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11th Annual
Greater Englewood Unity Day

May 4th, 2024

"The largest community clean-up in Chicago"

Imagine Englewood if ... we unite and beautify our community! 

Imagine Englewood if is a grassroots youth development organization that has been serving the Greater Englewood community since 1997. Our mission is to strengthen and empower the Greater Englewood community by teaching local youths and their families about healthy living, environmental awareness, and positive communication skills. We provide year-round enrichment opportunities for children 6-18 years old to grow, learn and explore. 


Since 2012, Imagine Englewood If has organized Greater Englewood Unity Day for residents, community members and stakeholders to clean up blocks and celebrate the power of collaboration. Over the years, this event has brought together over 2,000+ volunteers representing over 200+ organizations to show the strength, power and love that exist in the Greater Englewood community.

We cannot wait for our 2023 Unity Day to connect, collaborate, and make Greater Englewood a more beautiful place to live, work, and play. 

9:00AM - 10:00AM


Peace Campus: 64th & Honore St.

10:00AM - 12:00PM


Various Locations

12:00PM - 2:00PM


Peace Campus: 64th & Honore St.

Event Goals

We want our 11th Annual Unity Day to be even bigger and better! This year we will be using our collective power to...

Collaborate with community organizations and block clubs to clean up blocks and street corridors

Partner with ward offices to tackle wasteful vacant lots and areas

Restore and repair the Nature Park on the Peace Campus

Clean-Up Registration


9:00am - 10:00am:

Breakfast & Event Check-in  

10:00am - 12:00pm:

Clean-up & Beautification 

12:00pm - 2:00pm:

Unity Celebration 

Register to clean-up blocks and vacant lots

Community Organization and Groups

Let us know if your organization or group is participating in Unity Day and what area you'll be cleaning up.

Event Volunteer Registration


Volunteer with IEi Staff to help with set-up, registration, tool distribution, unity celebration!


There are 3 shifts available:

Volunteer Shift 1: 8:00am - 10:00am 

Volunteers will help with setting up for the events, event registration, t-shirt and tools distribution, serving of light breakfast, and greeting participants. 


Volunteer Shift 2: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Volunteers will help clean up the registration area and set up for the Unity Day celebration. These activities include moving light to heavy items, serving refreshments to volunteers, and decorating the celebration area. 


Volunteer Shift 3: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Volunteers will help with Unity Celebration activities. These activities include serving lunch, coordinating and monitoring youth activities, assisting with raffle and award ceremony. Volunteers will also help with clean up on event grounds.  

2024 Event Sponsors

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Event Sponsorship

Become a Sponsor

Not for Profit & Government Sponsorship

Corporate and Foundation Sponsorship

2023 Recap

Last year, over 250 volunteers from more than 50 organizations came together and cleaned 100 blocks in the Greater Englewood community. 




Sites cleaned





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