COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS WEEK OF 5.6.24

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS WEEK OF 5.6.24

COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 5.6.24. 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 

La Casa Norte Staff Presentation – 5.6.24
COPA’s First Deputy Chief Ephraim Eaddy led a Train the Trainer community presentation in Humboldt Park to a group of staff at La Casa Norte, an organization that serves homeless youth and families. During this presentation COPA’s First Deputy Chief spoke to the group to help them understand the role of COPA, the importance of police oversight, share with them an overview of the 4th Amendment, and he also discussed effective ways to improve positive interactions with law enforcement.

 

Tilden High School College & Trades Fair – 5.8.24
COPA had a great time in the Fuller Park community attending Tilden High School College & Trades Fair. At this outreach event COPA was able to set up a resource table and share its agency role in police misconduct to students and staff at this school.

ACERO Schools Día del Niño Celebration & Resource Fair – 5.8.24
COPA had a great time in the McKinley Park community attending ACERO Schools Día del Niño Celebration & Resource Fair. At this outreach event COPA was able to set up a resource table and share its agency role in police misconduct with students and their families.  This event included food, a fashion show, a mariachi band, and piñatas.

CHA Youth Resource Kickback at Oakwood Shores Digital Resource Center– 5.9.24
COPA had a great time in the Bronzeville community attending CHA Youth Resource Kickback at Oakwood Shores Digital Resource Fair. At this outreach event COPA was able to set up a resource table and share its agency role in police misconduct with young people.

Richards Career Academy & Parent University Mother’s Day Resource Fair – 5.10.24
COPA had a great time in the Back of the Yards neighborhood attending Richards Career Academy and Parent University Mother’s Day Resource Fair. At this outreach event COPA was able to set up a resource table and share its agency role in police misconduct with students and their families.  This event also included food, a special presentation, and access to several organizations who each shared information on their programs and services.