|Nancy Z Woulfe||Jan 26, 2017||
Maryville in Des Plaines
|Mark Angelini, President Mercy Housing Lakefront||Feb 02, 2017||
Solving Social Issues with Housing First Strategies
Mark Angelini is the President of Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL), one of the largest and most innovative community development organizations in the Midwest. MHL has developed and manages 28 affordable rental properties enabling more than 5,000 people to live in hope. By completing construction of four new buildings and assuming ownership of another housing ministry, MHL will double in scale by 2017.
Mark grew up in the Little Italy neighborhood of Chicago, and has invested over 30 years in economic, community and real estate development and revitalization of Chicago’s communities.
After beginning his career as the Executive Assistant for Economic Development to U.S. Senator Paul Simon, Mark served as the chief-of-staff for Ald. Gerald McLaughlin. He later worked at The Shaw Company where he contributed to a neighborhood revitalization effort when Sears, Roebuck & Co. moved their headquarters out of Homan Square. Today, nearly 25 years later, Mercy Housing Lakefront is renovating the old Sears & Roebuck building to serve as a service-enriched affordable housing residence for 181 Chicago families.
Mark holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a M.S. in Engineering from Northwestern University.
|Eldon Tracey||Feb 09, 2017||
Update on Feeding Children Worldwide
|Anne Laredo||Feb 16, 2017||
New Member Ice Breaker
Anne Laredo is President/ C.E.O. of Alf Cartage Inc. located in Franklin Park, a company for all your underground piping needs.
|Bob Chimis||Feb 23, 2017||
Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. They provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.
They do this in partnership with 700 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and responses for children, older adults and veterans. This network distributes food where it is needed most throughout Cook County.
Since 1979, the Food Depository has made a daily impact on hunger across Cook County. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 70 million pounds of food, 35% of which was fresh produce. Every day we distribute the equivalent of 160,000 meals.
Speaker: Bob Chimis
Bob is a former Clinical Psychologist for Vietnam Veterans at Hines VA Hospital. He is now retired and has been volunteering with GCFD in multiple capacities for a couple years. He volunteers every Tuesday morning working in GCFD Food Drive department, sorting through our food drive donations . Bob is extremely dedicated to the Food Depository’s cause and has met with various local legislators on our behalf. He splits his time volunteering between GCFD and another organization Working In The Schools, where he provides small group reading support to CPS students.
|David Anderson||Mar 02, 2017||
Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford
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