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Yenta - Oak Park

Who is a Yenta? What is their role in the community?  Yentas offer unsolicited advice, have their eyes wide open, and can hear a whisper.  They have the pulse on the community and know what's happening.  Their intrusiveness has spread to women of almost all backgrounds—as well as to some men. This prodding, overinvolved person can take the form of the man at the bus stop who volunteers that your briefcase doesn't look sturdy enough for the papers you're carrying, or the woman at the playground who tells your child to eat fruit instead of that candy bar.

Every community needs a Yenta.

    “Try it, you’ll like it! “ Develop strategies to increase the use of TimeBanking:  It’s time for us to use the many wonderful assets of all residents, increasing sharing of unmet needs and unused resources.  A time bank can help us do that.  

    A time bank is a tool that matches individuals who have something to share (which is everyone) with individuals and organizations that have needs. 

    Join us to explore the assets and needs in OPRF that can be matched through TimeBanking and encourage residents to try it.


    Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:35pm

    Naomi Davis' organization Blacks in Green has a powerful statement of local economics that can guide us in buillding a resilient village.

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:21pm

    Our plan for eliminating hunger in Oak Park starts this way.  In the first year, enlist 60 people to donate 8 Hours to our TimeBank account.  And to facilitate this, form a Leadership Council of 15 people to flesh out the plan and guide this work.  More details are in the pdf below. 


    Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 1:04pm
    Hi friends,  I'm forwarding Lois' email about the final, commemorative peace vigil...
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:37pm