may 8th, 2021
"The largest community clean-up on the Southside of Chicago"
Imagine Englewood If is a grassroots organization that has been serving the Great Englewood community since 1997. Our mission is to strengthen and empower the Greater Englewood community through teaching local youth and their families healthy living, environmental awareness, and positive communication skills.
Since 2013, 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 1,000 volunteers representing over 150 organizations to show the strength, power and love that exist in the Greater Englewood community.
This special event is also a time to honor and build on the legacy of the organization’s co-founder, Jean Carter-Hill, who devoted her life to empowering youth, environmental justice and prosperity in the Greater Englewood community. Mrs. Hill believed in creating spaces where community members could connect, communicate and collaborate. Out of that belief, the idea to host an annual community clean up was born. After overcoming a challenging 2020 year, we will safely bring people back together for the 8th Annual Greater Englewood Unity Day!
Imagine Englewood if...we unite and beautify our community!
Want to learn about Unity Day, how to sign-up, and new updates? Then plan to attend the Unity Day Community Meetings being held the next four Saturdays via Zoom.
Clean up 100 blocks and vacant lots in the neighborhood
Beautify the Jean Carter-Hill Community Garden
Provide environmental education and event organizing training to Englewood youth
Register “As an individual“
Simply register yourself individuals and you will be assigned to a team
Register “As an organization member”
Create a team for your organization or join the organization’s team that has been created. Invite other members to select your team when they register.
9:00am - 10:00am
Breakfast / Registration / Check-in
Location: Nicholson STEM Academy Campus/Jean Carter-Hill Community Garden
6006 S. Peoria Street Chicago, IL 60621
10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Various Sites
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Unity Celebration & Award Ceremony
Location: Nicholson STEM Academy Campus
Individuals or Groups can serve as event volunteers that support morning or afternoon Unity Day activities. This is a great opportunity to enhance volunteer leadership skills while assisting with event set up, registration, volunteer support, and the fun-filled Unity Celebration. Sign up for one of the three volunteer shifts available via Chicago Cares website below.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions
As we clean and beautify the community, we will also continue to follow precautious social guidelines to keep our community safe. Please read the following action points we will take to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Outside event with plenty of space for social distancing
Masks and hand sanitizer will be available for all participants
Breakfast and lunch will be will be served by volunteers only
Event Volunteers will encourage social distancing and face covering
Name tags with color dots will be given to all participants
Participants are comfortable communicating and touching (hug or handshake) closer than 6ft. with mask on.
Participants are comfortable communicating with minimal touching (fist or elbow bump) closer than 6ft. with mask on.
Participants are comfortable communicating 6ft. apart (no physical contact) with mask on.
Participants will wear a colored sticker to communicate social distancing preference: