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Save the Date

9th Annual
Greater Englewood Unity Day


May 6th, 2023

"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 1,500 volunteers representing over 200 organizations to show the strength, power and love that exist in the Greater Englewood community.


We cannot wait for our 2022 Unity Day to connect, collaborate, and make Greater Englewood a more beautiful place to live, work, and play. 

Event Goals

Clean up 100 blocks and vacant lots 

Beautify the We Grow Chicago Peace Campus

Provide garden pots to 25+ families to start home gardens

Fundraise $50,000 to support event and youth programs

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

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.  

Event Sponsors

 
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2021 Recap

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Last year, over 300 volunteers from more than 50 organizations came together and cleaned 100 blocks in the Greater Englewood community. We also were able to honor IEi’s founder Jean Carter-Hill by cleaning up the garden made in her honor. A new fence was built, garden beds, and vegetables were planted. As if that wasn’t enough, we were also able to engage 6 youth in the Unity Day planning process, raise $30,000, and feature our cause on 5 different media outlets.

300+

volunteers

100

blocks clean

50+

organizations

$29,583

raised