This summer the Back of the Yards will host the fourth annual Hoops in the Hood, a summer basketball league for neighborhood youth. Hundreds of young athletes from 12 Chicago neighborhoods participate each year in the summer-long leagues that blend street basketball with other recreational activities designed to teach leadership skills, social responsibility and teamwork while promoting civic engagement and community building. Each Friday we hope to engage and educate our community.
Hoops in the Hood Schedule:
- June 22, 2012
47th & Seeley
Quality of Life Education Committee
“Stimulate Your Mind and Have a Good Time”
- June 29, 2012
49th & Marshfield
Quality of Life Housing Committee
“Helping you Find a Home”
- July 13, 2012
47th & Ada
Quality of Life Civic Engagement Committee
“Get Engaged, Rock the Vote”
- July 20, 2012
43rd & Hermitage
Quality of Life Youth & Safety Committee
“Step Up, Stop Bullying & Violence”
- July 27, 2012
45th & Richmond
Quality of Life Economic Development Committee
- August 18, 2012
Hoops in the Hood Cross-City Tournament
Seward Park, 375 W. Elm Street
For more information contact Erin Waitz, Director of New Communities Program (NCP), at (773) 523-4416 or email@example.com
Small Business Improvement Funds
Learn about the Small business Improvement Fund (SBIF) and how your business can use SBIF to rehab your business. SBIF is a City of Chicago grant adminstered by SomerCor 504 Inc. and designed to help cover the cost of up to 75% of eligible rehab costs up to $150,000.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Bohica Bar & Grill at 5518 S. Archer Ave. (parking on the side)
REGISTER: With Miguel Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-523-4416 ext. 121.
The City of Chicago’s Local Industrial Retention Intiative (LIRI) funds local non-profit industrial councils to provide planning and stewardship to the city’s 24 industrial corridors and business retention services to the companies that operate within them. LIRIs provide varied services including facilitating city services, marketing and assisting with public incentives, providing educational and networking opportunities, promoting the area and local business and planning and advocating for the long-term vitality of the industrial corridors.