Oak Park - River Forest Community of Congregations to Host Community Meeting

Meeting will focus on partnering with the Austin community

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By Community Editor

Oak Park, IL – Recent publicity has presented a one dimensional portrait of the Austin community. In order to help us to get a better understanding of our neighbors and learn how we can meaningfully partner with them, the Oak Park-River Forest Community of Congregations will convene a panel of community activists at our first Community Meeting this fall.

The following individuals and organizations will participate:

  • Austin Coming Together (ACT) - Rev. Reginald Bachus, Executive Director
  • Bethel New Life - Edward Coleman, VP, Community Economic Development
  • Central Austin Neighborhood Association (CANA) - Serethia Reid, President
  • Chicago Police and Firefighters Training Program - Lieut. Frank Brim
  • Circle Family Health Care Network - Dr. André Hines, Chief Executive Officer
  • Cluster Tutoring Program - Kathryn McCabe, Executive Director
  • 8th District State Representative – Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
  • Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry—Michele Zurakowski, Executive Director
  • Prevail (formerly The Walk-in Ministry) - Christy Harris, Executive Director
  • West Suburban P.A.D.S - Lynda Schueler, Executive Director

The program will be on Monday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Ascension Catholic Church, 808 S. East Ave. in Oak Park.

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