West Cook Homeownership Center’s Financial Empowerment Workshop
Aug 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Every 4th Saturday, West Cook Homeownership Center will be hosting a financial freedom workshop where they will teach you how to do the following: 

  • Learn how to keep your spending under control. 
  • Learn how to set goals while building your credit. 
  • Receive a free credit report with free credit counseling. 
  • Join the Home Buyer’s Club. 

To RSVP, call 773-887-5187 

Gardening Volunteer Day — Austin Garden Collective
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our first Community Garden Volunteer Saturday of the season! We’ll be volunteering at a different community garden each week (see attached flyer or Facebook page for list of locations). We’ll bring the refreshments and gardening supplies and you just bring a positive attitude and willingness to help! See you there!

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Judson Baptist Church Drumline & FREE Health Testing Event
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Judson Baptist Church for their physical and mental health awareness event on Saturday, August 24th! This event have several health and wellness providers in attendance who will be offering: BMI measurement, blood draws, blood pressure check-up, diabetic testing and more!

PCC Austin Farm Volunteering Day
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The garden is part of a partnership between the PCC Community Wellness Center and the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest. The organization believes that food is medicine and access to fresh fruits and vegetables can transform an individual and community’s health. Here’s a picture of the community garden! To read more, visit their webpage:

Family and friends welcome, The farm has drinking water on site but bring a water bottle to fill. Street parking around the farm is free and easy to find. Weather will be 75 degrees and no rain; Dress to get dirty, wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes.

We can have up to 15 volunteers to the farm, sign up by EOD Wednesday, August 21 by emailing Eric Rader at!

This event has a video call.
+1 636-336-8549 PIN: 678856669#

Reentry Circle
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chicago Public Library North Austin Branch Painting Unveiling
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chicago Department of Aviation Community Career Fair
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host a community career fair showcasing hundreds of full- and part-time jobs at Chicago’s airports. On-site workshops to develop job searching, resume writing,
interviewing and employable skills will also be available. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet representatives from companies looking to hire individuals to work at O’Hare & Midway International Airports in the following areas: airlines, cargo, concessions, construction, apprenticeships, security and more.
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Parent Cafe (with yoga) — A House in Austin @ TBD
Aug 29 @ 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.

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