Save the Date
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!
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
Thank you to our partners below for providing pro bono services, support and volunteer hours in preparation for Unity day
IEi Champion and Volunteer Leader
Youth Leader, Boy Scout Troop 28
Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce
Special Events and Projects Coordinator,
17th Ward Alderman Moore
Youth Director, 20th Ward Alderwoman
IEi Champion and Parent Volunteer
T.I.M.E 21:36 Ambassador
Founder, Dion's Chicago Dream
Chief of Staff, 6th Ward Alderman Sawyer
Jim Blissitt III & Brittany Norment
Resident Association of Greater Englewood
Resource Development Consultant
Board Chair, IEi
My Block, My Hood, My City
Faith-based liaison, 007th DIstrict Police
Director of Operations, Teamwork Englewood
Director of Constituent Services & Community Engagement, 16th Ward Alderwoman Coleman
"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.
Lorelei, Mike, Annice, BJ, Ryder, Phoenix, Fray
organized a fundraiser for garding
Community Policing Sergeant
Chicago Police Department's
Founder & CEO
Director of Development & External Affairs, Farpoint Development Leader
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
Regional and Global Advancement
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
IEi Champion, President of the Greater Englewood Toastmasters Club
Vice President, Community President
United Fidelity Bank
Chicago Church of Christ
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