Co-owners Malcolm Brown, Shrone Conaway and Marnell Brown

Nelson Mandela Community Center coming to Austin this fall

The center will be housed in a building, located at Madison Street and Cicero Avenue, that lifelong West Side residents Shrone Conaway and brothers Marnell and Malcolm Brown purchased. The center will provide resources on violence prevention, HIV/AIDS testing, housing, job coaching and support for people experiencing substance use disorders.

New Austin community hub celebrated

BUILD Chicago’s new 10,000-square-foot campus will be officially open to the public in May, with youth programs starting this month. The hub is located at BUILD’s Austin site at 5100 W. Harrison St.

Stand up for peace on Wednesdays in Austin

Join Austin residents, businesses, neighborhood groups and the faith-based community tonight at 6 p.m. – and every Wednesday throughout the summer – to unite against violence. Meet at any one of six Austin corners as part of the 100 Blocks/100 Churches initiative.