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15th of August 2010

Interview with Coach Morgan

Westside Writing Project participant and former Ryerson student, Anthony Nix, interviews girls basketball coach Mr. Morgan to discuss his team’s successful season as well as the importance of athletics to girls in the West Humboldt Park community.

Anthony has been a part of WWP for three years since he was in 6th grade. He has written articles relating to domestic violence as well as other social ills such as the effects that neighborhood violence and drug activity have on the youth. He has also learned the basis of operating a videocamera as well as how to produce his own video podcasts.


13th of August 2010

Learn Computer Skills at Association House

A new course offers computer repair and test taking skills to pass college level tests


Photos From The Block

View images from the recent B’Ball on the Block event at Association House.  These pictures were taken by some of the youth participating in the event.


Grants for Humboldt Park Small Businesses

The City of Chicago has local grants for local firms to repair or remodel their facilities


12th of August 2010

B-Ball on the Block

B-Ball on the Block is a community initiative where youth come and enjoy games of basketball on beautiful summer days. For three years, on six Friday afternoons, different blocks in both East and West Humboldt Park transform into safe places where young people come and enjoy themselves in a positive environment.


11th of August 2010

Are Police Surveillance Cameras a Good Investment?

Gaper’s Block writes about research that includes Humboldt Park


10th of August 2010

CeaseFire Employees Work to Stop Violence with Experience

Red Eye reports on the work of CeaseFire West in Humboldt Park


6th of August 2010

After Thirty Years, a Patriot Comes Home

The longest-held Puerto Rican political prisoner in United States prisons, Carlos Alberto Torres, was released on parole and was welcomed by over 500 people


State Budget Hurting Anti-Violence Programs

An article in the Trib outlines how state budget troubles are impacting anti-violence initiatives


9th of July 2010

West Humboldt Park Grows Small Businesses

With help to access funding to expand, west Humboldt Park’s Thermal Electric is one of many businesses on Chicago Avenue that are finding the community a good place to be