Meetings & Work Today

MEETINGS – CALENDAR

In addition to a calendar of activities, the Coalition members work for a strategy to understand and imagine the best trauma informed practices in serving the residents of the neighborhood.

Calendar of Meetings:

Regular meeting are the second Thursday of every month 10am (with the exception of July and September, 2018):

08
Feb
10:00 am

PEC Meeting

Envision Unlimited, Rose Center
08
Mar
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

PEC Meeting

Peace and Education Coalition High School Sinclair
12
Apr
10:00 am

PEC Meeting

Center for Discovery & Learning
10
May
10:00 am

PEC Meeting

Meetings & Work Today
14
Jun
10:00 am

PEC Meeting

Meetings & Work Today

Upcoming Events & Activities:

Youth Summit – April/May (TBD)

Taste of Back of the Yards PEC, Fundraiser May 19, 2018 11 am.

Thanksgiving Neighborhood Forum – Fall 2018 (TBD)

 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE COALITION

An Advisory Committee to the PEC is in the finally months of working out a membership agreement that includes how members support and are supported by the Coalition.

We believe that the development of a common mission depends on membership commitment to the following values:

  • To learn and understand the (hi)story of families, organizations, and the neighborhood.
  • To learn and appreciate and promote the culture of the Back of the Yards.
  • To promote health and wellbeing.
  • To dedicate time to develop transparent relationships with other member agencies and organizations.
  • To dedicate time to the development of common trauma-based standards of services and training in such.
  • To “hire locally” to the extent possible.
  • To contribute to “telling the story” of the Back of the Yards to those outside.
  • To believe in this community and not lose hope.
  • To stand alongside and accompany community residents at they realize their sense of agency )power) to enact change.

CURRENT PRIORITIES of PEC

  1. Facilitate dialogue and creative responses among networking agencies at monthly meetings, and map the assets of the community.
  2. Develop a common language and best practices for youth and young adult focused programs.
  3. Establish and create a culture of “giving back” or volunteer services among young people with dreams for a higher education.
  4. Strive to accompany the needs of families, especially embracing those formerly incarcerated, as well as undocumented.
  5. Network with schools, supporting especially the Peace and Education Accelerated High School and annual Youth Summit.