One of our core values as an agency is that, “We Support and Respect Each Other and the Community-At-Large.” We reject racism, discrimination and prejudice in all its forms. We also seek to be “change agents.” We know we can get better and want to be part of the solution – to be the change we want to see.
We are actively working together as a team to re-invent the conversation, to lead and mobilize into the communities where we live and work around the globe.
Below is a quick resource list for ways to get and stay involved.
COMMUNITY CLEANUP (DONATE/VOLUNTEER):
- Funds raised by the My Block My Hood My City “Small Business Relief Fund” will go directly toward the repair of small businesses. Sign up to volunteer for updates on how to support this work: https://www.formyblock.org/
- As grocery stores across Chicago shut down, Experimental Station aims to provide people with fresh produce from local farms. Give a box at: exp.st/marketbox
- Donate to Black Lives Matter Chicago
MENTAL/PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES:
- NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- Processing Support for Black Frontline Protesters: This form was made to offer free virtual processing sessions for those who were on the frontlines of the recent protests in Chicago, as a response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
- Global Resources: Suicide hotlines provide help to those in need. Contact a hotline if you need support yourself or need help supporting a friend. If you’re concerned about a friend, please encourage the person to contact a hotline as well.
- We invite anyone who isn’t already to register to vote HERE. It only takes two minutes.