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Cultivate Collective takes a green approach to uplift Chicago’s Southwest Side

Do you know your neighbors? Many of us feel isolated these days, and it can be hard to tap into your local community. So we want to talk to people who are investing in their neighborhoods. Enter Cultivate Collective, a Southwest Side community hub on the former LeClaire Courts public housing site. The nonprofit is built around a public charter school, the Academy for Global Citizenship. And in a community disproportionately impacted by industrial pollution, they prioritize sustainability and environmental justice. In this episode, host Erin Allen talks to Cultivate Collective CEO Sarah Elizabeth Ippel and Board President Niquenya Collins about their green approach to reinvesting in their Southwest Side community.

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

   

Do you know your neighbors? Many of us feel isolated these days, and it can be hard to tap into your local community. So we want to talk to people who are investing in their neighborhoods. 

Enter Cultivate Collective, a Southwest Side community hub on the former LeClaire Courts public housing site. The nonprofit is built around a public charter school, the Academy for Global Citizenship. And in a community disproportionately impacted by industrial pollution, they prioritize sustainability and environmental justice.

In this episode, host Erin Allen talks to Cultivate Collective CEO Sarah Elizabeth Ippel and Board President Niquenya Collins about their green approach to reinvesting in their Southwest Side community.

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