Nonprofit Organizations in Hyde Park-Kenwood, and helping hands for

Community Nonprofit Organizations and services to nonprofits and communities

A service of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference and its website www.hydepark.org. To submit additions or corrections contact hpkcc@aol.com attn: Gary Ossewaarde

To Community Resources. To Calendars and Directories. To News and Announcements of our Collaborers in the Community. To The Help Line. To Good Neighbors Opportunity page. To Nonprofits and Media-getting started. To Neighborhood links and Media. Nonprofits and Media, Funders. Nonprofits Helpers.

In May 2014 The U of C Civic Engagement announced Community Programs Accelerator Grants for Midsouth nonprofits. Call for proposals May 30-July 5. civicengagement.uchicago.edu.

New (Dec. 2016) bulletin board for orgs and drives org. by Gabriel Piemonte- hydeparkhelps.org. Encouraged to post what they do.

In this page:

1)Nonprofits based and focused in HP/K or the mid-South Side, 501 or not, including local service centers, but excluding those found in Religious Organizations, school and park advisory councils (see also in Park Directories, Recreation and Fitness ((includes. youth and athletic organizations)), and institutions such as museums, universities and class providers in Cultural Organizations or Educational Resources). This leaves out some, most centered at the University of Chicago that have extensive outreach in the community such as the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture or student organizations (directory links under University Student... in Social and other Service, below)- and search in uchicago.edu. Be sure to consult, when on line a new resources finder at http://www.SouthSideHealth.org.

2) Major neighborhood-building and nonprofit-building resource organizations, local, metro and national. Also some seminars and the website to access state law regulating nonprofits.

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Arts, Business, Civic & Info, and Social Services nonprofits

Arts and cultural organizations (general)

Arts organizations help- see below in the nonprofits-building resource orgs. section. Specifically Illinois Humanities Council grant workshops. Systematic listings with full contacts and links are in the Cultural and Arts Directory and in After School Providers pages or HPKCC Youth Program Database. Note that it is very difficult to separate nonprofit and commercial an indeed organization from institutional program.

57th Street Art Fair

www.57thstreetartfair.org
Purpose: To organize yearly the oldest juried art fair in America, first weekend in June, and in other ways to foster the arts.

Africa International House

1525 E. 55th Street, Suite 202, 60609. http://www.africainternationalhouse.org, info@africainternationalhouse.org. Patrick Saingbey Woodtor.
Serves a a means to expose and educate on works and cultures of African cultures. Flagship program is the African festival of the Arts in Washington Park Labor Day Weekend. Also serves as an exchange umbrella.

ALYO Children's Dance Theatre

K.P. Murphy. 331 W. 45th St. (Fuller Pk. fieldhouse). 773 243-2566. http://www.alyochildrensdance.com. ALYOCDT5@aol.com. To build and maintain an African -centered arts education institution where the programs and operations provide a cultural link between African culture and other cultures. We offer classes, outreach/residency work and performance to youth and the multicultural community in which we live.

Artisans 21

Temporarily located in Windermere House (1642 E. 56th St.), east side. http://www.artisans21.com. Peter Meyer: info@harrymeyer.com. Leaders include Barbara O'Connor and Marianne Hammet. One direct contact Lois Stone, 312 842-7352, lysdesigns@hotmail.com. Unusual handcrafted items and original artwork. A cooperative gallery that sells direct, intended to fulfill the Harper Court mission. 30 years!

Blacklight

Blacklight aspires to compile a diverse collection of art, prose, and poetry that reflects the many facets of black culture from the vantage point of different authors and artists, and also, by the breadth of subject matter covered in their work. Blacklight depicts the black community as not only a diverse group of people, but also as a unified people. Nabeel Farouk. 914-420-4896. http://blacklight.uchicago.edu. blacklightuofc@gmail.com.

Bronzeville Visitor Information Center, Gift Shop and Exhibit Gallery. And Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council. And Black Metropolis Historic Commission.

Paula Robinson general director. Bronzeville Visitor Information Center, Gift Shop and Exhibit Gallery. And Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council. Harold L. Lucas, President and CEO. 3501 South Martin Luther King Drive, Suite One East, Chicago, Illinois 60653, Tel # 773-373-2842, E-Mail: visitbronzeville@gmail.com, Revamped Web site portal: http://www.bviconline.info. Remember that Bronzeville Visitor Information Center programs are designed inclusively to enrich and enhance the quality of life for all Bronzeville residents. BVIC programs also attract visitors world wide who are interested in exploring the authentic cultural experiences of the historic Bronzeville community, "a city within the city" of the great northern city of Chicago.

CheckerJAZZ and Committee to Restore Jazz to Hyde Park- see successor organization, Hyde Park Jazz Society-
"CheckerJAZZ" no longer exists and has no connection with the Checkerboard Lounge.

Chicago Center/Urban Life- see in Services

(University of) Chicago Presents

Office- 5720 S. Woodlawn room 102, 773 702-8068. Mandel Hall is at 1131 E. 57th (5706 S. University). Fulton Recital Hall is at 1010 E. 59th. Contact UCP for series, etc. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn. new director, 773 702-1233.

The Chicago Tribune called it "a model of what a concert series should be." UCOP offers the very best early, classical through modern music, jazz, worldwide, and more, bringing world famous musicians to Mandel Hall, one of the city's best-sounding concert halls (and sometimes to Rockefeller Chapel) from October through May.

Civic Knowledge Project of UC Div. of Humanities

Bart Schultz director, Joanie Friedman coordinator. Edelstone, 6030 S. Ellis Ave. 60637. 773 834-3929. joaniefriedman@uchicago.edu. Erika Dudley, edudley@uchicago.edu http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu.
Puts on a host of programs to educate, including school children (such as Splash, Cascade, Winning Words ) and low income persons (Odyssey) on the value and uses of arts and humanities and receiving a college education ; provides support services, training, networking and other opportunities for small arts organizations. Publishes a partner contact Directory of its Southside Arts and Humanities Network (qv) and helps small arts and civic organizations. Has an expansive listserve of south side arts events and programs. See more in After School Programs, Green/Sustainable Environment (programs in this area are extensive). It works with the Graham School to conduct college and continuing education classes. Promotes conversation on our civic society and engagement. Ask about Southside Arts and Humanities Network, Partnership for a Sustainable Chicago, others.

Committee to Restore Jazz to Hyde Park- see Hyde Park Jazz Society.

Community Art Fair- see Hyde Park Community Art Fair, Harper Court Foundation.

Court Theatre

5535 S. Ellis Ave. 773 753-4472. 773 702-7005. Artistic Director Charles Newell. Executive Director Stephen Alpert. http://www.courttheatre.org, info@courttheatre.org.
Special deals such as preview week , student rush available. Many shows have post-play discussion with faculty or staff. Engages with 3,000 area students per year through high school matinee and in-school residencies.
Details in Cultural Calendar-Best Bets

Court Theatre is a nationally celebrated professional center of excellence for classic theater at the University of Chicago. Since 1955, Court Theatre has been driven by its mission to discover the power of classic theater. Every Court production is produced in a fresh, innovative, and unexpected way that honors the historical importance of the play while exploring its contemporary relevance.

Croatian Ethnic Institute

Ljubo Kdrasic, 4851 S. Drexel Blvd. 60615 (the historic M.A. Ryerson mansion). 773 373-4670. http://www.croatian-institute.org. croatljubo@aol.com. Establish and maintain a central collection on Croats and their decedents in the U.S...Museum, archives, library, Research Center, press.

Culture Coast Network

Reorganized HyPA, separated from Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Under the 501 of Hyde Park Art Center, with Kate Lorenz directing, Culture Coast seeks to brand the mid South Side Hyde Park and serve their cultural institutions. Send paper to HPAC, 5020 S. Cornell 60615 c/o Kate Lorenz. Visit http://www.culturecoast.org or culturecoastnetwork.org for more information.

Cultural Policy Center UC

Wendy Norris, 1155 E. 60th St., 285, 60637. 773 702-4407. http://culturalpolicy.uchicago.edu. wnorris@uchicago.edu. An interdisciplinary center that presents programs on research that contributes to public dialogue about the practical workings of culture in our lives.

DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E. 56th Pl., 773 947-0600, $3 adult, $2 students and seniors, $1 6-13. Sun. free. New hours - Tu-Sat. 10-5, Sun 12-5. Education: Carol L. Adams, Director. Stephanie Davenport, sdavenport@dusablemuseum.org. http://www.dusablemuseum.org. Permanent: Harold Washington in Office, Treasures of DuSable, Fight to Fly, Africa Speaks, The
DuSable is undergoing a $25 million renovation, at least half underwritten by government grants. Its focus is history and art that illustrate or take on questions about race and culture and the lives of African Americans. Many temporary exhibits, performances, lectures, celebrity appearances, symposia, family and children's programs.-- see in Cultural Calendar.

The DuSable Museum of African American History is the oldest (since 1963) institution of its kind in the country and has been dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. Through exhibitions, archives and a diverse array of education programs, DuSable seeks to illuminate the experiences and contributions of African-Americans to world history.

Experimental Station

6100 S. Blackstone. Contact Connie Spreen or Dan Peterman. Includes experimental gallery Monk Parakeet. http://www.experimentalstation.org. conniespreen@experimentalstation.org. A Collaboration that incubates innovative cultural, educational and environmental projects and small scale enterprises, in arts projects and manufactures, especially those with environmental and sustainable implications or avant guard including youths making bicycles.

Festival of the Arts

FOTA is a student-run organization at the University of Chicago that supports and funds student visual and performance art. We maintain year round student galleries on campus and plan a week-long spring festival. Currently Kristine Khouri, 5723 S. Kimbark #1, 60637. 773 786 554-8935. http://fota.uchicago.edu. kkhouri@uchicago.edu.

Folklore Society (University of Chicago)

Puts on the Annual Fiddlers' Picnic and the U of C Folk Festival (2nd weekend in February.) See in Cultural Calendar.
Information 773 702-9793. Folk Festival tickets Reynolds B. O. 773 702-7300. (773 702-1195. Ida Noyes Theater Office 310, 1212 E. 59th, 773 702-1195.)
http://www.uofcfolk.org.

Forum on Cultural Sites (FOCUS)

An educational exchange providing information on the history and culture of various minority groups. FOCUS examines architecture and significant sites in an effort to increase cultural awareness by providing historical context so often overlooked and enriching in educational value. Beth Johnson, 1642 E. 56th st., #804, 60637. 773 470-8077, beth@arcfocus.org. http://www.arcfocus.org.

Franke Institute for the Humanities

Franke Institute for the Humanities, U of C. 773 702-8274. Headquarters in Regenstein S118, 1100 E. 57th St. Many of the many lectures and conferences are held there. http://humanities.uchicago.edu/Institute/.
franke-humanities@uchicago.edu
http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu (III: Interdisciplinary Opportunities).

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, (Robie House) (name changed from Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust)

5757 S. Woodlawn 60637. 708 747-1976. (Headquarters 931 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302, Mike Glass x234, glass@wrightplus.org.) Daily tours of this most significant Frank Lloyd Wright residence 11, 2, 3. Bookstore 10-5. Special walking tours of the vicinity Fridays and Saturdays, 2 pm $9?. Admission $12, $10 for seniors and youth. Tickets: 708 848-1976 or 773 834-1947 or the website for a full array of programs and tours, and what's on sale in the shop. Undergoing a full renovation and fund drive. http://www.wrightplus.org.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Frederic C. Robie House (1908-10) sparked a revolution in residential architecture, and its influence still reverberates today. Designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of the ten most significant structures of the twentieth century, the impressive home features continuous bands of stunning art blasts and dramatic overhangs. Open daily for guided museum tours.

Friends of Blackstone Library

Established to support and gain improvements at the Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park, 312 747-1105. FOBL is an Affiliate Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference.
Information is in the Friends of Blackstone page. President Brenda Sawyer, bpsawyer@ameritech.net.

FROG Friends of the Gamelan

Now located at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. A not-for-profit dedicated to the instruction and performance of gamelan music (Indonesian). Traces its roots to the Columbian Exposition. Jan Di Girolamo, 2459 Forestview Drive, North Riverside, IL 60546, 708447-2176. http://www.chicagogamelan.org. gamelan@uchicago.edu. Or info@chicagogamelan.org.

Harper Court Arts Council

Paula Jones President.
1525 E. 53rd St. Ste 720, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 363-8282.
www.harpercourt.com info@harpercourt.com
The Harper Court Arts Council was established in 1990 originally by Harper Court Foundation as a charitable organization to promote artistic activity in the Hyde Park community. In 2008, with assets from the sale of the Harper Court shopping center, the Council revised its overall grant making purpose to address the dual purposes of supporting both economic development and the arts in Hyde Park and Kenwood.

HyPa- Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture- Now Culture Coast

culturecoast.org, culturecoastnetwork.org. Kate Lorenz, at HPARTCTRMore contacts coming.
Dedicated to establishing the position of Hyde Park as a Arts and Culture Destination in Chicago and to promoting Hyde Park's many cultural venues and programs.

Hyde Park Art Center

Executive Director Kate Lorenz.
5020 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-5520
www.hydeparkart.org. email example cpernell@hydeparkart.org. or info or generalinfo@
Purpose: Local and international arts center and forum promotes the visual arts through art classes, cutting-edge exhibitions, and community outreach. Takes a collaborative and inventive approach to the arts. Non-collecting. HPAC is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate adn sustain the visual arts in Chicago; to fulfill this mission, the Center presents innovative exhibitions by primarily Chicago-rooted artists and actively pursues arts mentorship within the community it serves. It is the oldest alternative exhibition space in the City and boasts a long record of education and outreach programming.

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce- see main entry in Business.

Hyde Park Arts Festival- no longer in existence/superseded by HyPa and other groups and various UC offices of special events.

Purpose:Was to mount an annual weekend long, multi-venue set of arts events. Defunct or suspended for present.

Hyde Park Community Art Fair

Dorri Ellis. 5322 S. Cornell. 773 363-5087. Or 773 363-8282 (Harper Court Arts Council). Seeking a new fiscal agent.
www.communityartfair.org.
Purpose: Open the area along side the 57th Street Art Fair (first weekend of June) to qualified artists (especially local) not selected for the juried 57th Street Art Fair. Since 1980.

Hyde Park Community Players

Hyde Park Community Players. Paul Baker exec. dir. 5014 S. Dorchester Ave. 60615. info@hydeparkcommunityplayers.org. http://www.hydeparkcommunityplayers.org.
Puts on plays at least 3 times a year. Outreach plays including for children/families. Providers readers and actors for various arts and community events. Hosts groups for actor, script, play, and author readings and development.

Hyde Park Cultural Alliance (Culture Coast is a spinoff)

Hyde Park Cultural Alliance. A collective of art and culture organizations in Hyde Park led by University of Chicago that works together to raise the visibility of each member organization as well as helping to promote Hyde Park as a cultural destination. Mary Harvey?. 773 795-0779,
cultural-leaders@listhost.uchicago.edu. See also in http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org. And Culture Coast

The Cultural Alliance is a consortium that includes University of chicago (including Civic Knowledge's Southside Arts and Humanities Council of partnerships and the departments and museum), Hyde Park Jazz Society, Hyde Park Art Center, Little Black Pearl, Experimental Station, Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, and more. It seeks not only to promote but expand the creation as well as education on the arts and real cross-disciplinary collaborations and mixing of media and art with social and political endeavors.

Hyde Park Historical Society

Headquartered in the restored cable warming house at 5529 S. Lake Park 60637. 773 493-1893. President Michael Safar. Founded in the 1980s, HPHS works to document and research the built, geographic and societal environment and memories of the Hyde Park community and township (31st to 135th, State to the Lake), preserve and give recognition to its unique and diverse architecture and structures, maintain an archive in conjunction with Regenstein special collections. Much of what goes through its hands is indeed fine art or cultural artifact. It has a fine website and quarterly publication. See http://www.hydeparkhistory.org, and our page on the Society.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Now its own 501 and in its 6th year. Hyde Park Jazz Festival (please give title if mailing), 1511 E. 53rd St. Chicago, IL 60615. 773 324-6926 (SECC will answer). info@hydeparkjazzfestival.org. Festival Director Kate Dumbledon. 415 260 5606, katedumbledon@gmail.com. Carolyn Albritton Music Director. carolynalbritton@gmail.com. Puts on by far the greatest such festival on the South Side of Chicago.

Hyde Park Jazz Society, Inc.; Hyde Park Jazz Festival

http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.org. AKA James W. Wagner Jazz Society. President Charlie Thomas, organizer Almarie Wagner, also Judith E. Stein. See also http://www.hydepark jazzfestival.org although that is a separate 501. Puts on the annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival last Saturday in September and is the primary organizer of the 2009-2010 Passport to Jazz community wide program. For 4 years held weekly productions at CheckerJazz at the Checkerboard Lounge until recently moved to another venue (currently Sundays at Room 43). Supports jazz and other events related to jazz and South Side arts and youth education in such arts. Members include Maggie Brown, Willie Pickens, Kurt Elling, Bethany Pickens, Judith Stein, Bill Gerstein.... and board members of arts organizations. Works with Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture qv. No longer any connection with Checkerboard Lounge. Hyde Park Jazz Society. see http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.org and click the calendar. Deanna Shoss Volunteer Coordinator Hyde Park Jazz Festival: Intercultural Talk, Inc.
hpjf@interculturaltalk.com, 773/968-1216.

