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Forbes features WSU Community Advisory Council member Liz Abunaw’s 40 Acres Fresh Farm

Chicago’s Forty Acres Fresh Market On Ending ‘Food Apartheid’ In Black Communities Elizabeth Abunaw’s journey to starting Forty Acres Fresh Market began in 2016, when she accidentally ended up somewhere in the West Side of Chicago on her way to run an errand. As soon as she got off the bus, she realized she was … Continue reading Forbes features WSU Community Advisory Council member Liz Abunaw’s 40 Acres Fresh Farm

$5 Million Oprah Winfrey Grant Accelerates West Side United, Chicago COVID-19 Prevention Efforts as Member of Live Healthy Chicago

A $5 million donation from the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will accelerate efforts to decrease the COVID-19 death rates in Chicago’s predominately black and Latino communities, which have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic compared to white Chicagoans, while also strengthening longer-term efforts to address the root causes of this health inequity. The gift will … Continue reading $5 Million Oprah Winfrey Grant Accelerates West Side United, Chicago COVID-19 Prevention Efforts as Member of Live Healthy Chicago

Community Hub Update and Introduction

Dear School Administrators, Over the last two weeks, West Side United has admired how Chicago’s residents have rallied together to recognize Teacher’s Appreciation Week and Mother’s Day. We hope that you and your school community have been able to celebrate with those who are dearest to you. On behalf of West Side United, I’m reaching … Continue reading Community Hub Update and Introduction