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Good News: June 29, 2018

Welcome to Good News! In this space we feature positive stories of community impact and development, relevant to the areas Metropolitan serves or the programs we offer.

Community Movement Encourages Westside Residents to be Good Neighbors
Chicago Citizen
The Good Neighbor Campaign, a community initiative in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, is working to organize residents to come together and share with each other and support one another.

Auburn Gresham Elementary Principals Band Together To Raise Literacy Levels
Block Club Chicago
An Auburn Gresham group is working to improve third grade literacy levels in the neighborhood for future generations. The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation’s education task force created a comprehensive educational plan that serves students, parents, schools and communities as a whole.

Volunteers recycle flowers to cheer nursing home residents
Evanston Now
A meticulously organized team of volunteers in Evanston is recycling thousands of flowers from the International Floriculture Expo into arrangements for local nursing home residents. While recycling flowers from the flower show is a larger operation than usual, Random Acts of Flowers collects, prepares, arranges and delivers flowers all year.