WSU and Our Good Work Featured Today on WGN Radio

This morning, the Steve Cochran Show spoke with Ayesha Jaco, Senior Program Director of West Side United. Ayesha talked about how West Side United came about, what needs to be done to reduce the West Side “death gap,” the need for more community health workers, the nine diverse neighborhoods that make up the West Side and …

West Side Small Business Grant Opportunity

Small businesses are the heart of any neighborhood. West Side United is excited to distribute $85,000 in grants to West Side businesses that seek to strengthen their communities, in the amount of $1,000 - $15,000. There will be two community information sessions, September 20 and 27, 2018, to provide information and answer questions about the …

2 Miles, 16 Years: Chicago’s “Death Gap” is a Crisis

This event is over! Please check the 2018 schedule. In 2015, Virginia Commonwealth University released a report that calculated the life expectancies within four different American cities, including Chicago. The findings were harrowing. Under their model, residents of West Garfield Park were expected to live to age 69. Residents of the Loop, just a 15-minute …