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Aug
8
Sat
FREE 2nd Saturday Community Meal
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Remember every 2nd Saturday there is a place for you at the table. Please come out, bring family and friends, meet your neighbors and enjoy some good food.

Aug
11
Tue
LEADERS Network @ Columbus Park Refectory
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Austin Military Families Initiative Community Action Team Meeting @ Arthur Lockhart Resource Institute
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This community-based effort is one of the most effective ways we have found toward achieving this mission, and our Community Action Teams are hard at work in Austin and Palatine Township to help improve the lives of military and veteran families there. If you require any additional information about ChildServ, our direct services, or the Illinois Military Families Initiative, or if you know of any military families in need of services, please Jacques at jrhebert@childserv.org or 773.867.7321.

Austin Community Action Council Meeting @ Michele Clark HS
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Austin Community Action Council (CAC) was established by Chicago Public Schools to engage community members in leading efforts to improve the quality of education in Austin. The Austin CAC is chaired by Alderman Deborah Graham. Meetings are open to the public.

Chicago Police Department Beat Meeting: 1511 & 1524 @ Hope Community Church
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Contact CAPS015District@CHICAGOPOLICE.ORG for more information

Aug
13
Thu
Austin FREE Food Distribution
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

EXTENDED: Originally set to run through June 25th, Austin Food Distributions will continue distributing food on Thursday’s ,July 16th, July 30th, August 13 and August 27, from 10am-1pm. Find us at the corner of Leamington and Kinzie, behind By The Hand Club For Kids.

Chicago’s Austin neighborhood was among the areas hit hardest by COVID-19. The pandemic made pre-existing issues, like accessibility to healthy food, an even bigger challenge.  

Austin Coming Together
 (ACT), in collaboration with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the City of Chicago, is organizing weekly “pop-up” food distribution events to provide access to a variety of healthy and nutritious foods, including fresh produce and shelf-stable items for residents of Austin.

Through this effort, we hope to distribute up to one thousand boxes of food for anyone who needs it during each event. Resources will be given away on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. Walk Up or Drive Up available. If walking, bring a cart, suitcase, wagon etc because the food boxes can add up to 75 pounds!
Food distribution at pop-up pantries is part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Racial Equity Rapid Response to combat the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.  

More details at https://austincomingtogether.org/austin-pop-up-food-pantry/

Interested in supporting this or similar efforts? Volunteers are needed for distribution days. Each volunteer must complete this form in advance of event day: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-eJYUaNwfVf2ZniP-TAQsuQQOYv5_Oi03GKn9YwB-3-r0Xw/viewform  

Parent Cafe (with yoga) — A House in Austin
Aug 13 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Call to confirm event is still happening: 773.234.1899

Every parent needs time to recharge. Every Thursday morning, before The Parent Chat Hour, we’re offering one hour of free childcare so parents can eat breakfast in peace, find relaxation during the yoga class, drink coffee and talk with a friend, or catch up on online errands. Parents participate in the Parent Chat Hour after Parent Cafe.

Parent Chat is an hour for parents and caregivers to have guided discussions about parenting topics they want to explore further together. The discussions are led by our very own Boppin’ music parent, Rebekah Martin. Becky has been a committed member of the Boppin’ Babies & Toddlers Class since the spring 2016, and she holds a degree in social work. She has experience with family counseling and individual counseling and specializes in trauma. Learning with others is her passion. The children are engaged in language-rich and imaginative play activities with volunteers during the Parent Chat Hour.

https://www.ahouseinaustin.org

Parent Chat Hour — A House in Austin
Aug 13 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Call to confirm event is still happening: 773.234.1899

Parent Chat is an hour for parents and caregivers to have guided discussions about parenting topics they want to explore further together. The discussions are led by our very own Boppin’ music parent, Rebekah Martin. Becky has been a committed member of the Boppin’ Babies & Toddlers Class since the spring 2016, and she holds a degree in social work. She has experience with family counseling and individual counseling and specializes in trauma. Learning with others is her passion. The children are engaged in language-rich and imaginative play activities with volunteers during the Parent Chat Hour.

https://www.ahouseinaustin.org