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Sustainable September Program
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ICA welcomes you to GreenRise Goes Live, a celebration of the  launch of 483 solar panels and the Uptown community!

 

9:30am: Old Town School of Music commences the day
10:00am: Uptown Share Fair begins (participants on back)
10:30am - 11:30am: Solar Launch and words from:

             ICA Executive Director Terry Bergdall

             State Senator Heather Steans

             Alderman James Cappleman

Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago, Karen Weigert
11:30am - 1:30pm: Lunch outside with local food trucks
3:00pm: Reception in the 6th floor kitchen

 

ICA GreenRise is open for tours throughout the day!  Ask an ICA staff member for more details!

 

Organization Name

 Organization Contact

What does your organization do?

Alternatives Inc.

Tamika Foust, Career & Employment Services Manager

Alternatives, Inc. offers a comprehensive range of services, including clinical/mental health supports and programs focused on positive youth development.

Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home)

Ashley Tsuruda, Development Manager

Apna Ghar provides holistic services to women and children across immigrant communities in the Chicago area to end the cycle of domestic violence. Apna Ghar empowers women to be self-sufficient by a full spectrum of services from education to emergency and transitional housing to counseling and legal services.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago

Mark Anthony Florido, New Americans Democracy Project Fellow

Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Chicago, a member of Advancing Justice, has a mission to empower the Asian American community through advocacy, by utilizing education, research, and coalition-building.

Buttercup Park Advisory Council

PC Gooden-Smiley, President

B*PAC works with the Chicago Park District and the city to help promote positive programming and events that bring together the community to create a place of unity, camaraderie and a green space of beauty in this urban jungle called Uptown!

Chicago Conservation Corps (C3)

Elsa M Jacobson, Chicago Conservation Corps Leader

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is an environmental volunteer program of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum with support from the City of Chicago, in collaboration with partners across the city.

You Care. Do Something. We'll help.

Learn about your environment and opportunities for change.
Lead a project to take action in your community.

Chicago Market - A Community Co-op

Grant Kessler, Steering Committee member

Chicago Market will be a big, bright, beautiful community-owned grocery store featuring local, sustainably farmed, organic produce, meat and dairy products, as well as all of the other staples you'd expect from your market -- dry goods, bulk foods, frozen foods, wine, beer and liquor. We'll have a butcher shop, delicious prepared foods and fresh-baked goods. Chicago Market will be a community hub where shoppers can enjoy the juice and coffee bar while attending workshops, classes, meetings and performances.

Chicago Market will provide farm-to-table transparency about food, its origins and its processes. It will educate its community about nutrition, ingredient sourcing and methods of food production. The Market will support sustainability and integrity in all areas, including environmental stewardship, fair labor practices and cooperative principles. It will be devoted to the triple bottom line: People, Planet and Profit.

Chicago Religious Leadership Network (CRLN)

An interfaith network of individuals and communities, CRLN equips and mobilizes religious leaders, communities and individuals to advance peace, justice and human rights in our hemisphere.

Chicago Women's Health Center

Lindsey Adelman, Office Manager

Chicago Women's Health Center provides affordable, respectful, and accessible health care and education to women and trans people in the Chicago area. Our services are offered on a flexible sliding scale fee. We provide gynecological services, hormone therapy, counseling services, acupuncture, message, alternative insemination, and health education.

Chinese Mutual Aid Association

As a community based social services agency, CMAA serves the needs, promotes the interests, and enhances the well-being of immigrants, refugees, and local Chicagoans in more than 40 different ethnic backgrounds.

Citizens Utility Board (CUB)

Sarah, Moskowitz

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is an Illinois utility watchdog organization that serves as a voice for residential and small business utility consumers. CUB strives for better service and lower utility rates for all Illinois residents.

Our work ranges from challenging utility rate hike requests to fighting for better consumer protection laws in Springfield, to helping individuals understand the issues.