MISSION

Recognizing the place of Hyde Park in the history of jazz in Chicago, the Hyde Park Jazz Society is committed to the encouragement, promotion, and expansion of jazz performance in the Hyde Park community as well as to the education and expansion of the jazz listening audience.

HISTORY

In 1995, James W. Wagner formed the Committee to Restore Jazz to Hyde Park with the goal of returning Hyde Park to its glory days as a mecca for jazz musicians and fans. The committee enlisted the support of the past two presidents of the University of Chicago, Hugo Sonnenschein and Don Michael Randel, which resulted in the relocation of the Checkerboard Lounge to Harper Court in Hyde Park. The Committee to Restore Jazz to Hyde Park reconstituted itself as the Hyde Park Jazz Society in 2006 which is now successfully sponsoring CheckerJAZZ, a Sunday night jazz series at the "New Checkerboard Lounge for Blues and Jazz" and supporting performance by high school jazz musicians with a Sunday afternoon school series.

Hyde Park School of Dance (was Hyde Park School of Ballet)

5650 S. Woodlawn Avenue. (Note 3 venues, below with 64 classes!). 773 493-8498.
http://www.hydeparkdance.org. Managing Director Terra Schultz. Board Pres. Mich Hein. Founder and Artistic Director August Tye.

Founded in 1993, the Hyde Park School of Dance is a not-for-profit school committed to giving professional training to students of all
ages whether they are interested in dance as a career or dance for exercise and recreation. The school emphasizes progressive training in ballet and other dance technique beginning with creative movement for three year olds and continuing through pointe and stage presentation. Supplementing the ballet curriculum are instructional and recreational classes in Modern
Dance, Jazz, Tap and Flamenco suitable for both children and adults. The school is dedicated to sharing dance with the community through public performances and our scholarship program that reaches out to children who may otherwise not have the opportunity to dance.

The Hyde Park School of Dance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, in the administration of its
admissions or educational policies, scholarship programs, or any other school-administered program.

The school is located at 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637, with studios at the First Unitarian Church (Studio 1), the Hyde Park Union Church (Studio 2), and the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (Studio 3).

Hyde Park Storytelling Guild

Provides opportunities to youth as well as adults, including the annual Tellebration. 3rd Tuesday at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn (use 56th entrance). 7:30. Judith Hineman, 773 288-7217. http://www.storytelling.org/ChicagoStorytellingGuild/ (alt. url.- ....storytelling.orgs/Guilds/Chicago.)

Hyde Park Suzuki Institute

Musical instrument learning. 2 sites, 1448 E. 53rd 60615 (United Church of Hyde Park, main office incl.) 773 643-1388; 4541 S. Lake Park 60653, 773 624-4882. http://www.hydeparksuzuki.com. Preferred email hpsi@hydeparksuzuki.com. Lucinda Ali, lali@hydeparksuzuki.com. HPSI is now a nonprofit. Kindermusic, guitar, harp, viola, violin, voice....
Provides access to high quality musical instruction and performance opportunities to a culturally diverse community in Chicago. Programs include Suzuki, Traditional, In-Schools, After-School, Adult and Community music classes. Founded in 1998 by Lucinda Ali of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra 1st violin section. 10 teachers. Notes, dynamics and understanding. Parent participation. Quarterly public concert. 8-12-week sessions, tuition $140 to $600. Funded in part by City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Assistance Program and Illinois Arts Council.

Hyde Park Youth Symphony

Contact Joyce Norman 773 562-2369 or Director (auditions) 847-651-5055. Operates from 5600 S. Woodlawn 60637 (Union Church),
http://www.hpys.org, director@hpys.org
The HPYS serves children typically in the 5th to 8th grade range, but also high school students or younger grade schoolers, depending on their ability and interest. There is a tuition, but scholarships are available to families who need them. The group practices once a week, Thursdays, after school from September to June. There are three main concerts a year as well as opportunities for students to perform in small ensemble groups. Donations welcome.
Provides high art experiences to young people in the South Side. Includes composition and performances in such venues as DuSable Museum. Contact Joyce Norman 773 562-2369 or Director William White (auditions) 847-651-5055. Operates from 5600 S. Woodlawn 60637 (Union Church), http://www.hpys.org. director@hpys.org.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Chapter of Lyric Opera of Chicago

773 493-7465.
Puts on performances and other specials to bring great talent, including that of Lyric into the South Side, give budding performers opportunities, and raise money for Lyric Opera of Chicago.

International House at the University of Chicago

1414 E. 59th St. 773 753-2274. Global Perspectives, Global Voices and Latin American Briefings are just some of the lectures series. Many festivals and performances. International House is a community of more than 700 graduate students and trainees who represent more than 100 countries each year. It is the most culturally diverse student community located in the most culturally diverse city in the world. This independent, non-profit organization achieves its mission by daily interaction among its residents through programs, facilities and residential life designed to foster diversity of thought and experience. ihouse-programs@uchicago.edu. Mary Beth DeStefano, 1414 E. 59th St, 60637, 773 753-2274, mdestefa@uchicago.edu. http://ihouse.uchicago.edu.

James W. Wagner Jazz Society- see Hyde Park Jazz Society.

Kalapriya Indian Dance and Performing Center.

http://www.kalapriya.org. info@kalapriya.org. 773 363-9303. See (with also Joan's Studio and Marsha's Music Together in Culture and Arts Resources page.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center

1060 E. 47th St. 60653. 773 285-1211. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat. 10-1, Wed. artists studio--check. Free. Arts classes (fees vary) and more, training for youth in marketing art, exhibits. Monica Haslip, director. http://blackpearl.org. info@blackpearl.org. Director Monica Haslip, mhaslip@blackpearl.org.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for youth and adults to deepen their creative involvement through the arts . LBP offers programming utilizing enterprising art studios including pottery, painting, photography, computer technology, glass, metal, and wood. LBP also serves as a contemporary rental space, retail outlet, and art gallery, and Hidden Pearl Art Cafe- which has jazz Monday nights. It is also dedicated to making sure youth understand and are prepared to take advantage of the realities of the art world.

Lyric Opera- Hyde Park/Kenwood Chapter

President Bella Perlman. (Claude Weil). HydePark-Kenwood/chapter@lyricopera.org. Local discussions and introductions to the season's Lyric offerings, annual and other benefits for Lyric and for upcoming singers with mini-c0ncerts. (Can join via Lyric Opera website. Contact hpkcc@aol.com for contact to Claude.)

Material Exchange

A small Chicago-based collective of artists an designers, alumni of the School of the Art Institute and the University of Chicago. Sarah Black, John Preus. 5467 S. Cornell, 60615. http://www.material-exchange.org. info@material-exchange.org.

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

7127 S. Ellis Ave., 60619. Joan Gray. President Joan Gray. Gary Comer Center, 7127 S. Ellis, 2nd Fl., 60619. Gray: 773 241-6080 Performances often at Du Sable Museum and Harris Theater in Millennium Park and in conjunction with special arts days at U of C. Building at 47th and Greenwood), 773 602-1135, also given as 773 241-6080 x10, http://www.muntu.com. Artistic director Amaniyea Payne. Program contact Lynn Stevenson, lynn@muntu.com. info@muntu.com. Professional performances worldwide including at DuSable Museum. Comprehensive community arts programs serving thousands of youth and professionally training young and emerging artists. Lessons.

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago celebrates the human spirit through traditional and social African and African-American dance. Muntu's exuberant, authentic and progressive interpretive performances of contemporary and ancient African and African American dance, music, and folklore pulsate with the rhythms of the African and African-American world and for a unique synthesis of dance, rhythm and song. Programs offered by Muntu can be structured to meet many needs, in-school residencies, lecture demonstrations, ensemble performances, full performances, interactive instructional workshops, and artistic training.

Museum of Science and Industry

57th at Lake Shore Drive. 7773 684-1414 Gen. info, 773 684-9844 bus. Mary.Krinock Strat. Initiatives- Mary.krinock@msichicago.org, 773 752-6207. David Mosena, President, Sheila Cawley, Community.

Neighborhood Writing Alliance

Publisher of the Journal of Ordinary Thought, NWA provokes dialogue and promotes change by creating opportunities for adults in low income Chicago neighborhoods to write, publish, and perform work about their lives. Carrie Spitler, 1313 E. 60th St., 60637. 773 684-2742. editors@jot.org. http://www.jot.org.

Op Shop and S.H.o.P. Operating for now as Home Gallery.

Op Shop (Opportunity Shop). Next location (Op Shop V) tba. It will move around. A temporary new and experimental pop-up art store (and thrift store and much more. This is expected to be a long-term set of venues/projects that moves around, creating alternative sites of exchange and collaborative/interdisc. projects including installation around community-based art in vacant urban spaces. Artists hang, price, negotiate and control their works like in an outdoor market. Thurs-Sun 11 am-7 pm. Space also for rent for events evenings. Laura Shaeffer (Home Gallery). http://www.theopshop.org. laura.shaeffer@gmail.com. http://www.thelarch.org.

Oriental Institute Museum

1155 E. 58th St., 60637. 10-6 Tu, Th, Sat., 10-8:30 W, 12-6 Sun. Sunday afternoon film series, Saturday classes and family programs, Lecture series (select Wednesdays (usually), Wednesdays noontime in another time, classes.
General information 773 702-9514. Carole Krucoff, 773 702-9520, 773 702-9507,
oi-museum@uchicago.edu. Emily Teeter, 77e 702-1062, eteeter@uchicago.edu.
Sunday film series at 2 Free-sometimes film classics or major special/rare screenings. 773 702-9507. Followed by docent-led tour. Education: oi-education@uchicago.edu. http://oi-uchicago.edu.

The Oriental Institute Museum is a showcase of the history, art and archeology of t he ancient Near East. The museum is part of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, which has supported research and archeological excavation in the Middle East since 1919.

The Renaissance Society

5811 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-8670. Fax (773) 702-9669.
Executive Director: Susanne Ghez, retiring June 2013. Appointed: Solveig Øvstebø. Hamza Walker. Contact Mia Ruyter.
www.renaissancesociety.org. info@renaissancesociety.org.
Purpose: To mount exhibits and events at the Bergman Gallery, University of Chicago, support art research, and foster the arts in Hyde Park and Chicago including with exhibitions, concerts, lectures, symposia. Non-collecting.

Seminary Co-op Bookstores

Chair Hary Davis (Booth School of Business prof.) Manager/Director Jack Cella (retiring). 5751 S. Woodlawn. 773 752-4381. http://www.semcoop.com. Runs also 57th St. Books at 1301 E. 57th St, 773 684-1300.

Smart Museum of Art

5550 S. Greenwood, 60637. 773 702-0200 , and Cochrane-Woods Art Center, 5540 S. Greenwood. 10-4 Tu, W, F; 10-8 Th, 11-5 Sat., Sun. Toni Hershel Director. Temporary Exhibit details in Cultural Calendar. The Smart has become a major force in art exhibiting and study. Its permanent collection is solid, a representative selection of its masterworks is almost always up. And it's small enough so you can turn corners and grasp the traditions and changes, connections and reverberations in world, not just Western art. Planning an expansion, mainly for support area. C.J. Lind. Loren Boylan. http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu. smart-museum@uchicago.edu. smart-education@uchicago.edu.

In addition to its critically acclaimed special exhibitions, the Smart Museum houses a collection of over 9,000 works from classical antiquities to the art of today. Combine a visit with one of the museum's tours or family programs and see why the Smart is a leading university art museum and one of the city's most dynamic art institutions. It's outreach program is outstanding, connecting with 20-25 schools each year, Blackstone Library, and with family and other theme days. Its openings, lectures by professionals, exhibit tours, field trips, and special classes, including in connoisseurship are outstanding.

S.H.o.P. Southside Hub of Production

This event announcement will give an idea of what is envisioned: September 24, Sunday, evening. Launch party for S.H.o.P. (Southside Hub of Production) at Fenn House, 5638 S. Woodlawn. For a year, this collective of independent nonprofit organizations and individuals will contain a wood shop, a recording studio, art studios, a time bank, a resource library, game room, rec room, community museum, classes, workshops, hosted potlucks, performances, literary events, and art exhibits, debates and conversations, and have office and meeting space for nonprofits and ad hocs including the Village, - Midwest Media group, Op Shop, South Side Projectins, Dilettante Studios, Resource Center, and several artists. Sponsor Ken Dunn of The Resource Center. Operating now as intermitent HOME - laura.shaeffer@gmail.com, www.thelarch.org, theopshop.org.

South Shore Cultural Center

7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 256-0149
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com Director:
Purpose: To provide a variety of cultural programs, professional performances, exhibits, and oriented education and leisure activities for the community; serves Avalon, Chatham, Hyde Park, South Shore, and Woodlawn communities.

Southside Arts and Humanities Network

1115 E. 58th St. 60637, 418- Joanie Friedman. 773 834-3929, joaniefriedman@uchicago.edu. http://southside.uchicago.edu. http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu. thenetwork@uchicago.edu.
A program of UC Division of Humanities Civic Knowledge Project, SAHN leverages the intellectual, spatial and technological resources of the University of Chicago and the city to benefit small arts and humanities on-profit organizations on the South Side of Chicago. We work toward that goal by offering free networking events, professional development workshops and space rental awards of up to $1,000. Ask for the new Directory.

Woodlawn Collaborative

The Woodlawn Collaborative. 6400 S. Kimbark. The Woodlawn Collaborative is establishing an umbrella and a shared space venue and backoffice of students and Chicago South-side residents and organizations to work on collaborative art, intellectual, service and pedagogical initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church (64th St. and Kimbark Ave.) and the U of C. We aim to create a vibrant cultural center, in partnership with students, artists, educators and members of the Woodlawn community, creating ways to intersect art, education, and community service. Please contact us at woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com to get FAQ. Caitlin, cmkearney12@gmail.com or Matea Varvodic, mvarvodic@gmail.com. http://www.woodlawncollaborative.org. We are now accepting project proposals.
The Woodlawn Collaborative is a shared space of students and Chicago South Side residents for collaborative work on artistic, educational, and community service initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church and the University of Chicago. The Collaborative aims to created a shared space for arts, education and community empowerment in the Woodlawn neighborhood, to make possible a more critical engagement with the issues that affect participants' lives, and give them the tools to effect meaningful progressive change. In this way, we will serve as the incubator for a new generation of Chicago artists, activists and social thinkers. Programming began in October, 2009. For Youth: arts, music, leadership training, and youth empowerment, based on partner groups. For artists and musicians: these are invited to share their skills through exhibition, workshops, and performance, and later studio space and biweekly musical jam sessions. For Community Members: meeting space, access to resources, partnership opportunities. TWC has spaces, funds being made sustainable, and seek partnerships.
Some partners: Gingarte Capoeira, The Good Lyfe, Hyde Park Community Players, Hyde Park Learning Resource Center, Jelly, Literacy Works, MAGIC, Queers and Associates, Shower Songsters, Southside Together Organizing for Power, Splash!, SDS, Theater as Weapon, UC Dancers, Woodlawn After School Kids Program (WASKP).

Other business and civic organizations in this page sponsor, promote or award for arts: e.g. South East Chicago Commission.
Consult also Cultural Resources. These include
Court Theatre, Museum of Science and Industry, Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, Smart Museum of Art.

University of Chicago, its departments, arts programming sections, an museums are in the Cultural Directory page.

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Business-oriented organizations (see also South East Chicago Commission and 53rd St. TIF in Civic)

Bronzeville-Oakland Neighborhood Assn- see in Civic.

Bronzeville Visitor Information Center, Gift Shop and Exhibit Gallery. And Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council

Bronzeville Visitor Information Center, Gift Shop and Exhibit Gallery. And Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council. Harold L. Lucas, President and CEO. 3501 South Martin Luther King Drive, Suite One East, Chicago, Illinois 60653, Tel # 773-373-2842, E-Mail: visitbronzeville@gmail.com, Revamped Web site portal: http://www.bviconline.info. Remember that Bronzeville Visitor Information Center programs are designed inclusively to enrich and enhance the quality of life for all Bronzeville residents. BVIC programs also attract visitors world wide who are interested in exploring the authentic cultural experiences of the historic Bronzeville community, "a city within the city" of the great northern city of Chicago.

The Empowerment Experiment. Former name Ebony Experiment. Was assoc. with Chicago Urban League, may be but now (also?) with Northwestern University Kellogg School Enterprise. Maggie and John Anderson. Seeks to put people in touch with African American businesses esp. in Hyde Park and Bronzeville and to have people shop them. More info being sought. Look for now in http://www.blackenterprise.com and http://www.ebonyexperiment.com.

Chicago Innovation Exchange
An incubator, thought and business startup program of the University of Chicago and many institutional and corporate partners. 1452 E. 53rd St. (Info will be updated)

Downtown Hyde Park (Special Service Area Tax District)
Manager South East Chicago Commission. Executive Director Eric E. Reaves. President: Michael McGarry.
downtownhydeparkchicago.com.

Harper Court Arts Council (formerly Foundation)

See in Arts. Focus has changed, but it retains a side mission to grow small business, particularly art and artisan related.

Hyde Park Angels

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
http://www.hydeparkangels.com (connect from there).

Advice and help to start up companies- one of the largest such in the Midwest. Includes 135 Booth School students. Managing Director Karin O'Connor (departing). Monthly office hours by appointment.

