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The Collective is a collection of groups dedicated to specific initiatives on the southwest side of Chicago.
Our groups meet monthly to tackle issues like development, crime and placemaking.
If you want to make a difference in your Midway-area neighborhood, but aren't sure where to start...you're in the right place.
A NONPARTISAN & NON-RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION
Build a community among our neighborhoods.
We break down barriers, borders and boundaries in order to build a community for all on the Southwest Side of Chicago.
We connect young families with the things they need, via our Freebies for Families events.
We connect small businesses to each other, and to free resources to level the playing field among an area rife with corporate chains.
We publish all information in dual languages, so no one is left out.
If a wall stands in our way, we'll break it down.
ACTIVISM, DESIGNED FOR BUSY PEOPLE
Check out an upcoming event, join a group that lines up with your interests, or sign up your friends or family to take on a task on your own time.
- Multiple DatesSat, Jul 02Gage Park
- Multiple DatesSat, Jul 16Vittum ParkJul 16, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMVittum Park, 5010 W 50th St, Chicago, IL 60638, USAAs part of our involvement in the Healthy Chicago Equity Zone program, SWC will be bringing a monthly FREE Farmer's Market to Garfield Ridge, thanks to our friends at Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition. We'll be there until supplies last - first come, first served.
- Multiple DatesSat, Aug 06Senka Park
- Multiple DatesSat, Aug 20Vittum ParkAug 20, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PMVittum Park, 5010 W 50th St, Chicago, IL 60638, USAAs part of our involvement in the Healthy Chicago Equity Zone program, SWC will be bringing a monthly FREE Farmer's Market to Garfield Ridge, thanks to our friends at Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition. We'll be there until supplies last - first come, first served.
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OUR GROUPS & AREAS OF FOCUS
Green Space Project
In our industry-heavy communities, environmental concerns are not prioritized, so our Green Space Project takes a hard look at issues like air quality, park conditions and more.
The Families group helps parents & guardians connect with other families by organizing our bi-monthly Freebies for Families event.
SW Chi chamber
Our Small Business group is working hard to build a regional chamber of commerce.
Our SW Side Bike Group conducts monthly rides, advocates for bike safety and works with partners such as Divvy to bring bikes to the community.
We do not and will not tolerate hate speech, race baiting, sexism, ageism or any tactics meant to cause divisiveness among our participants.
This group is nonpartisan and welcomes all...even those who may not agree with your personal beliefs, political views, or religion. We will need to work together regardless of these factors.
We do not and will not allow active political candidates to pitch, solicit or recruit volunteers at our meetings or outings. And we do not endorse them as a group, either.
A participant is welcome until they make themselves unwelcome.
[That means, whether in person or on our social media, if your attitude sucks, you'll be asked to leave.]