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Featured Stories

Say Yes! Benefit Draws the Circle Ever Wider

As demonstrated by our 2014 Justice Award winners, there are so many ways to “say yes”. From disability rights to compassionate immigration reform, our winners advocate for all of their neighbors to live in open and welcoming northern suburbs. Over 160 people attended Open Communities’ Say Yes! Benefit Justice Awards to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of Rayna & Marvin Miller, Jean Cleland,...   more >>

Another Victory for Fair and Welcoming Communities

Another Victory for Fair and Welcoming Communities: Civil Rights Groups Sue Developers of Affordable Senior Apartments for Discrimination Against People with Disabilities On June 5, 2014, Open Communities, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), and HOPE Fair Housing Center (HOPE) announced a lawsuit against Ryan Companies US, Inc, James N. Bergman, Thomas and Thomas Associates, and several...   more >>

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Recent Blog Posts

A Shift in Attitude: Legislation, Tolerance & Inclusivity Depend on Each Other

Audrey Sekendur, a junior at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts studying Mathematics and Africana Studies, is the summer intern at Open Communities. She takes special interest in community building and urban planning.  NPR recently released a piece in honor of the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, which deemed segregated schooling unconstitutional. NPR cited Michelle Obama’s...   more >>

Eating Locally, Acting Globally - Session 14

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. Q had told us all so many times that she had a tiny apartment and we wouldn’t be able to cook in her small space...  So it was particularly wonderful...   more >>

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In the Media

Wall Street Journal: Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors to stay in their homes and save money while getting some much-needed companionship. "It's a wonderful arrangement," said the white-haired Rosenfeld, who when asked her age will only say she's a senior...   more >>

Wilmette Cares kicks off second year with missions

BY KATHY ROUTLIFFE kroutliffe@pioneerlocal.com | @pioneer_kathy June 26 8:30 a.m. Equipped with a new structure, officers and a $21,000 grant, Wilmette Cares celebrated its first anniversary June 24 with plans to continue pushing for greater municipal support for affordable housing and greater public knowledge about its benefits for residents. “Bring us your recommendations and your suggestions,”...   more >>

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Advocacy
immigrant integration
foreclosure prevention
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community organizing