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Greater Englewood

Unity Day

may 14th, 2022

"The largest community clean-up in 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! 

WE DID IT!

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Event Goals

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 

 

Event Recap

 
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300+

volunteers

100

blocks clean

50+

organizations

$29,583

raised

Special Recognition

 

Thank you to our partners below for providing pro bono services, support and volunteer hours in preparation for Unity day

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Planning Committee

Annice Moses

IEi Champion and Volunteer Leader

Ryan Hostert

Youth Leader, Boy Scout Troop 28

Jamie Green

Executive Administrator

Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce

Brittany Burks

Special Events and Projects Coordinator,

17th Ward Alderman Moore

Ling Young

Youth Director, 20th Ward Alderwoman

Jamillah Rashad

IEi Champion and Parent Volunteer 

Renee Howell-Collins

T.I.M.E 21:36 Ambassador

Dion Dawson

Founder, Dion's Chicago Dream

Winston McGill

Chief of Staff, 6th Ward Alderman Sawyer

Jim Blissitt III & Brittany Norment

Resident Association of Greater Englewood

Asia Rodgers

Resource Development Consultant

Sheryl Lott

Board Chair, IEi

Devonta Boston

Community Organizer

My Block, My Hood, My City

Joshua Shelton

Faith-based liaison, 007th DIstrict Police

Mark Thompson

Director of Operations, Teamwork Englewood 

TJ Townsend

Director of Constituent Services & Community Engagement, 16th Ward Alderwoman Coleman 

Sponsors

 
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IEi Champions

 

"Not pictured: Luca Burton, Herrin Malone, Dustin Kendrick"

Our Champion Award is earned by individuals who go above and beyond to support Imagine Englewood If’s mission. Individuals receiving this award have shown dedication to IEi’s efforts through leading service projects, hosting a fundraiser or collection drive, connecting IEi to crucial resources, or serving in a volunteer leadership role.

Moses-Rosenthal Family

Lorelei, Mike, Annice, BJ, Ryder, Phoenix, Fray

Luca Burton

organized a fundraiser for garding

Enrico Dixon

Community Policing Sergeant

Chicago Police Department's

7th District

Dustin Kendrick

Founder & CEO

Guaranteed Karma

Morgan Malone

Director of Development & External Affairs, Farpoint Development Leader

Sarah Morris

Assistant Vice Chancellor,

Regional and Global Advancement

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jamillah Rashad

IEi Champion, President of the Greater Englewood Toastmasters Club

Herrin Malone

Vice President, Community President

United Fidelity Bank

Venita Spearman-McCurry

Member

Chicago Church of Christ

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