- 1 CSAC Member Highlight: Karyn Bolden Stovall
- 2 Aunt Martha’s Receives $9 million grant
- 3 CSAC Member Highlight: Carlos Nelson
- 4 Humans of Chicago: Paige Brown
- 5 C3EN Team Member Highlight: David Ansell
- 6 In Memoriam: Joyce Chapman
- 7 C3EN at HEAN: Kirsten Dickins wins Top Poster Award
- 8 C3EN Announces Cycle 3 Pilot Awardees
- 9 September 23: Chicago Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and IT Bootcamp
- 10 Pilot Awardee Saria Lofton’s Food Is Medicine project featured on NBC Chicago
- 11 Humans of Chicago: Ed Clemons
- 12 CSAC Member Highlight: Steve M. Epting
There’s been a lot of stigma about mental health conditions, especially in communities of color, because we have centuries of experience of having to pretend we’re okay — even when we’re not — because it kept us safe. Because we’ve had to be so protective has meant that we have not gotten the services that we need and that we deserve.
Congratulations to C3EN partner Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness on receiving a $9 million grant from philanthropist Mackenzie Scott’s charity fund, Yield Giving!
The ecosystem here in Chicago is so unique, and the community development world is such a strong rich world. I want our community-based organizations like GAGDC to play more of a key strategic role just as our great colleges and universities and health systems have.
Everything in life, it’s all a group project—nothing is done best completely and totally alone when there are outcomes that impact us all.
It took me many years to be brave enough to speak honestly or put together what I was seeing and to be able to say, “This has social causation, and part of the social causation is structural racism and economic deprivation”… if I’m proud of anything it was to change the narrative around causation.
Joyce Chapman’s vision was aligned with the vision of C3EN, which is to build coalitions of diverse organizations and individuals to fight for social justice. We hope the Joyce Chapman Award will help continue her legacy by facilitating partnerships between researchers and community organizations who can work together to achieve our dream of a just society.
On September 13 and 14, C3EN attended the Health Equity Action Network national meeting in Bethesda, Maryland as one of 11 health disparities centers across the United States. Congratulations to Pilot Awardee Kirsten Dickens for winning a Top Poster Award!
Congratulations to Cycle 3 C3EN Pilot Awardees Victoria Flores, Melissa Gutierrez Kapheim, Shilpa Iyer, Anne Hoffman and Lauren Little (co-PIs), Milkie Vu, and Mohan Zalake!
On September 23, the inaugural Chicago Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and IT Bootcamp will take place from 10AM to 1PM at Rush University
On August 30, NBC Chicago featured Pilot Awardee Saria Lofton’s Food Is Medicine project — watch here
If the issue is money, then let’s figure out a way the city can split the cost with the people, or how both sides can benefit. If the city doesn’t have the money, then teach the people how to fix it so they can fix it themselves. Give them the tools. Then the city can save money, and it creates jobs.
I used to go to the doctor afraid of what I was going to hear–now I go waiting for the results and wanting to hear what they see. That impact for me has impacted my church—for them to see my journey and take on their own. Today I want people to know why they want to be healthy. Everyone has their own why.