Community Renewal Society is now accepting applications for grants from the Don Benedict Fund. The purpose of this fund is to honor the memory of former Executive Director Don Benedict by funding innovative pilot projects within Illinois which address a major urban issue effectively in a three to five year period.
Do you know community leaders, neighborhood advocates and passionate volunteers working every day to make Chicago safer and more peaceful? Please help spread the word about this immediate grant opportunity to support their work.
The series takes a deep dive into the brutal shooting of Laquan McDonald, profiles the key stakeholders who have a role in the trial of Jason Van Dyke, and provides regular updates on the daily proceedings in the courtroom.
A Puplic Action in Worship for Laquan McDonald outside the Cook County Courthouse organized by CRS and the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. Contact Drea, ahall@communityRenewalSociety.org, if you would like a sign for your window or yard.
Talk about your history with Community Renewal Society.
Community Renewal Society has been very important to me. My father worked at Community Renewal Society when I was in law school. I got involved in the 1960’s, and I’ve been around ever since. I’ve been through the ups and downs. I’m the institutional memory.