On November 28, 2018, our President/CEO Justin Dailey, visited the Greater Chicago Food Depository to volunteer to feed the homeless. We share in the Greater Chicago Food Depository belief that no one should go hungry! It is our hopes to collaborate further in the future with this wonderful organization. For more information on the Greater Chicago Food Depository please visit https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/ .
On Saturday September 8th, 2018, we hosted our first installment of collaborative workshops with Planned Parenthood of Illinois, entitled “ How To Talk To Youth About Sex”. Sexual and reproductive health education is very important. During the workshop we developed innovative and progressive ideas to further the conversation, that has for decades been considered “taboo”, in our communities. It is our hopes, in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Illinois, to develop a campaign which will include outreach, programs and workshops that will continue to spark the necessary change of the narrative of sexual and reproductive health in Chicago.
We would like to thank our partners from the Chicago White Sox donating us 150 tickets to the Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox baseball game held on August 30th, 2018. We were able to bring 150 people to the game comprised of our service area residents, colleagues, and partners. We appreciate the love, support, and work the Chicago White Sox are doing for the communities on the Chicago Southside. We will definitely be attending more games in the near future and will be reaching out to even more residents from our service areas to join us!
We would like to thank The Field Foundation for coming out to visit us this past Monday, July 23rd. In April, our team submitted a Letter of Inquiry request to be considered for a grant opportunity made available by The Field Foundation, for potential funding to our "Say Grace Initiative" (South Deering). We were invited to submit a full proposal and were requested to have a site visit, in which representative Peter Handler, of the foundation came out to visit our South Deering service area. It is our hope, if granted, to utilize the funding to open up our first "Grace Community Resource Center" in the South Deering neighborhood! #SayGrace
Grace is proud to announce that we have partnered with Planned Parenthood Illinois in order to promote Health & Wellness in our services areas, by means of organizing Sex & Reproductive Education Workshops and Free Testing sites. We are looking forward to collaborating with PPIL in order create programs, workshops and initiatives that will be tailored to suit the particular needs of our constituents! #PPIL #SayGrace
For more information on Planned Parenthood Illinois please visit:
We would like to thank Community Law Project for all the support and help they have given us over the last few months. In order to better strengthen our infrastructure and internal affairs, we sought out the help of the Community Law Project. The Community Law Project helps to build, strengthen, and support community-based organizations that are focused on economic development in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods and that offer the delivery of social services to residents of these areas. They bring hope to impoverished neighborhoods by supporting small businesses and home ownership. Working with volunteers from Chicago’s top law firms, the Community Law Project's expert legal staff provides nonprofit leaders and small businesses owners the knowledge to sustain the quality of their programs, improve outcomes, and spur economic development. The Community Law Project recognizes that structural racism is a major contributor toward economic injustice; thier work is geared towards eradicating racism and poverty in our city, and coordinating activities in close working relationship with community partners.
Collaborating with The Community Law Project has been a valuable resource to our organization and we look forward to working with them as we continue to embark upon our goals and mission! #SayGrace
On December 24, 2017 we posted about our COO, Keevan D involvement in the 10th Ward Participatory Budget. Keevan was able to participate on the "Breathing New Life on Torrence Ave" committee. The project received the top ballot votes and $30,000 allotment of the Aldermanic Participatory Budget. We are proud to announce that this past week city laborers came out and planted trees from 103rd to 109th of Torrence Avenue! We would like to thank the 10th Ward Alderman Office of Susan Sadlowski Garza and all the participants for allowing us the opportunity to assist in the process! We look forward to further collaboration in the future! #SAYGRACE
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Strike Force Media, to officially begin production of our mini webseries entitled "Mothers of Grace"! Mothers of Grace will shed light on the perspective of the mothers from the Englewood, Roseland, and South Deering Communities. These communities for decades have been plagued by gang violence, poor housing conditions, poor socio-economic conditions, and a lack of community organization. By means of interview it will be our endeavor to tell the narrative of the history of these communities, what happened that resulted in these communities being how they are today, and what immediate and long term solutions needs to be implemented to spark progress and change. Please be sure to check out our social media platforms for exclusive behind the scenes footage of the production process! #SAYGRACE
We at Grace Housing Complex really appreciate all those who came out to join us at our first community plannning Charrette event. The event was definitely a success! Participants came up with some really great ideas, and it is our hope to implement these solutions into our service areas. The Charrette was only the beginning! We will be developing a comprehensive plan that incorporates the ideas from our participants, followed by organizing committee & program leaders for implementation.
If you would like to continue to be apart of the process please feel free to contact us via email or call 773 969 3208. Our hope is to convene those who are interested in leadership positions by the beginning weeks of February. We will be sending out more updates to you all as we continue to progress in our mission. If you have any photos or videos from the event please send them over to us via email to Kdantzler108@gracehousingcomplex.org or tag us in your social media post using the hashtags, "#SayGrace" or "#GraceHousingCharrette
We’re so excited to announce that Grace Housing Complex has just received a grant from The Pollination Project!
“The Pollination Project seeks to unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world.”
We just want to say thank you to The Pollination Project, for not only helping us help the women and mothers of Chicago, but for also helping so many organizations like us help their communities as well. Be sure to check them out on their website at https://thepollinationproject.org/ & also check out our event on their website at https://thepollinationproject.org/event/charrette/ ! #SeedTheChange #SayGrace