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce

1715 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 288-0124, FAX (773) 288-0464
www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org, contact@hydeparkchamberchicago.org. or info@
Executive Director: Wallace E. Goode, Jr. President: Patty Kidwell.

See website for range of programs of this organization active in many fields.

Institute for the Next Jewish Future

Daniel Libenson.
Mentors and interns young professionals in fellowships and brainstorms on what careers, businesses, nfps could look like from a Jewish perspective. Fostering innovation with ideas, practice, and innovation. orks with jU (Jewish University at U of C) and SVARA.

South East Chicago Commission (more in "Civic")

1511 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-6926. Fax 773 324-6685
Executive Director as of March 1 2010 Wendy Walker-Williams: , e-mail info@, wendywilliams@uchicago.edu. Board President Shirley Newsome.
New website http://www.hydeparkchicago.org or http://www.secc-chicago.org. For 53rd St. news http://53.secc-chicago.org.
to identify, initiate and advance a set of common economic and community development priorities that will make these communities even more attractive places for residents to live, learn, work and play.
“The SECC is poised to serve as an ambassador,” said Williams. “The Organization also serves as a change agent within the area by bringing together individuals from the community who are dedicated to making these communities safe and prosperous.”

South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and SSA#42

1750 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649.
(1813 E 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649 Visitors Center)
(773-955-9508) (cell for Allyson Scrutchens 663 632-8914)
Tefona Wertz Exec. Dir., allyson Scrutchens, Program Manager.
southshorechamberinc@yahoo.com,

Washington Park Chamber of Commerce

Address tbd. 773 955-0199, http://www.washingtonparkcc.org. washingtonparcc@comcast.net, info@washingtonparkcc.org

The Experimental Station, The Resource Center (Social and Other Services); in arts Little Black Pearl. LISC-Quad Cities-New Communities- in civic. Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation (in civic)

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Civic and Community organizations/Neighborhood Associations- General/Community Development

For the moment we are putting environmental and sustainable organizations in the Civic- ad hoc and specialized section (just starting).

53rd Street CARRD- appears from time to time as a perceived crisis to Responsible Retail Development

Defunct but contact: Janet Geovanis (773) 634-7538.
A group dedicated to "responsible retail and residential" development in the 53rd Street TIF district and beyond. Appears to have disappeared, at least for now. However, these people are meeting and have a petition on the Mobil/McDonalds site 2007.

53rd Street Tax Increment Financing District Advisory Council

This is really a government-attached body appointed by Alderman Toni Preckwinkle then Will Burns (4th) that advises on projects, takes public input and often serves civic purpose, including holding public town hall and workshop meetings. Chair Howard Males. Committees (open to members of the community): Business and Environment, Parking, Planning and Development.

61st Street Community Garden

An nonprofit organic garden seeking to bridge communities and create a food and social resource/community in conjunction with the Experimental Station, between Dorchester and Blackstone.
http://61stgarden.org. Manager contact Jack Spicer, jackspicer@earthlink.net.

ACTS/Isaiah- morphed into IOC Hyde Park then CECD and SOUL

Linda Thisted, (773) 947-9223. Defunct/subsumed into Coalition for Equitable Community Development, Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith Open Communities, and Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation.
A church and faith-based organization dedicated to bringing faith principles to advocacy on public safety, bringing resources for youth, development issues, and more.

AARP American Associociation of Retired Persons. (is a local chapter).

Alliance of Retired Americans

retiredamericans.org, retiredamericans.org/our-issues. Allied with OWL including OWL Hyde Park.

AREA Chicago / People's Atlas of Chicago

AREA Chicago, P.O. Box 47691, Chicago, IL 60647. http://www.chicagoatlas.areaprojects.com.
Web-based group that creates maps based on resident's thoughts and experiences; a culture-creating collaborative. Local connections: Experimental Station/Backstory Cafe and Hyde Park Art Center.

Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission

3473 South King Drive #512, Chicago, IL 60616. 773.785.3826 Phone (voice mail), 773.785.6099 Fax.
http://www.blackmetropolisnha.com. probinson@BlackMetropolisNHA.com.
Paula Robinson, President.
Most community groups in Bronzeville are affiliates.

Bronzeville Area Residents and Business Council- BARCC

Usually meets at Chicago Urban League, 3510 S. Michigan. Also given as 4563 S. Michigan. Anela Higginbotham-Monroe, 773 924-1492, ajhmonroe@aol.com. For info. www.thebarcc.org/schedule.php.
Includes Bronzeville Condo Coalition.

Bronzeville-Oakland Neighborhood Association

PO Box 1078, Chicago, IL 60690-1078
To work as residents (renters and owners, long-term and new) in partnership with local organizations and businesses of the Bronzeville-Oakland neighborhood to encourage the cultural enlightenment of children, youth and adults, throughout our community. 35th-43rd, Lake Park to King.

Bronzeville Visitor Information Center, Gift Shop and Exhibit Gallery. And Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council

Bronzeville Visitor Information Center, Gift Shop and Exhibit Gallery. And Black Metropolis Convention and Tourism Council. Harold L. Lucas, President and CEO. 3501 South Martin Luther King Drive, Suite One East, Chicago, Illinois 60653, Tel # 773-373-2842, E-Mail: visitbronzeville@gmail.com, Revamped Web site portal: http://www.bviconline.info. Remember that Bronzeville Visitor Information Center programs are designed inclusively to enrich and enhance the quality of life for all Bronzeville residents. BVIC programs also attract visitors world wide who are interested in exploring the authentic cultural experiences of the historic Bronzeville community, "a city within the city" of the great northern city of Chicago.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists/Doomsday Clock

This long-time watchdog is now located at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, 1155 E. 60th St. http://www.thebulletin.org.

CAARD- defunct

Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Midwest coordinator Jack Kelly.

Campaign to End the Death Penalty

(773) 955-4841. Julian Ball. Coalition based in several area churches and synagogues. Generally meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at University Church, 5655 S. University and holds conventions at various times of the year.
www.nodeathpenalty.org, related
www.illinoisdeathpenalty.org.

Campus Catalyst

http://www.campuscatalyst.org.
A University of Chicago student-driven (mostly Booth School and Dept. of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy) consulting corps for nonprofits.

Center for Faith and Peacemaking

A new organization launched by LeAnne Clause, a student in Chicago Theological Seminary.

Chart- see in Civic Ad Hoc below.

Chicago Urban League

4510 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 285-5000
www.thechicagourbanleague.org
Shari Runner, Interim President and CEO
Purpose: To promote and advocate on African American issues, train African Americans for the workplace, and seek racial tolerance and cooperation.

Chicago Hyde Park Village- see Hyde Park Village in Social/Services section.

Office of Civic Engagement, Univ. of Chicago- see University of Chicago, Office of Civic Engagement

Civic Knowledge Project, U of C Humanities Div.

1125 E. 58th St. 773 834-3929. Bart Schultz. Joanie Friedman. http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu. rschultz@uchicago.edu. With the Graham School offers courses and projects of interest to and help to arts, civic, environmental, social, political and community groups and organizations. Several off shoots such as South Side Arts and Humanities Network (with database and directory for South Side) and a Sustainability Network.

Coalition for Equitable Community Development (Hyde Park-Kenwood)

Pat Wilcoxen President. pwilcoxen@comcast.net. Mail to 1525 E. 53rd St. Suite 907, Chicago, IL 60615. Messages at 773 955-4455. http://www.hpkcoalition.org.
Purpose and Mission:

Promoting an Economically and Racially Diverse Community of Hyde Park-Kenwood, CECD seeks to: Convene resident, faith-based communities, civic, educational, and social organizations, and the business community in planning, guiding, and monitoring housing and related activities that will support the maintenance of an economically and racially diverse community of Hyde Park and Kenwood. Has several active committees doing research and interacting with developers.

Civic Knowledge - See above in Arts and Humanities section.

Community Investment Corporation

222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2200, Chicago IL 60606-6109. 312 258-0070, www.cicchicago.com.

Concerned Residents of Oakenwald community association

Paul Johnson. pjohnson@CTIChicago.com
http://oakenwald.org/blog

Concerned TIF 4th Ward Committee.

TIF4thWard@gmail.com or call (312) 479-0110. On Facebook, see http://tinyurl.com/TIF-Forum-May-13.

East Hyde Park Action Committee

Not currently active or is a small monitoring group. Howard Niden prov. leader of this new organization. Email EHPAComm@yahoo.com.
Dedicated to learning and acting upon in a positive way neighbors' concerns between 53rd and 56th, the tracks and Lake Michigan. Top priorities include improving city infrastructure and services (such as sewers, lighting, street cleaning), parking issues, general improvements (a nicer place) and community safety (mostly in reference to CAPS). Meets for now 3rd Tuesdays in the Treasure Island lower level.

East Hyde Park Committee

George Kotnour, (773) 324-5454 or at Marian Realty 773 684-5400 or contact Mickey Conino at South East Chicago Commission, 773 324-6926.
George Kotnour has organized this monthly conclave at which residents and stakeholders meet to hear and discuss community problems and the latest news from Chicago and UC police, Park District, Streets and Sanitation, our aldermen, South East Chicago Commission, HPKCC, MSI, U of C, and local buildings. Meets at Montgomery Place's East Room, 5550 South Shore Drive, 8 am, third Wednesday mornings (except summer and December-January). Contact George Kotnour, or Mickey Conino at South East Chicago Commission 773 324-6926.

Faith in Place- Info coming. http://www.faithinplace.org. Inter alia runs farmers markets in the area.

FAACT

Principle Contacts:
– Ruth M. Fairfax Frazier, MSHSA ~ Founder, Board President & Executive Director, and Radio / Television / Print / Social Media Executive Producer & Host;
– Marshall R. Mathews ~ Board Vice–President, and Radio / Television / Print / Social Media Technical Director & Co–Host; and,
– Annika Frazier–Muhammad ~ Advisory Council Chairperson, and Radio / Television / Print / Social Media Managing Director & Co–Host.

B) Contact Information:
Mailing Address: 1507 E. 53rd Street, Suite 228–B, Chicago, IL 60615
Telephone / Facsimile: 773 / 424–8002
Email: FAACTorg@aol.com?
Website: Under Construction

C) Mission / Vision Statement:
The Forum to Achieve Altruism, Compassion, and Tolerance, the FAACT Organization, offers our diverse, universal community 80+ years of promoting peace, harmony, equality, and social justice for all. FAACT seeks to better inform our global society; improve lives through advocacy and empowerment for people in need; inspire inter–generational cooperation; forward public–private collaborations that benefit humanity; and, encourage public service, volunteerism, and tolerance.

D) Media Outreach:
FAACT: Building Communities ~ Strengthening Nations provides critically acclaimed, dynamic, topical interviews featuring newsmakers, and movers and shakers of all facets of life; and, is accessible globally via the Internet and social media. Streaming Live on CRIS Radio – Tune in every Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM Central Time ~ In addition, on demand topics and episodes are available 24/7 to an international audience through MP3 podcasts in the Archives section of CRIS Radio at: http://chicagolighthouse.org/programs-and-services/independent-living-services/chicagoland-radio-information-service-cris.

Fellowship for Reconciliation

An international peace and justice organization with a Hyde Park chapter. One contact Ed McManus.

Friday Night Supper Club

No info at present. (Ask Hyde Park Transition, transitionhpk@gmail.com?)

Friends of Blackstone Library

Established to support and gain improvements at the Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park, 312 747-1105. FOBL is an Affiliate Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference.
Information is in the Friends of Blackstone page. President Brenda Sawyer, bpsawyer@ameritech.net.

Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture- to establish Hyde Park as a Cultural Destination- see in teh Arts and Culture Section above.

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce- see in the Business section, above.

Harper Court Arts Council

Paula Jones President.
1525 E. 53rd St. Ste 720, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 363-8282.
www.harpercourt.com info@harpercourt.com
The Harper Court Arts Council was established in 1990 originally by Harper Court Foundation as a charitable organization to promote artistic activity in the Hyde Park community. In 2008, with assets from the sale of the Harper Court shopping center, the Council revised its overall grant making purpose to address the dual purposes of supporting both economic development and the arts in Hyde Park and Kenwood.

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce- main entry in Business.

Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith Open Communities (see Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project)

www.interfaithopencommunities.org/hydepark/
Meets 2nd Mondays 8 pm at St. Thomas Apostle Church. Don Coleman, co-pastor of University Church,773 363-8142, Anne Holcomb, 773 643-8961.
For information
http://oicillinois.org
Parent: Interfaith Open Communities:
http://oicillinois.org
Pat Wilcoxen, now pwilcoxen@oicillinois.org and Ken Oliver at citywide OIC; Locally Stephen Flowers, John and Brenda Murphy; A. Anne Holcomb, 773 643-8961
Interfaith Open Communities (IOC) works with people of all faiths to promote affordable housing and welcoming communities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Affiliated with Balanced Development Coalition?
Purpose: To promote affordable and needy housing and provide transitional housing services on the South Side, modeled on the mentoring services of Bridge Communities in DuPage County. Note, the Transitional Housing project is on its own and most of the activity of IOC is now done by Coalition for Equitable Community Development.

IOC works through local community Clusters to address the housing needs of our region. Local Clusters engage in education, local projects and advocacy in order to foster healthy communities that welcome and reflect the economic, religious and racial diversity of metropolitan Chicago.

IOC is sponsored by Protestants for the Common Good; the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Peace and Justice; Jewish Council on Urban Affairs; and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago.

A faith-based coalition of the social action committees of several congregations, including First Unitarian, St. Thomas The Apostle, University Church, and K.A.M. Isaiah-Israel. The Hyde Park Cluster is part of Interfaith Open Communities, a coalition of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and Protestants for the Common Good.

Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith Open Communities- see more under Service including homesharing and Hyde Park Transitional Living programs.

Hyde Park Historical Society

5529 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 493-1893
www.hydeparkhistory.org, President: Michal Safar
Purpose: To promote historical understanding and preservation in the current Hyde Park and Kenwood and throughout the old Hyde Park Town, 39th t0 130th. Sponsors lectures and exhibits, fairs, prizes and recognitions, website, members publication, preservation monitoring and advocacy; maintains historic building and archives mainly at U of C Regenstein Library Special Collections.

Hyde Park Lions club

Operates from officers' businesses. ?773 363-0202. President John Cwi, 5424 S. Eastview Park, Chicago, IL 60615; Hyde Park Lions c/o Marianne Bagnola, Bank Financial, 1354 E. 55th St.
Focuses on hearing and vision screening and referrals for children and adults, out of shopping malls, schools. Used glasses donations. Also a social outlet for businesses of diverse background.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club- see in Social.

Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council

1448 E. 52nd Street, Box 117, Chicago, IL 60615
312 458-9313.
http://www.hpkifc.org. email hpkifc@hotmail.com.

Organized February 7, 1911. HPKIFC is a 501 c3. Over 100 YEARS!
President Dean Elizabeth Davenport of Rockefeller Chapel, VP Rabbi Frederick Reeves of KAM Isaiah Israee, VP Rev. Julian DeShazier of University Church, Secretary Saba Ayman-Nolley of Bahai'i comm. HP, Treasurer Rev. Teri Schwartz of First Unitarian Church. And a board of 10 at large members.
Their new website includes:
• A general “Donate” button on the Home page
• Many color photos
• HPKIFC Happenings – Executive Committee, Interfaith Dialogue, Monthly Happenings, Thanksgiving Day Interfaith Worship Service, and the Council By-Laws
• HPKIFC Member Organizations with descriptions of Congregations, Seminaries, and Other Member Organizations – many with links to their websites, and photos from many Congregations
• Services for Poor and Homeless including HPK Hunger Program, Hyde Park Transitional Housing, Sanders Free Medical Clinic, and Angels Outreach – each with a “Donate” button – and Other Programs
• Activities for Children and Youth ("Good Stuff to Do"), and
• Other Social Services

One example of its outreach has been the Community Food Pantry at Union Church 5600 S. Woodlawn: emergency groceries Sats. 10-1; The Open Kitchen at Kenwood United Church of ?Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood: meals at noon Mon.-Fri. Also, Social Justice Committee supports the Transitional Housing Project and the Council holds the Community Thanksgiving Service at Rockefeller Chapel.
Mission/Vision, adopted at the Annual Meeting, June 26, 2007
The Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council is an association of religious and spiritual communities, seminaries and service organizations which intentionally cooperate to foster just and compassionate relationships and interconnections.

Goals:
Promoting mutual understanding and respect through interfaith experiences of sharing, dialogue and learning;
Seeking peace and healing for Hyde Park and Kenwood and the world by strengthening and supporting community service and social and environmental justice efforts.
It is a priority for the Interfaith Council to expand the network of our relationships and to invite individuals and families to participate in our member organizations.
B=New: Put feet to prophetic imagination to realize a dream of the "crystal river" flowing through our city
"Founded in 1911, the Interfaith Council is among the oldest interfaith organizations in the nation, and is the recipient of the National Ecumenical Service Recognition Award of the National Council of Churches. Its members agree to respect the integrity of their different faiths and the right to practice their beliefs. The Council is dedicated to projects for the betterment of life in the community and to the struggle for human equality. The purpose of the Association is to provide effective channels for cooperative expression of our shared mission for the care of the community. These channels include: community service, social justice, mutual spiritual enrichment and understanding... We seek ways to offer support in times of need, to witness to values that heal and repair division, and to create interfaith understanding."
Programs: Social Justice Committee, Community Thanksgiving Service.

