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Members from nine community organizations in Chicago created the Chicago Alliance for Neighborhood Safety (CANS) in 1981 to create safer neighborhoods through the application of volunteer-centered and community-based crime prevention techniques. CANS was instrumental in the campaign to promote community policing in Chicago. The organization deserves much credit for the Chicago Police Department's implementation of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy
Citizens Alert was created in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois as an organization to help victims of police brutality. Since that time, it broadened its role into that of police watchdog group and sought to improve relations between the police and the communities they served.
Emil Jones, Jr., a Democrat, served in the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate from 1973 to 1983 and in the Illinois Senate from 1983 to 2009, serving as senate president from 2003 to 2008. This collection includes his assorted papers from his District Office, House and Senate bills, photographs and awards he received.
Heartland International was a non-profit organization founded in 1989 and based in Chicago, Illinois. The organization designed and implemented international programs that promoted the development of civil society around the world. The materials in this collection include documents, financial records, correspondence, and media including CDs, DVDs, and a VHS tape.
In 1963, Hull-House, the world-famous social settlement house founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, moved from its original location in the Near West Side of Chicago and decentralized its services. The newly restructured Hull House Association became the administrative entity overseeing a confederation of affiliated organizations that included former settlement houses, newly created community centers, and a myriad
The Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, originally named the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty, was founded in 1976. It campaigned to end capital punishment in the state and in the country, and it also served as an advocate for the interests of prisoners already on death row. Along with other opponents of capital punishment, it convinced the
The collection documents the activism of Oscar D’Angelo and other community leaders of the University Village area in Chicago, a neighborhood that encompasses University of Illinois at Chicago and is bordered by the expansive Illinois Medical District to the West, the Pilsen community to the South, and the Dan Ryan (1-90/94) and Eisenhower (I-290) Expressways to the East and North.
Progressive Community Center: The People's Church was established in 1922 by the late Reverend Joseph Winters at 56 E. 48th St. in Bronzeville, a historical neighborhood in the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois. While most notorious for its designation as the declared church home of the late Mayor Harold Washington (served 1983-1987), PCC has been involved in organizing the
Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 — December 20, 1976) was a six-term mayor of the city of Chicago (1955-1976) and the influential chair of the Cook County Democratic Party from 1953 until his death in 1976. Daley served as an Illinois State representative and Senator (1936-1946), State Director of Revenue (1948—50), and Cook County Clerk (1950—55) before being elected
ShoreBank Corporation (1972-2010) was the first bank holding company to combine commercial banking, real estate development, nonprofit loan funds, and international advisory services aimed at community development. Originally developed as a neighborhood development bank for low-income African American communities, ShoreBank eventually expanded nationally and internationally. The ShoreBank Corporation Records (1939-2011) is arranged into seven series: “History and Corporate Strategy,” “Subsidiaries