Welcome to CANA's Web Site

Please contact the Web Master Ron Reid for assistance or a login ID. (c) 708 308 8985

This is a work in process so your feedback is requested!

Member Login

Lost your password?

admin


CANA Public Meeting 3/21/17 @ 6:30 PM @ 301 N. Mayfield

March 20, 2017
CANA Public Meeting 3/21/17 @ 6:30 PM @ 301 N. Mayfield

Title: CANA Public Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield Description: CANA Meeting Agenda – ACLU Will give a status of our Police Response Time case – Austin Ascending and Oak Park Regional Housing Center will discuss funds available for re-habbing you – Activities for 2017 – Little Free Library – Programming for Children in our...
Read More »

CANA Meeting Tuesday February 21 @ 6:30 PM

February 20, 2017

Title: CANA Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield – 3rd Unitarian Church Description: Please join us for this CANA meeting. We will discuss our recent visit to the Police Board and the Status of our Response time case. Safety after the recent shootings will also be discussed.  Planning for upcoming events will be discussed. Your...
Read More »

Pictures and Memories from our Big Block Party/Festival

September 9, 2016

WOW. What an event. Our largest and best event yet.  We hope this gallery of pictures bring back fond memories as the summer here in Chicago winds down. Our kids are back at school and hopefully relaxed and engaged.    
Read More »

CANA Festival Planning Meeting -July 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

July 13, 2016

Title: CANA Festival Planning Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield Description: Last Planning Meeting before the Big Block Party! Please come out and let us know how you want to help. We have lots of volunteer jobs to fill. Assignments will be given. We need you! Your neighborhood needs you! Contribute to a better community...
Read More »

CANA Community Meeting June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at 301 N. Mayfield

June 21, 2016
CANA Community Meeting June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at 301 N. Mayfield

Title: CANA Community Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield. Chicago IL 60644 Description: Title: CANA Community Meeting Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Third Church (301 N. Mayfield) We are planning our annual neighborhood Festival/Big Block Party for July 30th We need your input and support to make this year’s community building event...
Read More »

CANA Community Meeting June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at 301 N. Mayfield

June 18, 2016
CANA Community Meeting June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at 301 N. Mayfield

  Title: CANA Community Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield. Chicago IL 60644 Description: Title: CANA Community Meeting Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Third Church (301 N. Mayfield) We are planning our annual neighborhood Festival/Big Block Party for July 30th We need your input and support to make this year’s community building...
Read More »

CANA Big Block Party Coming July 30, 2016 !!!

June 17, 2016

Ok it’s that time of year again. Yes!!! CANA with support from you and your neighbors will have our Fifth Annual Block Party for our 16+4 blocks and beyond.  We have another fun filled day planned for all.  Come out and join us from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the corner of Mason and...
Read More »

CANA Community Meeting Tuesday 2/16/16 at 6:30 PM

February 12, 2016

Title: CANA Community Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield. Chicago IL 60644 Description: This new year has had an explosive start. It hasn’t all been good. Are you content with: · Murders at double the rate of last year’s pace · Mini casinos potentially in your neighborhood · Inspector generals that cannot investigate aldermen ·...
Read More »

CANA Members Featured on Better Government Association Video

October 21, 2015

The venerable Better Government Association has featured members of our team on a recent video that speaks to the mission and challenge of better governance. The video was featured at their recent Luncheon.   Many of us have attended BGA Watchdog training, particularly their FOIA classes. This has helped our organization shine a light...
Read More »

Another Successful Big Block Party!!!

July 22, 2015

CANA’s Fourth Annual Big Block Party (16+4 blocks) was a raving success. On Saturday, July 18, 2015, the Central Austin Neighborhood Association celebrated 5 Years of Positive Community Impact.   Pony Rides, CANA Grillmaster BBQ Contest, Petting Zoo, Cake and Ice Cream, Senior Bingo, Watermelon, Face Painting, Rickshaw Rides, Free Raffles and More Fun....
Read More »

CANA Neighborhood Big Block Party Kicks Off Saturday July 18, 2015 (Mason & West End)

July 10, 2015
CANA Neighborhood Big Block Party Kicks Off Saturday July 18, 2015 (Mason & West End)

CANA with support from your neighbors will have our Fourth Annual Block Party for our 16+4 blocks and beyond.  We have a fun filled day planned for all.  Come out and join us from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the corner of Mason and West End  (5900 block of West End – near Austin)...
Read More »

CANA Joins TUC and OPRF Community of Congregations for ‘Black Lives Matter’ March and Rally

December 16, 2014
CANA Joins TUC and OPRF Community of Congregations for ‘Black Lives Matter’ March and Rally

CANA members joined the Third Unitarian Congregation in a march from TUC in Austin to Scoville Park in Oak Park. This event took place this past Sunday and led by Pastor Jennifer Nordstrom and several congregtion members. CANA had 6 members that marched and a dozen additional members that joined at th rally. The...
Read More »

CANA Holiday Celebration at TUC

December 16, 2014
CANA Holiday Celebration at TUC

We celebrated the holiday season with friends and neighbors this past Saturday at Third Unitarian Church. The celebration this year had dishes provided by numerous neighbors and friends. Ornament making crafts for the kids were a hit.    
Read More »

