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

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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...
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CANA Neighborhood Beautification

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May 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

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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...
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Annual Welcome Spring Cleaning Comes to the CANA Neighborhood with Residents, Duke Alumni Engage, Christ the King High School, and The Safer Foundation

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May 2, 2012
Annual Welcome Spring Cleaning Comes to the CANA Neighborhood with Residents, Duke Alumni Engage, Christ the King High School, and The Safer Foundation

CANA had our better natures on display on April 21st as we welcomed 58 volunteers to help cleanup our community. We had volunteers from our neighborhood joined by Third Unitarian Church members, the Duke University Alumni Engage team, Christ the King High School and The Safer Foundation.   We are truly touched with the outpouring...
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Be a Part of a Winning Team: Spread Beauty

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April 30, 2012

It’s May and already we can see the beginnings of another summer of wonderful accents throughout our neighborhood. Thanks to our work in April, and building upon the foundation we set last year, we are well prepared to create more beauty in Austin. YOU CAN BE PART OF AN AWARD WINNING TEAM.  Come and...
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Welcome Spring on April 21, 2012

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April 4, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., is Central Austin Neighborhood Association’s (CANA’s) Spring Cleanup Day.  CANA’s 16 square blocks are bordered by Austin Blvd. (W), Mason (E), Washington (S), and Corcoran (N). Equipment and supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring some or your own. Volunteers will meet at 9...
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CANA Neighbors and Safer Foundation Volunteers Clean Vacant Lot, Alleys, and Corners

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October 14, 2011
CANA Neighbors and Safer Foundation Volunteers Clean Vacant Lot, Alleys, and Corners

On Tuesday Oct 4th and Thursday Oct 6th Former Aldermanic Candidate and CANA member Roman Morrow led Safer Foundation volunteers in two days of corner prep, vacant lot and alley cleanings. Local residents and volunteers prepared our beautiful corner flower plantings for winter by removing Canna Lily bulbs for winter storage as well as weed removal.  ...
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2011 Neigborhood Beautification Vision Award Received

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October 14, 2011
2011 Neigborhood Beautification Vision Award Received

Joyce Charmatz, President of Keep Chicago Beautiful Inc., presented its Keep Chicago Beautiful 2011 Neighborhood Beautification Vision Award to the Central Austin Neighborhood Association  on September 27, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. In the picture below Serethea and Ron Reid are flanked by the mascot “Les Waste” on the left and the President, Joyce...
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Polishing a Jewel in Our Neighborhood: Stretching your mind and body

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September 1, 2011
Polishing a Jewel in Our Neighborhood: Stretching your mind and body

Ron and Serethea Reid, in addition to being members of the Central Austin Neighborhood Association, are leaders in the Chicago Conservation Corp, a program developed by the City of Chicago, Department of the Environment. The Chicago Conservation Corp is a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our...
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Corner Planting Wrap Up With Safer Foundation Volunteers

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June 20, 2011

CANA members were joined by new volunteers from the Safer Foundation thanks to coordination by CANA member and former Aldermanic candidate Roman Morrow. The five volunteers helped us complete the month long planting process for 14 corners in our 16 block area.  The Safer guys were great; they were hard working and genuinely happy to...
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More Scenes of Residents, Duke University Alumni and other volunteers at Corner Planting Event

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May 31, 2011

Here are more pictures from our May 21st Corner Planting Event thanks to Third Church and CANA Member Allen Matthews!  Neighbors, residents and Duke University Alumni Engage volunteers work to improve our community. 
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CANA Collaborates on Corners!

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May 23, 2011

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...
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Preparation underway for May 21st Corner Planting Initiative

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May 17, 2011

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...
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Day of Service for Christ the King High School and CANA

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May 17, 2011

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...
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A More Beautiful Austin, 16 Blocks at a time

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March 31, 2011

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...
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Scenes from our Spring Cleanup

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March 25, 2011

  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.
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Volunteers Stand Ready to Help Clean Up Austin

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March 13, 2011

Great News ! This year continues to show great promise. Our next effort takes place on Saturday, March 19th at 8:30 AM at the corner of Austin and Madison. More Austin stakeholders are joining the effort to beautify Austin. Austin High School As a result of a posting about our event on AustinTalks.org, we...
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Spring Cleanup Planned for March 19th

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February 18, 2011

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...
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FREE HOME WEATHERIZATION

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November 19, 2010

Saturday, Novermber 20, 2010       10AM to 3PM Greater Galilee, 1308  S. Independence Blvd, 773 521-4330 Weatherization work may include attic and wall insulation, furnace and boiler improvement, window and door improvement Assistance may include light and gas bills Renters are welcome to apply with owner’s consent
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CANA Cleans up the Neighborhood

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October 20, 2010
CANA Cleans up the Neighborhood

CANA Members begin Anti-Litter Campaign by picking up trash throughout the neighborhood! Twelve neighbors and members joined Facilitator Marvin Marshall picking up trash along Austin, Mason, Mayfield and Menard this past Saturday morning. Yes we can make a difference! Working to make our neighboorhood beautiful! The team relaxes after a full day at 3rd Unitarian Church...
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Neighborhood Trash Pickup Day – Sat Oct 16th 9:00 AM

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October 15, 2010

 LET’S PICKUP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD  BY PICKING UP THE TRASH COME LEND A HAND AS CANA EMBARKS ON  A  NEIGHGORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION CAMPAIGN. SATURDAY OCTOBER 16, 2010,  BEGINNING AT 9:00AM THRU 1:00PM Meet at Corner of Madison and Austin  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS EVENT.  ALL ARE WELCOME Any questions, contact Marvin...
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CANA Anti Litter Campaign

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September 1, 2010

We need your help in putting together and anti-litter campaign for our community and our schools.  Please contact Ron Reid or Marvin Marshall for more information and to help!
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