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Positions Opening - Safe Passages for School Year 2014-2015Positions Opening - Safe Passages for School Year 2014-2015

All news—Looking for a part-time job in your community? Check if community watching around these schools is a right fit for you.

Healthy Block Clubs UniversityHealthy Block Clubs University

All news—If you want to make change in your neighborhood, you cannot afford to miss this event! Seats are still available, bring a neighbor!

Summer Youth Employment @ Claretian AssociatesSummer Youth Employment @ Claretian Associates

All news—Has your teen signed up for summer employment yet? Apply at After School Matters before space runs out!

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All news—Do you get our enewsletter? If you don't already receive email reminders from us, sign up for our enewsletter so you can make sure you know about all our upcoming events. It's a great way to stay in… Continue

New Homes for South Chicago - 2 homes remaining!New Homes for South Chicago - 2 homes remaining!

Development Programs—Now is the time to buy! Claretian Associates has two single-family homes nearly completed and ready for you to choose the finishes -- flooring, wall color, cabinets! Your payments could be as low as… Continue

Available now - 2 bedroom apartments at 9100 South Burley Apts.Available now - 2 bedroom apartments at 9100 South Burley Apts.

All news—Claretian Associates has two new 2-bedroom apartments ready to rent at 9100 South Burley Apartments, an affordable multifamily housing development, part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.… Continue

May is 10th Ward Green Summit Month!May is 10th Ward Green Summit Month!

All news—Check out the 10th Ward Green Summit calendar of events happening all month long. If you have a green event to share in the community, click on the Calendars tab, then click on the link at the… Continue

Hello Neighbor Campaign kicks off in South ChicagoHello Neighbor Campaign kicks off in South Chicago

All news—New and existing Block Clubs can enroll now to collect points and earn money to strengthen their block club and their neighborhood! Claretian Associates has kicked off a new program to help create… Continue

South Chicago featured at October's Chicago Artists MonthSouth Chicago featured at October's Chicago Artists Month

All news—The 18th annual Chicago Artists Month celebrates artists "In the Neighborhood," with a focus on South Chicago & South Shore. Come out and experience an eclectic mix of fashion, visual and… Continue

Hoops Keeps Scoring in South ChicagoHoops Keeps Scoring in South Chicago

South Chicago New Communities Program—Youth engagement, leadership and safety were all at play during South Chicago’s annual Hoops in the Hood Classic Tournament this summer sponsored by LISC/Chicago and State Farm Insurance.… Continue

Hurlock presents at Building Chicago Expo & African Festival of the ArtsHurlock presents at Building Chicago Expo & African Festival of the Arts

All news—Angela Hurlock was pleased to represent Claretian Associates at the African Festival of the Arts and the BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland Conference...

Get In Chicago offers safe, summer funGet In Chicago offers safe, summer fun

All news—Safe, fun programs for youth grew this summer in South Chicago thanks to the "Get In Chicago" program supporting youth access to enrichment, education and mentoring opportunities. Claretian… Continue

9100 S. Burley Apartments celebrates grand opening9100 S. Burley Apartments celebrates grand opening

All news—More affordable apartments are ready to rent in South Chicago after the grand opening of the 9100 S. Burley Apartments on Friday, April 26. The event also served as the kick off for the 6th annual… Continue

CeaseFire making a different in South ChicagoCeaseFire making a different in South Chicago

South Chicago New Communities Program—Our CeaseFire program works to reverse the spread of violence by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control—detection and interruption, identifying individuals involved… Continue

Hurlock honored as Citizen of the YearHurlock honored as Citizen of the Year

All news—The South Chicago Chamber of Commerce selected Angela Hurlock, Claretian Associates' Executive Director, as its Citizen of the Year at the Chamber's annual awards ceremony May 10.

Celebrate peace through art at special events in South ChicagoCelebrate peace through art at special events in South Chicago

South Chicago New Communities Program—Artist Indira Johnson created fiberglass and cement Buddha heads that symbolizes “peace” throughout the city, shown at Casa Kirk Apartments. Claretian Associates is partnering with… Continue

Special Celebration - South Chicago/South Shore - Chicago Artists Month

All events—Enjoy a day of arts, music, performance and more! Click here to learn more -- scroll to the bottom for all the offerings.

Cinco de Mayo fair serves 250 seniorsCinco de Mayo fair serves 250 seniors

All news—The 17th annual Cinco de Mayo Senior Health & Resource Fair served over 250 seniors and their families on May 3. More than 45 vendors provided free health screenings, resources and more . . .

Need an artist? Directory showcases more than 30 South Chicago artistsNeed an artist? Directory showcases more than 30 South Chicago artists

South Chicago New Communities Program—Need an artist? South Chicago's diverse and eclectic artists' community created a new directory showcasing its talents, resources and offerings. Click here to check it out! South Chicago's New… Continue

PlayStreets is dancing in the streets!PlayStreets is dancing in the streets!

South Chicago New Communities Program—South Chicago is dancing and playing in the streets! During the 2012 fall season, Claretian Associates and community residents took over the streets in front of Germano Millgate Apartments and the… Continue

Seniors kick it up at new Senior CenterSeniors kick it up at new Senior Center

All news—This year's Cinco de Mayo Senior Health & Resource Fair did more than provide dozens of health screenings to over 200 area seniors. It showcased the new South Chicago Senior Center open each week… Continue

Hoops in the Hood scores big in South ChicagoHoops in the Hood scores big in South Chicago

South Chicago New Communities Program—Kids from South Chicago are enjoying basketball, making new friends and having fun this summer through the new Hoops in the Hood program, a critically acclaimed traveling basketball program offered… Continue

Hello Neighbor Campaign

Home—Get Active with the “Hello Neighbor” Campaign Claretian Associates has kicked off a new program to help create new block clubs and build the capacity of existing block clubs to… Continue

Safe Passage Program keeps watchful eye for 2013-14

South Chicago New Communities Program—For the fourth year, Claretian Associates is operating the Safe Passage Program with the Chicago Public Schools at Bowen High School. Last year, we added Corliss High School and this year, a third… Continue

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Jul 22 Adult Spanish Classes
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Jul 22 A Midsummer Night's Dream
6:30 pm
Jul 25 Community Hoops Classic
1–4 pm
Jul 31 Stop the Violence Community Event
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Aug 8 Germano Millgate Hoops Classic
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Since 1991, Claretian Associates has developed over 130 affordable houses and apartments in South Chicago, a community with a rich history and a strong future. Claretian Associates builds community within the culturally diverse neighborhood of South Chicago by working with community leaders, residents and organizations to provide affordable housing and related services for low-and-moderate income people, build resident-based leadership, and serve as a catalyst in creating innovative solutions to improve the quality of life.