Chicago 2024 Host Committee Announces “Chicago Civic Action Week” With Chicago Cares

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Monday, May 13, 2024

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Chicago 2024 Host Committee Announces “Chicago Civic Action Week” With Chicago Cares

Chicago, IL Today, the Chicago 2024 Host Committee and Chicago Cares announced the Chicago Civic Action Week, a week-long series of free-to-the-public volunteer opportunities in neighborhoods throughout the city. Service opportunities are available across a wide range of impact areas through May 18, 2024. 

The Chicago Civic Action Week began on Saturday, May 11, 2024 when more than 100 volunteers were activated from Pullman to Hermosa to celebrate the milestone of being 100 days out from this summer’s Democratic National Convention. Through hands-on service, participants developed a better understanding of community-supported agriculture and environmental stewardship at Kilbourn Park Greenhouse, and contributed to addressing food insecurity at New Hope Church’s food pantry in the Hermosa community.  

The remaining Chicago Civic Action Week engagements will occur in neighborhoods across the city, including Hermosa, Belmont Cragin, North Lawndale, Woodlawn, Pilsen, Englewood, and Back of the Yards. Those interested in supporting the Chicago Civic Week of Action can sign up on Chicago Cares’ website. 

“Ensuring we make a positive impact on the city beyond the four days of the convention is central to the Host Committee’s mission,” said Chicago 2024 Host Committee Executive Director Christy George. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Chicago Cares to meet immediate community needs in neighborhoods across Chicago and build a more vibrant and equitable city for everyone.” 

“Chicago Cares is a trusted bridge-builder. We know that a city more deeply bound to one another socially and civically is capable of transformational change,” said Chicago Cares Executive Director Rosie Drumgoole. “We’re excited to partner with the DNC to show how service creates a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities our city faces, and for volunteers to learn about ways they can advocate for change. The future of our city and country depends on strengthening connections across our differences, and service is a key ingredient to inspiring greater civic love and action.” 

Volunteers interested in participating in the Chicago Civic Week of Action can sign up for service activities with a variety of partner organizations including, but not limited to, New Hope Church, Star Farm Chicago, True Believers Community Connections, Working Bikes, Firehouse Arts Center, and Kilbourn Park Conservatory. 

The Chicago 2024 Host Committee also participates in monthly service events with various community partners. Those interested in working with the Chicago 2024 Host Committee to set up a service project should email info@chicago2024.com.

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