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REPAIR RESTORE GROW BLACK COMMUNITIES

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RRGBC'S MISSION STATEMENT

At RRGBC, our mission is to save Black communities in the Chicago area by working to strengthen Black-owned businesses. We host weekly podcasts in order to give local Black-owned businesses a voice, get to know them better, address their role and impact in the community, and how we can work together to circulate Black dollars.


At RRGBC we raise dollars to provide direct support that can improve daily operations, decorum, employee and customer relations in Black owned businesses.


At RRGBC we are working to address and develop public policies that can improve our black owned Businesses and the services they provide to our communities.

WHAT WE DO

The Three Pillars of our Organization

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SUPPORT

Chicago Black communities once hosted many Black owned businesses but many of these industries have faded due to lack of resources to sustain themselves and expand. RRGBC is working to save our existing businesses.  We fight for Black businesses by raising dollars, and making direct contact with local politicians, organizations, and the community at large on their behalf. We fight to keep Black owned businesses from closing.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

In order to circulate dollars, our businesses and the communities they serve must work as a collective. At RRGBC we provide networking opportunities for Black businesses to work together and we enhance the awareness of Black owned businesses within the community via weekly podcasts.

PUBLIC POLICY

Public policy addresses the laws that impact a community. RRGBC is working to bring contracts from local libraries and schools to our Black owned bookstores. If the Black Bookstores could get 10% of contracts from the public schools dedicated to the purchase of books it would sustain our black owned bookstores.

SIGN OUR PETITION BELOW TO HELP BLACK BOOKSTORES:

https://www.change.org/p/save-black-bookstores-in-chicago

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MEET THE TEAM BEHIND RRGBC

DENISE HETHERINGTON

Board President

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Her experiences as a child , growing up in a predominantly Black community, on what is known as the West side of Chicago, had embellished her with a vision and heart to return home and serve for 35 years as a Speech Pathologist within the very school system that she came from.

Denise Hetherington has always been committed to fighting for change. She began her activism working in the community as a Young Democrat in the 28th ward. Her breath of experience includes working with local and international organizations to address human rights, deficits and inequalities in education, the arts, the rights and needs of individuals with disabilities, unfair housing practices, matters related to real estate loans and development, unemployment, criminal justice, reparations and the sustainability of small Black owned businesses.

 

Ms. Hetherington has chosen to collectively work with others to be a part of the change that is so desperately needed in this part of the City of Chicago.

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   DON'T MISS OUT ON OUR BOOK GIVEAWAY  

RRGBC is promoting Black literature. Reading enlightens, inspires and can take you places you may never go. Reading is empowering and has served as an effective weapon in the fight against Slavery, Jim Crow and oppressive policies that continue to adversely impact Black People today.

WE SUPPORT BLACK OWNED BANKS

At RRGBC we support Black-owned Banks. When we deposit dollars into a bank, we impact their ability to create dollars for loans and other areas of financial support. Please encourage associates, friends, and family members to visit our website and subscribe, view podcasts, shop at our online store and to make a donation. Repair Restore And Grow Black Communities is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

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INVEST SMARTER BY
SAVING MONEY, BUILDING CREDIT

The South Side Community Federal Credit Union is an essential business to our community. Open an account and become a member today!

RRGBC and Open Mind Incorporated has helped my business by providing a new website and photos for my business!

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RRGBC has given my business a brand new website and provided consultation on how we can grow.

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CONTACT REPAIR RESTORE GROW BLACK COMMUNITIES

1507 East 53rd Street – UNIT 414 Chicago Illinois 60615

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