Join NA4J and Uplift H.S. students, parents, teachers, and community
members to demand that Uplift be designated as the community school for
the Uptown neighborhood.
We are going to the CPS Board of
Education meeting on Wednesday, November 19 at 4:30pm at Westinghouse
H.S., 3223 W Franklin Blvd. We want Uplift to be available to all Uptown
students and NOT be merged or phased out. This is part of a broader
struggle for sustainable school transformation.
Need a ride? We
will have transportation leaving from Uplift (900 W Wilson) at 3:30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join us and
need a ride.
TENANT HOUSING RESOURCE ACTION TEAM (THREAT)
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.
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.