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Westside Health Authority

Chicago, Illinois
www.healthauthority.org

Westside Health Authority was awarded $1,485,000 between 1990 and 2017, including 13 grants in Community & Economic Development, Chicago Commitment, and What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance.

$250,000

2017 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

Founded in 1988, the Westside Health Authority (WHA) is a community-based organization in the neighborhood of Austin, on the west side of Chicago. It serves approximately 22,000 residents each year with projects in local organizing, economic development, employment, youth mentoring and leadership, and reentry for those returning from periods in custody. With this award, WHA establishes the Institute for Business and Social Enterprise of Austin to train youth in civic, social, and commercial enterprises. It also creates a Village Community Fellows Program to give young residents of Austin intensive training and support, followed by the opportunity to run a youth-owned and -controlled business. These initiatives expand on existing mentoring programs found to be effective by independent evaluators. They bring community members and young people together to build a safer and more connected neighborhood while helping the youth to develop entrepreneurial skills.

$100,000

2002 • 11 months • Community & Economic Development

In support of general operations.

$20,000

2001 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

To support a video documentary on building social capital in the African-American community.

$150,000

2000 • 1 year, 11 months • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

To support the Austin Violence Prevention Consortium (over two years).

$350,000

2000 • 2 years • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

To support a program to increase resident capacity to plan and implement a neighborhood capital improvement project (over two years).

$35,000

1999 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment

To support a video documentary on the mourning bench, an African-American church tradition.

$200,000

1998 • 2 years • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

To strengthen management and research and program evaluation capacity (over two years).

$50,000

1998 • 1 year • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

To support community organizing to improve neighborhood safety.

$50,000

1997 • 1 year • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

To support Every Block a Village, a project that involves citizen leaders in community planning for violence prevention.

$155,000

1995 • 2 years

To support the organizing component of the Health Careers Initiative (over two years).

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