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

Laura Reilly, Cari O'Brien, VP - Marketing & Communications

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago(C4) is a leading community mental health agency in Illinois providing mental health services, crisis intervention, and substance use treatment to more than 10,000 at-risk children, adults and families each year throughout Chicago and the neighboring suburbs. For more information, visit www.c4chicago.org.

Cornerstone Community Outreach

Lyda Jackson, Volunteer Coordinator

For 25 years Cornerstone Community Outreach has welcomed Chicago’s homeless. Currently, we provide shelter to families of all descriptions, single women and single men. We strive to provide a safe place for our residents to recover from the streets and to move toward permanent housing and self-sufficiency. This is done through intensive case management as well as supportive services.

Counseling First

Cynthia M Barry, Executive Director

We are a DASA licensed substance abuse treatment Center that offers, level 1 Adult, Level 2 Adult, DUI evaluations and risk education. We also do case management. We also help clients become employed and work on getting sustainable housing.

Friends of Cuneo

Melanie Eckner, Member

Friends of Cuneo is a coalition of volunteers that supports the creative adaptive reuse of historic Cuneo Hospital in Uptown, Chicago.

Heartland Health Outreach

Blake Wilkinson, Systems Integration Manager

Heartland Health Outreach, the health care arm of Heartland Alliance, is an established leader in providing affordable, high-quality health care to men, women, and children who would otherwise struggle to address basic health needs. Founded as a national Health Care for the Homeless demonstration project in 1985, Heartland Health Outreach's services have since grown significantly. Our services include primary care, mental health, oral health, and substance use treatment and services for low-income, homeless, immigrant, and refugee populations throughout the Chicago region.
Through services delivered at our health center, outpatient and residential locations, and outreach programs at more than 120 area homeless shelters, Heartland Health Outreach annually serves the health needs of thousands of medically underserved people, filling major gaps in the region's health care system. Our diverse programs and services set the standard for inclusive, multidisciplinary treatment.
The mission of Heartland Health Outreach is to improve the health of vulnerable individuals and communities lacking access to health care- through the provision of culturally competent, multidisciplinary services designed to prevent illness and improve physical, mental and social well-being, and through advocacy that promotes the human right to comprehensive, integrated systems of care.

ICA Global Archives

Paul Noah

The Global Archives make key pieces of the historical work of the Institute of Cultural Affairs and the Ecumenical Institute available to those who might find it useful incurrent work addressing contemporary issues and concerns.

ICA GreenRise Intentional Community

Samantha Sainsbury, Resident

The ICA has created an intentional community, made up of individuals who want to live simply and are committed to a green and sustainable lifestyle. The goal is to find a diverse array of residents to help create a community that will benefit everyone.

Loud Grade Produce Squad

William L Pool, Founder & Director

Sustainable agriculture and WVO Biodiesel. We grow food with local, permacultural models, and make high quality fuel, which is 86% cleaner than petroleum diesel. This fuel can be burned in any diesel engine without modification. We educate from grade school to college, offering classes and internships. Wavy.

LIFT

Mitchell, Member Service Fellow

LIFT's goal is to help community member achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country's fight against poverty. We work by pairing trained advocates with community members to help them achieve their goals whether it be finding a job, a safe place to stay, or quality education for themselves or their kids.

New Community Vision

Terry Edlin, Founder

Many people are looking for roommates today. We facilitate Housing Mixers, community gatherings where people consider a wide range of housing options and meet others doing the same. We will support people to evaluate their housing options wisely and offer training in effective communication.

North Side Community Federal Credit Union

Sarah Marshall, VP Operations

North Side is a 40 year old community development credit union that makes savings & checking accounts, as well as small dollar & other consumer loans available to the local community.

