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South Side Eats: Unwrap the Fantastic Roti at Cafe Trinidad in Bronzeville

You never have to travel far to find some Caribbean food on the South Side. However, most options from the islands will be Jamaican. One of the exceptions is Cafe Trinidad, which recently moved into new digs on 47th Street in Bronzeville. They're the first and, to my knowledge, still the only restaurant in all of Chicagoland specializing in the food fromTrinidad and Tobago.   

Chicago Unveils New Small Business Push

The Emanuel administration today announced a new program intended to increase the number of contracts that neighborhood businesses win from Chicago's largest employers.

The University of Chicago Launches UChicago Local

The University of Chicago today announced the launch of UChicago Local, an initiative designed to support local businesses on the mid-South Side, providing the training and connections to help them work with the University and the University of Chicago Medicine. 

DCASE Seeks Proposals from Qualified Food Service Companies

DCASE Seeks Proposals from Qualified Firms

Office of City Clerk Summer Internship Program




SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS! 

Family Literacy Night

QCDC OST Program hosts Family Literacy Night at Reavis

Health & Wellness Field Trip

Chicago Bulls/Sox Academy (Lisle, IL)

Q: How Do You Make Chicago Stronger? A: Invest in Chicago Neighborhoods

Warning that Chicago risks becoming a “tale of two cities” if its neighborhoods deteriorate as downtown thrives, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday gave a full-throated endorsement to LISC Chicago’s Campaign for Stronger Neighborhoods, an ambitious effort to raise $40 million to support community rebuilding programs and initiatives.

Adopt A Station Project Now Underway

Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC), in partnership with Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), Bronzeville Green (a subsidiary of The Renaissance Collaborative-TRC) and with support from Alderman Pat Dowell, broke ground on a garden to be located at the 47th Street Green Line Station, supporting the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Adopt-A-Station Program. 

QCDC has also commissioned Bronzeville artist, Paul Branton, to install a mural on a building adjacent to the garden.  The theme of the mural is “Pride, Diversity and Dignity” and will speak to the past and present through images of African masks as well as images of historic and present day Bronzeville.

The project was funded by a grant from the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority/Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

Prioritizing Culture: Bronzeville’s Approach to Commercial Development

Bronzeville, on Chicago's mid-south side, holds a special place in the city's history. Over the past year, efforts to rekindle some of its grandeur have resulted in an array of exciting projects and programming. Through restoring old murals to Bronzeville Nights to events celebrating the neighborhood’s heritage, both groups and individuals are transforming Bronzeville into a lively, vibrant destination.

2013 Think Green Project

IMANI PEARLS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION PRESENTS 

2013 THINK GREEN PROJECT 

QCDC celebrates 10th anniversary.

QCDC Celebrates 10 Years Of Community Development

Shops and Lofts at 47 to anchor Bronzeville retail

“For some, the number seven symbolizes luck; others associate it with the fulfillment of a prophecy,” reflected former 4th Ward Alderman and current Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC) Chair Shirley Newsome, to a packed crowd on April 2, as they celebrated the groundbreaking of The Shops and Lofts at 47. Seven years in the making, it could be argued that this anchor mixed-use building at the corner of 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue is much more the result of the latter than the former—plus just plain old hard work and perseverance. But Newsome summed up the true feeling of the day when she said, “The most relevant meaning of the number seven in this case is rebirth.” This is what the project is all about: giving new life to the Bronzeville community and helping transform Cottage Grove Avenue and 47th Street into vibrant corridors for retail and housing.

Quad Communities Development Corporation celebrates our Tenth Year Anniversary Luncheon

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER

WBDC Micro Loan Days

Women's Business Development Center

Business Resource Fair

Resources, Improvement, Preparation, Empowerment

Smart Phone Pictorial Tour

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IMG_005: New Reavis Principal Gail King, Health Coordinator Kenneth Varner and Mikva Challenge instructor Chris Rudd join students in a game at the LSC sponsered back to school picnic in August.
IMG_038: Reavis students who participated in the CDF Freedom School's summer program went to Navy Pier for their final field trip.
IMG_040: CDF Freedom Schools Reavis participants summer 2012.
IMG_054: CDF Freedom Schools Reavis participants at the Lincoln Park Zoo summer 2012.
IMG_051: AfroFro performs a concert for the students of Reavis.
Connect 4 "Promoting Community Togetherness" VIP Reception and Awards Gala.

CONNECT 4: 
Our mission is to connect the past, present and future by highlighting the historically significant and culturally rich communities of North Kenwood, Oakland, Douglas, and Grand Boulevard.
Connect 4 "Promoting Community Togetherness" 
The name, Connect 4, is based on four vital components of a vibrant community: Community, Beautification, Political Will and Business. This annual event recognizes the efforts of those who work tirelessly through civic leadership to enrich and enhance our communities.

Operation Safe Zone Youth Place-Making Program

On October 20,  QCDC launched its fall intership program for youth. 

2012 Harvest Festival & Petting Zoo

4400 South Cottage Grove 

10am to 3pm

Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness

Saturday November 8, 2012

11am - 2 pm

Coppin Memorial African Church 

5627 South Michigan Avenue

Jazz @ the People Spot

This micro-festival will be held at Little Black Pearl on 47th and Greenwood on Saturday, October 13th 12:00 – 5:30 pm.  It will be hosted by Vocalo.org radio personality, Brian Babylon, and features an array of jazz and jazz-inspired artists like Koku Gonza, theBronzeville DivaSara Marie Young and trumpeter extraordinaire  Corey Wilkes

Open House Chicago 2012

Open House Chicago 2012

Black Metropolis/Greater Bronzeville Sites To Visit

Bronzeville Visitor Information Center, 3501 South Martin Luther King Drive,

 Chicago Military Academy  (Armory), 3519 S. Giles Avenue

 Corpus Christi Church, 4920 S. King Dr.

 De La Salle Institute, 3455 S. Wabash Avenue

 Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Avenue

 Gallery Guichard, 3521 S. Martin Luther King Dr.

 Grant Memorial African Methodist Episcopal, 4017 South Drexel Blvd.

 llinois Institute of Technology, McCormickTribune Campus Ctr 3201 State

 Illinois Institute of Technology, S. R., Crown Hall 3360 S State

 Illinois Institute of Technology, State Street Village, 3301 S State

 Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center, 1060 East 47th Street,

 Meyers Ace Hardware/Sunset Café, 315 E. 35th Street,

 Milton Mizenburg Studio: Oakland Museum of Contemporary Art, 1024 E. 41st Place,

 Public Safety Building (Chicago Police and Fire Department Headquarters), 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

 Rainbow PUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50th St.

 Ryerson Mansion/Croatian Ethnic Institute, 4851 S Drexel Blvd

 South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan Avenue

 Swift Mansion, 4500 South Michigan Ave

 Welcome Inn Manor, 4563 S. Michigan

“Donate to Bring Jazz and the Arts to Bronzeville”

“Donate to Bring Jazz and the Arts to Bronzeville” 

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