South Oakwood-Brookhaven Neighborhood Organization

Tonight's meeting (2-8-2021) is being rescheduled. Details to follow.

Esther Johnson Scholarship Applications available


2021 Esther Johnson College Scholarship Applications Available Now


The application period is now open for  2021 for college-enrolled, college-bound and, new this year, for career/vocational/trade school students.


Please see the full application packet posted in the Pages & Links section for details.

Applications are due by March 31st!


This February make the most of Black History Month:

This month on PBS (WTTW Channel 11, here in Chicago) the new documentary, The Black Church, airs on February 16th and 23rd. Hosted by historian, geneologist and professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Black Church examines the role of the Black Church throughout the history of African-Americans in America.


Visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History's Facebook page

Also visit the Museum's website for a great virtual experience!




Time for Action: Safety and Peace are on the Line

When you see trouble – please do two things: Call 911 AND contact your neighbors.

Residents of the South Oakwood-Brookhaven community must call 911 in the highest possible numbers to get the attention this community needs from 003rd District Police. Their response is based on our calls.

Reach out to your trusted neighbors to form phone/text trees on your block.

Then, when anyone has to call 911, also reach out to the rest of your tree to call 911 along with you, reporting the same issue, to ensure multiple calls about that issue go into police at once.

Reach out to neighboring blocks also affected by the same issue to solicit their help in calling 911, too.

There is strength in numbers!

With the recent shooting, drug activity, loitering, loud music, littering and illegal fireworks our community must unite to re-establish and maintain safety and a decent quality of life.

There are a number of online resources to help block clubs get started, including My Block, My Hood, My City.





Even though our next election is not until March 15, 2022, it's always a good time to get registered to vote.

Visit the Chicago Board of Elections website at for all the details.




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