Featured Stories

Storytelling Event to Celebrate Fair Housing

Knowing your neighbors, through sharing stories and experiences, helps build a strong community. Find the treasure of your neighbors, people of different religions, nationalities, races and abilities, by listening to their stories at Open Communities’ 10th Annual Fair Housing Month Event, on Wednesday, April 30th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilmette Public Library. Back by popular demand!  Featuring...   more >>

Awardees for 2014 Say Yes! event

Since 2008, Open Communities has bestowed annual awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of north suburban individuals to bring about inclusive, diverse, and integrated suburbs. These awards are named for three founders of Open Communities – Rayna & Marvin Miller and Jean R. Cleland – who were civil rights activists in the suburbs not as a profession, but as a passion. "The...   more >>

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Recent Blog Posts

Eating Locally, Acting Globally - Session 11

We launched our new program called Eating Locally Acting Globally in September 2013. Alicia De La Cruz and Lali Watt are promoting sustainable agriculture with a group of women who meet and exchange ways to eat healthy, locally grown foods in season.  For our 11th Eating Locally session, we reunited again at A’s house to cook with what we received from Tomato Mountain Farm. Due to the...   more >>

Meet our Staff: Jackie

When I came for a job interview for the Homesharing Coordinator position in 1997, I was given a pocket folder with brochures about the organization. The picture on the pocket folder was Still Moving In- a drawing of two black children whose family is moving into the neighborhood. The children are being stared at by the neighbors. There is no violence or unwelcome – but you get the sense that...   more >>

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In the Media

Make It Better: Eating Locally, Acting Globally

APR 2014  |  BY COCO KEEVAN  |   It started with a bag of beets, the vibrant juices staining fingertips and wooden chopping blocks crimson. Next came a handful of plump carrots, julienned to delicate matchsticks. Potatoes, radishes and onions, fresh pressed tomato sauce and homemade sausage were then chopped, minced, sautéed and browned, creating a colorful...   more >>

Chicago-area Clergy Call on Sen. Mark Kirk to Help Illinois’ Unemployed

A letter to an Illinois Senator that Open Communities signed was posted on Bread for the World’s blog. We can still add signatures, both to this post and to the letter itself. We will deliver an updated version to Sen. Kirk’s office next week, in advance of the vote. Please share the link and encourage your colleagues to sign! --- By Zach Schmidt More than 40 religious leaders...   more >>

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