From October 12th-14th the Loyola Chicago community came together to write letters in support of the DREAM act at various tabling sites across all three campuses. Hundreds of signatures were recorded within only a few hours of the campaign. Learn more about the Dream Act!
Earlier this month, Loyola and over a dozen other Jesuit colleges (AJCU) launched a call-in campaign supporting the Dream Act. The campaign was held at all three of Loyola’s campuses – Lake Shore, Water Tower & the Health Sciences campus in Maywood. With the upcoming March 5th expiration date of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, volunteers tabled and informed the Loyola community the urgency behind this advocacy campaign.
Since the beginning of 2017, the RogersEdge District has seen a staggering growth in new businesses and local event programming. From ribbon cuttings, to outdoor movie screenings, to quarterly pedestrian studies, there is no slowing down what's to come in 2018. Check out the new and upcoming businesses.
Throughout the month of February, local businesses from both the Edgewater and Rogers Park communities visited campus to interact with students, faculty and staff for the Ramblin' Around Business Showcase at the Damen Student Center.
Following a town hall meeting held by the 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore, the proposed public art design for two Rogers Park entry points have received strong support from community residents. One of the entry points is located at "the Porkchop" grassy triangle area on the Devon/Sheridan/Broadway intersection.
The RogerEdge Business District has seen new exciting announcements of new restaurants within walking distance from the Loyola campus during the months of September and October. Check out the current updates on the new retail spaces!
If you saw people with clipboards standing out on the street corner during the months of April, May and September, don’t worry, they weren’t speculating on a new high rise condo building. They were volunteers counting the number of people who walked by for a pedestrian study at key intersections of the RogersEdge Business District.
Loyola University was home to civically engaged middle school students from Edgewater and Rogers Park this summer. The 2017 Summer Civic Academy (July 5 -28) brought middle school students together from Armstrong, Kilmer, Field, Swift, Hayt, and Peirce to engage students in community problem solving on issues that impact young people.
It all began ten months ago when Loyola University approached Edgewater Chamber of Commerce and Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) about the joining forces to address the commercial streets that are boundaries between community areas and wards. In a unique collaboration the RogersEdge partnership is growing a more prosperous business district in the Devon-Sheridan-Broadway area.
This summer, Loyola Limited successfully employed two Sullivan High School students as a part of the pilot session of EMERGE. Funded by Plan 2020, this program offers local high school students the opportunity to gain work experience and participate in professional development.