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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
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.
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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.
FREEBIES FOR FAMILIES
This group helps parents & guardians connect with other families by organizing our bi-monthly, free clothing & gear swap. Think of it as "mutual aid for mamas."
SW Chi chamber
Our Small Business group has become its own SW Chi Chamber, a membership-based small business support group.
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.
business owners: help is here
Our Small Business Team is conducting weekly evening visits to make sure employers have the latest info regarding COVID healthcare for staffers and customers.
Programming is made possible by a collaboration between The Southwest Collective, Greater Southwest Development Corporation and City of Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection department.
The COVID Vaccine will come to you.
Anyone aged 6 months + is eligible.
Up to 10 people can be vaccinated at one appointment.
Appointments available Saturday through Tuesday, 8:00AM to 6:30PM.
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. We are a 501c3.
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.]