An Englewood group is working to close the wealth gap one business at a time

An Englewood group is working to close the wealth gap one business at a time
R.A.G.E. Englewood members in front of their Englewood Free Market which provides food and hygiene products Brittany Norment / R.A.G.E. Englewood
An Englewood group is working to close the wealth gap one business at a time
R.A.G.E. Englewood members in front of their Englewood Free Market which provides food and hygiene products Brittany Norment / R.A.G.E. Englewood

An Englewood group is working to close the wealth gap one business at a time

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2020 Census data show that Englewood has seen a sharper population decline than any other Chicago neighborhood, and when residents leave, businesses close and tax revenue dries up, further hurting the local economy.

Reset checks in with the creator and one of the funders of The Re-Up project in Englewood, which seeks to reverse those trends.

CLARIFICATION: In this interview, we refer to Chicago Beyond as a “philanthropic venture fund.” The organization prefers to be described as “an impact investor that backs the fight for youth equity.

GUESTS: Asiaha Butler, executive director of R.A.G.E. Englewood

Liz Dozier, founder and CEO of Chicago Beyond