Organized to secure thousands of summer jobs for young people and pushed to revise guidelines to ensure jobs were open to 14- and 15-year olds
Launched MOSAIYC (Murals on Streets + Alleys Inspired by Youth Creators) a project in which youth partner with community residents to design and paint murals on garage doors in areas where violent incidents have occurred to promote anti-violence messages and lift up the value of young people in the community
Formed the community's first-ever youth-driven bicycle cooperative called Bikes N' Roses in which Communities United youth leaders are creating leadership and job opportunities for youth in our community by teaching professional skills like bicycle maintenance and repair, and holding "community rides" to get more people out riding their bikes and promote biking as a cleaner cheaper mode of transit. Bikes N' Roses has also opened two bike shops (one in Albany Park and the other in Belmont Cragin) providing job training and employment opportunities to young people
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