Interfaith Open Communities see Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith...in Service Orgs also. http://oicillinois.org
Note: Hyde Park Hunger Programs (The Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen) is now managed by Hyde Park Union Church (http://www.hpuc.org)- see in Social Services below or in Community Resources page.

Hyde Park Kenwood Coalition for Equitable Community Development- see Coalition.....

Hyde Park Bark Alliance and offshoot Jackson Bark

Seeks, gathering petitions for a dog park in Jackson Park. For the latter, Louise McCurry, commissioner751@comcast.net. http://www.jacksonparkadvisorycouncil.org/the-dog-park---jackson-bark.htm.

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce- see in Business, above.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference

1507 E. 53rd St., #404, Chicago, IL 60615 (note new address) Meets 1st Th 7 pm in Treasure Island Lower Level.
(773) 288-8343
www.hydepark.org. Membership form. e-mail hpkcc@aol.com, President George Rumsey.

Purpose: Dedicated to maintaining and enhancing an attractive, secure, diverse, and caring community. It promotes participation of its residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations in programs and activities that advance the interests and concerns of the community and serves as a civic watchdog and facilitator of community conversation (through forums, mediation, internet and publications on those matters that affect neighborhood well-being.
Programs focus on development, schools, parks, transit, condo et al owners governance and issues needs, quality of life & safety, affordability, disabilities, environmental sustainability, participation in civic and development decision making, services to other nonprofits including the Garden Fair and Used Book Sale, website development (the main community website), The Conference Reporter (mailed to members). It conducts an ongoing series of public forums community meetings. Support, umbrella and some financial help to certain nonprofits.

Hyde Park Kiwanis- see Kiwanis.

Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project. See in Social section.

Hyde Park Kenwood Transition Initiative (also known as a part of Transition US)

Seeking ways to implement sustainable neighborhood consciousness responses to the transition coming through the dwindling of fossil fuel, climate change and other environmental degradation, and the economic crisis. For more information, contact Paul at 773-319-9249, or visit http://transitionus.org. Operates out of SHoP. Fenn House, 5638 S. Woodlawn. transitionhpk@gmail.com. Paul Baker, plsbkr@aol.com, Gabriel Piemonte gabrielpiemonte@hotmail.com. Akari.

Hyde Park Village/Chiacgo HPV- see Hyde Park Village in Social/Services section

(Chicago) Hyde Park Village
Helping people age successfully in place
- also Social Service.
Telephone:
•The office--773-363-1933. Website incl. calendar- http://www.chpv.org
•President- Margaret Hellie Huyck
VP Rita McCarthy, Sec. Cindy Pardo, Treas. Ann Audrain
Founding and Past Pres.- Susan Alitto--773-752-6587 or 773-485-3643 or salitto@gmail.com
Exec. Dir. Lauen Alspaugh
Volunteer Coordintor Grace Williams grace@chpv.org also Sammie Dortch--773-643-5101 or sdortchassociates@gmail.com, or sdortch@ccc.edu
Office: Chicago Hyde Park Village, 5500 S. Woodlawn, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60637 (in Augustana Lutheran Church)

•Late last Fall we had a very successful Mexican Fiesta fundraiser, thanks to Carol Cross, who opened up her condo and collection of Mexican folk art and provided a delicious Mexican dinner.
•New and old friends joined us at several social and informational programs over the Spring:
•movies, snacks and conversation
•discussions on medical, end of life issues and healthy life styles
•an interactive talk on travel to exotic places in photos and poetry
•We have an office and telephone!
•5500 S. Woodlawn Ave (Augustana Lutheran Church, 2nd floor, accessible by elevator)
•773-363-1933
•Set up and decorated with donated furniture and art work by enterprising and creative interns from Harold Washington College.
•We held 3 highly successful Drop-In programs with help and collaboration from some U of C students and some seed money from Mather LifeWays.
•Our google group continues to grow and several neighbors have been helping each other with visits, rides and shopping.
•Several neighbors have demonstrated their support and eagerness for Chicago Hyde Park Village with donations and Pre-Launch deposits. Pre-Launch funds are a risk-free deposit that we hold in a separate bank account awaiting our official opening (this fall hopefully!) and the depositors' decisions on whether to join.
•Montgomery Place is sponsoring a U of C summer intern and sharing him with us and the Hyde Park Herald. Watch for Andrew Holzman's articles in The Herald, a blog on aging issues, a CHPV Newsletter, and more!

In the meantime, our hard working board continues to build out our Village structure and plan more fund-raisers and Drop-Ins. It would greatly speed things along if we could raise enough money to hire at least a part-time Executive Coordinator to help manage and coordinate daily operations. We are incorporated as a Not For Profit and have tax exempt status through our fiscal agent. We welcome contributions toward:

•Continuation of the Drop-In program (biweekly starting July10, 10:30am -1:30pm, 5500 S. Woodlawn)
•Setting up our organizational structure:
•the part-time coordinator
•volunteer recruitment, vetting and training
•service vetting
•marketing
•Planning future programs

Anyone who would like to consider supporting the effort with a tax deductible contribution, a pre-launch deposit, or by joining one of the working committee (e.g.,service, volunteers, programs), please contact us at above.

Hyde Parkers for Peace and Justice

Mel Rothenberg, Fabian Necheles. nechfamily@ameritech.net.

New! Indivisible Chicago- South Side. info coming.

Invisible Institute/View from the Ground/Local Human Rights Development Project.

At Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone. Jamie Kalven and three others.
www.viewfromtheground.com, http://www.invisibleinstitute.com.

Internet in depth investigation, reportage/coverage and advocacy including mapping the city related to any abused, including by persons in authority, and left out of society. Supports collaborative social justice projects. Human and legal rights, social, community-building and sustainability issues.

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

5715 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 (Hillel House)
(773) 684-2644
www.juf.org.

Kenwood Improvement Association

Contact Laura Lunn or Susan Davis c/o South East Chicago Commission 773 324-6926.

To promote, advocate for and underwrite physical improvements and monitor and contro changes in the area roughly Cottage Grove to Lake Park, 47th to 51st. And to seek improvement in public safety, in part through CAPS-affiliated block clubs/block captains, to bring neighbors together.

Kenwood Open House Committee

Executive Director: To be announced, rest may be out of date. Retired Lead was Margaret Goldstein.
Contacts: Robert Dawson, (773) 536-4825
Cynthia Aronovitz, Vice-chairman (caronovitz@msn.com)
Laura Sekhar, Treasurer (laura_sekhar@hotmail.com)
Karen O’Mara, Corresponding secretary (dr.karen.omara@gmail.com)
Peggy Studiger, Recording Secretary
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For fifty years the OHC has worked for a successful interracial and prosperous, stable community, having started with introducing prospective, new and continuing neighbors and moved on to many other activities and approaches.

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)

4242 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Chicago IL 60653
(773) 548-7500, fax 773 548-9264. Director Jawanza Malone. Schools and organizing Jitu Brown.
http://www.kocoonline.org. No email found.
Purpose: To foster the interests and help residents of the area. Schools, jobs are a major focus.

Hyde Park Kiwanis

#13752 of Illinois-East Iowa District, Division 4. Find in http://www.iikiwanis.org, http://www.kiwanis.org. President Camille Hamilton-Doyle, VP Richardson Spofford, Treasurer Jon Will, Secretary Rosemary Snow, Contact Rosemary Snow: Mail all including contributions to Kiwanis of Hyde Park, c/o 1507 E. 53rd St. Box 120, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 324-8645, roses92@sbcglobal.net. Jon Will: 1507 E. 53rd St., PMB 120, 60615, 773-643-8089, Fax 773 643-8091, jnwassoc@sbcglobal.net. Call Wally Jonas at 773 955-5035. Illinois-East Iowa District Governor Kevin McConnell, governor@iikiwanis.org.
For more information about Kiwanis projects or to participate contact Jon Will at jnwassoc@sbcglobal.net. Nationally, Kiwanis.org.
Meets most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 12 pm, Ramada Inn, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive. Call 324-8645.

Since 1921. We're a group of men and women, business and professional leaders of Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. It is non-sectarian, apolitical an non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!

Purpose: To raise money for charitable purposes locally and nationally, including Christmas gifts for local indigent children, supporting the Neighborhood Club, supporting a camp for disabled children, research in medicine related to children, and the 57th Street Children's Book Fair in September. And it fosters sociality and the business community. Watch for the peanut vendors several times a year-next September 24, 2004. Looking for young additions! Children can enter through the Builders and Key clubs.
"We're a group of men and women in Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. The Hyde Park Club dates from 1921 and is composed of business and professional leaders; it is non-sectarian, apolitical and non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!"
Activities:
-Support Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
-Cosponsor 4th on 53rd July community parade
-Support the Blue Gargoyle Youth Center's Tutorial Program
-Underwrite the board and room costs of a physically handicapped child at Kiwanis Twin Lakes summer camp
-Cosponsor the 57th Street Children's Book Fair
-Prepare food and gift baskets for needy families during the holiday
-Mentor a family from St. Martin De Porres battered women's center going off welfare
-Sponsor and actively support the Kenwood Academy and King High School Key and Builders Clubs, soon to be added in Canter Middle
-Rich Uncle gifts and counseling to sponsored families.

A recent activity was taking kids from St. Martin De Porres center to Universoul Circus.

Peanut Days (last Friday in September), annual fundraiser for charities and projects in March at Seven Ten Pin.

Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities

See Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith Open Communities. Citywide:
CEO Howard Stanback
111 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL, 60604
(312) 341-5678

League of Women Voters/ Chicago /Illinois/ Hyde Park

Local contact: Dorothy Scheff, 5550 South Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60637, 773 753-4647 or Betty Golddiamond also at that address.
Downtown: 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-5935-President there Esta Kallen, tkandek@aol.com.
www.lwv.org (search by state), www.lwvil.org (state org)
Purpose: To promote citizen participation and integrity in the electoral and civic processes and good government, elucidate public issues. Holds monthly meetings and forums at Montgomery Place. Has held candidate forums.

LIONS. See Hyde Park Lions above.

MAGIC. See in Services section.

MASK Mothers Against Senseless Killings

Hyde Park Antiviolence- Safety Group associated with Mothers Against Sensless Killings (MASK), founded by Tamar Manasseh and works in 4 neighboring communities incl. HP (where Michelle Hoffman is lead), WP and Woodlawn. One purpose is to organize in conjunction with Hyde Park Neighborhood Club a Summer Anti-Violence Action. Info at getbehindthemask.org, https://www.facebook.com/events/528520080656705/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/safeChicago/

Mid South Education Association

Operates under KOCO, 1005 E. 43rd St. 773 548-7500. jitubrown@yahoo.com
Advocacy for parents and communities, support and training for lscs, teachers, parents

Midwest Pacifist Center

Brad Lyttle

New Communities-Woodlawn: See Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation

North Kenwood Homeowners Association.

Contact: Melinda Starks. Holds public meetings.

North Kenwood-Oakland Community Conservation Council.

(No office or email. Suggest contacting the 4th Ward office as Mae Wilson, aide to 4th Ward Committeewoman Preckwinkle is chair), South East Chicago Commission, or the Chicago Department of Planning) 4th Ward: 1516 E. 53rd St. 2nd Fl. 773 288-0000, fax 773 288-0005.
Chairman: Mae West.
One of a handful of ccc's left in Chicago. It approves development proposals and area plans. It also serves as a community forum. Meets first Thursdays, 6:30, Kennicott Park field house, 4344 S. Lake Park Avenue.

Older Women's League (OWL)

http://www.owlillinois.org/ch_hydepark.html. Hyde Park Chapter.
Dee Speich and Marilyn Murray Co-Presidents . Alison Hartman allison.c.hartman@usa.net (OWL Illinois Chair) Lorie Rosenblum. E-mail Alice Brown, alice.brown@ameritech.net. National - Margaret Huyck.
The Hyde Park Chapter meets most 1st Saturdays but not summer, October-June- June 2nd Sat., 1:30 or 2 pm (earlier social) at First Unitarian Church (Chris Moore Parlor), 5650 S. Woodlawn.

Open to anyone of all ages. Presents programs and advocates on issues of interest to midlife and older women, and advocates for policy changes on the state and national level. Areas of interest: personal & financial security, health and prescription drugs, image of midlife and older women, access to housing and housing alternatives, ending discrimination against women and the elderly including in the workplace, caregiving, a senior-friendly and accessible community.

Recent contact and organizational information
Editor & Mail List: Alice L. Brown
FAX: 773-643-0486
1367 East 52nd Street, Chicago IL 60615
email:alice.brown@ameritech.net
Get Newsletter: http://www.owlillinois.org/ch_hydepark.html
Member Information: Kennie James
9927 South Wallace Street, Chicago IL 60637
Co-Presidents: Judy Roothaan &
Ken Schug
Vice President for Program: Lorie Rosenblum
Recording Secretary: Joan Staples
Corresponding Secretary: Vicki Suchovsky
Treasurer: Kennie James
Ads: Joanne Kent

HP OWL email address: owlhydepark@yahoo.com
To join the OWL Listserv: Ellie Hall (773-324-2304)
Email: owl_illinois@yahoo.com

OWL Illinois is a separate 501. http://www.owlillinois.org. OWL ILLINOIS: Phone (312) 957-0011

OWL NATIONAL: 1025 Connecticut Ave N.W., #701,
Phone: 202-329-3607, Toll Free: 1.877-653-7966, Fax: 202-833-3427. http://www.owl-national.org

Provident Education Foundation

1515 E. 53rd st. Suite 433. 773 363-4272.
www.providentfoundation.org, provfound@ameritech.net

To mentor and bring more minorities into medicine (Dr. Hale-Williams mission)--$100,000 in scholarships in the past ten years), to spread the history and achievements of historic Provident Hospital, 500 E. 51st St., and its century old health mission on the south side, and bring together alums and former staff. (Provident is now part of the Cook County Health System.) An exhibit prepared by the Foundation has been been making the rounds and will open at South Shore Cultural Gallery January 14, 6-8 pm: "The Medical Miracle: Provident Hospital and Dr. Hale-Williams."

Quad Communities Development/Local Initiatives (LISC) New Communities

4659 S. Cottage Grove. 268-7232. Susana Vasauez, Benita Johnson-Gabriel.
In http://www.newcommunities.org (try)
Works to develop and implement Quality of Life Plans and controlled development in the North Kenwood, Oakland, Grand Boulevard, Douglas areas. One of 23 areas where LISC has planning or community redevelopment programs.

Rainbow PUSH Coalition

930 E. 50th Street, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 373-3366
www.rainbowpush.org President and CEO. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. PUSH Chairman Rev. Charles Jenkins.
Purpose: To provide a vehicle for social justice based on lasting values of spiritual regeneration, empowerment, parity, and discipline. Weekly forums, regular conventions job, contractor and other fairs.

South East Chicago Commission

1511 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-6926. Fax 773 324-6685
Executive Director Wendy Walker-Williams: e-mail wendywalker@uchicago.edu. secc2@sbcglobal.net. info@. Board President Shirley Newsome.
New website http://www.hydeparkchicago.org or http://www.secc-chicago.org. For 53rd St. news http://53.secc-chicago.org.
to identify, initiate and advance a set of common economic and community development priorities that will make these six communities even more attractive places for residents to live, learn, work and play. “The SECC is poised to serve as an ambassador,” said Williams. “The Organization also serves as a change agent within the area by bringing together individuals from the community who are dedicated to making these communities safe and prosperous. The clientelle will be the several neighborhoods that surround the University, specifically Hyde Park, Kenwood, North Kenwood-Oakland, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. Neighborhood festivals are also in their purview. Even though law and crime tracking has been split off to the UC Police (Bob Mason), the mission continues to include:

Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL, Soul Chicago)

6400 S. Kimbark, Chicago, IL 60637. 773 363-0199.
Ben Booker Vance, President or Will Tanzman/Byron Hobbs.
http://www.soulinchicago.wordpress.com. jakewerner@gmail.com?? wtanzman@soulinchicago.org, byron@soulinchicago.org.
Soul seeks to bridge Woodlawn residents, the larger South Side, and University of Chicago students. Works with Coalition for an Equitable Olympics, Southside Solidarity Network, Coalition for Equitable Community Development and lots others. Supports the Gold Line Metra upgrade and other equitable transit, affordable housing, transparent and accountable government, green revolution and green jobs, minority and women jobs and participation and lots more.

Southside Solidarity Network

Current web: southsidesn.wordpress.com.
Hyde Park and U of C student based activist group, including on surrounding neighborhoods. Community organizing including into nearby neighborhoods, equitable transit including the Gold Line, green, labor, equitable Olympics and benefits, affordable housing,....

Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP):

813 E.63rd Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60637/ 773-753-9674.
http://www.stopchicago.org/
email: mhopwood@uchicago.edu. stopgentrification@gmail.com.
Fights gentrification and reduction/closure of services including health; for affordable housing including Tenant rights; ability of residents to stay in their homes and neighborhood; improved transportation options such as Gold Line; No or equitable Olympics; general neighborhood and South Side advocacy. Allies include Southside Solidarity Network, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, and NO Games. Currently seeking to stop health care facilities shutdowns and service cutbacks or upscaling, including at U of C. STOP is also organizing against closure of the U of C Women's Clinic at 47th and Woodlawn as part of CHART- http://chartchicago.wordpress.com/ qv in Civic Ad Hoc below.

