It’s Garden Time!

Spring has officially arrived that means it’s time to get our community garden ready for the season. It takes a lot of hard work to create and maintain a successful community garden. Nobel Neighbors is always looking for extra hands to help in our garden. If you are interested in helping out in the garden please reach out to us at nobelneighborschicago@gmail.com. If hands on work isn’t for you and donating to the work is a better fit You can make a donation online to https://www.paypal.me/NobelNeighbors Nobel Neighbors is a 501c3 so all donations are tax deductible. Check out a few snapshots from our work in the garden today.

Summer “3G” Series Parent Workshops

During our Summer 3G Series Nobel Neighbors partnered with U Can Turn It Around NFP, West Park Academy, and First Little Steps Daycare to offer parent workshops in the community. The Workshops were facilitated by U Can Turn It Around NFP and part of their Parent University Series. They covered topics like Effective Discipline and Helping Your Child to Make Difficult Choices. The Workshops were part of Nobel’s 3 G Summer Series Gathering, Gardening and Guiding.
Check out some footage from one of the workshops!
U Can Turn It Around Parent Workshop

Summer 3G Series National Seniors Day

On August 21, 2018 Nobel Neighbors celebrated National Seniors Day with residents of North & Pulaski Senior Apartments. As part of our Summer 3G Series we gathered with the Golden Agers in our community for an afternoon of lunch, sharing and singing. Nobel Neighbors realizes the important contribution to the community that seniors give. It was a great afternoon and many connections were made!

Summer “3G” Series The Great Trim Up

Nobel Neighbors Hosted the 2nd event of its Summer 3G Series “The Great Trim Up” on July 25th 2018. Nobel Neighbors partnered with barbers from the community to offer free haircuts, food and to build and fellowship with the community. Participants were excited about to receive their free haircuts and to learn about the renovations that are going on in the garden. Participants received a tour of the garden and learned about the kind of plants and trees that were there and they were able to spread grass seeds to the areas that needed them. Representatives from Neighbor Space were also on hand to share information about the garden renovations. Thank you to The Chicago Community Trust, The Sulzer Foundations and Allstate for their donations that have enabled us to continually engage the community. Check out video from the event on our Youtube Channel Great Trim Up Video
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Summer “3G” Series The Great Smoke Out

Nobel Neighbors in partnership with the Chicago Community Trust presents the “Summer 3 G Series” Gathering Gardening and Guiding! The purpose of the series is to create meaningful events and dialogue in the community with the goal of addressing violence. Our first event was “The Great Smoke Out” June 28th 2018 This was a community barbecue. Neighbors gathered together to fellowship, talk about their community and come up with ideas to minimize violence in the area. Neighbors were excited and grateful and look forward to more events. Thank you to The Chicago Community Trust, The Sulzer Foundation and Allstate for their donations that allow us to engage the community in discussions around stopping the violence. Check out our Facebook page for more pictures and videos!


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Bills Community Breakfast


Nobel Neighbors gathers every other Tuesday of the month for breakfast at Bills located at 4359 West Division in Chicago IL. The purpose of the meetings is to bring community members together to discuss issues that are important in the community. In addition to community residents, local politicians often drop by to connect with their constituents. It’s a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and talk to the people who represent you, If you are interested in learning more about the breakfast at Bills contact our program coordinator Ms. Jackson at 312-783-5528

Community Building


Nobel Neighbors is committed to building strong community partnerships. One of the way that we connect to the community is to partner with schools and local authorities. Nobel’s program coordinator Venus Jackson was present at West Park Academy’s Fall 2017 report card pick up day along with community relations representative Ms. Chavero from the 25th police district to inform residents about services that are offered as well as the community caps meetings.

Fall Community Garden Event

Nobel Neighbors is one of the stakeholders at the Children’s Garden of Hope located at 4052 W Potomac Ave, Chicago, IL 60651. Nobel Neighbors board of directors, program coordinator 25th Police District and local community organization 1STV braved a chilly fall day to provide food and inspiration to residents of the community on Oct 28th 2017. We are always looking for garden workers and those that are interested in building up the community! If you would like to donate to our efforts hit the paypal link. Nobel Neighbors is a 501c3 recognized organization and all donations are tax deductible. https://www.paypal.me/NobelNeighbors