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READI Program for at Risk Youth in North Lawndale

READI Program for at Risk Youth in North Lawndale

Jose Wilson is the Director of Workforce Programs and Clinical Systems in the North Lawndale Employment Network, within the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative (READI) program. This is a program for at-risk emerging adults on the South Side of Chicago. Currently, the program serves four neighborhoods: Englewood, Austin, West Garfield Park, and North Lawndale.  The […]

Restorative Justice in the North Lawndale Community

Restorative Justice in the North Lawndale Community

Father Larry is a leader at St. Agatha’s Church in the North Lawndale community, in Chicago, Illinois. Father Larry is passionate about the programs the church is able to offer the community. These services include the restorative justice program that is designed to enforce a mentality that the penal system needs to be reformed into a […]

Weeding Out the Online Trolls

Weeding Out the Online Trolls

Cornell University has recently conducted research with an A.I. they built to detect the early warning signs of disregarded civility and politeness. These signs are then flagged in an effort to showcase their toxicity. This is so others are less prone to follow the example set by those inclined to use slurs and expletives as […]

Peace Warriors Find Solace in Student Activism

Peace Warriors Find Solace in Student Activism

The National Education Writers Association gathered a panel of students comprised of both survivors of school shootings and activists involved in their respective communities, such as the Peace Warriors from North Lawndale High School in Chicago. Other people involved included leaders Emma Gonzales and David Hogg of the March for Our Lives movement. At the […]

ATF Agent Shot in South Side Chicago in the Back of the Yards

ATF Agent Shot in South Side Chicago in the Back of the Yards

An ATF agent was injured in the face early Friday, May 4, 2018, in the Back of the Yards of Chicago. This was the fourth law officer injured in the last year in a territory on the South Side where opposing gangs have been ramping up their firepower. Both federal and local law authorities were investigating as part of Chicago’s task force; comprised […]

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