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Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Featured Stories

Open Communities’ multi-year HUD grant concludes, exposing housing discrimination and ongoing affordability crisis in Chicago’s northern suburbs

PRESS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jes Scheinpflug, Outreach Coordinator, Open Communities 614 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL  60093 Phone: 847-501-5760, x 502     Fax: 847-501-5722 E-mail: jes@open-communities.org   web site: www.open-communities.org  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Open Communities’ multi-year HUD grant concludes, exposing housing discrimination and ongoing affordability...   more >>

Say Yes! Benefit Draws the Circle Ever Wider

As demonstrated by our 2014 Justice Award winners, there are so many ways to “say yes”. From disability rights to compassionate immigration reform, our winners advocate for all of their neighbors to live in open and welcoming northern suburbs. Over 160 people attended Open Communities’ Say Yes! Benefit Justice Awards to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of Rayna & Marvin Miller, Jean Cleland,...   more >>

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Recent Blog Posts

A Shift in Attitude: Legislation, Tolerance & Inclusivity Depend on Each Other

Audrey Sekendur, a junior at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts studying Mathematics and Africana Studies, is the summer intern at Open Communities. She takes special interest in community building and urban planning.  NPR recently released a piece in honor of the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, which deemed segregated schooling unconstitutional. NPR cited Michelle Obama’s...   more >>

Eating Locally, Acting Globally - Session 14

We launched our new program called Eating Locally Acting Globally in September 2013. Alicia De La Cruz and Lali Watt are promoting sustainable agriculture with a group of women who meet and exchange ways to eat healthy, locally grown foods in season. Q had told us all so many times that she had a tiny apartment and we wouldn’t be able to cook in her small space...  So it was particularly wonderful...   more >>

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In the Media

Three-year study on affordable housing in North Shore released

View the Chicago Sun-Times video here For more information on this study, view our press release and the 1-page highlights of our findings. You may also read the full report. This video also appeared in the Evanston Review, Glenview Announcements, Northbrook Star, Wilmette Life & Winnetka Talk...   more >>

North Shore housing efforts still have miles to go

by Mary Ellen Podmolik |  mepodmolik​@tribune.com | @mepodmolik | August 23, 2014, 8:57 PM Back in November, Open Communities, a Winnetka-based nonprofit advocacy group, started a Tumblr page called wearethenorthshore. People were, and still are, invited to take pictures of themselves holding a sign that says "I am the North Shore" and sharing a little information about themselves. The goal...   more >>

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