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Conversations With The Citizen

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FUTURE TIES

Future Ties started out with a thought by its founder, Jennifer Maddox, a police officer for 25 years. Maddox was patrolling area 312, which includes Parkway Garden Apartments, and was getting so many calls for service that she wanted to ...

Organization founded by police officer helps those in need

Future Ties started out with a thought by its founder, Jennifer Maddox, a police officer for 25 years. Maddox was patrolling area 312, which includes Parkway Garden Apartments, and was getting so many calls for service that she wanted to ...

Advocating For Change

Nneka J. Howell founded Ink’d Xpressions, a community-based organization that uses creative writing and photography to relate to the community. Howell, a writer herself, knows the impact creativity can have when advocating for change. The core values of Ink’d Xpressions, ...

Hello Baby

Hello Baby, located at 600 E. 61st St., was founded by Debbie Frisch, who wanted to provide resources to children and to caregivers. Frisch said she saw how much harder it is, as a single mother, when there are not ...

Think Out Da Block

Think Out Da Block founder Pha’Tal Perkins, is a resident of Englewood. Perkins said growing up in an underserved community, he went towards the streets. But, one day he woke up and didn’t see forever in that life.

Ice cream connoisseur creates artisan ice cream business

What started out as a way to make extra income after being laid off due to COVID-19, has turned into a lucrative business venture for Ida Nelson. Nelson, a resident of the North Lawndale community, is the owner and founder ...

Southside Organization Uses Sports To Make Positive Impact

LaVonte Stewart, founder of Lost Boyz, Inc., grew up in South Shore and uses his love of baseball to support and empower young people. Lost Boyz, Inc.’s mission is to decrease violence and improve the social, emotional and economic conditions ...

Jahmal Cole- My Block, My Hood, My City

Jahmal Cole has been dedicated to making a difference in the community with his organization My Block, My Hood, My City. As founder and CEO, Cole is intrinsically motivated to improve the quality of life for the block clubs of ...

Holiday Cheers 2020

Conversations With The Citizen Send Special Holiday Cheers To Its Facebook Followers and All Of Its Podcast Streaming Listeners. This Episode Was Produced With Thoughts Of Spreading Cheers During This COVID-19 Season. Families And Loved Ones Will Not Be Able ...

Christmas Cheers Special Episode

Conversations With The Citizen Send Special Holiday Cheers To Its Facebook Followers and All Of Its Podcast Streaming Listeners. This Episode Was Produced With Thoughts Of Spreading Cheers During This COVID-19 Season. Families And Loved Ones Will Not Be Able ...

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