Three Community Voices events will be held online or in person in August and September.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m. Virtual.
  • Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m., at Proviso East High School, 807 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood
  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m., at the Oak Park Public Library – Main Branch, 834 Lake St. in Oak Park
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m. Virtual.

At each of these events, The Nova Collective will share highlights from focus group conversations with 100 neighbors, partners and stakeholders describing the priority areas identified in the community needs assessment. Foundation staff will present compelling data that underscores how racial inequality is the root cause of challenges in the west Cook County region.

There will also be a panel discussion with focus group participants to gain perspective and discuss next steps, and the audience will get involved through a Q&A and other activities to build understanding and solidarity.

For more details and to RSVP, please visit, email, or call 708-848-1560.


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