Join Loyola University, me and your neighbors on Tuesday, May 10th, to talk about how we can help unite the place we call home.
The Chicago Community Trust, a private philanthropic foundation, is sponsoring On the Table, a collection of gatherings in homes, restaurants and places of worship throughout Chicago, where individuals of diverse perspectives and backgrounds will come together over a meal to discuss the important issues facing our City and its neighborhoods. Talking–and listening–to our neighbors is an important first step toward creating a more unified Chicago.
Loyola University is sponsoring two On the Table conversations right here in our neighborhood. You are invited to attend one or both.
The first conversation over lunch will focus on business and economic development in Rogers Park and Edgewater and will take place Tuesday, May 10th, 12:00 noon, at Bar 63, 6341 N. Broadway (just south of Devon).
Loyola is working collaboratively with my office, 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman’s office, the Rogers Park Business Alliance and the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce to increase support of the businesses in our communities through the creation of the “RogersEdge Business Improvement Initiative.” We hope to engage our business owners and resident to generate creative ideas and prioritize efforts to provide more focused support and increased patronage for businesses. We hope you can join us for a lively conversation over lunch.
To attend this On the Table luncheon, you must RSVP NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, MAY 5th. Please RSVP to Cecilia Rodgriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, so to reserve your seat, please RSVP as soon as possible.
The second conversation over light dinner will focus on schools in Rogers Park and Edgewater and will take place Tuesday, May 10th, 6:00 p.m., at Loyola University’s McCormick Lounge, 1032 W. Sheridan (on Lake Michigan, just north of the Sheridan curve). Park in the Loyola parking garage. Parking validation will be provided.
Alderman Osterman and I have been working collaboratively with the university as part of its “Schools 2020 Initiative.” The conversation will center on the future of Rogers Park and Edgewater’s k-12 schools and how we as a community can improve educational opportunities for all our families.
All neighbors who are passionate about our schools and the children who attend them are invited to join the conversation about supporting our teachers and our families. Whether you care about your local public school, high school options, or the Catholic school consolidation you will have a place at the table.
To attend this On the Table dinner, you must RSVP NO LATER THAN THURSDAY MAY 5th. Please RSVP to Jennifer Clark at email@example.com. Space is limited, so to reserve your seat, please RSVP as soon as possible.
I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, May 10th!