ENLACE CHICAGO – LA VILLITA, CHICAGO
Economic Development. Physical Development. Organizational Development. And most of all, Human Development. Enlace Chicago focuses on people and their needs not just projects and politics. We were in town to conduct several interviews with Community Development Corporations; to learn about similarities and differences between development in Detroit and Chicago. While there we were treated to a pedestrians-eye-view of the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago by Jaime and Alejandro of Enlace Chicago.
Among other things we checked in on Little Village’s new high school, the future site of Enlace’s Immigration Services Center, several mural projects in collaboration between youth and business owners, housing and businesses, and a soccer tournament in the afterschool program at Farragut, a Chicago Public School.
Can’t wait to play host to our friends from Chicago to show them around the neighborhood and organizations here in southwest Detroit.