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School Mix Pop-Up Community Center

Location: Maple Park UMC, 11705 S. Elizabeth Chicago, IL

On Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm (doors open at 9 am) the Northern Illinois Conference Chicago Urban Strategy and Chicago ATI Collaborative which is a coalition community/system stakeholders convened by the Chicago Urban Strategy in cooperation with 3C (Coalition of Communities of Care) are planning a “School Mix Pop-Up Community Center.”

For the past 4 years, 14 different United Methodist Churches have been Safe Haven sites. Think of the Pop-Up Community Center as a one-day Safe Haven for high school youth. 

The purpose of the School Mix Pop-Up Community Center is to:

• Promote community safety and provide guided activities in a fun, safe space for youth to gather during school break
• Foster relationship building through RJ peace circles
• Connect youth with community resources 

The School Mix Pop-Up Community Center will include: 

  • Peace Circles
  • Civic Engagement 
  • Concert/Game Show “Slam”

Breakout Sessions including:

  • Robotics 
  • Cosmetology/Fashion 
  • DJ Producing/Videography

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

RSVP: or call 773.928.5220 for more info.

Lead Partners: Northern Illinois Conference Urban Strategy, 3C, Chicago ATI Collaborative

Supporting Partners: CPD 5th Police District, Cook County Juvenile Probation, Chicago BMCR, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Universal Family Connection

This event is an outreach opportunity for churches serving the Morgan Park, Roseland, Pulman and West Pullman communities.

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