“It’s personal for us,” Asiaha Butler, Executive Director of Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.), said in a front page article of the Chicago Tribune today, talking about the groundbreaking work happening in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. R.A.G.E. is one of the partner organizations leading the ‘Go Green On Racine’ effort with IMAN, and has long had to bear the weight of telling the Englewood story that seldom gets the attention of people outside the neighborhood.
This week, as violence and unrest erupted in Chicago again after yet another police-involved shooting in Englewood, local residents, organizers, and IMAN’s Green ReEntry participants continue to work towards building the Englewood that we know is possible. Despite all the odds, this work is personal for us, and we remain excited and hopeful for everything our community is building together.
Check out the Chicago Tribune article to read about the impact our Green ReEntry participants hope to make with this work and please continue to keep our efforts in Chicago, Atlanta, and beyond in your prayers.