General Meeting: Ward Superintendents

When: Saturday, September 23
Where: The Levee, 4035 W Fullerton Ave.
Time: 11:30-1:30 p.m.

Please join HNA for its September general meeting. In this meeting we will have several guests: Ward Superintendents from the wards that cover Hermosa! We will learn what they do, as well as take some service requests.

11:30-12:00 Mix and Mingle (neighbors meeting neighbors) 

12:00-1:00 Meeting
15 minutes: HNA updates
40 minutes: Ward Supertinedents

Unstructured access to guests speakers and HNA board members

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7:00pm 7:00pm

HNA & KPAC Summer Fundraiser!

The Hermosa Neighborhood Association (HNA) & the Kelvyn Park Advisory Council (KPAC) are holding a summer fundraiser at The Radler, 2375 N Milwaukee Ave, on Saturday, August 12th, from 7 PM - 11 PM.

The fundraiser will help support both organizations in securing resources they need to expand their services. 

HNA will utilize the money to help it reach under-served members of the community by increasing our budget for translations services and outreach, as well as to purchase technology to enhance our community meetings.

KPAC will utilize its funds to help support Kelvyn Park by improving and maintaining park facilities, as well as for funding the production of free special events that benefit the community.

HNA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your contribution is tax deductible.

All ticket levels incude free drinks courtsey of Off Color Brewing and hors d'oeuvre courtsey of The Radler.

Raffle prizes include:
-White Sox tickets
-Cubs tickets
-Whaddayaknow Team Pub Trivia private event
-Private tour of Right Bee Cidery
-Gift baskets
-...and more!

Ticket levels: 
Advocate Level: $25
Suppoter Level: $50 + 3 raffle tickets
Champion Level: $100 + 5 raffle tickets

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9:00am 9:00am

Tree Maintenance & Education Day

Last year HNA planted 64 trees in Hermosa! Now lets keep those trees healthy! 

Caring for and expanding the green spaces in our community is crucial for both the health of the environment, and the health of the community as a whole. 

On Saturday, July 15th we will administer tree care. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and clothes that can get dirty.

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8:00am 8:00am

Chicago Cares, Serve-A-Thon: Nixon Elementary

HNA and the Local School Council at Nixon Elementary are planning a big community day on Saturday, June 24th, in conjunction with Chicago Cares. 

We will be painting rooms throughout the entire first floor of Nixon... as well as painting murals! The more volunteers we have the faster it goes! The school is needs some TLC! We would like to also paint the second floor if we get more volunteers, also. 

Volunteers get complimentary breakfast, complimentary lunch, a free tshirt, other "swag", and local media support, etc. 

For the community component of Chicago Cares we are seeking at least 10-25 volunteers.

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Clean and Green: Keeler and Armitage

  • Palmer and Keeler Chicago, Illinois, 60639 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for June's Clean and Green of the year. We will clean Keeler from Palmer to North Bloomingdale. We will start at the corner of Palmer and Keeler and work south. 

Supplies and gloves provided, but if you have your own gloves please bring them as we tend to run out! 

Highschool seniors can get service hours!

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HNA General Meeting: TIF Illumination

Join us next Saturday for a special HNA meeting regarding the state of the Tax increment financing districts (TIFs) in and around Hermosa and the NW side.

Don’t know what Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts are or how they work? You are not alone!

Please join the Hermosa Neighborhood Association and Thomas Tresser of the The TIF Illumination Project to learn about the impacts of Tax Increment Financing districts in the 26th, 31st, 35th, and 36th Wards.

This is an opportunity to understand how your property taxes are being used in Hermosa, Belmont Cragin, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Portage Park and Avondale


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HNA Workshop: Education

This is an educational workshop geared toward parents at CPS districtwide schools. 

The workshop is hosted by several CPS teachers and parents of HNA and will cover the following.

