Proud Member of the United Way Neighborhood Network Initiative

Blue Island/Robbins

WEATHER

37° Light Snow

30.1%

People Living Below Poverty

29.6%

Unemployment Rate

AREAS OF FOCUS

Social-Emotional Wellness

Social-Emotional Wellness

Decrease the number of health disparities by promoting comprehensive health services through a collaboration of healthcare providers/partners who serve the BI/Robbins communities by increasing access to and utilization of health services

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Healthy Eating & Active Living

Healthy Eating & Active Living

Reduce the incidence of food insecurity by bringing a grocery store to the area and promoting healthy lifestyles to increase the overall health and livability of the communities.

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Financial Health and Education

Financial Health and Education

Increase access to economic opportunities to improve the household income of members of the BI/Robbins communities. Including ensuring access to mainstream benefits, vocational and educational resources to improve access to living-wage jobs with the intended outcome of increasing the number of self-sustaining households.

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Resident Advisory Council

Resident Advisory Council

Residents will work with the Network to address barriers and implement a strategic plan that enables the residents to live a life of fulfillment.

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ABOUT US?

The Blue Island-Robbins Neighborhood Network (BIRNN) is about YOU. It brings together community members, leaders, and organizations to drive the change YOU want to see in Blue Island / Robbins.

To solve tough problems in the community, it’s not enough to do your part – we must work together to have a collective impact. Through the Neighborhood Network Initiative, The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and Metropolitan Family Services will bring together the right partners and resources to provide neighborhood-specific solutions and enhanced community services.

A Strong Network + United Agendas = Progress

Community Opportunities

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