Asiaha Butler refuses to dwell on the violence, poverty, and disinvestment. Instead, she has made it her mission to highlight and nurture the positive forces that do exist in Englewood.
Asiaha Butler is the president of the Residents Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.), a former member of the Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation, and organizer of the Englewood Rising campaign
Statistics on crime and unemployment in this south-side neighborhood don’t begin to present the whole picture. Englewood’s own Tonika Johnson uses her inspiring photography to provide those outside the community with a celebratory perspective that’s rarely seen.
A new initiative is taking place in Englewood to change the public’s perception of one of Chicago’s historic neighborhoods. Learn more about the exciting movement to share the vibrancy of this community with others.
With cafes, restaurants, and a proud community behind the renovation of Chicago’s historic neighborhood, Englewood is getting attention in the best way possible.