The It's Time Organization (TITO)

Bill Lowry, President. (no contact info avail. try ward office)
Funds or partners with civic and anti-violence programs such as Quad Communities Development Corporation's Chi Anti Vi, BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development) which engages at risk youth in anti-violence and after school recereational programs. TITO will bring them to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wards initially. Works withthe aldermen, Cook County, and the Mayors Office.

TIF-4th Ward- see Concerned...Committtee.

Transition- see Hyde Park Transition/Transition US, above.

Transitional Housing Project- see Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project in Social Services section below.

Urban League- see under Chicago Urban...

University of Chicago- Office of Civic Engagement

5801 S. University, Suite 617, Chicago, IL 60637. Derek Douglas, VP for Civic Engagement. William Towns, Assistant Vice President, Neighborhood Initiatives.
http://www.uchicago.edu/community. Sign up for enewsletter at that site.

Washington Park Conservancy

Madiem Kawa. sunshine0711@gmail.com. 773-203-3418.
Our mission statement:
The Washington Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing green space in Washington Park by preserving wildlife habitat and promoting beautification, environmental education, and cultural programs for the public
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Washington Park Consortium

Ex. Dir. Brandon Johnson. Find under 6357 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Chicago, IL 60637. Phone: (773) 324-7592 or www.newcommunities.org/communities/washington/leadAgency.asp.
www.wpconsortium.org/directory.aspx. (LISC can also be found at 4659 S. Cottage Grove, 2nd Floor 60653.)
A coalition of many organizations and stakeholders brought together by LISC/New Communities to develop and advance a Quality of Life Plan for the Washington Park neighborhood and promote a host of initiatives by its members. "Everybody at the Table."

See plan: 749679839971580710-a-1802744773732722657-s-sites.googlegroups.com/.

Washington Park Neighborhood Association

6105 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637
773 752-8892, Fax 773 752-8067
Murray Johnson, President

Washington Park Community Coalition

128 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 493-0754. Executive Director Mattie Butler.
http://www.washingtonparkcc.org (includes blog)
Housing and land development issues are among its interests.

WECAN- Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors

6450 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637
773 288-3000
http://www.wecanwoodlawn.org, info@wecanwoodlawn.org.
Executive Director Mattie Butler
A longstanding advocacy and service organization dedicated to improvement in the Woodlawn neighborhood and mid South and enabling residents to remain their community. Manages three affordable housing buildings and various services.

West Woodlawn Coalition- see Woodlawn Summit.

Woodlawn Collaborative

The Woodlawn Collaborative. 6400 S. Kimbark. The Woodlawn Collaborative is establishing an umbrella and a shared space venue and backoffice of students and Chicago South-side residents and organizations to work on collaborative art, intellectual, service and pedagogical initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church (64th St. and Kimbark Ave.) and the U of C. We aim to create a vibrant cultural center, in partnership with students, artists, educators and members of the Woodlawn community, creating ways to intersect art, education, and community service. Please contact us at woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com to get FAQ. Caitlin, cmkearney12@gmail.com or Matea Varvodic, mvarvodic@gmail.com. http://www.woodlawncollaborative.org. We are now accepting project proposals.
The Woodlawn Collaborative is a shared space of students and Chicago South Side residents for collaborative work on artistic, educational, and community service initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church and the University of Chicago. The Collaborative aims to created a shared space for arts, education and community empowerment in the Woodlawn neighborhood, to make possible a more critical engagement with the issues that affect participants' lives, and give them the tools to effect meaningful progressive change. In this way, we will serve as the incubator for a new generation of Chicago artists, activists and social thinkers. Programming began in October, 2009. For Youth: arts, music, leadership training, and youth empowerment, based on partner groups. For artists and musicians: these are invited to share their skills through exhibition, workshops, and performance, and later studio space and biweekly musical jam sessions. For Community Members: meeting space, access to resources, partnership opportunities. TWC has spaces, funds being made sustainable, and seek partnerships.
Some partners: Gingarte Capoeira, The Good Lyfe, Hyde Park Community Players, Hyde Park Learning Resource Center, Jelly, Literacy Works, MAGIC, Queers and Associates, Shower Songsters, Southside Together Organizing for Power, Splash!, SDS, Theater as Weapon, UC Dancers, Woodlawn After School Kids Program (WASKP).

WoodlawnNOW

info@woodlawnnow.com, http://www.woodlawnNOW.com. Inter alia organizes the annual 1000 families march in Woodlawn.

The Woodlawn Organization (TWO)- no more

Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation

6320 S. Dorchester #201 (Apostolic Church of God)./773 363-4300, 773 324-0619,. Mattie Butler, Executive Director.
http://www.npc-woodlawn.org. contact.woodlawnworks.org@gmail.com.
Works with and through Woodlawn Organization,also University of Chicago, LISC New Communities to develop and implement Community Quality of Life Plan. Has a jobs tracking program.
New Communities Program- Dir Erc Puckett. Arvin Strange 883 363-4302.

Woodlawn Summit and West Woodlawn Coalition

woodlawnsummit@gmail.com. enon@msn.com.


See also, grouped under service, Hyde Park Kiwanis, WECAN, The Woodlawn Organization

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Specialized, student or ad hoc civic

BC52 Plus (Block Club 52nd Street Virtual Block Club and Safety Tips)

Website/blog: http://bc52plus.weebly.com/. To join http://bc52plus.weebly.com/index.html. Timika Hoffman-Zoller.

Campaign against war with/continued presence in Iraq.

www.nowar.quadrate.org; www.noiraqwar-chicago.com. See also Hyde Park Committee against War and Racism, below.

Campaign for a Women's Center in Hyde Park

Contact Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago, 5733 S. University.

CHART

Marcia Rothenberg, one of the organizers. Coalition for Healthcare Access Responsibility and Transparency. A coalition of many groups including STOP (see in Civic, above) seeking to reverse actions by UC Hospitals and others that could turn the area into a health service desert especially for economically disadvantaged. http://chartchicago.wordpress.com/

Coalition for Healthcare Access Responsibility and Transparency (protest UC Medical Center)

Dog owners group seeking a dog park, example Harold Washington Park. Defunct, but now a new one- see Hyde Park Bark Alliance in civic.

No web site.

www.hydeparkdogrun.org. (former group)

First Unitarian Disabilities Group, University Church Disabilities Group. S

See contacts under Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith Open Communities or Religious Organizations. Similar in many congregations

Friends of Blackstone Library

Established to support and gain improvements at the Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park, 312 747-1105. FOBL is an Affiliate Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference.
Information is in the Friends of Blackstone page. President Brenda Sawyer, bpsawyer@ameritech.net.

New! Groundbuilding/Break New Ground

This is sort of a practical-results local Occupy that will go to various locations either in process or with controversy, followed by a network and learn reception at Southside Hub of Production (SHoP) 5638 S. Woodlawn and with Transitions will likely be located there. A nearly event was a "groundbuilding" ceremony about Hotel labor and what-you-want at Harper Court. http://www.groundbuilding.org. Gabriel Piemonte.

Hyde Park Committee Against War and Racism

Meets at University Church, 5655 S. University, 7 p.m., Tuesdays. 773 955-7072 http://www.chicagoantiwar.org/hydepark/hpcawr.html.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Pro-Life Association and the Respect Life/Consistent Life Committee

Associated with the national Sanctity of Human Life Week project. St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. 73 947-9729.

Hyde Parkers for Peace and Justice

Mel Rothenberg
773 684-7938. mel@math.uchicago.edu

Meets 1st Wednesdays?, get info. from contact.

New Orleanders- NOLA in Chicago Network

NOLA in Chicago Network. Grasssroots network of New Orleans expatriates and other Chicagoans who care about the future of New Orleans and its displaced citizens. The network aims to be an inclusive and diverse group, bringing together NOLA expatriates who are long-time Chicago residents; hurricane survivors and other recent arrivals; alums of Louisiana universities; and all others who love New Orleans (and its Central Park). Melissa Perrett Cook, 5733 S. Kimbark 60637, 773 684-5239. nolainchicago@yahoo.com.cial other populations

Interfaith Open Communities (Hyde Park Cluster)
http://oicillinois.org
See more under Hyde Park Interfaith Cluster in Services. Pat Wilcoxen, Ken Oliver.

Hyde Park Kiwanis- See in Social and Other Services below. (Kiwanis links across the membership of various Hyde Park civic organizations and includes others and also acts civically, as with the 4th on 53rd Parade.)

New Priorities, Coalition for

Contact: Bernice Bild (Mrs. Sidney) (773) 924-7886
Purpose: To hold government at all levels to accountability and promote people-centered priorities. Spearheading Hyde Park opposition to war incl. with Iraq

Open Housing/Open Communities, Housesharing. See Kenwood Open House Committee (in the next up section), Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith Open Communities/Interfaith Open Communities, Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council.

No Death Penalty

Connected to University Church and Hyde Park Based. Mark Clements, 847-276-1382, mark@nodeathpenalty.org. http://www.nodeathpenalty.org

Parents United for Responsible Education (PURE)

Julie Woestehoff, Executive Director
407 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 461-1944

Oikos- see Religion and Environment Initiative.

Religion and Environment Initiative (Oikos)

Mike Hogue. rei@meadville.edu. http://rei.uchicago.edu (still there.) 5700 S. Woodlawn (Fleck House).

Starting as a student organization, then a faith-based group, it now is based at Meadville Seminary although with several church and seminary groups and reaching out into the community and seeking volunteers and researches. Views green as a stewardship task.

Resident Matters

residentmatters@yahoo.com, 312 479-0110.

Just starting in this area. To hold topical informational and organizing meetings on matters of interest to residents and owners including TIFs, community beneficaial practices and partnerships.

Student-Tenant Organizing Project (STOP) now Southside Together Organizing for Power? More in preceding section.

Seeks to bridge Woodlawn residents and needs and University of Chicago students, including future of Grove Parc public housing complex. Information pending.

Task Force for Promontory Point, Community (or Save The Point)

Contact: Jack Spicer, 773 324-5476, jackspicer@earthlink.net.
www.savethepoint.org
Purpose: To preserve the look, historic integrity, and uses, including enhanced access, of Promontory Point on Lake Michigan at 55th through reuse of limestone. Commissioned, with HPHS, professional studies to present an alternative plan for revetment reconstruction and preservation.

West Hyde Park Neighbors Association

In conjunction with Bessie Coleman Park Advisory Council. Contact Peter Cassel.

Voices of Youth in Chicago Education

Organized coalition of high school students, starting in the area, that researched schools nationally and has developed a dropout prevention plan. Contacts tba.

Zonta International Hyde Park Chapter

Works to advance the status of women worldwide.

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Social and other service organizations, affinity and advocates

See also the various congregations in Religious Resources. More distant: Center for New Horizons centers. Matthew House, 3722-28 S. Indiana, 537-3661 (food, men's clothing, toys...). Homeless Help Line- 312 563-1600.

61st Street Community Garden

An nonprofit organic garden seeking to bridge communities and create a food and social resource/community in conjunction with the Experimental Station and 61st St. Farmer's Market, between Dorchester and Blackstone.
http://61stgarden.org. Manager contact Jack Spicer, jackspicer@earthlink.net.

Affinity Community Services

Affinity Community Services. with UCAN (separated from Youth Pride Services.) 5650 S. Woodlawn. Kim Hunt dir. Holds drop in nights for mentoring and school work for youth of gay, lesbian, trans or questioning affinity, aged 14-19-1st and 3rd Mondays 4-8, will increase to M-Th. Also Lesbian and bi moms roundtable, UCAN transitioning homeless youth to safe homes (wadeb@ucanchicago.org, 312 738-5966-Uhlich Children's Advantage Network (UCAN) is a multi-faceted social service agency which serves more than 12,000 children, youth and families in Illinois each year.
www.ucanchicago.org).

AKArama Foundation, Inc. Community Service Center. Outreach of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Omega Theta

6220-28 South Ingleside Avenue. (773) 548-8859. Web not found.

Baby PhD Childcare Network

Sarah Diwan, phdccn@gmail.com. http://www.babyphd.com. This is a network and connecting service of childcare to preschool providers, funded in part by University of Chicago. Its services include wide ranging programs daily at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.

Benevolent

Megan Kashner. http://www.benevolent.net.
Benevolent connects people who face hurdles along their path to stability with people who can help- a platform for direct connection with mutual dignity and self-determination. It is closer to kickstarter than such orgs. as Transitional Housing or Village. You list your need or project and state how much you need, like to buy a car to get to work or tuition. Has fulfilled many requests already.

Better World Books

Better World Books works locally to hold book drives near the end of college spring terms to give to Nonprofits and service organizations. www.betterworldbook.com, yanna@betterworldbooks.com, 773 655-3842.

Beyond a Mammogram

beyondamammogram.org. Beyond a Mammogram- awareness and Walk-a-Thon to raise funds for awareness that one mammogram may not catch, and to fund UC research (Dr. Olopade) on hard to catch and aggressive cancers and personalized treatment esp. ones that do not have cures.

Blackstone Bicycle Works. See in Experimental Station.

CARC- see Envision Unlimited

Centers for New Horizons

Admin. offices: 4150 S. King Dr, (773) 373-5700
Director: Sokoni Karanja, board chair Pat Hurston.
http://www.cnh.org
Founded in 1071, CNH is a nonprofit organization that enables children, youth, and families to become self-reliant. Providing programs in five locations throughout the Bronzeville and Riverdale communities on the South Side of Chicago, Centers operates programs in Early Care and Education, Family Support, Youth Development, community Building and Work Force Development.

CNH runs social, afterschool, and preschool/head start programs throughout Bronzeville and beyond. Founded in 1971, Centers for New Horizons is a nonprofit organization that enables children, youth, families to become self-reliant. Providing programs in five locations throughout the Bronzeville and Riverdale communities on the South Side of Chicago, Centers operates programs in Early Care and Education, Family Support, Youth Development, Community Building and Work Force Development.
In 38 years, Centers for New Horizons has educated over 20,000 young children; encouraged thousands of children and youth to stay in and achieve in school; provided community leadership that has generated over $500 MM in capital investment in Bronzeville; provided job training, and placement for thousands of parents and others; supported hundreds of fragile families adn seniors; created new opportunities for resident leadership and participation; and provided leadership in citywide coalitions to improve our public schools, ameliorate poverty, increase the supply and the quality of early childhood education, and provide quality affordable housing for low income families.

Chicago Center (for Urban Life and Culture)

1515 E. 52nd Place, 2nd floor, and other locations, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 773 363-1312 or 620 245-7692. Fax 7733 363-1150.
Purpose: Counseling and other social services

Scott Chesebro, Executive Dir.
1515 E. 52nd Place, other locations, Chicago, IL 60615. 1-800-747-6059, (773) 667-6419, others. fax: (773) 363-1150.
http://www.chicagocenter.org,
http://www.urbanlifecenter.org. info@chicagolifecenter.org, althea@chicagocenter.org.
Purpose: Counseling and other social services. Celebrated 35 years in June 2006.
We're a nonprofit experiential educational organization in Hyde Park.
Urban Life Center engages college students with Chicago's diverse communities through innovative seminars and internships, expanding the traditional classroom through an experience-based, first-voices pedagogy.
Urban Life Center also designs day to week-long LearnChicago! tours and workshops to teach groups about the city's cultures and communities.

Chicago Child Care Society,

5467 S. University, 773 256-2452 or 773 643-0452.
Director Dara Munson. Development Erin C. Walton, 773 256-2459, ewalton@cccsociety.org. Co-dir. Deb Hagman-Shannon. Child Welfare Programming- Curt Holderfield. Board President Nekesa Josey.
Since 1849, Chicago's and Hyde Park's oldest child welfare agency. To safeguard vulnerable children and reinforce their families' stability.
Child and Family Development Center serves 2-5s in Community Day Care for working parents. There is also Homeless Day Care and Protective Day Care. Takes both community and DCFS kids including pick up to and from shelters.
Clinical family services such as foster care and adoptions. Licensed therapists. Next Step program prepares teenage mothers with one child for college.
Feeds and clothes homeless families, also toys, cribs, bikes, snow gear, strollers. --call for schedule.
Works also with Great Lakes Naval Station social agency--sailors come down here to help.
Arts projects with real artists from Hyde Park Art Center.

From CCCS: Our mission statement: CCCS exists to protect vulnerable children and
strengthen their families. We strive to be among the premier providers
of high quality and effective child welfare services. We serve both
children and families in the following programs:

* Child and Family Development Center (CFDC): day care program
with children between ages of 2 to 5 years old.

* Counseling program: family oriented counseling for the
agency's foster care programs and the CFDC program.

* Education Support Program: provides services to children who
are experiencing academic, behavioral and attendance difficulties and
are at risk of expulsion or dropping out of school.

* The Extended Family Support Program provides short term
support to individuals caring for related children.

* The Teen Alliance Program: provides DCFS wards with a unique
foster care experience.

* The Safe Life Program: is an HIV/AIDS prevention and education
program aimed at providing information to adolescents about sexually
transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.

* The Teen Parenting Initiative Program serves pregnant and
parenting teens that are enrolled in the Chicago Public Schools.

* The Next Step Program is a college readiness program with
mentoring support for high school mothers with one child.

