Upcoming & Past Events
southside village community event – january 8, 2023
Chandler4Change worked with members of the Southside Village neighborhood to petition the City of Chandler to recognize the many historical contributions of residents to the overall growth and success of Chandler. The City recognized Southside Village as the first Historic Conservation District in 2022. To celebrate the City designation, Chandler4Change was part of the Southside Village Historic Designation Team that put together a hugely successful community event at Harris Park.
Chandler4Change members volunteered time and talent to make the event a success.
Instituto de Folklor Mexicano particpated by sharing their beautiful culture.
Jam Pak, a neighborhood bluebrass band lead by Anni Beach, performed for those in attendance.
Local residents had the opportunity to vote for the new playground configuation.
Race4Unity – DEcember 10, 2022
C4C was one of the co-hosts for the fifth annualRace 4 Unity held on Saturday, December 10th.
C4C and the Baha'is of Chandler raised over $200 to benefit Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods (ICAN), a local award winning and nationally recognized youth development program. To learn more about ICAN: ICAN Website
Sponsored by the Baha'is of Chandler and Chandler4Change.
and unity among
all peoples and
Human Rights Day.
Beautiful day for a walk/run in Desert Breeze Park
Happy raffle winners
Event registration and information booths
FOR our city – OCTOber 22, 2022 / 6:30am to 1pm
C4C was proud to participate in the FOR OUR CITY Day Saturday, October 22, 2022.
A huge shout out to all the different community and company groups who gathered early in the neighborhood to paint this house together today!
FOR OUR CITY Day Chandler is an annual event that brings volunteers and residents together to build community and instill neighborhood pride. For the past 11 years, volunteers have painted homes, weeded yards, and cleaned up neighborhoods on the last Saturday in October (National Make a Difference Day). The event serves traditional neighborhoods on the brink of decline and is coordinated by Neighborhood Programs staff with assistance from the For Our City Day Planning Committee comprised of community partners and City staff. This year as we celebrate 12 years of serving our communities, we are planning a huge celebration in the neighborhood park, where hundreds will attend.
Chandler city page: FOR OUR CITY
southside village HIstoric Neighborhood / April 16 & 23, 2022
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Southside Village Reunion Festival at Harris Park. This special event was sponsored by South Chandler Self Help and C4C to recognize, celebrate, and learn more about preserving the Southside Village Historic Neighborhood as the first-ever Chandler Historic Conservation District.
On Saturday, April 16th, all team members collaborated to walk the neighborhood, passing out flyers to all the residents promoting the Southside Village Reunion Festival on the 23rd, which made the event a hug success!
This event was also a collaboration with the Salvation Army and the City of Chandler Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office, and supported by City of Chandler Historic Preservation Office.
Saturday, April 16, team members pose before walking through the neighborhood connecting with the residents, and passing out flyers.
Sharing the Plan
Ready to Go!
Passing Out Flyers
More fun in the sun!
Southside Village Reunion Festival, April 23, 2022
South Chandler Self Help
Dancing with Mayor Hartke!
Black history month / January 28, 2022
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Black History Month Kickoff Event at the Chandler Museum. It was a fun night with friends, food, fabulous speakers, and the farewell to the featured exhibit Bigger than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title. Zora Folley, from Chandler, Arizona, fought Muhammed Ali at Madison Square Garden in 1967.
Race4Unity / December 11, 2021
Thank you to all who came out in support of the Race 4 Unity at Willis Junior High School, and to those who donated to the American Diabetes Association.
Chandler CONTIGO / September 24, 2021
Thank you to everyone who came by and celebrated at the Community Festival at Galveston! It was wonderful being out there, giving away prizes, and seeing the community together!
Chandler Contigo (Chandler with you) Recognized by National Award
National Hispanic Heritage Month happens each year from Sept. 15th -Oct. 15th.
MLK Caravan / January 18, 2021
Thank you to all who came out to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in our Caravan. The Caravan was produced by C4C and the Chandler Men of Action. Approximately 100 cars, motorcycles, and bicycles joined together to drive a 7-mile route through Chandler. Volunteers from BASE Arizona, CUSD students, and community members turned out to help make this event a HUGE SUCCESS!
Although the City of Chandler was not an official partner in the Caravan, we were supported by the Chandler Police and Chandler Fire Departments. Click on the video link to view the local news coverage of the event.
Decorated vehicles in support of the holiday event.
Drivers and riders share their feelings.
CUSD students show support on the caravan route.
Teen Unity Forum
C4C showed up at the San Marcos Ballroom to support the Teen Unity Forum where panelists discussed important issues that teens are facing in our community.
LOCAL CULTURE / DECEMBER 12, 2020
C4C members experienced local history and culture at the Chandler Museum. The featured exhibit was Bigger than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title. Zora Folley, from Chandler, Arizona, fought Muhammed Ali at Madison Square Garden in 1967. The fight took place at the crossroads of race, religion, sport, and politics of the 1960s.
Census response / August 9, 2020
C4C volunteers showed up to help get the word out about the importance of filling out census response forms. On a hot Sunday morning our members put out door hangers to increase response rates in historically under-served areas. We distributed approximately 1500 door hangers in two hours.
FIRST C4C Event / June 19, 2020
The first C4C event was held on the 155th anniversary of the Union soldiers announcement of the abolishment of slavery to the citizens of Texas.