Nobel Neighbors’ Statement on George Floyd, White Supremacy, and Black Lives.

Three weeks ago the world was horrified by the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. We condemn this public lynching and come against state sactioned violence against black bodies in our community, city, nation, and world. We condemn the sickness of white supremacy that continues to infect people and institutions and destroy our black neighbors and neighborhoods. The Board of Nobel Neighbors feels anger, disgust, sadness, shock, and lament.

Sadly, the pain we are experiencing is nothing new. Systemic racism has gone on far too long unchecked. Our service area and the whole West Side has been under the scourge of white supremacy for decades, beginning with redlining, contract-buying, white flight and disinvestment, the loss of our manufacturing base, the over-criminalization, policing, and incarceration of our black and brown youth, the continual denial of standard mortgages, the allowance of subprime mortgages, and now the specter of gentrification. Nobel Neighbors has been here for over 35 years working to confront the effects of this insidious system.

As an organization that serves the West Humboldt Park community, we affirm, unequivocally, that black lives matter. As a black and Latino community we affirm black and brown solidarity. Our black neighbors matter and they are created in the image of God. The two greatest commandments are to love the Lord your God and love your neighbor.

Here are some ways we commit ourselves as an organization to love our black neighbors:

•We will invest in more community organizing.
•We will invest in youth leadership building; we will listen and be led by our youth.
•We will add more black and Latino/a members to our board to reflect our community.
•We will learn from and collaborate with organizations that have created new models of public safety.
•We will fight against displacement and for community control over development.

Let us continue to dialogue about our relationships with law enforcement. Hopefully, Nobel Neighbors can help create a bridge for our community to be heard, not neglected. Be it politics or law enforcement, we will continue to provide CAPS meeting dates, aldermanic meetings, community events, and any resources that will benefit our West Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The Board of Nobel Neighbors

Humboldt Park LIT

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Hey Neighbors did you know that there was a proposed 50 million dollar project in our community? The Project is called Humboldt Park LIT and the potential location is 1334 North Kostner. The developers will be discussing the project at Alderman Mitts community meeting this Thursday at 6pm 4926 West Chicago Ave For details about the project check out the link

$50 Million ‘Creative Office Campus’ Planned For Old Lighting Warehouses In West Humboldt Park

We urge ALL stakeholders to attend to hear about the project and what this may mean for the community.

History Comes Alive Event

It was a cold and rainy day but we are Chicagoans and the weather does not stop us! Nobel Neighbors and the community gathered together for their final event of the 2019 3G Series. They have been gardening, gathering and guiding all Summer. They gathered together for the History comes alive event. Participants were encouraged to dress as a historical figure. We had some dress as teachers, builders and famous photographers. Attendees were treated to beef hotdogs, chips, juice and of course treats. Neighbors had the chance to fellowship and build community together. We would like to thank the Chicago Community Trust for providing grant funds for us to take steps to build a safer community.

History Comes Alive

Join us this Saturday October 26th 2019 at the Children’s Garden of Hope 4052 W Potomac Chgo,IL for our History Comes Alive Event from 12-2. Dress as your favorite person from history as we conclude our Summer 3G activities. It’s been a great Summer and we would love to see your faces in the building!
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Nobel Neighbors & U Can Turn Around Host 3rd parent workshop of 2019

On October 5th 2019, Nobel Neighbors and U Can Turn It Around facilitated their 3rd parent workshop of 2019 at West Park Academy of Fine Arts & Technology. The presenter was Gae Lauren-Schell on the topic of Effective Discipline. The workshop was interactive and equipped parents with tools that they could use in providing discipline. Parents were able to share challenges that they were experiencing and are planning to to create a parent support group. The parent workshops are made possible with funding that Nobel received from the Chicago Community Trust part of their Summer “3G” Gardening Gathering and Guiding.
Special thanks to Mr. Jeffery Bates lifelong educator, realtor and youth advocate for assisting with translation.