T. G. Community House in Englewood

$545 of $50k goal

Raised by 14 people in 5 months
Reese LaFrances Purnell
for Demoiselle 2 Femme NFP
 CHICAGO, IL
Our rich history began in 1994 at 7159 S. Peoria in the beloved "house across the street" where we remained until 1998. In 2015, the house was donated to Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP by Faith Temple COGIC and has been renovated and transformed into the "Theace Goldsberry Community House." 

Located in the Englewood community on Chicago's south side, we are surrounded by low performing schools, vacant lots, boarded up homes, families in distress and excessive violence. The strength of resources and services provided “on the block” in this site will positively change the trajectory of families in our community. We need your help to cross the FINISH line!

Our Model/Framework: Community Based Participatory Engagement as an Organizational Resident. This paradigm shift in nonprofit community engagement will create micro level services delivered to impact a specific target area in Englewood. We strive to do EVERYTHING in the spirit of excellence!
 
Impact Area: Using a saturation model, our impact area boundaries for services are:
North: 67th Street South: 77th Street East: Lowe West: Racine
 
Target Population: D2F will continue to serve girls ages 13-18, however through various partnerships, programs and services will be made available to youth and adults.

We plan to officially open for programming and a day of community service on Monday, January 16th (Dr. King’s Holiday). We are praying for support to complete the following:

KITCHEN EQUIPMENT & FIXTURES *Naming Opportunity w/photo* Kitchen will be used to prepare meals, teach culinary arts and healthy eating to youth and their families.
(2) 18” BASE CABINETS w/adjustable interior shelves
(1) 30” BASE CABINET
(2) 18” UPPER CABINETS w/adjustable interior shelves
INTERIOR SHELVES
(2) UPPER CABINETS 30" X 24"
(1) UPPER CABINET 30" X 42"
(1) UPPER CABINET 24" X 42"
(1) 30" STAINLESS STEEL REFRIGERATOR
(1) 30” DOUBLE OVEN GAS CONVECTION RANGE
(1) 30" ABOVE RANGE MICROWAVE
(1) 24” DISHWASHER
(1) 24" STAINLESS FAUCET
(1) FAUCET W/FLEXIBLE HOSE
BACKSPLASH - 30 SF
Total Kitchen: $6,659

TECH CENTER *Naming Opportunity w/photo* Tech lab will be used for afterschool programs, tutoring, IT trainings /certifications (youth & adults), STEAM programs, computer software training, business development classes and workforce development.
(10) Windows 7 Professional 64 Desktop Computers
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor
4 GB memory; 500 GB HDD storage
20" HD+ TN display
(2) Printers
Total Tech Center: $8,290

MEDIA CENTER *Naming Opportunity w/photo* Media center will be used for media literacy programs, STEAM programs, video production, photography, editing, creating podcasts and online radio shows.
(2) MACPRO ($3,999 EACH)
(2) IMAC ($1499 EACH)
(2) CANON EOS REBEL T5 DSLR CAMERA W/2 LENS, MEMORY CARD, EXTRA BATTERY PACK, & DELUXE ACCESSORY KIT ($429.95 EACH)
LIMOSTUDIO LIGHTING KIT W/STUDIO BACKGROUND SCREEN (GREEN BLACK WHITE)- $145.00
ADOBE'S CREATIVE CLOUD W/PHOTOSHOP APPS + STOCK PHOTOS - $79.98/MONTH = $959.76 (FOR ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION)
Total Media Lab: $12,531

WINDOWS
Windows need to be replaced in the entire house with the exception of the basement. The frames are rotted and many of the windows are broken. Due to the poor condition of the windows we are experiencing leaks which continue to damage the walls on the first floor. Energy efficient windows will decrease costs for heating and cooling.
FULL INSTALLATION OF (21) ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS
Total for Windows: $13,075


Interested in learning more about partnership opportunities? Contact Cheresa Purnell, Education Manager. More information on Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP can be found on our social media sites or website at www.demoiselle2femme.org
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Update 1
Posted by Sherida Morrison
4 months ago
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We are proud to serve as an Organizational Resident on the 7100 South block of Peoria! Our neighbors desired to start a block club with the 7100 and 7200 blocks of Peoria. We've hosted two meetings at the Theace Goldsberry Community House and this past week a Strategic Planning Session. Through brainstorming activities we came up with our community values, infrastructure and mission statement. One of our neighbors said "we're going back to the old way, when we knew everyone and it feels good!" A special thanks to Bishop William H. Allen the former pastor of Faith Temple COGIC who walked in the snow to attend the meeting as a resident of the 7300 block! Great Job everyone! Our next meeting is Saturday, January 14th at 10:00 a.m. We will are also hosting "Caroling in our Neighborhood" on Thursday, December 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Join us as we walk our blocks singing Christmas Carols! We will return to the Community House for Hot Chocolate and Holiday treats. "Our block, our responsibility!"
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$545 of $50k goal

Raised by 14 people in 5 months
Created November 28, 2016
Reese LaFrances Purnell  
Funds raised will benefit:
Demoiselle 2 Femme NFP
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Chicago, IL
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3 months ago
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3 months ago
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Mary Liz Terry-carmichael
4 months ago

Love what you're doing Cuzo! Love ya!

JC
$20
Joslyn Carter
4 months ago
EH
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Edwina Hamilton
4 months ago

May God open the floodgates & allow this organization to continue in knocking holes in the darknesses of existences for the young in community!!!

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4 months ago
$200
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5 months ago

this is great...keep up the good work!

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