New report details inequalities in western suburbs, West Side

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The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation released a report, “Community Voices,” on July 26 that captures the results of several community conversations held with residents of Oak Park, River Forest, Berwyn, Chicago, Cicero and Provision.

Last year, the Community Foundation hired The Nova Collective, the black- and women-owned DEI consulting agency founded in Oak Park, to facilitate the conversations, “with the goal of building trusting relationships and determining priorities where the Foundation could” be more involved. shocking

“After two years, this report reveals the most pressing needs in our area, what the data is telling us, and how the power of our community will guide our future toward a racially just society.” Foundation President and CEO Tony Martinez Jr. said.