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On April 8th, at the Den Theatre, a group of 42 individuals gathered to discuss sustainability in Chicago and celebrate the 4 ioby CSLN campaign projects on their final days of fundraising.  After short presentations on each of the projects, the ioby campagins were able to raise $500 dollars! 
 THANK YOU to all the a77 and CSLN friends who supported our collaborative CSLN crowdfunding campaigns! Here’s a recap of campaign results and next steps in these projects, from the campaign organizers: 
Click here to visit the ioby campaign pages!
We Keep You Rollin’We Keep you Rollin’ is rolling along thanks to the overall support given by CSLN.  The information shared from the partners included an array of ideas going outside the box that helped to make We Keep You Rollin’ a reality! Thank you too for the in kind donations, especially from C3 (Chicago Conservation Corps), Green Guru Gear, Bike Fixtation and Prologue Schools. Now we’re preparing for the Bike Share & Bike Parade on Sat. May 2nd, 11am. Meet at Golden Gate Park 131st & Vernon, Chicago, IL. Plus, don’t  forget to join us for a Bike Safety Event on  May 9th, from 11am-2pm, Meet at 134th & St. Lawrence. Presented by the Chicago Bicycle Ambassadors. Even though we are rolling…we still need bike donations to recycle back into the community. Call us at 773-468-7941. Please drop off donations at: We Keep You Rollin’, 13134 S. Vernon Ave, Chicago, Il 60827; or contact us via email:deelucas2002@yahoo.com.  You can also stay in touch with us thru the community website: www.thecommunitybeat.org.Be Safe as you roll out, Deloris Lucas

Chicago Demonstration Gardens Thanks to all who contributed to our CSLN/IOBY fundraising effort. We raised a total of $994.   These funds will be used to purchase plant material, soil amendments and signage for demonstration gardens in Back of the Yards and Woodlawn. Volunteers have started constructing demonstration beds at The Plant.  We’ve ordered native plants from Prairie Nursery. Volunteers in Woodlawn have constructed two DIY grow light stands and have started lots of flowerbed plants from seed, both indoors and outdoors. Work has begun! Thanks again!  Visit chicagodemogardens.org for more information about our projects this summer, and use our contact page to volunteer and get involved. Contact page: http://chicagodemogardens.org/contact-us/ 

 Slow Roll ChicagoSlow Roll Chicago and the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network are joining missions in order to connect communities and sustainability organizations across Chicago through a series of 4 community bike rides during the month of September. Rides will span the city over the course of the month with a number of different community partners, riding with Enlace in Little Village & North Lawndale, BUILD Chicago in Austin, Institute of Cultural Affairs in Uptown, and Grow Greater Englewood in Englewood. We dearly appreciate everyone who supported our ioby crowdfunding campaign. Together, we raised over $900 to support our Sustainable September ride series. To learn more about Slow Roll Chicago and our upcoming project, please visit our website at slowrollchicago.org.

Home Sharing for Happier LivingNew Community Vision’s Home Sharing for Happier Living crowd funding campaign raised $1,279, which was short of our goal but still money that we would not have raised otherwise. We are grateful for the financial support and to IOBY and the CSLN for making it possible. These funds will go toward database development and we will seek a pro bono arrangement for our website and graphic design needs. The next step is to actively develop relationships with religious, cultural and community organizations to seek opportunities to address their membership to explain the concept and get a commitment to have monthly housing mixers in their community. The other next step is to identify a nonprofit who will be our fiscal agent as well as mentor and collaborator. Once again, heartfelt thanks for your support.
Sincerely, Terry Edlin