Despite the weather, the CROP Walk was a success

On May 1 we again had a wonderful turnout at the CROP WALK, the 22nd annual Hunger Walkathon West. In spite of a cool, cloudy day with occasional sprinkles, the surprisingly large number of caring people who participated made it an especially warm event.

Our special thanks to Austin Weekly News staff members Kristin Gehring and Josh Hawkins for the excellent publicity they gave this event.

You made a difference!

Sylvia & Gy Menninga, Bob Leoni, Kathy Fry, Pastor Tom Holmes, Marge Lyon, Joyce Marco, Rev. Vicki Hadaway, Bob Pope, Meinrad Scherer-Emunds, Doug Wyman, and Craig Zeller
Hunger Walkathon West, 2005 Crop Walk coordinating committee

Let us know if you’re willing to hire youth this summer
Eyes on Austin has completed its effort to encourage Austin’s young people to sign up for the City of Chicago’s Kidstart Summer Job Program. Hundreds came into the Austin Job Center to utilize the computers and fax machine to register for the program. Still others called the office for advice on how to register, using their home computers, and seeking additional information.

Alderman Mitts has assured us that her office will track the registered Austin youth to make certain the registrants will get a fair opportunity to receive the various summer jobs.

Starting May 9, Austin high school students involved in EOA’s teen program will be meeting with business persons on North Avenue from Cicero to Austin. They will seek to find out which businesses are willing to hire young people for the summer.

If you know of any businesses in Austin, who are looking to hire Austin teens and young adults, please contact Eyes On Austin at 773/479-1569.

Any assistance you might be able to provide in this ongoing effort to put Austin residents to work will be greatly appreciated.

James Hammonds
Eyes on Austin