Logan Square Racial Equity Impact Assessment

In 2018, LUCHA partnered with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) and Chicago United for Equity (CUE) to conduct a Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) proposed Complete Streets project for North Milwaukee Avenue from Logan Square to Belmont. An REIA is a nationally-tested, community-driven process that identifies which groups are most likely to benefit from and which will be burdened by a particular project, then proposes strategies for ensuring equitable outcomes. To advance the project with a racial equity lens, proposed recommendations include the creation and preservation of affordable, family-sized housing, such as that proposed on the Emmett Street lot. Click here to read the full REIA. 

Logan Square Public Art Project

LUCHA and LSNA seek artists, designers, architects for a site-responsive, community engaged public art project in Logan Square. Artists who are residents of the Logan Square community are encouraged to apply. Artists will receive a stipend of $4,000 to complete the project design, with $5,000 budgeted for materials and project installation, including fabrication costs.


Please visit our website for more information and to apply!

Faces of Logan Square – Caras de Logan Square

**Español abajo**

Come on out for a “Faces of Logan Square” Festival and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the Logan Square neighborhood. Hosted by LUCHA and LSNA, join us for the dedication of a new mural space on an exterior wall at the Dill Pickle – a local food co-op, and stay for food, music, dancing, and more!

¡Fiesta! “Caras de Logan Square”

¡Una fiesta de la cultura y herencia de Logan Square para todas las edades! Presentado por Latin
United Community Housing Association y Logan Square Neighborhood Association.

Cuándo: 28 y 29 de octubre de 11:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.
Dónde: Entrada por Spaulding de la parada Logan Square – Línea Azul de la CTA
(esquina de Milwaukee con Spaulding)

¡Calaveras! ¡Caricaturas! ¡Zumba! ¡Artesanías! ¡Música!

¡Dedicación de espacio para un nuevo mural

…y mucho, mucho más!

Faces of Logan Square – Caras de Logan Square

**Español abajo**

Come on out for a “Faces of Logan Square” Festival and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the Logan Square neighborhood. Hosted by LUCHA and LSNA, join us for the dedication of a new mural space on an exterior wall at the Dill Pickle – a local food co-op, and stay for food, music, dancing, and more!

¡Fiesta! “Caras de Logan Square”

¡Una fiesta de la cultura y herencia de Logan Square para todas las edades! Presentado por Latin
United Community Housing Association y Logan Square Neighborhood Association.

Cuándo: 28 y 29 de octubre de 11:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.
Dónde: Entrada por Spaulding de la parada Logan Square – Línea Azul de la CTA
(esquina de Milwaukee con Spaulding)

¡Calaveras! ¡Caricaturas! ¡Zumba! ¡Artesanías! ¡Música!

¡Dedicación de espacio para un nuevo mural

…y mucho, mucho más!

LUCHA’s Climate & Culture Grant makes headway

One of LUCHA’s recent hires, Rachael Wilson, has brought an impassioned energy and enthusiasm in her new role as the Health and Wellness Fellow. Part of Rachael’s work relates a grant LUCHA has received, the Climate and Culture Resilience Grant, and significant progress has been made in just the last few weeks. After meetings with youth leaders from the Logan Square Neighborhood Association and stakeholders at the Dill Pickle Co-Op, this community-led project has crafted the idea of creating a mural to memorialize the ‘Faces of Logan Square’ and input a Splash Boxx – a portable rain garden – onto the site. The coalition is currently evaluating several project sites, including the Blue Line stop at the corner of Milwaukee and Spaulding.

The greatest success thus far, according to Rachael, is the ownership that the LSNA youth leaders have taken in cultivating a project that is entirely their own, and belongs to Logan Square. “I’m proud that none of those ideas are our own. I’m proud that they came from the youth engagement process,” she remarked. The next step is to select an artist who will create design samples to present to the youth leaders during the selection process, followed by a meeting with 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa to secure support and possible funding.

Want to see more of our organizing and site visits? Check out our photo album!