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something new for the sw side
The Collective is a collection of groups dedicated to specific initiatives on the southwest side of Chicago.
Our groups meet monthly to tackle issues like development, crime and placemaking.
If you want to make a difference in your Midway-area neighborhood, but aren't sure where to start...you're in the right place.
A NONPARTISAN & NON-RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION
Build a community among our neighborhoods.
We break down barriers, borders and boundaries in order to build a community for all on the Southwest Side of Chicago.
We connect young families with the things they need, via our Freebies for Families events.
We connect small businesses to each other, and to free resources to level the playing field among an area rife with corporate chains.
We publish all information in dual languages, so no one is left out.
If a wall stands in our way, we'll break it down.
ACTIVISM, DESIGNED FOR BUSY PEOPLE
Join a group that lines up with your interests, meet with them just once per month, and make real changes you can see.
Green Space Project
In our industry-heavy communities, environmental concerns are not prioritized, so our Green Space Project takes a hard look at issues like air quality, park conditions and more.
The Families group helps parents & guardians connect with other families by organizing fun local meetups each month.
SW CHI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chamber is currently forming, and meets with business owners monthly to help them find resources to grow, rebrand, hire help and more.
Our junior board sounds off at our monthly meetings, letting us know what's needed after school, at school and during the summer months - and our group leaders spring into action.
2020 Annual report
Who Can Get Involved?
Anyone who lives, works or owns property in the Midway area.