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Random Acts of Kindness: Neighborhood Beautification Service Learning Project

What happens when the snow starts to melt in the streets of Chicago? Weeks worth of trash line the curbs, waiting to get picked up or eventually polluting our city’s ecosystem. Fortunately for Austin, Westside Health Authority’s Youth Working for Success decided to organize a service learning project to clean up the streets of our … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness: Neighborhood Beautification Service Learning Project


Civic Leaders Accuse Local Companies of Hiring Discrimination

Westside Health Authority is in The Austin Voice for its efforts to curb discriminatory hiring practices by local companies. Mercury Plastics and other employers are accused of denying work to Blacks and Mexican-Americans while exploiting labor from illegal immigrants.                    


Testimonials: Youth Mentoring Program

Westside Health Authority oversees youth mentoring programs in 8 Chicago Public Schools. We’re so thrilled when participants report their personal growth, and had to share this testimonial: “This program has helped me do better in school. It has taught me ways I can stop being disrespectful. It’s also taught me to learn to walk away … Continue reading Testimonials: Youth Mentoring Program


Early Voting for Chicago Elections

Early voting for the runoff elections starts today! Shake off the snow and make sure your voice is heard. Polling locations in the link: http://buff.ly/1CQIwfA


Register to Vote for Chicago Runoff Elections!

Chicago’s runoff elections are next month, and today is the deadline to register online or by mail. Make sure that this time, Austin voices are heard loud and clear when tallying up the votes for mayor. Austin’s Alderman Emma Mitts will also be on the April 7 ballot, in her runoff against challenger Tara Stamps.