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Transcript of Englewood, Chicago
- Located on the Southside of Chicago.
- Approximately 3 square miles
- 7 miles South of the Loop
by: Julie Carroll
-One of the most violent, gang ridden neighborhoods in Chicago
Population (2010) 37,403 down 15% from 2000
Racial/ethnic makeup (2010) 97% African American
Average income: $11,993 (Chicago's is $27,148)
Poverty level: 42.2 percent
Unemployment rate: 21.3 percent
Percent without high school diploma: 29.4 percent
Violent crime ranking: From 11/26/12 to 12/26/2012, Englewood ranked 9th of 77 neighborhoods when it comes to homicides, assaults and rapes. Nineteen violent crimes over the time period were on the street or on a sidewalk. One was at a school and one was at a bus stop. There were 17 homicides in 2012.
Property crime rankings: From 11/26/12 to 12/26/2012, Englewood ranked 6th of 77 neighborhoods when it comes to thefts, car thefts and arson.
Quality of life crime rankings: From 11/26/12 to 12/26/2012, Englewood ranked 6th of 77 neighborhoods when it comes to narcotics, vandalism and prostitution crimes.
Other facts: Englewood has one of the highest concentrations of relocated project households that use housing vouchers on the private market; Of Englewood's 15,210 households, 274 were moved from the projects to Englewood between 1999 and 2010. That's 1.5 percent of households, one of the highest concentrations in the city.
- Several Churches are found within Englewood. Catholic and Baptist churches take the lead of amount. However, most religions are represented.
- Two leaders in the area are Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina, and Pastor Corey Brooks of New Beginnings. Both are activists against gangs, drugs, and violence and have made national headlines for their efforts to bring peace and change to the Southside of the city.
Annexed into Chicago in 1889
Rage- "The mission of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood is to mobilize people and resources to force a change in the community by breaking down barriers in communication and promoting positivity through solution-based approaches."
Ceasefire- "The mission of the Chicago Project for violence Prevention is to: a)work with community and government partners to reduce violence in all forms; and b)to help design interventions to be included in a community or city anti-violence program"
TeamWork Englewood- " Its goal is to unite the many organizations serving Englewood residents and work toward the common goal of building a stronger community."
Sustainable Englewood-" a community-based, not-for-profit organization working with a variety of groups and individuals to improve environmental conditions in the Chicago neighborhood known as Greater Englewood."
Area High Schools
Noble Street- Charter (9th only)- 760
Team Englewood- Charter School- 380
Urban Prep- Charter School- 446
Excel academy- Charter School- 240
Hope- Public- 355
Bass- Public- 573 Mays- Public- 593
Bond-Public- 425 Nicholson- Public- 582
Hinton- Public- 241 Sherwood- Public- 410
Holmes- Public- 270 Stagg- Public- 607
Famous Residents/ Former Residents
Cliff Rome- Radio
Derek Rose- NBA
Jabari Parker- Duke Basketball
Jennifer Hudson- Singer/ Actress
LeAlan MArvin Jones- Senate Candidate
Bernie Mac- Comedian
Chief Keef- Rapper
Lil Duke- Slain Rapper
Merri Dee- Journalist
Mavis Staples- Jazz Artist
Dr. Terry MAson- CEO Cook County Health
-Educator for 8 years
-Taught Special Ed for 5
-Assistant Director Of Sped currently
-Wife and Mother of 5
-I carry the strong belief that Anyone can learn.
How can this study help educators?
The Wrap UP
Useful News Links
Kennedy King College
- The newly constructed state-of-the-art main campus located at 6301 South Halsted Street and its affiliated satellite campuses serve more than 14,000 students annually
- Kennedy-King College offers:
----Associate Degree Transfer Programs
Take the first two years of a degree program and transfer to a senior college or university to pursue a Baccalaureate Degree. Students can earn an Associate of Arts (with areas of concentration in communications, social sciences, humanities and pre professional fields), Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts Music, or Associate in General Studies Degree.
----Career Certificate Programs
Specialized courses are available for students who intend to enter immediate employment or upgrade their professional and technical skills. Courses are offered in business, computer technology, culinary arts, broadcasting, theater, air conditioning and refrigeration, automotive technology, electronics, graphic communications, dental hygiene, child development, and mental health. Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Certificate of Completion.
----Adult Education: Literacy, GED test preparation, and ESL (English as a second language)
----Continuing Education: The programs are designed to provide students with lifelong learning opportunities
DROSE growing up Englewood
Discussion on Englewood Issues
Disclaimer: I don't necessarily agree with some of the things the interviewer says but this is quite interesting
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Chicago Colleges. (2013). Kennedy king college offerings. Retrieved from: http://www.ccc.edu/colleges/kennedy/menu/Pages/About-the-College.aspx
CPS. (2013). Find a school listings. Retrieved from: http://www.cps.edu/Schools/Find_a_school/Pages/Findaschool.aspx
Hill. B.R. (1988). History of Englewood. Retrieved from: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/426.html
Lyderson. K. (2011). Can Englewood be saved. Retrieved from: http://www.timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/14742201/can-englewood-be-saved
Newhouse.C. (2012). Pastor on the roof. Retrieved from:http://www.urbanfaith.com/2012/01/pastor-on-the-roof.html/
Point to Homes. (2013). Englewood demographics. Retrieved from: http://www.point2homes.com/US/Neighborhood/IL/Chicago/Englewood-Demographics.html#Population
Tu. C. (2013). An economic breakdown of Chicago’s Englewood community. Retrieved from: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/wealth-poverty/guns-and-dollars/economic-breakdown-chicagos-englewood-neighborhood