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SAY YES! - 5th Annual Miller Award Benefit

Open Communities is excited about our 5th Miller Award Benefit – SAY YES! We are passionate about keeping the dream of affordable housing and social justice alive on the North Shore. We invite you to join us and help us to continue building holistic, inclusive and vibrant communities. Click here to learn more about the History of the Award This special event will be held at the Woman’s...   more >>

RELEASE: Open Communities Establishes Award to Honor Legacy of Justice...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Open Communities Establishes Award to Honor Legacy of Justice Champion Jean R. Cleland; Expands Scope of Award Named for Rayna and Marvin Miller Call for nominations continues through February 28 [REVISED]; celebration to honor recipients scheduled for June Winnetka, IL, February 4, 2014 — Open Communities announces the creation of the Jean R. Cleland Social...   more >>

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Recent Blog Posts

Eating Locally, Acting Globally - Session 11

We launched our new program called Eating Locally Acting Globally in September 2013. Alicia De La Cruz and Lali Watt are promoting sustainable agriculture with a group of women who meet and exchange ways to eat healthy, locally grown foods in season.  For our 11th Eating Locally session, we reunited again at A’s house to cook with what we received from Tomato Mountain Farm. Due to the...   more >>

Meet our Staff: Jackie

When I came for a job interview for the Homesharing Coordinator position in 1997, I was given a pocket folder with brochures about the organization. The picture on the pocket folder was Still Moving In- a drawing of two black children whose family is moving into the neighborhood. The children are being stared at by the neighbors. There is no violence or unwelcome – but you get the sense that...   more >>

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In the Media

Make It Better: Eating Locally, Acting Globally

APR 2014  |  BY COCO KEEVAN  |   It started with a bag of beets, the vibrant juices staining fingertips and wooden chopping blocks crimson. Next came a handful of plump carrots, julienned to delicate matchsticks. Potatoes, radishes and onions, fresh pressed tomato sauce and homemade sausage were then chopped, minced, sautéed and browned, creating a colorful...   more >>

Chicago-area Clergy Call on Sen. Mark Kirk to Help Illinois’ Unemployed

A letter to an Illinois Senator that Open Communities signed was posted on Bread for the World’s blog. We can still add signatures, both to this post and to the letter itself. We will deliver an updated version to Sen. Kirk’s office next week, in advance of the vote. Please share the link and encourage your colleagues to sign! --- By Zach Schmidt More than 40 religious leaders...   more >>

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