Governmental Services

Governmental Services Committee Overview:

Identify services available  to our community from all levels of government. Seek methods and ways to increase level and type of services received.

Where our mission is brought to reality

  • Determine vision
  • Identify and rank priorities
  • Select at least one goal to achieve by August 21
  • For each activity, develop program plan: Tasks, responsibilities ,due date, budget. Internal and external resources needed
  • Prepare monthly status report for each meeting and post on web site

Facilitator:  Bill Glass


  • Survey community residents on what services they need or would like to have.
  • Identify City and Governmental services that community members can benefit from.
  • Inform community members about available services through e-mail, text message, web site, flyer or phone call.
  • Work with City or Agency to deliver identified services to members.
  • Assist members with any applications or requirements to qualify for services.
  • Follow up with community members who have received services and inform city or agency how to improve quality or delivery of services.
  • Work with City or Governmental agency to find new services and support for community.



– Make Calls

– Write letters

– Meet with City and Agencies

– Maintain list of services

– Update web site,  send e-mails, send text messages.

– Call members, deliver flyers

– Survey community members on needs and satisfaction with services

Please contact Ron Reid @ 708 308 8985 to be added to the volunteer list.

Governmental Services Posts

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  1. Bill Glass
    April 6, 2011 at 7:29 am

    ComEd – Chicagoland Residential Direct Install Program:
    You Call. We Install. Saving money couldn’t be easier! For a limited time, Peoples Gas and ComEd are helping to save residential customers money by installing energy-saving products, such as lower flow faucet aerators, shower heads, and energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs – free of charge. This program ends May 31, 2011 (or while supplies last). Call 877-803-3674 to schedule your free installation appointment.

  2. Bill Glass
    April 6, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Mayor Daley’s Clean & Green

    I am pleased to announce that Mayor Daley’s “Clean & Green” Spring Clean-Up is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 16, 2011.

    As in the past, “Clean & Green” offers individuals as well as community and school groups an opportunity to join with volunteers from the City of Chicago to help make our neighborhoods and communities cleaner and more attractive. We provide brooms, rakes, trash bags and other tools; your students and their sponsors give a little time and bring a lot of spirit to the event. The result is a better and cleaner place for everyone to live, work and do business.

    I have attached is a copy of this year’s Spring flier. It gives specific information about the program and offers suggestions about how your students, teachers, staff — and you — may participate.

    If you have immediate questions about the 2011 “Clean & Green” Spring clean-up, please call (312) 744-5036.

  3. Bill Glass
    April 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    SUMMER JOBS In Banking, Accounting, Law and Engineering – Apply by April 8th

    Summer Employment for High School Students
    The Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI) provides a six-week paid internship program for high school sophomores and juniors each summer. These internships take place at various banks, accounting, law and engineering firms throughout the Loop and business districts. In conjunction with a 28-hour work week, students attend half-day classroom seminars and workshops every week where they learn about the financial markets, attend seminars given by successful business executives, and participate in team building programs.

    Eligibility Requirements:
    Student must currently be a Sophomore or Junior
    (ages 15 and under must have a valid work permit);
    Student must have a valid social security card;
    Student must have a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale);

    Student must attend either a public, parochial or private high school;
    Student must be a resident of the City of Chicago; and
    Student must have an annual family income of $60,000 a year or less and a parent/guardian must sign Certificate of Income Verification Form

    Job Readiness Workshop:
    Free job readiness workshop for CSBI applicants on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Workshop highlights include creating effective resumes, conducting successful interviews, making positive first impressions and following office etiquette. Space is limited and registration is required.

    How to Apply:
    Students may obtain application material from high school Principals or Guidance Counselors, or download applications from CSBI’s new website at Applications are due on April 8, 2011.

    For more information, feel free to contact us via email at

  4. Bill Glass
    April 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    2011 City Youth Council Applications for Chicago youth ages 15-23

    2011 City Youth Council Applications For Chicago Youth Ages 15-23
    Get the chance to meet powerful decision-makers in local, state, and national politics!
    Meet other passionate, powerful students from across Chicago and work on issues you care about! Earn experience and money for doing something interesting, worthwhile, and fun!
    Orientation is Monday, June 20th from 5-7 pm

    The City Youth Council SUMMER Program begins Monday, June 27, and ends Friday, August 19, 2011. Work about150 hours over the course of the summer: 3-5 days per week working with fellow council members researching and developing recommendations on your council’s issue (Education, Teen Health, and a city-wide Youth Commission Taskforce) Research retreat during July. During the school year councils will meet at least twice per month, but sometimes more frequently depending on our work.

    If you are currently between the ages of 15 and 23, please fill out an application and return it to your teacher or the Mikva Challenge by Friday, April 15, 2011.

    25 East Washington, Suite 820

    Chicago, IL 60602

    Fax: 312-863-6341


    If you have any questions call Jessica Gingold at 312-863-6340 or email at

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