North Side Housing & Supportive Services

Margaret Kushiner, Director of Outreach Services

North Side Housing & Supportive Services is a comprehensive human services agency that works to end homelessness in the lives of individuals by providing housing and comprehensive supportive services. Our Day Support Services Center opened in April 2012, and is an outreach and engagement center that provides wrap-around services to individuals who are homeless and who live in the Chicago area. Anyone experiencing homelessness can come in for a wide array of services, which include extensive case management, housing placement, transitional or emergency shelter placement, employment referrals, health screenings, and referrals to services that are provided by a large integrated network of homelessness services agencies throughout Chicago. Clients are welcome to come in on any weekday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to access the variety of services that are offered by our center.

ONE Northside

Chris Patterson, Violence Prevention Organizer

we organize around Social Justice issues concerning Mental health justice, Education, Affordable Housing, Youth concerns, economic justice and violence Prevention

Peoples Church of Chicago

Jean Darling, Rev.

Peoples Church of Chicago, in the Preston Bradley Center, is home to a liberal, diverse congregation that welcomes everyone, 10am Sunday morning. Our building houses Lakeside Pride symphonic band, three churches, the 2 Li'l Fishes lunch program, the Uptown Arts Center, a dozen artists, and a men's shelter. Come see what's happening here!

Sarah's Circle

Mackenzie Moore, Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah’s Circle provides housing assistance, case management, referral services, and life necessities to women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Solar Chicago

Solar Chicagois a community-wide residential group solar discount program offered by the City of Chicago, the World Wildlife Fund, ELPC and Vote Solar.

Stone Soup Cooperative

Veronica Mercado, Community

Stone Soup is an intentional community in Chicago, Illinois, designed to provide an affordable and healthy living environment for people committed to social justice work. We have three houses: two in Uptown and one in McKinley Park.

The Salvation Army - Evangeline Booth Lodge

Pam Harrell, Staff Trainer/Volunteer Coordnator

The Salvation Army Evangeline Boothe Lodge provideds shelter and services to homeless families in the Chicago area. We offer services through a commitment to the Gospel and in a manner consistent with the Mission of the Salvation Army.

Thresholds

Emily Moen, Director of PR and Marketing

Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year. Through care, employment, advocacy, and housing, Thresholds assists and inspires people with mental illnesses to reclaim their lives.

Thresholds is one of the oldest and largest providers of recovery services for persons with mental illnesses in Illinois. We reject the notion that anyone is a lost cause, utilizing evidence-based practices and a wide range of supports to treat the whole person, rather than just the disease.

We offer 25 innovative programs at more than 70 locations throughout Chicago, the adjacent suburbs, and McHenry and Kankakee Counties. Services include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care, substance abuse treatment, and research. Last year, Thresholds served more than 6,700 adults and youth, with 75% of services delivered out in the community, representing more than 400,000 hours of care.

Thresholds New Freedom Center

Samantha McGovern, Team Leader

Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year. Through care, employment, advocacy, and housing, Thresholds assists and inspires people with mental illnesses to reclaim their lives.

Thresholds is one of the oldest and largest providers of recovery services for persons with mental illnesses in Illinois. We reject the notion that anyone is a lost cause, utilizing evidence-based practices and a wide range of supports to treat the whole person, rather than just the disease.

We offer 25 innovative programs at more than 70 locations throughout Chicago, the adjacent suburbs, and McHenry and Kankakee Counties. Services include assertive outreach, case management, housing, employment, education, psychiatry, primary care, substance abuse treatment, and research. Last year, Thresholds served more than 6,700 adults and youth, with 75% of services delivered out in the community, representing more than 400,000 hours of care.

Truman College - Center for Civic Engagement and Community Based Learning

Julie D. Dockery, Director of Service-Learning

Truman College is a two-year higher education institution. The Center for Civic Engagement and Community Based Learning is the hub for all civic engagement and service-learning efforts at the college.

Uptown United

Alyssa Berman-Cutler, Executive Director

Community Economic Development for Uptown community.

Voice of the People in Uptown

D'Angelo Boyland, Tenant Coordinator/Organizer

Our organization focuses on the preservation and promotion of affordable housing, as well as provides housing for low-income individuals and families. We also work to get our tenants engaged with the community by creating program initiatives and inviting tenants to community events.