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The Far South Chicago Coalition (FSCC) is composed of caring community leaders, business owners & engaged residents working together to create a thriving community.

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Who we are

The Far South Chicago Coalition (FSCC) is comprised of caring community leaders, business owners & engaged residents working together to create a thriving community.

What we do

The FSCC is working to create solutions to resolve some of the disparities and lack of resources in the neighborhoods that make up Far South Chicago. These communities combined consist of a population of over 76,000 hard-working individuals.

Approximately 98% of those individuals are people of color More than 65% are unemployed or not in the labor market.

We have created 8 focus areas that key community leaders, residents, and business owners will focus on to help create the Far South Chicago Quality of Life Plan (QLP):

Why QLP?

A Quality of Life Plan will help leverage governmental initiatives, funding, corporate resources, and outside investments to strengthen our residents and communities. Our efforts will be to create a comprehensive plan that outlines the support needed to make the far south communities a safe, healthy, affordable, mixed-income, sustainable, and livable community.

Creating and executing a QLP will also help leverage support and resources from the City of Chicago INVEST South/West initiative, as well as support campaigns and generate financial resources to rebuild the community.

Why Now?

The Far South has had very limited equitable investment/reinvestment in residential and local businesses in several decades, since the successful implementation of the community-led Roseland Plan for a Thriving Community in the 1990s.

The lack of competitive educational opportunities and the lack of compliance with USEP regulations for hiring from the community continues to be an issue for the Far South Side. This has caused families to relocate and businesses to leave the community.

What has the group done together in the past 3 years?

Now, we need YOUR support and involvement to do MORE as we create the Far South Chicago Quality of Life Plan and to put it into action! Can we count on YOU?

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