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Now is the Time: Advancing North Lawndale Together

Sinai Community Institute Inc

Designed by and for residents, Advancing North Lawndale Together revitalizes physical and social assets by investing in ready-to-go capital projects and launching our Quality-of-Life Plan.

Last Updated: January 2022
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Executive Summary

North Lawndale is ready for major revitalization—with new employers, national festivals in historic Douglas Park, and for-profit developers eyeing swaths of vacant properties. Advancing North Lawndale Together believes that all of us have a duty to ensure that longtime residents reap the benefits of new jobs, housing, services, and infrastructure. Key capital projects will spur economic stability for thousands of residents: working families ready to own their own home; low-income families in need of affordable rentals; "opportunity youth" at the highest risk of violence and a lifetime of incarceration; and residents ready to build skills to secure quality, available jobs.

All will benefit from access to health care. Blighted buildings and vacant lots will be restored to use. Residents will design green space and public art. The North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC) ties it all together with resident engagement and governance. Advancing North Lawndale Together envisions North Lawndale as a healthy, vibrant community with a diversified and innovative economy, competitive workforce, engaged citizens, and infrastructure that supports long-term sustainable growth.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Sinai Community Institute Inc

website: http://www.sinai.org
Organization Headquarters
Illinois, United States
Organization ID
36-3932824
Number of Full-time Employees
51 to 100
Annual Operating Budget
$5.1 to 10 Million
Type
Non-profit

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