Core members

Invest the most time in the network and receive the most benefits.

Ally members

Similar types of activities as core; however, their less frequent involvement results in fewer benefits.

GrassTops members

Primarily interested in collaborating with the network as an institutional partner.

Core Members

Johnnie Owens

Bronzeville Alliance
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Biographical Info

Johnnie works with the Bronzeville Alliance and Bronzeville Urban Farm, establishing an urban garden and organizing corner stores. He serves on the steering committee of Place Matters and as a chairperson for the Planning and Zoning Commission of Hazel Crest. Johnnie holds an MA in Urban Geography from Chicago State University, where he periodically teaches classes in Urban Planning, Environmental Geography, and Psychology of Urban Youth. Previously, he has worked for the City of Chicago as a City Planner and at Friends of the Parks, where he worked with Barack Obama, who exposed him to community organizing.

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