The seven winners of the We Rise Together grant have been announced across the south and west sides in predominantly Black and Latino communities. The $6.7 million grant is the result of a program from the Chicago Community Trust that began in 2020 as the pandemic disproportionately affected communities of color and is aimed at assisting the areas recover. Learning from the recession, the winners range from small businesses to new construction representing the resilience of all Chicago’s neighborhoods.
North Austin Community Center
Foundation permits were issued this past Wednesday for a new two-story community center at 1841 N Laramie Avenue in North Austin. The currently vacant site was sold for $2 million by the city, which was approved by City Council in September of last year.