COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS WEEK OF 11.14.22
COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago at several community events during the week of 11.14.22. 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
Nobel Neighbors Community Meeting 11/15/22
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. This month’s meeting honored veterans from the community with a certificate and opportunity to share their experience with all those in attendance.
Wilbur Wright College’s Community Partners Connect Meeting 11/18/22
COPA attended Wilbur Wright City College of Chicago fall in-person community partners connect meeting that was hosted by the school president, David Potash. Our agency collaborated at this meeting with Wilbur Wright College and various organizations that were present to discuss ways to strengthen community partnerships, forge new relationships and create more accessible pathways to connect everyone.
Thanksgiving Dinner for New Immigrants 11/19/22
This holiday season COPA’s Chief Administrator Andrea Kersten and some of the staff from the agency served meals for 500 new Illinois immigrants. The Illinois Venezuelan Alliance hosted this event and COPA had the opportunity to serve as one of the sponsors to help the new immigrants enjoy a great time and learn about Thanksgiving. In addition to serving meals, the agency was also able to educate the new immigrants about our agency mission, vision, complaint process and outreach efforts.