On behalf of LEARN West Rogers Park, I want to thank you for taking time to fill out our library survey. This coalition of community organizations, businesses and individuals has worked tirelessly over the past two years to advocate for a 21st Century library in the 50thWard and to ensure community involvement in the process.
Whether you signed our petition to create awareness for the need of a new library and/or shared your thoughts on how this new library can best serve our community via the survey, your input continues to be vital in shaping this new community cornerstone.
On Monday, May 1, 2017, Alderman Silverstein and representatives from Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Public Library will reveal the design for the new Northtown Library Branch to be located at the northwest corner of Western and Pratt Avenues.
This public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Avenue.
Please join LEARN WRP to learn what they have in mind for our new library and to share your thoughts.
Together we can make sure our community has a voice!
Thank you for your involvement.
|JCCWRP Family Event Features Fun for Kids, Neighborhood Advocacy, Mortgage Assistance and Enrichment Info For Moms and Dads
More than 400 WRP residents of all ages -but especially moms, dads and kids – enjoyed an afternoon of socializing and community building at Back-to-School Fun Day, Sunday, Aug. 31, on the grounds of the Bernard Horwich Center, sponsored by Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park and Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago.
Featuring free rides for children including a moonwalk and rock-climbing wall, musical entertainment, door prizes, and food for purchase from Great Chicago Food & Beverage, the event provided a bounty of information from participating exhibitors on services and opportunities available in the neighborhood.
“Our goal was to connect community members to valuable – and little known — resources,” said JCCWRP Executive Director Scott "Shalom" Klein.
JCCWRP informed guests of its mission to strengthen and preserve West Rogers Park as Chicago’s flagship Jewish neighborhood, providing a vehicle for advocacy for better amenities in the parks and a new public library; revitalization of commercial streets, and alleviating eye soars, like the blighted area behind Lincoln Village. To learn more about how community members can participate in efforts to become a force for positive change in the neighborhood, visit the JCCWRP website atwww.gowrp.org.
Among other highlights, Richard Trumbo, proprietor of Music House, located at 2925 W. Devon, delighted guests with a live mini-concert and answered questions from scores of parents about music lessons for kids (www.musichouseinc.com).
Devon Bank representatives shared information about a program developed in partnership with JCCWRP, providing financial assistance to qualified buyers to encourage home ownership. (Contact Irv Loundy, Senior VP, ILoundy@DevonBank.com.)
Jewish Child and Family Services staff explained the “safer schools” initiative, aimed to protect children from abuse in the day-school system. (Information is available athttp://www.jcfs.org/node/677)
A volunteer for Ald. Debra Silverstein’s office advised neighbors on how to utilize her constituent services to report crime, potholes, graffiti, worn-out refuse cans, and more (visitwww.50thWardChicago.com).
Co-sponsors included Jewish Community Centers of Chicago, Devon Bank, Ald. Debra Silverstein and State Sen. Ira Silverstein.