  1. School report cards
    1. Presentation and printouts
    2. All local schools, including charters
  2. School standings
    1. ACT average
    2. FOT percentages
      1. What is it composed of?
      2. Why does it matter
    1. Why is NWEA important and what does it matter
    2. What if you opt out?
      1. Are you relinquishing your rights to apply somewhere else?
    3. Sample tests
    4. How to study
  4. High school tests
    1. PARCC
    2. SAT
    3. ACT
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HNA Clean and Green: Fullerton Ave.

HNA Clean and Green: Fullerton Ave.

  • 4500 West Fullerton Avenue Chicago, IL, 60639 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the first HNA Clean and Green of the year. We will clean Fullerton from Kilbourn to Keeler. We will start west at Kilbourn/Fullerton and work our way east to Keeler/Fullerton. 

Supplies and gloves provided, but if you have your own gloves please bring them as we tend to run out! 

This clean and green is co-hosted by the 31st Ward Office.

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6:00pm 6:00pm

Hermosa Loyalty Night

One thing that we noticed in our feedback survey is that HNA'ers really like our social gatherings! We will have more of these in the future at more regular intervals!

We our rebranding these social gatherings "Hermosa Loyalty Night," in where we neighbors frequent a Hermosa business.

Join us this Friday from 6-8PM at Uncle Mikes Sports Bar, 4010 W Armitage Ave, for our first loyalty night!

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6:00pm 6:00pm

Community Garden Meeting

We are happy to report that Neighbor-Space has received the deed for the community garden this week. We'll be able to hit the ground running on this project in the spring. The space will include the corner as well as the land behind the building, so we'll be able to stick with the community's vision to separate the vegetable garden and have more passive space. 

Our first planning meeting for the year will be

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 6:00-7:00PM
Where: Kelvyn Park Fieldhouse, 4438 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60639

HNA is working with Neighbor-Space as a partner in aiding the development process for the community garden at Kilpatrick and Parker. 

A developer is building a planned community, called Schubert Place, at Knox and Schubert. It's a 84 unit proposed apartment complex with 101 parking spaces.

The developer is required by their planned development agreement to set aside some community space. It will set aside 10,000-11,000 square feet of space (4 city lots) to the community in the form of a community green space.

In previous meetings we had decided we wanted to see the following in a community garden:

Senior safe
Walking path
Gazebo and benches
Wheelchair accessible
Safe and well-lit grounds (sight lines unencumbered) 
Sustained community engagement with the space
Engage nearby neighborhood schools
Clean and well maintained grounds
Park rules, potentially enclose the space w/ a fence and lock at night
Veggie/garden beds

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Immigración 101 | Immigration 101


Immigración 101 | Immigration 101

Saturday, February 11
Sabado, 11 de febrero

The Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski

12:00PM - 1:30PM

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For more information, please call:


President Trump has pushed forward executive orders targeting the immigrant community. These executive orders are founded on incorrect, misleading, and xenophobic rhetoric. Due to this, 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Rosa, the Hermosa Neighborhood Association and United Neighbors of the 35th Ward have teamed up to have a special meeting to help learn how we can defend our Hermosan neighbors.

We'll be having an Immigration 101 community meeting to answer some of your questions followed by a short Know Your Rights training. Come learn about ways to get involved in the movement to support our immigrant neighbors.

*Please note that the workshop is not intended to answer legal questions pertaining to individual immigration cases. If you need to speak with an attorney contact the National Immigrant Justice Center at (312) 660-1370.

El Presidente Trump ha empujado adelante órdenes ejecutivas dirigidos a la comunidad inmigrante. Estas ordenes ejecutivas se basan en retórica incorrecto, engañoso y xenófobo. Debido a esto, HNA se ha asociado con el consejal Carlos Rosa, distrito 35 y Vecinos Unidos del la comunidad 35 para tener una reunión especial para ayudar a aprender cómo podemos defender a nuestros vecinos de Hermosa.

