ABOUT THE INITIATIVE

“Bringing Back Community” is an Elijah’s House initiative to bring food and people together to talk about topics that plague their community.

Bringing Back Community is funded by Safe and Peaceful Communities and Sponsored by Afterschool Matters, Kelly Hall YMCA and Resilience Partners, nfp.

Click the link below to watch our 2019 Stop The Violence PSA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3_r4TM39_Q  

SUMMER 2021

This summer we had the best fun working in Word Choice Cafe Cooking Segment Cooking With Cops.  Chef Karl Cunningham join the Program for 6 weeks every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.  Click on the link below and see what happened during the Program's ending event.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Lwy6z5LR7KfmC7xYRmni_HYNpfPmTCs2/view?usp=drive_web

OBJECTIVE

We’ve got the cookin’ thing down to an Art…our next goal is to put the WORD in Word Choice Café.

We're bringing community in our Program by partnering with Chicago Police. 

RESPONSE TO COVID-9

Urban Teen Magazine created an online Publication focusing on current topics and public interests.  Thirteen young journalist collaborated online to write and report issues that affect our communities, local and federal government, and the pandemic.  Click on the link below and get a copy of URBAN TEEN MAGAZINE SUMMER 2021
 

https://indd.adobe.com/view/7dc50f22-3ef1-41c9-aae4-422a69d55d6e

SUMMER 2020
https://indd.adobe.com/view/6ddaccec-816c-4a3e-91e1-fe480b7f137e

WHAT WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH

Using food as a catalyst to bring people together, our Program will serve as a place to encourage community talks around the table.   
 

Build relationships among urban young people, Chicago Policemen and their communities.

HOW WE SHALL ACCOMPLISH OUR GOAL

The goal is to

  • Address the needs of community through a series of dialogue that achieve positive outcomes

  • Improve interactions between police and teens

  • Stop gun violence in Chicago communities through positive activities

Photos from our July 15, 2019

Volleyball Event

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BRINGING BACK COMMUNITY

AN ELIJAH'S HOUSE INITIATIVE