Est. 2019

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ARCHER HEIGHTS - ASHBURN - BACK OF THE YARDS - BRIGHTON PARK - CHICAGO & WEST LAWN - CLEARING - GAGE PARK - GARFIELD RIDGE - SCOTTSDALE - WEST ELSDON

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something new for the sw side

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

OUR GROUPS

mission

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.

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ACTIVISM, DESIGNED FOR BUSY PEOPLE

Join a group that lines up with your interests, meet with them just once per month, and make real changes you can see. 

 

ACTIVISM, DESIGNED FOR BUSY PEOPLE

Join a group that lines up with your interests, meet with them just once per month, and make real changes you can see. 

Take action now: Curie Park

Sign & share our petition to improve Curie Park. Our goal: 1,000 signatures.

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.

SWC Families

The Families group helps parents & guardians connect with other families by organizing fun local meetups each month.

SW CHI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Chamber is currently forming, and meets with business owners monthly to help them find resources to grow, rebrand, hire help and more. 

Youth Outreach

Our junior board sounds off at our monthly meetings, letting us know what's needed after school, at school and during the summer months - and our group leaders spring into action.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
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FAQ

Who Can Get Involved?

 

Anyone who lives, works or owns property in the Midway area.

 

GROUND RULES

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We do not and will not tolerate hate speech, race baiting, sexism, ageism or any tactics meant to cause divisiveness among our participants.

3.

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.

2.

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.

4.

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.]

 
 
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The Southwest Collective is a 501(c)(3) organization.

4444 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60632

(708) 740-8914