Coalition events

SE Side: Presentations and Discussion on Development
Tues., Nov. 19, 1:45-3:30pm
South Chicago Library Auditorium, 9055 S Houston
DePaul University Sustainable Development Students
In partnership with the Alliance of the SouthEast
Present their ideas on environmental sustainability,
transportation, health, & affordable housing,
based on our communities’ priorities for development.
Community discussion following presentations.


Attn: South Shore & Southeast side residents!

#OurVoiceOurVision: Important community engagement and visioning session
Wednesday, October 16, 5:30
The Quarry, 2423 E 75th St
Share YOUR ideas for a good neighbor policy for developers! #YourVoiceMatters

To print your own fliers: S Shore BnW Part 2 Visioning Session Flier revised final



Citywide Budget Meeting with Mayor Lightfoot

September 19, 6-8pm
NEW LOCATION: George Washington High School, 3535 E 114th St
If you have an opportunity to comment (public or written), we want all that attend to ask Mayor Lightfoot the following:
  • What is the investment plan for the Southeast Side?
  • What’s the plan to ensure our CBA priorities are met? (Jobs and Training, Affordable Housing, Education, and Environmental)

Budget Survey:



Attn. ALL Southeast Side Residents!

You’re invited to a Community Visioning event: Our Voice, Our Vision- A Vision for Equitable Development on the SE Side

Saturday, June 1, 9:30am-12pm
Bessemer Park, 8930 S Muskegon

Printable flier: BW Part 2 Visioning Session Flyer



Are you a tradesperson looking for work?

Or you interested in getting into the trades?
There are a number of developments happening on the southeast side. They need workers.

Please attend the Construction Training & Career Expo:
Wednesday, April 24, 3-7pm

at IBEW, 2722 S ML King Dr., Chicago


Attention: Construction Suppliers and servicers 

Interested in bidding opportunities with North Point Development?
Please attend the Open House:
THURSDAY, April 18, 12pm-3pm,
at the Zone, 11731 S. Avenue O


Run off elections: April 2, 6am-7pm
Don’t forget, you can REGISTER and VOTE TODAY at the polling place!
Information below on polling places & candidates’ positions on key issues, including racial equity (non-partisan)!


10th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum
Monday, Jan. 28. Doors open at 5:45pm. Forum starts at 6:15pm.
Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 3235 E 91st St, Chicago


Mayoral Candidates Forum
Forum: Jan. 16, 6-8:15pm, New Mt. Pilgrim MB Church, 4301 W Washington Blvd., Chicago

For bus: Meet at 4:30pm, 9204 S Commercial Ave, for food/drinks.
Bus leaves at 5pm SHARP. 
Must call to reserve your seat on the bus: 773-221-8908
Or visit online 
at: & write in ASE-bus for organization

5 candidates confirmed: Toni Preckwinkle, Amara Eniya, Willie Wilson, Lori Lightfoot, LaShawn Ford
Invited candidates (but not confirmed): Susana Mendoza, Bill Daley

Printable flierreimagine chicago candidate forum 01-16-2019


Community Meeting: Our Voice, Our Vision

Saturday, October 20, 9am-1pm (Doors open and light refreshments at 8:30am)
To RSVP, please visit the event site:
To download a copy of a printable flier, click here: Visioning Session Flyer BandW printable version



Candidates Forum: 25th District State Rep. (Rep. Currie’s district)

When: Thursday, March 8, 6pm 
(Doors open at 6pm. Start at 6:15pm SHARP)
Where: Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 3235 E 91st St
Bring a friend. Our Community. Our Voice. Our Vote. Our Power. Let’s make our voices heard!
 All candidates have been invited. Confirmed: Miles, Irmer, Rush, Calloway, McKibben
Foro de candidatos: Representante estatal del Distrito 25 (Distrito de Rep. Currie)
Cuándo: El jueves, el 8 de marzo, 6pm 
(Abren las puertas a las 6pm. Empiezan a las 6:15pm)
Dónde: Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 3235 E 91st St
Invite un compañero.
Nuestra comunidad. Nuestra voz. Nuestro voto. Nuestro poder.
Todos los candidators han sidos invitados. Confirmados: Miles, Irmer, Rush, Calloway, McKibben

Para su copia del volante en español, haga clic aquí:: Flier 25th State Rep Candidates forum 03-2018 eng and span final

Mapa del distrito 25:


Early voting has started.
Register & vote SAME DAY!

