cityLab is a summer workshop that studies neighborhood history, data collection and personal stories of South Chicago
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It's Only The Beginning

It’s Only The Beginning

Today is the last day of Citylab and I can honestly say that this has been one of the hardest tasks that I have faced. When I first started, I never expected to build so many relationships, learn skills for college, find out so much information about Chicago, and even learn how many different ways...
How Far Will These 6 Weeks Take Us?

How Far Will These 6 Weeks Take Us?

Today, we presented again for Angela and other organizations and we did so much better. I felt like they really appreciated us because they repeatedly expressed their gratitude; I was amazed because I didn’t really realize how much work we did. But I didn’t forget how hard the research and proposal designs were. The most...
Final SmartLuck

Final SmartLuck

Today was a very important day because we had our final SmartLuck. With all of the research, we were able to use that information to make South Chicago one of the best communities in Chicago with affordable living. When we presented today, I think we did a great job of breaking down the S.W.O.T and...
30 Years for Lakeside?

30 Years for Lakeside?

Today, I went to a local store store with Brenda and Mauryce. I helped prepare lunch for our guest today, Jeff Leslie. Today’s food theme was Asian and it was better than I expected; I am glad I tried it. Jeff Leslie is a lawyer; however, he has worked with the Alliance of the Southeast...

Today we discussed the results from Thursday’s interviews, so we could focus on finding the necessities for South Chicago. I found out South Chicago houses more than 31,000 residents, yet they do not have many grocery stores, have a lot of vacancies, and most of the people in the community do not know about upcoming...