* Family Learning Program- literacy. Jane Hough, director. In a new annex space, 5465 S. University. This program is primarily for parents without GED and their children up to 3- separate GED and childcare.

In 2008 CCCS launched the Teen Alliance Program, designed to help girls 14-20, especially those falling through the cracks of multiple placements in foster care and needing intensive care and support. It specifically seeks professional full-time foster parents, and includes support groups, according to Curt Holderfield, director of clinical services. 773 643-0452.

Chicago Hyde Park Village- see Hyde Park Village

Chicago Kidical Mass

Chicago Kidical Mass banded family bike rides and training monthly or more in Hyde Park. http://www.chicagokidicalmas.org.

Circle Pines Center

Can be reached via the Evergreen office, Hyde Park Cooperative Society, (773) -288-4700.
www.circlepinescenter.org
This organization and ecologically-oriented resort in western Michigan sells the familiar charity-supporting Christmas trees in the Hyde Park Shopping Center courtyard.

City Year

Elizabeth Burns. eburns08@cityyear.org. http://www.cityyear.org. 312 375-6806.
City Year is an urban American Peace Corp, in some ways like Habitat for Humanity with orgs with vol. team groups. It seeks to build democracy through volunteerism and entrepreneurship. Projects in our and nearby neighborhoods.

Coalition for Equitable Community Development (Hyde Park-Kenwood)

Pat Wilcoxen President. jwilcoxen@iocillinois.org--soon to be changed? www.hpkcoalition.org. 1525 E. 53rd St. Suite 907, Chicago, IL 60615. Phone pending.
Purpose and Mission:

Promoting an Economically and Racially Diverse Community of Hyde Park-Kenwood, CECD seeks to: Convene resident, faith-based communities, civic, educational, and social organizations, and the business community in planning, guiding, and monitoring housing and related activities that will support the maintenance of an economically and racially diverse community of Hyde Park and Kenwood.

Common Threads.
Although based in the West Loop, this organization will be starting programs in HPK (St. Paul's, Shiloh) under the energetic leadership of Al Smith (Oprah's chef). See details and contacts in Community Resources.

Community Service Center, University of Chicago

5525 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago IL 60637
(773) 753-GIVE (4483)
http://communityservice.uchicago.edu
Director: Wallace Goode?, wgoode.uchicago.edu. Klaas Van Der Wey, Operations Manager,Asst. Dir. David Hays, dhays@uchicago.edu, Program Coordinator Katharine Bierce.
UCSC fosters an active culture of service and partnership between the university and community. Serving 2000 people a year, UCSC facilitates volunteerism, a data base of nonprofit employment, educational programming, and promotes service oriented policy including Service Days. Their big service days are in September-- nonprofits should put in for their students early in the summer.
Summer Links internships in community organizations: David Hays, dhays@uchicago.edu

Cremation Society of Illinois

1374 E. 53rd Street
(773) 752-6400. Often not there: try the W. Addison no. (773) 281-5058
Much more affordable than any other kind of mortuary service; once paid you're done. Also complete service such as notifications for death certificate, complete body handling.

D.A.R.E.- Disabled Adult Residential Enterprises (and Hyde Park Disabilities Task Force)
1616 E. 55th St. 773 667-7313. dare.property@yahoo.com. Allison Hartman lead? http://www.hpdare.com.
Maintains fully accessible residential building and provides services and advocacy for people with disabilities. Managed by board and Tailor-Made. Government certified.

Daughters of Zion International

Shani Britton, 1507 E. 53rd St. suite 911, 60615, 773 426-3400, Hopeinzion@aol.com. http://www.dozin.org.
DOZIN is a Christian non-profit dedicated to saving lives and restoring hope by sharing Gods' love through providing food, clothing, medical care, quality education, clean water and a safe living environment. we focus on children who have been separated from their parents due to death, abandonment, poverty or abuse. We strive to meet each child's specific needs by providing personal development programs, counseling, educational support and spiritual and recreational activities.

Disabilities Task Force- see Hyde Park Disabilities Task Force.

The Dovetail Project

thedovetailproject.org. 716 E. 47th St. 2nd floor. 60653. info@thedovetailproject.org. 773 952-4255.
Sheldon Smith, CEO and founder of the Dovetail Project, has been selected as one of CNN’s 20 ‘Heroes of the Year’. The annual honor is bestowed upon “everyday people doing extraordinary things to change the world.”
The Dovetail Project was one of the first organizations to join the core program of the University of Chicago's Community Programs Accelerator, which provides a range of resources to nonprofits whose work improves the health and vitality of mid-South Side neighborhoods.
The Dovetail Project gives young African-American fathers the support they need to be better fathers for their children and better men in their communities by providing them with job opportunities and training, as well as the soft skills needed for parenting. 12 week program.
Learn more about Sheldon Smith and his accomplishments from a CNN Hero video, and find out about the work done by the Dovetail Project.

Envision Unlimited- (formerly known as Chicago Association of Retarded Citizens (CARC).

Main address: 8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1700, Chicago, Illinois 60603 312.346.6230. Kristin V. McRAE, President and CEO. Betty Jackson, VP.
http://www.carc.info http://www.envisionchicago.org.
Eve
lyn Nelson School, Foster Parent Program and other services and housing (Community Integrated Living Arrangements) for mentally and other disabled: 5333 S. Greenwood. 773 241-5700; Hyde Park 773 358-6951, 773 358-6942 Donna Cain.

The Experimental Station with Blackstone Bicycle Works, 61st Farmers market...

6100 S. Blackstone. http://www.experimentalstation.org. Dan Peterman, Connie Spreen. Phone for Blackstone Bicycle Works is 773 241-5458.
Mixes green, arts, trades and community gardening/food resources training and services for youth and adults. The neighborhood's newest full arts and community center.

Also at this collaborative are Invisible Institute, Blackstone Bicycle Works, (in bike sharing and program with U of C), B'Gabs cafe, an art gallery, and performance and meeting space.

Blackstone Bicycle Works. Hires youth apprentices to teach bicycle repair, rehabilitation, maintenance, sales to youth. Partners with U of C bike share program.

61st Farmer's Market.
Dennis Ryan, Manager. Open May-October, then inside in Nov-Dec. Sat. late mornings. it brings fresh produce to the neighborhood, in different ways and with all options for payment including LINK. Connie Spreen is director of sponsoring Experimental Station and Aaron Schorsch recruits farmer and produce. They seek producers of midwestern organic and sustainable commodities- including meat, produce , cheese, baked goods, flowers and soaps. Woodlawn is one of 23 Chicago food deserts identified in a Mari Gallagher Research and LaSalle Bank study. Food is in short supply and balanced toward the unhealthy in the deserts (incl. prices disproportionately high for nutritious foods- as everywhere but espec. in the deserts leading to consumption of mainly fast foods). The Market also offers cooking and nutrition classes 9-2 on Saturdays. Visit http://www.experimentalstation.org. This includes working with Chicago Careers through Culinary Arts (C-CASP) to develop a sustainable and locally sourced foods teaching program for schools (large program for high schools including at South Shore Cultural Center.)

The Market has a Double Value LINKS program, supported by Wholesome Wave Foundation. For up to $25 weekly.
And the Market has partnered with Whole Foods to create three special Sunday markets at the South Loop Whole Foods, Roosevelt and Canal, while providing gardening and nutrition experts at the 61st Garden.

Experimental Station is 1 of 3 gardens to nourish the South Side food desert with fresh food and a sense of community. In addition to the garden at 61st and Blackstone, it also sponsors the Woodlawn Buying Club, a wood-fired oven and the Urban Farm Project. They began planning a farmer's market in 2007. Featured in the market will be fruits vegetable, dairy, organically raise meats, and some non edible handmade wares- Sat mornings 9-1 May 17-Oct. 25 61st and Dorchester. Hope is to include live music, cooking workshops, nutritional information. Food stamps, WIC, Farmers Market Senior Nutrition Program will be able to purchase through Electronic Benefits Transfer. There is a large contingent of volunteers who are learning these businesses. It also collaborates with Common Threads and Growing Power to provide sustainable market baskets for Englewood.

Starting October 3 2009, LINK values will be doubled at the Garden for Woodlawn residents.

The Faithful Few

Faithful Few
. Works using volunteers with children with attention deficit and hyperactivity or bipolar disorders. Founded by Hyde Parker Denard Jacox. Includes softball and work with YMCA, Chicago Park District as well as one on one mentoring. 773 426-3472, http://www.faithfulfew.org.

Feed the People Open Kitchen (See also Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council for more contacts and website.)

4608 S. Greenwood Ave.
Rev. Leroy Sanders, (773) 373-2861
Noontime meals 5 times a week. Volunteers needed.

First Presbyterian Church social services

6400 S. Kimbark Ave.
Day Care (773) 684-2499, (773) 363-1235. After School (773) 363-4319
Serves lunch to 3000-400 at 1 pm Tuesdays. Volunteers, canned goods and paper supplies welcome.

Forty Plus (as in age. LGBT affinity)

For information contact Phyllis Price at fortyplus@affinity95.org.

Friends of Blackstone Branch Library

Established to support the first CPL branch library and gain improvements at the Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park, 312 747-1105. FOBL is an Affiliate Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference.
Information is in the Friends of Blackstone page. President Brenda Sawyer, bpsawyer@ameritech.net.

Givingtree/STOP (Student/Tenant Organizing Project)

Contacts: Caroline 206-6583. esweeney@uchicago.edu
Organizes over homelessness and Woodlawn issues, seeks to establish student-resident cooperative housing. Works with WECAN.

GrandFamilies- see Hyde Park Self-Help Educational Group.

Greater Chicago Food Depository (See also below HP&KIC Food Pantry)

4501 S. Tripp Av., P.O. Box 5092, Chicago, IL 60680
tel. 773 247-3663.
http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org

Heartland Alliance. more coming. One program provides apprentices and others to be trained in bldg. maintenance etc. by local employers.

Hyde Park and Kenwood Intefaith Council- see in Civic section.


Hyde Park Cats: (Trap-Neuter-Release and home-finding services)

http://www.hydeparkcats.org. Contact is there.

Dedicated to helping stray and feral cats in the Hyde Park/Kenwood/Woodlawn area, with our main goal being to control feline overpopulation through 'TNR.' TNR (trap-neuter-return) is promoted by the national feline advocacy groups Alley Cat Allies and the ASPCA, as well as 'no-kill' shelters in the Chicago area like PAWS and Treehouse. Quarterly meetings; periodic TNR workshops; email alerts. See blog site for details.
The group has been 'in the news' several times lately:
1. From the Chicago Tribune:
http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2008/apr/27/news/chi-schmich-bdapr27
2. From the UofC's Chicago Maroon:
http://www.chicagomaroon.com/2008/5/8/hyde-parks-feral-cats-gain-local-and-citywide-sympathy
3. From the Chicago Weekly:
http://chicagoweekly.net/2009/02/19/from-feral-to-sterile-hyde-park-cat-lovers-trap-neuter-and-release/

Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith Open Communities,
Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project (see under Hyde Park Transitional) and Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing, Inc. HomeSharing Program

www.interfaithopencommunities.org/hydepark/

Meets 2nd Mondays 8 pm at St. Thomas Apostle Church. Don Coleman, co-pastor of University Church,773 363-8142, Anne Holcomb, 773 643-8961.
For information
http://oicillinois.org
Parent: Interfaith Open Communities:
http://oicillinois.org
Pat Wilcoxen, pwilcoxen-at-thecommongood.org, Don Coleman, co-pastor of University Church,773 363-8142; A. Anne Holcomb, 773 643-8961.
Interfaith Open Communities (IOC) works with people of all faiths to promote affordable housing and welcoming communities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.
Affiliated with Balanced Development Coalition?
Purpose: To promote affordable and needy housing and provide transitional housing services on the South Side, modeled on the mentoring services of Bridge Communities in DuPage County.

IOC works through local community Clusters to address the housing needs of our region. Local Clusters engage in education, local projects and advocacy in order to foster healthy communities that welcome and reflect the economic, religious and racial diversity of metropolitan Chicago.

IOC is sponsored by Protestants for the Common Good; the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Peace and Justice; Jewish Council on Urban Affairs; and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago.

A faith-based coalition of the social action committees of several congregations, including First Unitarian, St. Thomas The Apostle, University Church, and K.A.M. Isaiah-Israel. The Hyde Park Cluster is part of Interfaith Open Communities, a coalition of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and Protestants for the Common Good.

HomeSharing:

Melody Geraci, HomeSharing Program Coordinator, Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing, 220 S. State St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60604, Program phone 773 627-8201, Downtown 312 347-7600, homesharing@lcbh.org, www.lcbh.org. For more information, visit hydepark.org's Ending Homelessness page.

(A U of C Harris School student org. working on affordability is Community and Economic Development Organization.)

Associated also with a 501 (c) 3 coalition, Coalition for Equitable Community Development of Hyde Park and Kenwood [affordable housing] and 53rd Street Future Steering Committee coalition.

Hyde Park Disabilities Task Force

Chair George Rumsey- gwrumsey@att.net. http://www.hpdare.com.
A coalition of the 4th and 5th wards, CECD, DARE, HPKCC, Older Women's League. It seeks to make Hyde Park businesses accessible to persons with disabilities and their service animals, to improve our paths of mobility, and improve etiquette including with bicycles and autos towards all with limited ability. A Caring Community. Learn more at the hydepark.org Disabilities page. See also DARE. Report on Walk and Roll sidewalk survey.

The Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee

A programmatic committee of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference
Contact: Sue Purrington, 773 363-4368. President: Lesley Bloch.
www.hydeparkgardenfair.org, www.hydepark.org, Committees, Garden Fair.
Purpose: Beautify the community and promote gardening and green space through volunteers and proceeds of its spring and fall sales at Hyde Park Shopping Center.

Hyde Park Home Care

Wholly owned by Montgomery Place, where it resides, 5550 S. South Shore Drive. 773 358-7437. R. Bradley, Marketing. http://www.hydeparkhomecare.com.
There’s simply no substitute for living in your own home and maintaining your own comfortable surroundings.

Hyde Park Hunger Programs. (Food Pantry and The Open Kitchen)

5600 S. Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637.

Operates from Hyde Park Union Church, http://www.hpuc.org, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773 363-6063.
The Pantry distributes emergency supplies and groceries to residents living between 39th and 60th, Cottage to the lake Saturdays 10 am-1 pm. Volunteers help package, recycle, clean do clerical.
The Kitchen serves hot meals at noon Mon.-Fri. at 4608 S. Greenwood Ave (Kenwood United Church of Christ- Rev. Leroy Sanders (773) 373-2861).
Fort donations see in the Hyde Park Union Church website.

Hyde Park Interfaith New Sanctuary Committee

A coalition of K.A.M. Isaiah Israel, First Unitarian Church, and University Church with the national New Sanctuary Committee to raise awareness about immigrant issues and needs and provide aid to endangered or needy immigrants.

Hyde Park JCC (of Jewish Community Centers of Chicago)

5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 753-3080. Laurie Goldman, Regional Administrator. Sports: Brian Latman, 773 753-3080 x203. HP director is Michael Goldstein.
www.jccofchicago.org/ , slubof@jccofchicago.org
Purpose: Our facilities and programs accommodate a variety of social, educational and recreational needs and interests. Supported by Hyde Park Council of Jewish Organizations and Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation. Programs include gym with league-competing youth and adult bball and vball teams, bowling, ice skating classes, activity rooms, L'dor V'dor program connecting students with seniors, activity rooms, classes on writing, literature/books, cinema... Some activities do have a goodly fee.
Celebrating 100 years. Honoring our past, believing in our future.

Hyde Park/Kenwood Pro-Life Association

5305 S. Greenwood, 60615. louisekaegi@yahoo.com.

Hyde Park Kiwanis- closed down- recommends joining Southeast Chapter.

#13752 of Illinois-East Iowa District, Division 4. Find in http://www.iikiwanis.org, http://www.kiwanis.org. President Marianne Bagnola, Vice President Camille Hamilton-Doyle, Treasurer Jon Will, Secretary Rosemary Snow, Contact Rosemary Snow: Mail all including contributions to Kiwanis of Hyde Park, c/o 1507 E. 53rd St. Box 120, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 324-8645, roses92@sbcglobal.net. Jon Will: 1507 E. 53rd St., PMB 120, 60615, 773-643-8089, Fax 773 643-8091, jnwassoc@sbcglobal.net. Call Wally Jonas at 773 955-5035. Illinois-East Iowa District Governor Kevin McConnell, governor@iikiwanis.org.
For more information about Kiwanis projects or to participate contact Jon Will at jnwassoc@sbcglobal.net. Nationally, Kiwanis.org- a focus of serving children is spastic paralysis.
Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 12 pm, Ramada Inn, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive. Call 324-8645.

Since 1921. We're a group of men and women, business and professional leaders of Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. It is non-sectarian, apolitical an non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!