Votación temprana ya empezó.
¡Registración y Registración y votación temprana el mismo día el MISMO DÍA!

Flier/Volante: Flier Voting information for primary elections 03-2018


Thank you, everyone, who came out to the Career Readiness Fair on May 18.
About 100 job seekers and people searching for training opportunities to advance into manufacturing and transportation careers came to the event.
We look forward to working with everyone to continue to build a jobs pipeline for the southeast side!

Special thanks to our volunteers, presenters, and co-sponsors.
Coalition for a South Works CBA Jobs Committee/ASE
10th Ward Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza
Black United Fund of Illinois
Bowen High School
Calumet Area Industrial Commission
Chicago Women in Trades
DESI Washington Heights Workforce Center
Manufacturing Rennaissance
Olive Harvey City College & the South Chicago Learning Center
Saint Augustine College
Southeast Jobs Collaborative

Additional employers/ presenters/ trainers:
1st Student
Arcelor Mittal in Riverdale
City Colleges of Chicago
Daley College
Governor’s State University
Jane Addams Resource Center



Career Readiness Fair

To download a copy of the flier, click here: Career Readiness Fair 05-18-17b eng spanb


New Name and New CBA Informational Material

We are now officially the “Coalition for a South Works CBA”!

We’ve also updated our informational one-pager. Please click here to download and print your own.

Sign and Share! 7th Ward Alderman Mitchell: Support Community Efforts for a South Works CBA

Sign the petition here

The Coalition for a South Works CBA would like a commitment to co-facilitate a public meeting in the 7th Ward with the final bidder of the South Works site. The Coalition would like to work together with Alderman Mitchell in order to ensure that the families who built this community can stay in this community and have access to:

  • Educational resources
  • Job training employment programs that prioritize the hiring of local residents
  • Affordable housing available to local residents
  • Environmental protections

To download a copy of the flier, click here: Lakeside Coalition Prayer Breakfast flier 09-24-15

Lakeside Coalition Prayer Breakfast flier 09-24-15


To download a copy of the flier, click here:Lakeside Coalition Prayer Breakfast flier 07-28-15d

Lakeside Coalition Prayer Breakfast flier 07-28-15d


To download a copy of the REVISED flier (with the corrected date), click here:S Shore Business breakfast 06-25-15 revised

S Shore Business breakfast 06-25-15 revised


To download a copy of the flier, click here: Business Breakfast 06-17-15

Business Breakfast 06-17-15c


Don’t know who to vote for? Hear directly from the Aldermanic candidates for the April 7 runoff elections.
Video: 10th Ward Candidates Debate 03-25-15
Video: 7th Ward Candidates Forum 03-14-15

Find out about Mayoral & 10th Ward Aldermanic Candidates on the issues.
Read their responses to community questions.
Responses to Candidate Questionnaire 2015 English
Respuestas al Cuestionario de los candidatos 2015 espanol

Voter registration and Voting information for April 7 Runoff elections:
Poster Voting information for runoff elections 03-2015
Flier Voting information for runoff elections 03-2015 (1/2 page)

Runoff Election info 04-2015 EnglishRunoff Election info 04-2015 Spanish


Thank you, everyone, who came out to our 10th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Debate. We had a packed room to hear the candidates speak.

Thank you to both candidates, Alderman John Pope and Susan Sadlowski Garza, for coming.

Special thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors: Alliance of the South East, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, Claretian Associates, Coalition for a Lakeside CBA, Family Rescue, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Pilgrim Baptist Church, and Praise Tabernacle.

