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Friday, December 2, 2016

IMPRUVE Moving Forward on FTA Complaints, Calls for Return of Chicago Paratransit from Pace to CTA, then Rider-Owned Paratransit, Considers Rider Driver Alliance ReBoot,



IMPRUVE Paratransit Minutemen  Moving Forward on FTA OCR Complaints


Paratransit Was Never Meant to Abuse Riders








Nor Were Streets Meant for Wheelchairs, But We Go Where Our Voices Can be Heard or Our Causes Promoted or Ride In the Street 

When The Curb Cuts Are Missing or Broken 


IMPRUVE Annual Meeting Dec. 27, 2016 and Rider-Driver Alliance ReBoot


Upcoming Events or Projects
     Congratulations to IMPRUVE on rebooting the Rider-Driver Alliance Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2017 

To organize paratransit riders and drivers for actions, events, plan strategies for improving paratransit and provide leadership development 

and recommend a strategy for rider-owned paratransit that is community-based and nonprofit for persons who are disabled

IMPRUVE partners in many human service actions, but paratransit is our priority











  • Annual Meeting - Board Elections - Tue. Dec. 27, 2016 12-4 pm
  • Location of annual meeting/Kwanzaa Observance: 5333 N. Sheridan Rd 34th fl- Marine Room  RSVP to 773-544-9488 by December 22, 2016
  • Acknowledgment of Kwanzaa 2nd day, Kujichagulia, Self-Determination
  • Will announce the two new organizers for Rider-Driver Alliance 
  • Thanks to SparkPlug Foundation for $10,000 grant  for Rider-Driver Alliance
  •  Paratransit  riders and Drivers welcome and supporters
  • Organic and Non-GMO refreshments, some gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian
  • Free, but donations welcome
  • To be more effective, requires a budget of $90,000 minimum
  • We need to raise $20,000 more for Rider-Driver Alliance
  • We need to raise  $15,000 for Paratransit Minuteman Campaign to collect complaints forms from paratransit riders and travel to advocate with Federal Transit  Administration Office of Civil Rights and elected officials  
  • We need to raise $45,000 for operating funds to acquire space for administration, hire a part-time administrative assistant for 1 year and pay obligations, provide stipends to executive director, consultants (including ASL interpreters, personal assistants, etc), pay for IT maintenance, board expenses, training of staff and board, accounting, transportation vouchers to volunteers,  staff  to fully operate. Currently, staff and consultants donate salaries as in-kind funds. We only have an administrative assistant for 6 weeks and it is only 5 hours a week and a volunteer stipend, but we need someone more available and need funds to pay better stipend.

IMPRUVE is still looking for volunteers at  www.impruve. org or complete form at
https://form.jotform.com/63363199755165 



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

IMPRUVE May Partner with Green Think Tank and Rider-Driver Alliance for Rider-Owned Paratransit in Chicago

IMPRUVE May Partner with 

Green Think Tank

and

 Rider-Driver Alliance

 for Rider-Owned Paratransit in Chicago



In the coming year 2017
Think green for health, transportation and 
rebuilding the disability movement
We work with many groups:

Alliance for Community Services
Chicago ADAPT
Black Network In Children's Emotional Health (BNICEH)
IMPRUVE (Independent Movement of Paratransit Riders
 for Unity, Vehicles, Equality)
Illinois Single Payer Coalition (ISPC)

We are establishing a new relationship with 
CDAC (Chicago Disability Activism Collective)

We are recruiting new advisors for our Green Think Tank.
Would you like to join?  Submit a resume or bio to us or send to 
greenDisabilitythinktank@impruve.org

Thank you.


Feel free to review our archives and see our other blogs such as greenparatransit.blogspot.com and impruve.blogspot.com

Visit the website www.impruve.org 
for latest information on paratransit issues and advocacy
Pace 2017 Budget Hearings
Listed Below 
Oct 2016 Dates/Sites




Green Think Tank Recruiting New Advisors

GREEN THINK TANK 

TO CONSIDER Partnering with

 IMPRUVE

(Independent Movement of Paratransit Riders for Unity, Vehicles, Equality) 

Rider Driver Alliance 

CDAC 

(Community Disability Activism Collective) 

ISPC (Illinois Single Payer Coalition)


and 

Alliance for Community Services

on Green Paratransit and Other Green Ideas 


NEW ADVISORS, PARTNERS  Welcome To REVIVE 
THRUST FOR GREEN HEALTHCARE, PARATRANSIT AND LIFESTYLES

If you would like to help or join, please submit a resume or bio to


Stay Tuned in the coming year 2017 for more developments

Current Partners

IMPRUVE



Staying In Touch Thru Board Activities/Meetings
 

Planning with Vets and Others Committed to Green Movements
Listening to Stakeholders 


 Youth and adults planning, working together
 Black Network In Children's Emotional Health (BNICEH "be nicer") - another partner)

 BNICEH 




Labor leaders, workers and community planning
IMPRUVE, ACS, AFSCME

 

Activities/Speakouts  for 
"humane" Human Services 


Supporting Actions for the Good of Young People



Political Activism at Congressional Hearings
Keeping It Green and Real



Support of Alliance for Community Services





Sunday, December 21, 2014

IMPRUVE Raffle Winners Score 8 Prizes- August 23, 2014

Winners List from IMPRUVE
Raffle Drawing Sat. August 23, 2014

Patricia Baxter          w/c taxi ride
Candace Coleman    Justice gift card
Curtis Harris              w/c taxi ride
Felecia  Turner          Justice gift card
Anthony Lowe            Newleaf organic produce box
Jose O'Campo           Newleaf organic produce box 
Nena Poole                Starbucks gift card

Congratulations.  Winners have until Dec. 31, 2014 to redeem their w/c taxi rides.  Expiration dates are on the gift cards and produce certificates

Green Paratransit Blog Has Updates

 Refer to www.greenparatransit.blogspot.com
 for updates on paratransit actions and changes.
Also see posts from www.impruve.org