Community Services

Bright Community Services
2823 N. Milwaukee, 2nd floor
Chicago IL,
Bright Community Services’ Englewood Center provides employment services and case management to people who live in the Englewood and West Englewood communities in Chicago. Services and referrals include training (including vocational training), job search assistance, assistance with logistical issues such as transportation, and a variety of other services. Services are free, and are available right in the Englewood neighborhood.

We meet with people by appointment at the site of the Kelly Library, 6151 S. Normal Blvd. (Please note, however, that Bright Community Services does not have an official relationship with the library, although we are very appreciative of their extraordinary kindness.) We plan to be at the Kelly Library on the following days and times:

Mondays 10 am
Tuesdays 3:30 pm
Wednesdays 3:30 pm
Thursdays 3:30 pm
Fridays 10 am
These and other times are available by appointment. To make an appointment or for more information, please call (773) 597-8865.
Workers Compensation Strategists
1503 E. 53rd St. #899, Chicago, IL
Neighbor Scapes
C/O Englewood Accelerator, 3011 W. 183rd Street. Homewood, IL
We believe that the diversity of our communities is a fundamental strength of our organization. Our mission is best fulfilled when we embrace diversity as a value and a practice. We maintain that achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms, and behaviors.

Throughout our work, we will support diversity in all of its forms, encompassing but not limited to age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Our current main project in 2017 is the Innovation House Program.
First Defense Legal Aid
815 W. 63rd St. Chicago, IL
FDLA’s Know Your Rights Education Campaigns conduct street outreach, workshops, leadership development and produce multimedia educational materials to build the hope, skills, and knowledge necessary for people to access their constitutional rights when in contact with police.
We are civil rights lawyers and advocates working to secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all. We provide legal representation through partnerships with the private bar, and we collaborate with grassroots organizations and other advocacy groups to implement community-based solutions that advance civil rights.
Bright Community Services
Bright Community Services
2823 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Floor
Chicago IL 60618

Over the next several years, Bright plans to implement other programs and services:

– An entrepreneurial institute with training in a wide range of subjects that are useful for those starting their own businesses.
– An early childhood (pre-kindergarten) curriculum for parents to use with their own children, with age-specific activities and materials that are targeted to the skills that a child is developing during each of their early years of life.
(773) 597-8865
The Urban League of Scholars Agency (TULSA)
815 W. 63rd St. Chicago, IL
TULSA is a capacity-building agency founded on the principles of improving social issues in marginal communities. The services provided includes research, technical-writing, restorative justice workshops and civic-technology.

The Social Support Service (SSS) mobile app, is designed to
create opportunity for everyday Americans, to connect to free
social supportive services based on GPS and geocoding. The
SSS app, is scheduled to launch for beta-testing on March 1st,
with a focus on Englewood and surrounding Chicago neighborhoods.
Green Corps
445 N. Sacramento Blvd. Suite 204, Chicago, IL
Our program includes intensive classroom training with prominent guest trainers like Bill McKibben, founder of You’ll get hands-on experience working on campaigns with groups working on issues ranging from conservation to climate change. You’ll learn how to recruit and train volunteers, develop strategic campaigns, build strong coalitions, organize events, gain media coverage and more.