CANA begins celebration of its fifth year with a night at the opera

December 16, 2014
CANA begins celebration of its fifth year with a night at the opera

  More than 65 CANA members enjoyed the kick-off to its fifth year of impact and influence, by attending a performance of Porgy and Bess, an American classic, at the Lyric Opera. Set in the 1930s in a fictitious African-American Charleston neighborhood known as Catfish Row, Porgy and Bess, a Gershwin opera, is the tragic...
Read More »

Preparing our corner plantings for Winter with help from neighbors and friends

October 21, 2014

This past Saturday  CANA was joined by several neighbors, ours friends and Third Unitarian Church, Christ the King High School and Jahmal Cole of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. While the weather was bit harsh, the students of Christ the King were ready to work regardless. We started the day off with a little...
Read More »

Another Successful Neighborhood Block Party!

August 19, 2014
Another Successful Neighborhood Block Party!

Our third annual big block party succeeded in bringing our community together for family friendly activities. Our efforts to build community were on full display Saturday July 19th. The Pictures are worth a thousand smiles!!!
Read More »

CANA Third Annual Block Party/Festival Kicks off Saturday July 19 @ 12:00 Noon

July 17, 2014
CANA Third Annual Block Party/Festival Kicks off Saturday July 19 @ 12:00 Noon

CANA with support from your neighbors will have our Third Annual Block Party for our 16+4 blocks and beyond.  We have a fun filled day planned for all.  Come out and join us from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the corner of Mason and West End  (5900 block of West End – near Austin)...
Read More »

Hearing on CANA/ACLU Police Response Time Data Petition 4/8/14 10:00 AM

April 7, 2014

There is a hearing April 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Daley Center in court room 2308. Please join us in helping the City of Chicago do what is right for poor neighborhoods in our city. They continue to resist disclosing police deployment data that will determine if they allocate Police fairly in...
Read More »

The BIG BLOCK PARTY is Back !!!! Saturday July 20th 10 AM – 4 PM

July 18, 2013
The BIG BLOCK PARTY is Back !!!! Saturday July 20th 10 AM – 4 PM

  Remember last year’s party? Want another one? Well we heard you! It’s Back!!!  The 2nd Annual CANA Neighborhood Block Party returns  Saturday July 20th from 10-4 in the 5900 block of West End. That’s West End between Mason and Mayfield.   All of your old favorites will return plus some new ones .. ping...
Read More »

Can we throw a party? Yes we CANA!

July 24, 2012
Can we throw a party?  Yes we CANA!

The first annual CANA Block Party/Festival was a wonderful success!  We had several hundred very happy neighbors that came out for this family friendly event this past Saturday. We had a full day the started with a group Tai Chi demonstration and exercise thanks to Jerry White   Group Tai Chi was followed by...
Read More »

CANA First Annual Block Party/Festival Kicks off July 21st.

July 15, 2012
CANA First Annual Block Party/Festival Kicks off July 21st.

CANA with support from your neighbors and BUILD Inc will have our First Annual Block Party for our 16 blocks and beyond.  We have a fun filled day planned for all.  Come out and join us from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the corner of Mason and West End  (5900 block of West...
Read More »

Award Wining Corner Planting Kicked off May 19th With support from Brickyard Home Depot, Christ the King High School, Loyola University and ABC Bank

May 21, 2012
Award Wining Corner Planting Kicked off May 19th With support from Brickyard Home Depot, Christ the King High School, Loyola University and ABC Bank

After weeks of preparation, CANA and neighbors with allot of help from our friends began re-planting our award winning corners.  We were joined by many organizations, businesses and residents.    A special thank you goes out to Brick Yard’s Home Depot who donated  mulch, flowers and discounted tools and other materials. We were also joined...
Read More »

National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow Team Leads Service Project in CANA Neighborhood

May 14, 2012
National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow Team Leads Service Project in CANA Neighborhood

The National Black Masters in Business Administration’s (NBMBAA) Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program through the efforts of Lizette Marshall and her daughter Imani Marshall, a Whitney Young Senior and LOT Member, choose the CANA neighborhood for one of their service projects.  They choose to do a yard makeover for a home in our 16 block service...
Read More »

Christ the King High School Joins CANA residents for Student, Family and Faculty Service Event

May 7, 2012
Christ the King High School Joins CANA residents for Student, Family and Faculty Service Event

CANA Welcomed Christ the King High School for their annual family, student and faculty community service event on May 5th.   We also had Leader’s Council Member Eric Kyereme in attendance as well. This is the second year they choose to spend it with us and we are extremely appreciative.  We enjoy all the support we have received...
Read More »

CANA and Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion Clean and Weed the Neighborhood on April 29th

May 2, 2012
CANA and Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion Clean and Weed the Neighborhood on April 29th

We were joined by the Oak Park Temple B’nai Abraham Zion on Sunday April 29th for a street cleanup and weeding project.   We were very happy to host this family event for Oak Park Temple and CANA families. We were pleased to have almost as many children as adults participating. We met and started at...
Read More »



Posts Calendar

June 2017
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930