Go Green On Racine is one of six Chicago Prize finalists
At the close of 2019, IMAN alongside our community partners, Teamwork Englewood, Resident Association of Greater Englewood, and E.G. Woode, received extraordinary news that we advanced as one of six finalists for the first-ever Pritzker-Traubert Chicago Prize, a $10 million award. We will know if our initiative, Go Green On Racine: An Englewood Rising Project, is selected for the final prize by May 2020.
After years of working together on various Englewood initiatives with our community partners and leaders, Go Green On Racine represents a formalized partnership around a single bold vision to transform the intersection at the 6300 block of South Racine Avenue. This transformative and catalytic development will include expansions of IMAN’s organizing and Green ReEntry work in the form of a Fresh Market Co-Op, mixed use development, a business incubator and retail establishment, and an upscale recycling hub at an old and shuttered public school building.
All of this builds on decades of IMAN’s work in the neighborhood, cultivating leaders, working to increase access to nutritious foods in local corner stores, healing tensions between Arab store owners and African American residents, and outreach to young men looking to escape the cycle of violence.
We are so excited to continue working towards bringing this vision into fruition with ongoing support from the community.
For the latest info or if you would like get involved/support, visit: www.gogreenonracine.com