Purpose: To raise money for charitable purposes locally and nationally, including Christmas gifts for local indigent children, supporting the Neighborhood Club, supporting a camp for disabled children, research in medicine related to children, and the 57th Street Children's Book Fair in September. And it fosters sociality and the business community. Watch for the peanut vendors last Friday in September. Looking for young additions! Children can enter through the Builders and Key clubs.
"We're a group of men and women in Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. The Hyde Park Club dates from 1921 and is composed of business and professional leaders; it is non-sectarian, apolitical and non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!"
Activities:
-Support Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
-Cosponsor 4th on 53rd July community parade
-Support Builders and other student project clubs, currently in Kenwood Academy High School, soon in Canter Middle School.
-Underwrite the board and room costs of a physically handicapped child at Kiwanis Twin Lakes summer camp
-Cosponsor the 57th Street Children's Book Fair
-Prepare food and gift baskets for needy families during the holiday
-Mentor a family from St. Martin De Porres battered women's center going off welfare
-Sponsor and actively support the Kenwood Academy and King High School Key Clubs
-Rich Uncle gifts and counseling to sponsored families.

A recent activity was taking kids from St. Martin De Porres center to Universoul Circus. The chapter now provides steady monthly money to and counsels with families identified by social agencies including "rich uncle" money for the family to have fun.

Peanut Days (lat Friday in September), annual fundraiser for charities and projects in March at Seven Ten Pin.

Hyde Park La Leche League

Cheryl, 773 538-6128. Meets/hq at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn.
Educates and holds discussion on issues related to breast -feeding.

Hyde Park Lions club

President John Cwi, 5424 S. Eastview Park, Chicago, IL 60615; Hyde Park Lions c/o Marianne Bagnola, Bank Financial, 1354 E. 55th St.
Focuses on hearing and vision screening and referrals for children and adults, out of shopping malls, schools. Used glasses donations. Also a social outlet for businesses of diverse background.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

5480 S. Kenwood Avenue
(773) 643-4062, Fax (773) 643-4262
Executive Director: Sarah Diwan. Media Miriam Sierig. President: Bethany Pickens. Youth and other programs Blair Root 773 643-4262.
www.hpnclub.org.
email@hpnclub.org. Purpose: To provide social and recreational services to youth and children from birth through high school through its facilities and programs. Features a variety of programs including recreation and fitness, crafts, education for toddlers, children, teens.

In 2010, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club proudly celebrates the beginning of its second century of vital service to Hyde Park and the south side of Chicago. HPNC strengthens our community and fosters individual development by complementing and enriching classroom learning for children and youth and by promoting social interaction and wellbeing among seniors. Each day, more than 300 people participate in HPNC programs. This is truly a place “where generations grow together.” Space in the HPNC headquarters, which includes a community garden, is available for rental. HPNC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

The Club's focus is now on children and seniors: NEW MISSION STATEMENT:

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club strengthens our community and fosters individual development by complementing and enriching classroom learning for children and youth and promoting social interaction and wellbeing among seniors.

The key programs:

Children and Youth:
Tot Lot
After School grades K-6
Teen Programs grades 7-10
Money Talks Teen Financial Empowerment Program grades 7-10
Summer Camp grades K-10

Seniors
Golden Diners
Knitting
Bridge
Mah Jongg
French
Computer
Exercise....

Hyde Park S.A.V.E/Hyde Park Sexual Assault and Violence Educators

Nissa Thompson
773-834-5177. hyde_park_save@yahoo.com.

Hyde Park Self-Help Educational Group (project of GrandFamilies Chicago)

Cheryl Harvey Singleton. 1-888-GRAND-03, http://www.grandfamilieschicago.org.
GrandFamilies advocates for laws and resources for grandparents and other non parent relatives raising their grandchildren.
Hyde Park Self-Help Educational Group is one of five areal groups by GrandFamilies following a curriculum developed by Mather LifeWays meeting bimonthly to serve not just as support groups by train with curriculum, toolkit and training guide. Members will learn about finding housing, managing finances, affordable legal assistance, getting healthcare, enrolling children in school and interacting with teachers and CPS including for resources and correct placement, and how to form their own groups.
Meets starting Aug. 18 third Wednesdays 10 am at Ellis Ave. Church, 5001 S. Ellis.

Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project

President Rev. Devin Shepard McLachlan- EXITING. 1507 E. 53rd St. #618, Chicago, IL 60615. Currently meeting 3rd Mon. 7 pm at Augustana Lutheran. 773 595-4921. hpthp@yahoo.com. THP website, http://www.HPTHP.org.
Coordinator and Case Manager Laura Matthews.
Download brochure from their website.

For more information visit the hydepark.org Ending Homelessness page and the Affordable Housing Information page. A quarterly brochure is available.
Helps families become self sustaining in mentored housing settings for up to two years. Volunteers needed and trained.

Hyde Park Village- now Chicago Hyde Park Village

Sue Alitto, chair, Roger Huff, treasurer. No address. THE WEBSITE IS http://www.chpv.org.
Access if signed up http://groups.google.com/group/hyde-park-village or hydeparkvillage@googlegroups.com.To opt into new related google group: http://hpvillage.org/subscribe or http://groups.google.com/group/HydeParkVillage/subscribe or
jay.mulberry@hpvillage.org or jaymulberry@gmail.com about/to join.
A group in formation to provide one-call mutual services and supports and more for seniors.

(Chicago) Hyde Park Village
Helping people age successfully in place

Telephone:
•The office--773-363-1933. Website incl. calendar- http://www.chpv.org
•President- Margaret Hellie Huyck
VP Rita McCarthy, Sec. Cindy Pardo, Treas. Ann Audrain
Founding and Past Pres.- Susan Alitto--773-752-6587 or 773-485-3643 or salitto@gmail.com
Exec. Dir. Lauen Alspaugh

Volunteer Coordintor Grace Williams grace@chpv.org and Sammie Dortch--773-643-5101 or sdortchassociates@gmail.com, or sdortch@ccc.edu
Office: Chicago Hyde Park Village, 5500 S. Woodlawn, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60637 (in Augustana Lutheran Church)

•Late last Fall we had a very successful Mexican Fiesta fundraiser, thanks to Carol Cross, who opened up her condo and collection of Mexican folk art and provided a delicious Mexican dinner.
•New and old friends joined us at several social and informational programs over the Spring:
•movies, snacks and conversation
•discussions on medical, end of life issues and healthy life styles
•an interactive talk on travel to exotic places in photos and poetry
•We have an office and telephone!
•5500 S. Woodlawn Ave (Augustana Lutheran Church, 2nd floor, accessible by elevator)
•773-363-1933
•Set up and decorated with donated furniture and art work by enterprising and creative interns from Harold Washington College.
•We held 3 highly successful Drop-In programs with help and collaboration from some U of C students and some seed money from Mather LifeWays.
•Our google group continues to grow and several neighbors have been helping each other with visits, rides and shopping.
•Several neighbors have demonstrated their support and eagerness for Chicago Hyde Park Village with donations and Pre-Launch deposits. Pre-Launch funds are a risk-free deposit that we hold in a separate bank account awaiting our official opening (this fall hopefully!) and the depositors' decisions on whether to join.
•Montgomery Place is sponsoring a U of C summer intern and sharing him with us and the Hyde Park Herald. Watch for Andrew Holzman's articles in The Herald, a blog on aging issues, a CHPV Newsletter, and more!

In the meantime, our hard working board continues to build out our Village structure and plan more fund-raisers and Drop-Ins. It would greatly speed things along if we could raise enough money to hire at least a part-time Executive Coordinator to help manage and coordinate daily operations. We are incorporated as a Not For Profit and have tax exempt status through our fiscal agent. We welcome contributions toward:

•Continuation of the Drop-In program (biweekly starting July10, 10:30am -1:30pm, 5500 S. Woodlawn)
•Setting up our organizational structure:
•the part-time coordinator
•volunteer recruitment, vetting and training
•service vetting
•marketing
•Planning future programs

Anyone who would like to consider supporting the effort with a tax deductible contribution, a pre-launch deposit, or by joining one of the working committee (e.g.,service, volunteers, programs), please contact us at above.

Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council- see above in Civic or in the Faith Communities page.

Inner Voice, Inc.

2425 W. Jackson, 312 243-6315

Runs the city's emergency shelter program.

JCC- see Hyde Park Jewish Community Center

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF/JF) - See Hillel/Newberger Hillel House in the Faith Communities page.

Local- 5715 S. Woodlawn Ave. http://www.juf.org.
Hillel: Executive Director: Mr. Daniel Libenson
Contact: Raif Melhado, Operations Manager
Phone: 773-752-1127
Fax: 773-752-2460
Email: raifmelhado@juf.org
Website: www.uchicagohillel.org
Mission: Hillel seeks to engage Jewish students from a plurality of backgrounds and provide them with the tools that they need to interact with Judaism and the Jewish people on their own terms throughout their emerging adulthood.

Jewish Vocational Service - Hyde Park

950 E. 61st St, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 493-3400
www.jvschicago.org
Purpose: Provide model educational and vocational counseling, job placement, vocational rehabilitation and skills training services to members of the Jewish and general communities, to facilitate and optimize their employment, skills and opportunities.

Jordyne Cares

Deirdre Pullins. 1642 E. 56th St. http://www.jordynecares.org.
Raises funds for families identified by Children's Memorial Hospital and others for burial expenses for children who have died.

KAM Food Justice Social Responsibility Gardens-- on church and synagogue grounds. Winner of Urban Health Initiative award and grant. As a added feature of our garden project, we have launched a Facebook page. Please encourage your members to join by clicking “Like” at

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/KAM-Isaiah-Israel-Food-Justice-and-Sustainability/207070996000463

Kenwood Improvement Association

Being organized as email based. Contacts ?. Call South East Chicago Commission (see above).
To promote, advocate for and underwrite physical improvements in the area roughly Cottage Grove to Lake Park, 47th to 51st. To seek improvement in public safety, in part through CAPS-affiliated block clubs/block captains, to bring neighbors together.

Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization (KOCO)

1005 E. 43rd St. 773 548-7500
Contact: Jay Travis
Provides community-development programs, welfare, home repair for seniors and disabled, emergency food pantry open 8:30-5 Mon.-Fri. Monetary donations welcome.

Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing/HomeSharing Program

See Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith Open Communities- Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project

Kiwanis- see Hyde Park Kiwanis above in this section.

Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities

111 W. Jackson, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 341-5678
www.lcmoc.org
Purpose: To replace discrimination and segregation with an open housing market; serving African American and Latino home-seekers in Chicago and six collar counties.

Lions. Hyde Park Lions Club
Operates from officer's businesses. Current contact: 773 363-0202. President John Cwi, 5424 S. Eastview Park, Chicago, IL 60615; Hyde Park Lions c/o Marianne Bagnola, Bank Financial, 1354 E. 55th St.
Focuses on hearing and vision screening and referrals for children and adults, out of shopping malls, schools etc. Has screening vans. Also a social outlet for businesses of diverse background.

Magic (Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting/Uniting Civilization)

950 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
(773) 290-2313.
www.magicchicago.org
Bryan K. Echols, Executive Director, bryane@magicchicago.org. Founder Joseph Strickland.
Dedicated to bringing athletics and academics with civic and personal development and entrepreneurship to youth on the South Side, principally Woodlawn/Grand Crossing. Clubs for girls and for boys. Many cultural activities, programs in schools, health fairs (latter including for HIV in conjunction with National Teen Test Day.

Midwest Workers Association

Robert Sigel, Operations Manager.
5152 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 285-0485
Purpose: To provide a wide range of social and health survive-and-get-on-your-feet services and referrals for and to organize for advocacy working families not covered by traditional labor laws and organizations. Many Hyde Park businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals are active in it.

Older Women's League Hyde Park(OWL)

Chicago Tel. no: 312 347-0011
http://www.owlillinois.org/ch_hydepark.html

Hyde Park Chapter: Chairs Judy Roothaan, Ken Schug. Alison Hartman (also state liaison) E-mail Alice Brown, alice.brown@ameritech.net. Meets 1st Sats. 1 pm 1st Unitarian Moore parlor exc. 2nd Sat in June and not July-Sept.
Southeast Chapter: Irene Nelson, 773 324-0681, Vera Clark, 773 221-1147. Meets at Atlas Srs. Center, 1767 E. 79th St. 1st Saturdays at 10 am.
Open to anyone of all ages. Presents programs and advocates on issues of interest to midlife and older women, and advocates for policy changes on the state and national level. Areas of interest: personal & financial security, health and prescription drugs, image of midlife and older women, access to housing and housing alternatives, ending discrimination against women and the elderly including in the workplace, caregiving. Newsletter.

One Hope United

707 E. 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60653, 312 949-5500, http://www.onehopeunited.org. Tajuana Rice program coordinator. Licensed child welfare and family service including residential and outpatient serving over 15,000 children and families. Two-by-two mentoring program for 11-18's to improve school performance included.

Options for Youth

http://options4youth.org. Among other missions is helping and counseling high school girls who have become pregnant to not become so again and re staying in school and boys about safe and responsible sex, plus other programs for youth. Serving for over 20 years. In various schools through city and suburbs including South Side. Locations 4222 N. Ravenswood, 773 525-4679 and 5646 S. Kimbark, 773 324-9744. Nancy Mosena, President.New website under development.

Parent Support Network
http://www.hydepark.psn.org

ParentsWork, Winning Workplaces

are two organizations similar to that above but focusing on organizing for provision of child care and related families in the workplace services. (Information sought, contact us if you have any.)

Prairie Onion CoHousing.

www.prairieonioncohousing.org or call 773-854-6879. info@prairieonioncohousing.org.
Dedicated to building a cooperative living facility perhaps in Bronzeville that is truly green, sustainable and supportive.

Rape Victims Advocates of Hyde Park

http://www.rapevictimsadvocates.org, volunteers@rapevictimsadvocates.org attn: Volunteer Coordinator Christel.

The Resource Center

222 E. 135th Street, 70727. (773) 821-1351, fax (773) 821-7462.
http://www.resourcecenterchicago.org e-mail info@resourcecenterchicago.org
Ken Dunn's project-become-business was of the first comprehensive recyclers and green-practice organizations and businesses in the country, it has moved from just south of Hyde Park to 135th with a satellite at 75th and Woodlawn (?). Programs/facilities include Blackstone Bicycle Works that teaches kids bicycle repair and recovery, CHA Recycling, City Farm, Community-Municipal-Business Recycling (including the truck that plys Hyde Park), Creative Rec sources Warehouse (including reusing school books), Items for Sale, and Urban Composting and Community Gardening.

Ronald McDonald House

5736 S. Drexel. (773) 324-5437 (KIDS)
rmhuoc@aol.com
A service of Ronald McDonald Charities and the University of Chicago Children's Hospital. Provides lodging and services for parents of children at the Hospital, other child life services. Volunteers needs for a host of tasks incl. cooking.

St. Martin de Porres Center (House of Hope)

6423 S. Woodlawn. (773) 643-5843
Battered women and children shelter and services incl. job training, child care, tutoring, GED, substance abuse rehab. Volunteers esp for tutoring children, taking them on outings, visiting the women. Food, clothing, and monetary donations welcome (canned and boxed food and baking supplies).

Social Justice Project- getting information. Al Hofeld law offices.

The Service League of the University of Chicago

Contact
Supports multiple charitable activities within the community. One project is seniors Game Day at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 9 am 1st Wednesdays.

South Side Parents

Contacts Angela Gaylord, Josephine Sanders
South Side Parent Group/South Side Parents
. info@southsideparents.org, agaylord@southsideparents.org. http://www.southsideparents.org
312 842-8936, P.O. Cox 16431, Chicago, IL 60616-0431.
Watchdog seeking access, enrichment, empowerment of parents in all kinds of schools, seeing that options are fully explored, as with Early Childhood and Elementary Schools fairs.

Southside Solidarity Network

Hannah Jacoby, 5630 S. University, 109A, 60637. 406 600-1090. http://southside.uchicago.edu... Old?: southsidesn.listhost.uchicago.edu. hwjacoby@uchicago.edu, Contact htrauger@uchicago.edu, mhopwood@uchicago.edu.
Works to foster a more equitable and substantive relationship between the University and the surrounding South Side community and discussions and connections within and around communities. Organizes a spring arts festival called Art in Action. Meets weekly various days in Cobb Hall.

Stay Young 4Ever Inc.

Fitness classes, nonprofit. Laverne V. Young. 773 610-1052, TheLeaderInFitness@yahoo.com.

UCAN- for this area see Affinity Community Services at First Unitarian.

The It's Time Organization (TITO)

Bill Lowry, President. (no contact info avail. try ward office)
Funds or partners with civic and anti-violence programs such as Quad Communities Development Corporation's Chi Anti Vi, BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development) which engages at risk youth in anti-violence and after school recereational programs. TITO will bring them to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wards initially. Works withthe aldermen, Cook County, and the Mayors Office.

Urban Life Center now known as The Chicago Center

1515 E. 52nd Place, other locations, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 667-6419, others
www.chicgocenter.org Also www.urbanlifecenter.org
Purpose: Schooling, counseling and other social services. Serves as as a nontraditional school open to students from around the country, who learn to live in the city, experience its culture and gain internships and college credit along the way. It works in part via forums and other conversations with participating organizations from around the city. The only independent non profit experimental educational program for college age youth and has been designing travel and community immersion programs since 1970.

United Church of Hyde Park

1448 E. 53rd St., 773 363-1620.
Breakfast every 4th Saturday in the fellowship hall. 9 am-noon. (Volunteers, show up at 8.)

United Methodist Community Support Services (division of United Methodist Homes and Services)- satellite office in Hyde Park Union Church.

