We’re in the News!

October 13, 2011

Lisa Schulz interviewed four members of our team and wrote an article about Mi Parque for the Columbia Chronicle. Check it out!

Little Village app entered in Chicago-wide Contest


Mi Parque Named as Finalist in A4MC

October 8, 2011

Friday October 7,  3:30 p.m.

Mi Parque is one of the ten finalists in the Apps for Metro Chicago contest. Public voting is open until October 14, 5 pm.  We encourage everyone to review the apps and vote for their top picks. We hope that Mi Parque is one of them! Congratulations to our amazing all female team and to our community partner, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization.

Crains Chicago announced the results live here.

And the full list of finalists and where you can participate in public voting is here. We suggest you review these quick steps before voting as a time-saving measure.

View announcement here.

Come join us!

October 4, 2011

Mi Parque has been submitted to the Apps For Metro Chicago contest! The finalists for this round of the competition will be announced at the Columbia College Interactive Arts and Media building located at 916 S. Wabash this Friday, October 7th at 3pm. We invite you to join us for the showcase!

We also are very pleased to announce that Mi Parque was featured in the Chicago Tribune today!

Mi Parque – Little Village to Enter Apps for Metro Chicago

September 25, 2011

The Open Youth Networks group creating Mi Parque – Little Village is planning on entering the Community Round of the Apps for Metro Chicago contest.

Submissions are due Friday September 30th, 2011 by 11:59pm.

Wish us luck!

Crawford Coal Power Plant

September 25, 2011

Environmentalists call for end to coal-fired power in Chicago

September 25, 2011

Read More Here

Celotex: Superfund Cleanup Site

September 25, 2011

Poitrowski Park

September 25, 2011

Mi Parque

September 23, 2011

MiParque, a set on Flickr.

Mi Parque Helps Residents of Little Village Imagine a New Future

September 18, 2011

After 10 years of community organizing led by Little Village residents, the city of Chicago has finally agreed to acquire 23 acres of the capped and cleared Superfund Celotex Clean Up site in Little Village in order to have a park built. Currently Little Village has been identified as an area deficient in 101 acres of open space according to the city’s own study. Substantial community input and investment not only brought about the designation of the parkland but informed the blueprints for the parkland design as well. Still, the community faces the following challenges in the months ahead:

1)   How to broaden the number of residents who can provide input into parks design, construction and recreational use through an easy to use interactive tool.

2)   How to maintain monitoring and oversight on city for accountability as park is being built and keep residents informed the city’s progress in construction.

3)   How to engage all of the community in planning park activities and events while keeping the park clean, safe, open and vibrant for all of its residents, especially its youth and families.

4) How to keep residents informed and connected to public policy decisions impacting their community and availability of open public lands and urban gardens.