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DO THESE NUMBERS MAKE SENSE TO YOU?

A:      9       Community Members came to the meeting  B:      15     Community Members came to the meeting C:      102 Community Members came to the meeting For the months of April, May and June the 29thWard Alderman Chris Taliaferro held his regular community meeting at the Columbus Park Refectory.. It is an opportunity for constituents to directly influence our representative at the city…

April 17th Meet City of Chicago Lawyer to act on a Plan For Your Safety

Clear your calendar for this important meeting about your safety.   Tuesday April 17, 2017 7:00PM 15th District Police Station 5701 W. Madison   In response to our demand for action to address the crime and unacceptable businesses operating on Madison Avenue, 15th District Police Commander Cato has arranged for a lawyer from the Chicago…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH MEETING

This summary cannot include all the energy and information that was shared at the meeting. These are just the highlights. You want more, come out and share your energy and ideas. Jane Addams Resource Corporation(JARC} Jane-addams.org 773-728-9769 231 N. Pine JARC promotes strong communities and households to ensure that people who work do not live…

CANA CELEBRATION MEETING TUESDAY

CANA COMMUNITY CELEBRATION TUESDAY, 6:30 PM to 8:00PM SEPTEMBER 19TH 2017 THIRD UNITARIAN CHURCH 301 N. MAYFIELD CHICAGO You have been missed !! CANA members, after our Summer Hiatus, we’re getting together. CANA remains a collaboration of volunteer neighbors who work to improve the quality of life in our area. Our accomplishments are a direct…

POLICE BOARD MEETING: Taking our concerns to the top

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, ten members of CANA attended the Chicago Police Board Meeting. The Chicago Police Board is a nine member, civilian body that oversees certain activities of the Chicago Police Department. It holds monthly public meeting that provide members of the public the opportunity to present questions and comments directly to the…

Make Informed Choices For Judges

JUDGES IMPACT OUR LIVES EVERYDAY. WE NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. RESEARCH THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND MAKE YOUR OWN DETERMINATION. The website listed below is one which offers evaluations for judges by their peers, associations of lawyers. It is a great place to start your research of elected officials who can exercise so much power…

CANA CAMPAIGN UPDATES

Our last meeting was full of information you could use. Here is a brief summary of some of the discussions. CANA CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CANA members, to expand our impact, spent the month of March working with and engaging others in the community, city, and county. CANA members volunteered to serve and to learn means to…

ANOTHER SMALL VICTORY IN FIGHT FOR OUR SAFETY

  Our fight for the human rights of black and brown people continues. We seek to have equitable allocation of all resources, including police emergency response services.   This past Monday, the ACLU was in court on our behalf to force the city to supply all emails related to police deployment. They had supplied some…

CANA MEETING TUESDAY

TUESDAY APRIL 21 MEETING Since there was no meeting in March, you won’t want to miss this next meeting. For the month of February, CANA members were out working for change and becoming more informed.   We have a lot to report. We have a lot to do. Come add your input.   CARO– USEL…

CANA Encourages Engagement with Elected Officials in March

CANA, in place of a meeting, encouraged everyone to go out into the community, attend a meeting, engage an elected official and learn more about conditions affecting our community. Having identified several events through reading a local newspaper, I decided to attend an event presented by our recently elected Commissioner, Richard Boykin. There were several…

Impactful Leadership Forum, February 5, 2015

Within the next month, February, Austin residents will be choosing, and placing their trust in, individuals to represent their interests in the city of Chicago. The members of the group Advocates for Neighborhood Development and Empowerment, ANDE, believe that the delivery of better information to the Austin community will help constituents: Recognize and utilize their…

Celebrating 5 Years of Impact

Best Wishes for the New Year We begin the fifth year of operation of the Central Austin Neighborhood Association. 2015 Activity Schedule Six Visible Action Events Ten CANA meetings 2015 Objectives Increased civic engagement Celebration of achievements Positive impact on quality of life   Next Meeting:                        Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 301 N. Mayfield   If…

CANA MEETING TUESDAY OCT 21

Our next meeting is           Tuesday, October 21, 2014                         at 301 N. Mayfield, corner of Mayfield and Fulton We start on time at 6:30pm and finish at 8:00pm.. We invite you to participate.

General Meeting Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30pm

The future of Austin is in our hands. Based upon the community discussions and activity taking place around Austin, we continue to be confident and encouraged about what we can achieve as a community. We must, however, put in the work to create the quality of life to which we all are entitled. The next…

TUESDAY 6:30-8:00PM CANA MEETING

IF YOU REMAIN SILENT, YOU ALLOW OTHERS TO GIVE YOU WHAT THEY DON’T WANT. TAKE ACTION TUESDAY  NEXT MEETING 6:30PM to 8:00PM Tuesday, October 15, 2013 301 N. Mayfield, Third Unitarian Church   Your involvement is essential for creating a community you desire and deserve.

FELON-TIF FUNDS-LIQUOR STORE: Are you outraged ?

On Sunday,  September 29,2013 , the Chicago Tribune published a front page, above the fold, article on the state of economic development and the quality of life in South Austin. It is an important piece of research and history on Austin. www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-south-austin-liquor-store-20130929,0,1042994.story chicagotribune.com Blinking beer sign illuminates Austin’s problems Liquor store with ties to felon just…

CANA Monthly Meeting

Title: CANA Monthly Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield, Third Unitarian Church Description: Your involvement is essential for creating a community you desire and deserve. . Come prepared to work on your ideas and concerns. Our meetings are short and focused on action steps. 6:30 pm to 7:00pm Calls to Action/Progress Reports/Activity Reports 5 minutes each…

Community of Congregations Focus on Austin

Title: Community of Congregations Focus on Austin Location: Ascension Catholic Church, 808 s. East Ave, Oak Park Description: Recent publicity has presented a one dimensional portrait of the Austin community. In order to help us to get a better understanding of our neighbors and learn how we can meaningfully partner with them, the Oak Park-River…

CANA WORK RECOGNIZED BY TUC

We are honored and grateful to report this news. Third Unitarian Church has selected the Central Austin Neighborhood Association as one of the recipients of its newly created Share the Plate program. CANA is one of ten organizations that will receive a donation over the next 12 month.   Third Unitarian Church has provided support…

CANA Neighborhood Beautification

You might have noticed that the mountain of mulch that was on the vacant lot at the southeast corner of Mayfield and Corcoran has dwindled down to almost a mole hill. Thanks to your neighbors and the students from Christ the King High School, that mulch was moved to corners around our area.   Our…

June 18, 2013 Meeting

 Take Action Tuesday  Come prepared to work on your ideas and concerns. We look for creative solutions. Short and focused on action steps. Calls to action and community reports from 6:30 to 7:00pm. Topics scheduled for discussion include the corner garden planting and maintenance, and  July 20 neighborhood party planning  Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm: 301 N.…