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Building power for change in the
community

We work together

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Building power for change in the
community

We work together

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Building power for change in the
community

We work together

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Building power for change in the
community

We work together

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Building power for change in the
community

We work together

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Building power for change in the
community

We work together

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Building power for change in the
community

We work together

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Building power for change in the
community

We work together

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Our Mission

The Southwest Organizing Project’s (SWOP) mission is to build a broad-based organization of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith institutions, local schools and other institutions in Southwest Chicago, which will enable families to exercise common values, determine their own future and connect with each other to improve life in their neighborhoods...

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Our Mission

The Southwest Organizing Project’s (SWOP) mission is to build a broad-based organization of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith institutions, local schools and other institutions in Southwest Chicago, which will enable families to exercise common values, determine their own future and connect with each other to improve life in their neighborhoods.

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Areas of Work

Community
Impact

91%

Decrease in vacant
properties in 60629 area

School

1,660

Parent Mentors
in schools

  73%

Decrease in crime and 50%
reduction in violent crime

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Upcoming Events

Jun

15

Sat

NAI Citizenship Workshop
Time
8am-1pm
Imaltzin Astorga

Jun

22

Sat

CP4P Open Gym at St. Clare
Time
Tuesday: 5pm-8:30pm | Saturday: 1pm-4pm
Armando Mancilla

Jun

28

Fri

Youth Kickback
Time
5pm - 8pm
Dantay Williams

Jun

29

Sat

SWOP's Hoop, Don't Shoot
Time
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Armando Mancilla

Jul

13

Sat

Walk with a Doc
Time
9am-10:30am
Priyanka Reddy

2013 MacArthur Award Recipient

2017 Power of Community Award

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Our Work

SWOP’s work aims to advance racial equity and economic justice. The Reclaiming Southwest Chicago Campaign is one example of this. Starting in the early 2000s unscrupulous real estate agents and mortgage brokers targeted Southwest Chicago as a community where they could sell products to buyers of color. These agents and brokers sold mortgages and services that the buyers could not afford, did not need, or that took advantage of their inexperience.

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