Below are links to media coverage on the event:

CAN-TV video: 10th Ward Candidates Debate 03-25-15
CAN-TV video: Progress lllinois: Candidates Pope, Garza Go Head to Head in Passionate Debate Over Chicago’s 10th Ward


Poster for final debate 10th Ward 03-24-2015Volante para el debate final del Districto 10 03-24-2015


Uniting Our Voice, Our Vote, Our Power!

What of these issues matters to you- 
Jobs,training,education,affordable housing,environmental protections-
at Lakeside Development? Support our CBA.

Send us a photo of what matters to you. Tell us when you are voting.
Post on Facebook at
and Twitter @asechicago‪#‎LakesideCBA,#‎7thWardMatters‪#‎10thWardMatters, #5thWardMatters, #8thWardMatters
Sample tweet: I support STEM programs and vocational programs in the Coalition’s #LakesideCBA.  #10thWardMatters We are #UnitingOur Voice. (post Photo)

*Note: We are tracking posts under #LakesideCBA and #7thWardMatters or #10thWardMatters, #5thWardMatters, #8thWardMatters so please use these handles.

Flier social media campaign to support CBA 02-2015
Poster social media campaign to support CBA 02-2015


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Election Info.
Elections are February 24.

Register to vote (and VOTE):
When: February 9-21, Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays).
Where: At early voting sites

You need to bring a government photo ID during early voting.
Early Voting Sites:Vote image

  • 5th Ward – Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island
  • 7th Ward – Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.
  • 8th Ward – Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn
  • 10th Ward – Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

List of all early voting sites:

Print your fliers with election info:
Flier Voting information 02-2015


Uniting Our Voice, Our Vote, Our Power!!!
Chicago Candidates Forum- 10 Ward and Mayoral Race 
Jan. 27, 6pm at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3235 E 91st St

Thank you, everyone (300 people!), who came out in support of the Candidates Forum for 10th Ward Aldermen and Mayor, to talk about jobs, education, affordable housing, immigrant rights, the Lakeside CBA and equitable development, right to organize, and a better future for the 10th Ward and for all of Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Candidates who attended:
10th Ward: Olga Bautista, Frank Corona, Susan Sadlowski Garza, Juan Huizar, Richard Martinez. Mayoral: Robert Fioretti, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Willie “Dock” Walls
Audience10th Ward Aldermanic candidatesMayoral candidatesflyer english (3)


March for Jobs for Our Youth and Our Family
December 13,1-2pm

Thank you, everyone, who came out and supported the march for jobs, training, and education opportunities at Lakeside Development.

Thank you to the 10 aldermanic candidates from the 5th, 7th, and 10th wards, who came and marched with us and Alderman Fioretti, who came and spoke at the press conference. Below are links to recent articles about Lakeside Development.

Ald Fioretti Kids with posters March 12-13-14


Townhall Meeting: Lakeside Development/CBA 
September 25, 6-7:30pm, Hosted by: Coalition for a Lakeside CBA
July 15, 6-7:30pm, Hosted by: Alderman Natashia Holmes & the Coalition for a Lakeside CBA

Thank you, everyone, for attending our Town hall meetings in July with Alderman Holmes in the 7th Ward and in September with a number of public officials. Approximately 150 people attended the July meeting and 300 people attended the last public meeting (standing room only!) to support the Coalition’s CBA. County Commissioner Stanley Moore, State Rep. Marcus Evans, State Rep. Christian Mitchell, and  State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie’s office committed to meetings. The town hall meeting can be viewed at: CAN-TV coverage

Below is some more news coverage:
South Chicago Residents Demand Community Benefits Agreement
South Works Redevelopment Following Chicago 2016’s Footsteps
Neighbors of Lakeside Development at US Steel Site Seek Benefits Too

Audience Townhall mtg 09-25-14 Leadership team Townhall mtg 09-25-14 Alderman Holmes by RSS4A  AudienceIn the struggle for justice by Joann Podkul

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