COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS WEEK OF 1.15.24
COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 1.15.24. Our office is committed to helping residents understand how to file a complaint or compliment an officer and explain to the public our role in police oversight. Below is a brief description of our most recent community engagement efforts. If you are interested in COPA speaking to your community group or organization, please submit a request via email to COPA-PublicAffairs@chicagocopa.org
Nobel Neighbors Community Meeting – 1.16.24
Each month COPA looks forward to coming together and connecting with many community stakeholders and residents at this outreach event. This month was no different, which is why we attended the meeting hosted by Nobel Neighbors, a community-based organization that focuses on improving the quality of life for residents in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park area. At this community meeting COPA was able to talk to residents and help them understand our agency’s operations.
COPA Community Visit to DFSS Northeast Levy Senior Center – 1.18.24
COPA visited this DFSS senior center in Lincoln Square to help residents in this community learn more about our agency mission and vision. During COPA’s visit we provided seniors with an overview of our agency, explained the importance of police oversight, and answered questions that residents had about our agency.
Chicago Welcomes You Task Force Meeting – 1.18.24
COPA’s Director of Public Affairs Carlos Rivas attended the Chicago is With You Task Force Meeting to help attendees learn more about our agency operations. This meeting was a collaborative community outreach effort aimed at connecting immigrant and refugee communities to mental health, legal services. Attendees at the meeting were also provided information on how to offer diversity training for employers and educational institutions.
COPA Community Visit to DFSS West Regional Senior Center – 1.19.24
COPA visited this DFSS senior center to help residents in this community learn more about our agency mission and vision. During COPA’s visit the center was hosting a roaring 1920’s themed party filled with live music, dancing, catered soul food, and resource tables.