The Plan : Transforming Chicago's West Side Community
Bethel New Life aims to bring an end to decades of concentrated poverty on Chicago's
West Side through strategic and cooperative community transformation investments. We
plan to achieve this by initiating a new era in our community development efforts
through a strategy of investments that focus on
The initial opportunity for improvement rests in those who are not yet employed but will be in the near future and in those who are not employed currently, but could be. Initial efforts must focus on newly employing 27,000 more individuals in skilled jobs. For positive transformation to occur, residents of the West Side need more and better paying jobs.
Bringing an end to decades of concentrated poverty on Chicago’s west side through strategic and cooperative community transformation investments.
This is really good news for Humboldt Park and West Side communities in general. Assuring that people are trained for jobs and connected to jobs reduces the rate of poverty on the West Side and helps bring about community transformation. We are looking forward to working more closely with the Salvation Army at their new West Side hub. ...