protective equipment and health supplies (masks, gloves, sanitizer, soap, tissue). We will deliver to senior buildings and public housing developments in Bronzeville.

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710 E 47th St Suite 200W
Chicago, IL
60653

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GET INVOLVED!: 1. Leadership Development Classes 2. Housing Bronzeville - An Affordable Homeownership Campaign 3. Bronzeville Clergy Caucas 4. Bronzeville Senior Collective 5. Voter Education & Registration COLLABORATIONS 1. Southside Organizers Summit (S.O.S.) 2. Chicago Housing Initiative

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MTO/CUL co-hosted event:
Roderick Wilson, of the Lugenia Burns Hope Center, a grassroots nonprofit that works with CHA residents, isn’t happy with the new numbers. He said public housing residents were told their buildings would be demolished and replaced with one-third market rate units, one-third affordable housing units, and one-third public housing units. “That’s what they sold us,” he said. “ And they haven’t done that. Now they’re trying to renege [and] renegotiate that third of public housing and I don’t think that’s right.”,FROM:https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/cha-to-add-more-mixedincome-housing-in-bronzeville/4d155fb8-d856-4271-ac71-16282fb8d577 "