Photos from Recent Activities

Please attend our monthly membership meeting on Saturday, August 9, at 10am, at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, 1st Floor.
We are excited to announce that we are initiating a unique housing program called the Tenant Housing Resource Action Team (THREAT). This campaign will educate, inform, and support tenants who are struggling to live in affordable housing with decent conditions. THREAT will provide intake hours for tenants to gain information on their rights and what they can do. Additionally, THREAT will identify buildings that are in danger of being shut down or “flipped” and will work with tenants who are ready to organize their neighbors.
The major part of the August 9th meeting will be discussing and trading ideas about the program. 

We are looking for up to 12 housing-savvy volunteers to join THREAT as Housing Committee members and/or tenant Support Counselors. We need dedicated people who are willing to apprentice to be top experts on housing/tenant issues. We need people who are able to  commit to eight hours of training and at least two days a month for three months to help tenants resolve housing issues, as well as to promote the value of organizing for power with NA4J.

Contact us at if you are interested in volunteering.

Elce Redmond hired as NA4J Housing Organizer
We are pleased to announce that NA4J has hired Elce Redmond as our housing organizer. Elce brings nearly 30 years of grassroots organizing experience to this position, specializing in organizing low- and moderate-income people to fight for fair housing and living wage jobs. Meet Elce at the membership meeting on Saturday.


Thank you all for joining us for our "Winter Survivors" BBQ! We had a lot of great food, met some new people, and reconnected with some of our long-time members. And the weather was, well, pretty much what you would expect on the first full summer day in Chicago - very chilly, foggy, windy, and misty.

But we still had lots of fun. And thank you to everyone who donated and bought raffle tickets. If you haven't yet, please consider donating to NA4J:



Thank you to everyone who attended our Human Services Forum on Friday, February 21
Progress Illinois: "Chicago-Area Residents Urge State Lawmakers to Address Social Service 'Crisis' in Illinois.

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Progress Illinois: Debate Over Luxury Housing Development in Uptown Rages On


Thank you to everyone who made the 2013 Tobey Prinz-Dovie Thurman Awards Dinner a Success!

It's not too late to donate! We are almost
at our goal of raising $5,000 for NA4J.
Please click here to make a donation to NA4J.

  Jitu Brown accepting the          Maryon Banks (center), with Kelate Gaim    Cook County Commissioner
    "Everyday Hero" Award for          and Virginia Hester, accepting the                 Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia giving
     his work on education               "Everyday Hero" Award for her work on          the keynote address
     justice and human rights           building affordable communities.

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NA4J is a member of CODE, fighting for an elected school board. CODE is mounting a civil rights lawsuit to challenge our unelected Board of Education.

CODE needs to raise $20K to fund this lawsuit. Please consider donating to support this cause. NA4J has long been in the fight for an elected representative school board, and we support this effort to challenge the constitutionality of our current unelected, mayoral appointed Board of Ed.
The unelected school board denies us voting rights, and we are being taxed billions without representation.

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