Out of an abundance of caution and in support of evolving public health measures related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Greater Englewood Unity Day has been postponed. If you need support during this time please reach out to us for help. We made this difficult decision with the best interests of our whole community in mind, and we appreciate your understanding and patience while we do our part to keep the community safe and healthy.
Imagine Englewood if...we unite and beautify the community!
For the past seven years, Imagine Englewood If has organized a service day for residents, organizations, schools, churches, businesses, police officers and elected officials to come together, clean up the Greater Englewood neighborhood, and end with a fun-filled unity celebration. Volunteer activities will include cleaning up wasteful blocks and vacant lots. Volunteers will also mow lawns, pull weeds and plant flowers. Over the years, hundreds of volunteers representing over 50 organizations have joined together 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 was an advocate for youth empowerment and a healthy Greater Englewood. Mrs. Hill believed in creating spaces where community members could connect, communicate and collaborate. Out of that belief, birth the idea to host an annual community clean up.
The 8th Annual Greater Englewood Unity Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd from 10am-3pm. Breakfast and the Unity Celebration will take place in the Jean Carter-Hill Community Garden located in front of Nicholson STEM Academy - 6006 S. Peoria Street. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, May 2nd.
9am-10am: Breakfast/ Registration
10am-1pm: Volunteer Activities