Tendremos reunión comunitaria sobre inmigración 101, para responder a algunas de sus preguntas. Y en seguida Habra un corto entrenamiento de Conozca sus Derechos. Vengan a aprender sobre las maneras de involucrarse en el movimiento para apoyar a nuestros vecinos inmigrantes.

* Tenga en cuenta que el taller NO está para responder a preguntas legales relacionadas con su caso de inmigración individual. Si usted necesita hablar con un abogado, puede hablar con el Centro Nacional de Justicia Inmigrante al (312) 660-1370. "

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HNA Orientation Meeting

If you'd like to learn more about HNA initiatives, our schedule of meetings, how we organize, or how to get more involved, please join us for our first orientation meeting of the year, Saturday, February 4th, 11:30AM -1:00PM PM at the Levee Hall, 4035 W Fullerton. 

We will also outline changes to our HNA page, including a community calendar, volunteer listings and more. 

If you have any questions please comment on this event or email us at

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Hermosa Neighborhood Association: General Meeting

Our last Hermosa Neighborhood Association (HNA) meeting is THIS Saturday, from 11:30-1:30pm at The Levee Hall, 4035 W Fullerton Ave.

In this meeting will have the Board of Director elections we well as a home weatherization workshop.

First will be the board elections, click here to learn more:

Second half of the meeting we will do a brief 30 minute workshop on home weatherization.

Are you looking to save money on your electric and natural gas bills? Kristen Pratt from the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will share some DIY weatherization tips as well as some new tools from ComEd to help you track your energy usage. Free weatherization tools will be distributed to the first 20 families in attendance.

Candidates for Board Elections Include
Colin Bird
Joelle McCalla
Kristen Pratt
Jenna Sigman
Maria Villagomez
Ruperto Medina
Leonardo Giron

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1:00pm 1:00pm

Hermosa Tree Planting

Time: 9am-1pm (students will arrive at 8:30 to get split into groups)

Tree Planting @ Kelvyn Park

  • Tree planting (about 40 trees)
  • Mulch trees

School Beautification @ Kelvyn Park High School

  • Organize the book room
  • Paint Hallways (touch ups) 
  • Hang College pennants / inspirational quotes
  • Reshelf the books in the library
  • Zipline/clean lockers
  • Update bulletin boards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor)
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Hermosa Neighborhood Association: General Meeting


Special Guest: 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Rosa and CAPS Community Office
Note: Alderman Rosa will have to leave before 12:30 due to a unforeseen scheduling conflict

11:30-12:00 Mix and mingle
Please sign-in, take a name tag, and make sure to take our latest community flyers and informational pamphlets

12:00-1:00 General Meeting

Note: Please limit questions to clarifications and the most pertinent, until unstructured access

  • 5 minutes: HNA ground rules (Xeno)
  • 15 minutes: 35th ward updates (Alderman Carlos Rosa)
  • 10 minutes: HNA updates and upcoming events, commitments (Colin & Matilda)
  • 5 minutes: Miracle Center updates (Vanessa)
  • 25 minutes CPD Officer Kurth and CAPS Community Policing Organizer Maria Chavero
    • On ClearMaps and Block Clubs
    • Neighborhood safety

1:00-1:30 Unstructured access and goodbyes

  • Unstructured access to HNA board members, committee chairs, and CPD's Chavero

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6:30pm 6:30pm

Hermosa Fest: General Meeting

This will be our second general meeting for the Hermosa Festival happening on Saturday, August 6th from 12:00pm - 7:00pm. Come join us and learn how you can become a part of the festival either as a vendor, or volunteer.

For more information please contact Xeno Martinez at

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Hermosa Neighborhood Association: General Meeting

At our next HNA meeting we will discuss the results of participatory budgeting and have a community discussion on what types of improvements we would like to see in the community in the future.

We will also have updates regarding the Hermosa Park Advisory Council, Hermosa Festival, as well as neighborhood news. 

Special guest will be 31st Ward office's Rodolfo De Jesus (Legislative & Policy Director) who will talk about Alderman Milly Santiago's initiatives and programs.

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