Category: Members Meeting

CANA May 17th Meeting attended by ACLU

Our May monthly meeting was well attended and tackled diverse issues like our upcoming neighborhood beautification projects and strategy to improve police response times in minority communities. We invited the Chicago Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to educate our members and speak to residents about strategies to get the city to comply…

CANA Collaborates on Corners!

The May 21st  Planting of Intersection Corners was a wonderful success! We had volunteers from the community, the city and as far away as Durham NC! We had volunteers from almost every block from Madison to Corcoran and from Austin to Menard streets.  Thanks so much to so many people. A special thanks to all the…

Preparation underway for May 21st Corner Planting Initiative

CANA volunteers have been out almost daily since May 14 to prepare the ground for our May 21st Corner planting. The community has benefitted from the the efforts of six men so far performing the heavy lifting of tilling the ground. We discovered the ground was very hard and required manual digging before we could…

Day of Service for Christ the King High School and CANA

Austin’s Jesuit College Preparatory High School – Christ the King, joined CANA on May 7 for a second neighborhood cleanup this year!  This event was unique in that it was comprised of students, teachers and parents. This dynamic group was wonderful to work with. The energy, service learning and relationship building should be a model for other…

NOTES FROM APRIL GENERAL MEETING

Our meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 focused on two topics: Beautification Safety  We would like to hold a meeting at 10:00AM on Saturday, April 30 to discuss the plans for our projects in May. Please call  (312) 952-4983 about your availability to participate. You may participate by coming to the meeting or be on…

A More Beautiful Austin, 16 Blocks at a time

Part of the mission of the Central Austin Neighborhood Association is to unite residents in the effort to transform Austin into a more vibrant and attractive place to live, work, play and raise children. We want to create and support a greater sense of responsibility for creating a better environment for our children. We want…

Scenes from our Spring Cleanup

  CANA conducted a street by street cleanup throughout our 16 blocks. We were joined by neighbors and students from Christ the King High School here in Austin. Many neighbors that were not able to clean the entire neighborhood came out to take care of their blocks.

March 15th Meeting Forecasts Growth for CANA in 2011

Based upon the turnout and the participation level at our last meeting, we continue to be confident and encouraged about what we can achieve as a community. Our base of support continues to broaden. Our general meetings are only 90 minutes long. They are usually limited to the presentation of strategies that have been formulated…

CANA Monthly Meeting Tuesday March 15th

  Please join C.A.N.A. on    Tuesday, March 15th 2011 from 6:30pm-8pm 301 North Mayfield Avenue  Chicago, IL 60644        The Central Austin Neighborhood Association (C.A.N.A.) seeks to bring together members of our community to be advocates for improvement. Our members pool their time, expertise, and resources to accomplish our goals and get…

High Paying Jobs Can Be Filled By You

A unique opportunity for training exists in the Austin neighborhood, available at low cost. There are exciting, high-paying manufacturing  jobs going unfilled due to a lack of skilled workers, even in this economy. Manufacturing is an exciting and growing industry, where companies create high-tech, complex products like wind turbines and airplanes. Manufacturing companies have po0led…

Spring Cleanup Planned for March 19th

On Tuesday, February 15th we continued our development of plans for our work this year. Our focus at this meeting was the beautification of our community.  Members volunteered to share the work to make our neighborhood more visually attractive. This effort is being led by Jane Shirley and. Marvin Marshall.  Our first project is the…

First Meeting Celebrates Accomplishments, Plans for New Heights

  HAPPY NEW YEAR CANA started this new year with its usual vigor. We gathered on Tuesday to celebrate the work completed in 2010 and to prepare to reach new heights in 2011.  ACCOMPLISHMENTS Our accomplishments in 2010 were many. Given that our first meeting took place in August, we accomplished much in a short…

WE MUST NOT ALLOW THE POLICE TO IGNORE US

It has been nearly two months since our last appearance at the Police Board meeting. We skipped the December meeting and the January meeting is coming up in about5 days. It looks like we must make another appearance at the Police Board meeting.  At the last meeting we made requests for information from the Police…

CANA MEETING: TUESDAY, January 18

Let’s continue our efforts to create more beauty, peace, and prospertiy in our neighborhood. Just a few hours in a month can make a difference. You’ve seen it happen. Come out January 18th to celebrate and move forward. 6:30PM Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield

CANA Celebrates Neighbors and the Holidays

And a good time was had by all.  CANA kicked off the holiday season with a blast. Children, tweens, teens, adults and seniors gathered for an evening of celebration, fellowshipping and dining. Our reach extended beyond the Austin borders as several of the participants came from the South Side and the North Side of Chicago.…

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: COME ONE, COME ALL

Neighbors are like family members. You don’t have to see them everyday to know that they’re there. This Holiday season join your extended family, C.A.N.A., for our First Annual Holiday Celebration. Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield, Chicago, IL  60644 Saturday, December 11, 2010 5:00 pm         Caroling for neighbors –    Come lend your voice to…

AUSTIN COMING TOGETHER, A NEEDED CONCEPT, AN ORGANIZATION TO FILL THE NEED

Austin Coming Together, ACT is a relatively new organization of organizations. Its mission is to create an intermediary infrastructure of sustainable resources, systems and networks that provide economic and educational opportunities that improve the quality of life within the Austin community.  ACT describes its method of achieving its mission, its Theory of Change, as follows:…

BEING OVER 40 IS QUITE WONDERFUL, THE MONTHLY MEETING

Our November meeting was held on Tuesday, November 16th at 6:30PM. Once again more than 41 business owners, renters, building owners, homeowners, youth, seniors, and church members came together to work for change in our community. There were 20 who had come for the first time to meet with us. Our message is reaching and…

CANA MAKES A “STAND” AT POLICE BOARD MEETING

 At the October Police Board meeting, the President of the Police Board commended CANA for the manner and content of its presentation. Four of the eight CANA members in attendance made presentations on the issues and concerns in our area. When a CANA member spoke, the entire group stood to show solidarity.  Although there were…

“45” NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD………… DID YOU SEE IT ?

Your neighborhood association continues to grow. At our meeting last night, 45 people came out to work for change in our community. That’s more than a 50% increase in attendance from our last meeting. Our message is touching people.  While enjoying light refreshments contributed by several members, we listened to reports from the committees.  Beautification-The…

CANA RECEPTION AND MEETING ON OCTOBER 19th AT 6:30 PM

You are not alone in your desire for see positive change. Come meet and share your ideas with others who support change and improvements to create a more vibrant neighborhood . Together we can turn our ideas into reality. Come participate in the development of the Central Austin Neighborhood Association. LOCATION Third Unitarian Church,  301 N. Mayfield  AGENDA…

POLICE BOARD MEETING:Taking our concerns to the next level

We must use all available means to obtain the necessary attention to the conditions in our neighborhood. We must do more than attend the CAPS meetings. We must address all who exercise control over the actions of the police.  The Police Board holds a public meeting once a month. Members of the public are invited…