July 2021 McK-UDOS Coalition Newsletter



With the current pandemic of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it has been an evolving situation impacting the world and our community. We want to advocate the precautionary measures and guidance to help the spread of COVID-19 of proper hand washing, social distancing, respiratory etiquette and cleaning and disinfecting regularly. We are currently fully reopened with all programs and services available for in-person and virtual access.

McK-UDOS Coalition Meeting Minutes

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Time: 11:30 am- 1:00 pm via Zoom



  1. Heather Spicer - Heartland Alliance
  2. Carlos Rodriguez- West Care Foundation Illinois
  3. Yesenia Alarcon- Heartland Alliance
  4. Cecily Smith- Project: VISION
  5. Michelle Flagg - Illinois Liquor Control Commission
  6. Justin Kerr - McKinley Park News
  7. Tanya Bibbs Smith - TASC
  8. Lina Xie - MAHA
  9. Katherine Wong – MAHA
  10. Arista Wang – MAHA
  11. Nicholas Tam – MAHA
  12. Andrew Piotrowski - MAHA
  13. Saul Zhang- MAHA
  14. Ailin Chang - MAHA


  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May
    • MAHA’s first in-person, outdoor event was a success
    • Community partners, members, and leaders attended
  • McK-UDOS’s newly formed Cannabis Education Committee
    • Monthly meetings
    • Committee focus on outreach and education efforts on cannabis
    • Interested in joining the committee, email [email protected]
  • Alderman Sigcho-Lopez 25th Ward New Office Open House Event
    • Alderman Sigcho-Lopez is hosting an open house event for the new 25th Ward Office July 14th from 3pm to 6pm
    • Everyone is welcome!


  • Justin Kerr, McKinley Park News
  • Ailin Chang, MAHA
    • MAHA Summer Youth Program beginning July 12th for 6 weeks
    • Expand mental health program service- offer women support group for 8 sessions
    • Contact [email protected] or [email protected]to learn more about the Women Support Group
  • Katherine Wong, MAHA
    • FREE Virtual Live yoga session to public: https://www.yogacareus.org/classes
    • Wednesday: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM by Howard Brown Health Center – Englewood
    • Saturday: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM (Spanish Session) by Chicago Family Health Center – South Chicago
    • Saturday: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM - PCC Austin Family Health Center – Austin
  • Carlos Rodriguez, West Care Illinois
    • New projects including youth kayak club, youth faith festival, and youth council talk about violence taking place
  • Michelle Flagg, ILCC
    • Training with Chicago Children’s Advisory Center about human trafficking signage in October
    • Intended for BASSET training but the public is welcome


  • Lina, MAHA- share out Logic Model and Action Plan for McK-UDOS
    • Provide an overview of the ideology behind McK-UDOS and future efforts and programming


  • Members take evaluation survey- provide feedback and evaluation on coalition efforts


    • Justin Kerr, McKinley Park News
      • 你好! Chicago radio project underway
    • Michelle Flagg, ILCC
      • Quarterly newsletter has been published and available on ILCC website
      • Provide information regarding policies and licensing surrounding the alcohol industry
      • https://www2.illinois.gov/ilcc/Pages/Home.aspx

    7. NEXT MEETING- Sept 9, 2021 from 11:30am to 1pm

        CAPS Beat 912 BBQ

        Meet your neighbors and enjoy music, food and fun at the CAPS Beat 912 BBQ, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road, Chicago.

        In addition to hotdogs, light refreshments, bags and music, the BBQ will include community policing notices at 6:30 p.m. as part of its regular Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) programming.

        The BBQ is free, open to all comers and presented by the CAPS Beat 912 community policing officers of the Chicago Police Department's 9th District.

        25th Ward Open House

        Alderman Sigcho-Lopez is hosting an open house event for the new 25th ward office. This event will take place Wednesday, July 14th from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 2100 W. Cermak Rd. Activities include job fair, food distribution, raffle, and free community services.

        The community is invited to attend to meet their local representatives and learn about city services and local community organizations.