5600 S. Woodlawn. Current contact: Pamela Edwards, Service Coordinator, at 1415 W. Foster Ave. 60640. 773 769-5270.

(Seniors-oriented, this is the group that runs the acclaimed White Crane Wellness Center on the North Side) . They also have a service of reliable home craftsmen, fitness and adult day programs, live-in caregivers, overnight care, personal care and hygiene, housekeeping and laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, companionship, respite care, telephone contact, medication reminder, and escort to doctor or hospital from/at various facilities.

United Methodist Community Support Services is a professional and personal approach to home care, enabling older adults to remain independent and safe in the comfort of their own homes.

Current contact: Pamela Edwards, Service Coordinator, at 1415 W. Foster Ave. 60640. 773 769-5270.

University of Chicago Hospitals Academy Rainbow Hospice

800 E. 55th St., 3rd Floor. 847 685-9900
Counseling services, including coping with grief and with illness of a loved one.

University of Chicago Community Service Center- See Community Service Center, above

University of Chicago Service League
www.ucserviceleague.org (site is new, being filled.) Initial contact Mary Rose Shaughnessy.
Dedicated to serving both the University and community through member development (including computer classes and book groups) and service projects, including with the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.

University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital Service League- Leslie Kolkmeier, pres.

University of Chicago Student Government, University of Chicago, Registered Student Organizations (SROs)

RC 010, The University of Chicago, 5706 S. University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-9732 e-mail student-government@uchicago.edu,
www.home.uchicago.edu/orgs. Or www.uchicago.edu/uchi/students/orglist.html. Many have service and civic purposes, including U of C Environmental Center Club at RC 002A, Telephone: (773) 702-0405, e-mail ucec@uchicago.edu; http://envirocenter.uchicago.edu

Urban Life Center (Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture)
1515 E. 52nd Place, 2nd floor, and other locations, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 773 363-1312 or 620 245-7692. Fax 7733 363-1150.
Purpose: Counseling and other social services

Scott Chesebro, Executive Dir.
1515 E. 52nd Place, other locations, Chicago, IL 60615. 1-800-747-6059, (773) 667-6419, others. fax: (773) 363-1150.
http://www.chicagocenter.org,
http://www.urbanlifecenter.org. info@chicagolifecenter.org, althea@chicagocenter.org.
Purpose: Counseling and other social services. Celebrated 35 years in June 2006.
We're a nonprofit experiential educational organization in Hyde Park.
Urban Life Center engages college students with Chicago's diverse communities through innovative seminars and internships, expanding the traditional classroom through an experience-based, first-voices pedagogy.
Urban Life Center also designs day to week-long LearnChicago! tours and workshops to teach groups about the city's cultures and communities.

WECAN (Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors)

6450 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637
773 288-3000
http://www.wecanwoodlawn.org, info@wecanwoodlawn.org.
Executive Director Mattie Butler
A longstanding advocacy and service organization dedicated to improvement in the Woodlawn neighborhood and mid South and enabling residents to remain their community. Manages three affordable housing buildings and various services.

Woodlawn Collaborative

The Woodlawn Collaborative. 6400 S. Kimbark. The Woodlawn Collaborative is establishing an umbrella and a shared space venue and backoffice of students and Chicago South-side residents and organizations to work on collaborative art, intellectual, service and pedagogical initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church (64th St. and Kimbark Ave.) and the U of C. We aim to create a vibrant cultural center, in partnership with students, artists, educators and members of the Woodlawn community, creating ways to intersect art, education, and community service. Please contact us at woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com to get FAQ. Caitlin, cmkearney12@gmail.com or Matea Varvodic, mvarvodic@gmail.com. http://www.woodlawncollaborative.org. We are now accepting project proposals.
The Woodlawn Collaborative is a shared space of students and Chicago South Side residents for collaborative work on artistic, educational, and community service initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church and the University of Chicago. The Collaborative aims to created a shared space for arts, education and community empowerment in the Woodlawn neighborhood, to make possible a more critical engagement with the issues that affect participants' lives, and give them the tools to effect meaningful progressive change. In this way, we will serve as the incubator for a new generation of Chicago artists, activists and social thinkers. Programming began in October, 2009. For Youth: arts, music, leadership training, and youth empowerment, based on partner groups. For artists and musicians: these are invited to share their skills through exhibition, workshops, and performance, and later studio space and biweekly musical jam sessions. For Community Members: meeting space, access to resources, partnership opportunities. TWC has spaces, funds being made sustainable, and seek partnerships.
Some partners: Gingarte Capoeira, The Good Lyfe, Hyde Park Community Players, Hyde Park Learning Resource Center, Jelly, Literacy Works, MAGIC, Queers and Associates, Shower Songsters, Southside Together Organizing for Power, Splash!, SDS, Theater as Weapon, UC Dancers, Woodlawn After School Kids Program (WASKP).

The Women's Board of the University of Chicago

5736 s. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-6098. Fax: (773) 702-8836, e-mail: g-braidwood@uchicago.edu
www.uchicago.edu/
The Women's Board does not have open membership but is worthy of recognition as an important participant in the community.
Purpose: To learn from, advocate for and promote, and strengthen and support the University of Chicago. One of many UC auxiliary organizations, such as the Brain Research Institute, Friends of Smart Museum, the Gastrointestinal Research Foundation, and the Pediatric Aids Society , which raises funds for charitable purposes in conjunction with the University as well as supporting the University's missions and programs/facilities.

Woodlawn Community Service Corporation

6931 S. South Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Il 60637
Phone: 773-684-2944. Gail Mercherson, President
http://www.wcsc-chicago.org. info@wcsc-chicago.org
Workshops and programs for family and community development and education, financials support at two schools. Meets 2nd Saturdays, 1 pm at Coleman Library, 731 E. 63rd St.

Woodlawn Community Development Corporation- more coming

offices 1500 E. 63rd St. 773 684-2980 or 6029 S. Harper 773 324-6305.

The Woodlawn Organization (out of business)

6040 S. Harper, Chicago, IL 60637
773 288-5840, WCDC 773-753-2470.
Executive Director: Charles M. Dryer, Executive Director Dr. Leon D. Finney, Jr.
www.thewoodlawnorganization.org.
Purpose: To provide child care, adult skill training, social services, rehab facilities, community empowerment, Woodlawn Community Development Corp., serving African Americans and all residents in the Woodlawn area. The Woodlawn Organization (T.W.O.) is a not-for-profit community-based organization that consists of an alliance of block clubs, churches, tenant councils and other civic and institutional entities organized for the sole purpose of building a viable and healthy community.

T.W.O. provides many social service programs that ensure that the citizens of Woodlawn receive a fair chance for better health care, illness prevention, fair housing and equal employment opportunities.

Founded in 1960, T.W.O.'s mission is to build community through advocacy, social service programs and community development initiatives.

Program Sites:
Anchor House-Family Preservation
1230 West 76th Street, Chicago, IL , ph#: 773.651.0027

Service Connector
1508 East 63rd Street, Chicago, IL, ph#: 773.256.2900

Community Office
1512 East 63rd Street, Chicago, IL, ph#: 773.363.8864

Entry House
1447 East 65th Street, Chicago, IL, ph#: 773.493.6116

Family Life Center
1510 East 63rd Street, Chicago, IL, ph#: 773.752.0911

Infant Day Care
1445 East 63rd Street, Chicago, IL , ph#: 773.324.5880

Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation

822 E. 63rd St. 60637/773 363-4300, 773 324-0619,. Mattie Butler, Executive Director.
http://www.npc-woodlawn.org. contaxct.woodlawnworks.org@gmail.com.
Works with and through Woodlawn Organization,also University of Chicago, LISC New Communities to develop and implement Community Quality of Life Plan. Has a jobs tracking program.
New Communities Program- Dir Erc Puckett. Arvin Strange 883 363-4302.


WECDC
950 East 61st Street , Chicago, IL, ph#: 773.667.3300


822 E. 63rd St. 60637/773 363-4300, 773 324-0619,. Mattie Butler, Executive Director.
http://www.npc-woodlawn.org. contaxct.woodlawnworks.org@gmail.com.
Works with and through Woodlawn Organization,also University of Chicago, LISC New Communities to develop and implement Community Quality of Life Plan. Has a jobs tracking program.
New Communities Program- Dir Erc Puckett. Arvin Strange 883 363-4302.

Youth at the Crossroads

1300 E. 47th St. Suite 223, Chicago Il 60653, yac312@yahoo.com. Assist youth in creating and achieving goals including networking, entrepreneurship, college and scholarship searches, life skills, mentoring, counseling, tutoring.

Youth Pride Center and services

Youth of gay etc. affiliation or questioning. Serves c. 200 ages 13-19.Includes "University" life readiness by age 21, support groups, Frankie the Magazine, YPC Entertainment (which brings in performing artists from major schools and theaters) , advocacy Foundation, trips to affiliate clubs/programs in other cities and other parts of Chicago, paid internships. Engagement in school, commitment required. 1525 E. 55th St. 773 382-0511, youthpridecenter@gmail.com for full prospectus. Anthony Whitfield.

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Some neighborhood-building, nonprofit-building resource organizations/coalitions

A+ Illinois

25 E. Washington st., Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60602. 312 877-APLUSIL,
www.aplusillinois.org.
Works with Metropolitan Planning Council on schools, tax reform and other topics

Art and Business Council
70 E. Lake St. #500, 60601, 312 372-1876.
www.arsbiz-chicago.org
Nonprofits in the arts board and organizational development and resources. Grants to orgs. with budget of over $1 million per year.

Black United Fund of Illinois

Chair Robert Starks, Director Theresa Adams?
1809 E. 71st St. Chicago, IL 60649. 773 324-0494
www.bufi.org, tadams@bufi.org

Makes small grants to non-for-profits, acts as a movement to improve quality of life based on local self-help with systematic mechanisms to rally resources for the African-American community.

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

Executive Director Hoy McConnell, President Bill Farley
25 E. Washington, Suite 1415, 60602. 312641-5570, fax 312 641-5454
www.bpichicago.org
BPI is a public interest law and policy center dedicated to social justice and to enhancing the quality and life for all people living in the Chicago region. BPI' staff of lawyers and specialists uses litigation, research, advocacy, community organizing, and collaboration with civic, business, and community organizations. Focus: transforming segregated public housing, increate affordable housing, improve public education. Local directors include Leon and Marian Despres, staff includes Zoe Mikva.

Campaign for Better Transit

Bob Squires under John Paul Jones. 407 S. Dearborn, 13th fl. , 60604. 312 253-0242 www.bettertransit.com. info@bettertransit.com, bssquires@bettertransit.com, jpjones@bettertransit.com
Part of Neighborhood Capital Budget Group. Seeks regional/multi-neighborhood coalitions around issues or agencies. HPKCC has worked with them.

Campus Catalyst

http://www.campuscatalyst.org.
A University of Chicago student-driven (mostly Booth School and Dept. of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy) consulting corps for nonprofits.

Center for Neighborhood Technology

Scott Bernstein President. 2125 W. North Avenue, 60647. 773 278-4800, 773 278-8198. Moving to 1721 N. Western Ave. 60647.
www.cnt.org
Major, multi-faceted. HPKCC has found them a great help and is working with their transit-oriented Chicagoland Transportation and Air Quality Commission (Jacky Grimshaw manager; Gin Kilgore).

Center for Neighborhoods

www.center4neighborhoods.org and www.center4neighborhoods.org/corridor_housing.htm

Center for Nonprofit Support, Advocacy, and Finance / Nonprofit Financial Center, Chicago Community Loan Fund, Chicago Jobs Council

29 E. Madison St., Suite 1700, 60602. NFC: 312 252-0420, fax 312 252-0099 www.NFConline.org. CCL: 312 252-0440, fax 312 252-0099, www.cclchicago.org. CJC: 312 252-0460, fax 312 252-0099, www.cjs.net (as of Dec. 1 the websites were "coming soon." ) Connected with Community Renewal Society (which see).
Winter 2003-2004 seminar/training schedule:
Mar. 2-30 5 days, Financial Management Institute
Apr. 13-May 18 6 days, Bookkeepers Institute
June 9-11, Annual Advance Financial Management Boot camp

Chicago Community Trust

111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1400, 60601. 312 616-8000.
www.cct.org
The Trust has been managing charitable funds since 1915, totaling $1.3 billion in assets funding $60 million annually in grants, and has spearheaded initiatives in education, housing, public welfare, social services and many other spheres.
The African American Legacy fund seeks grant inquiries by nonprofits.

Chicago Cares

http://www.chicagocares.org. Sends groups of volunteers, mostly from businesses, to do projects in places in communities.

Chicago Rehab Network

http://www.chicagorehab.org

Chicago Transit Coalition (info pending)

Chicago Volunteer Network

http://www.chicagovolunteer.net/featureDetail.asp. To contact local providers: http://www.1-800-volunteer.org/1800Vol/vcindex.do?vcId=8468

City Year

Elizabeth Burns. eburns08@cityyear.org. http://www.cityyear.org. 312 375-6806.
City Year is an urban American Peace Corp, in some ways like Habitat for Humanity with orgs with vol. team groups. It seeks to build democracy through volunteerism and entrepreneurship. Projects in our and nearby neighborhoods.

Civic Knowledge Project of the U of C Humanities Div.

With Graham School of General Studies offers courses, training and support of interest to arts (and other) organizations, providers, artists: Register at http://grahamschool.uchicago.edu. Contact Joannie Friedman or Bart Schultz. Has much more, including South Side Arts and Humanities Network. Location Walker Hall, 1125 E. 58th St. 773 834-3929. http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu.

Commercial Club of Chicago, Civic Committee of The

http://www.commercialclubchicago.org/metropolis2020/index.html
Collaboratively issues many reports on the state of various aspects of civic and economic life and development of livable communities.


Community Investment Corporation

222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60606-6109
Tel. (312) 258-0070
www.cicchicago.com
Provides information and advocacy on a wide range of issues from homelessness to preservation/rehab, real estate, subsidies, affordable/attainable workforce housing, landlord/tenant relations, government actions that affect the above. It also funnels city money to housing affordable loans.

Community Media Workshop

http://www.newstips.org (posts information, papers for and about communities and their orgs.) Conducts workshops. Works through Columbia College and CAN-TV. 600 S. Michigan, Chicago IL 60615 312-369-6400 | fax 369-6404. cmw@newstips.org, curtis@newstips.org, http://www.communitymediaworkshop.org.

Community Renewal Society

(One contact: Sonya A. Willis, 312 673-3813, fax. 312 427-6130
332 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 500, Chicago, Il 60604-4394

MOVING OCT. 25 2013 TO 111 W. Jackson, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60604.
Tel. (312) 427-4830, (312) 588-0171
www.communityrenewalsociety.org
One off the oldest, and many find the best. Allied with Center for Nonprofit Support/Nonprofit Financial Center (see schedule there). Publishes The Catalyst: Voices of Chicago School Reform.

Community Resource Network: Directory of Health and Human Service in Metropolitan Chicago.

Call 312 491-7800 or visit http://www.communityresourcenetwork.org.

Community Shares of Illinois-- your way to donate online. http://www.cs-il.org. 218 S. Wabash, Ste 540, 60704, 312 379-0190.

Congress for the New Urbanism

www.cnu.org

DePaul University Msgr. John J. Egan Urban Center/New Chicago School of Community and Economic Development (NCS) (see also next)

25. E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60614-2216
http://www.depaul.edu/~euc
Intellectual and practice-based determination and application of strategies to break barriers to meaningful community and social redevelopment and revitalization.

Designs for Change

814 S. Western, Chicago, IL 60612. 312 236-7252.
http://www.designsforchange.org
Primarily researches and lobbies schools and school issues including local control, but other topics as well.

Donor's Forum

208 S. LaSalle St., Chicago IL 60604 312-578-0090
http://www.donorsforum.org
Information, research and tracking on grant providers and grants given. Many finders and publications are now online.

Executive Service Corps of Chicago

25 E. Washington [suite ? 1300?], 60604. 312 580-1840
The largest nonprofit provider of management and governance consulting services in Chicago. Aids governments, nonprofits and schools in improving their performance through consulting projects and performance coaching.

Heartland Institute
www.Heartland.org

Friends of the Parks

17 N. State St. Ste. 1450. http://www.fotp.org. 312 857-2757. President Cassandra Francis. Board Chair Loren Moltz. Community and PACs Maria Stone x17.
Among many services are seed grants, workdays and plantings in parks, ecology, playground renovation, PAC set up and training, conferences, advocacy/issue help.

I Am We

La Tisha Thomas, founder. An organization active in the area that works for community engagement and honors "local heroes."

Illinois Cultural Data Project

http://www.ilculturaldata.org or contact the Illinois CDP Help Desk at help@ilculturaldata.org or 1-866-99- ILCDP (1-866-994-5237).
A consortium of 10 of the largest foundations in Chicago to train organizations, provide easy records and reporting and document and track the arts. See the Seminars section below.

Illinois Funding Source

Up to date information on Illinois funders plus foundation research and grant tracking for nonprofits. see also Donors' Forum above.

Illinois Humanities Council

17 N. State St. Chicago, IL, ste. 1400, 60602-3296. 312 422-5580. Illinois Humanities Council. 312 422-5580. Sponsors The Public Square- same email "prairie". Conducts "cafes", forums and discussions by trained facilitators in venues like the Experimental Station, Valois Cafeteria..., makes grants in the humanities. Dimitra Tasiouras, 17 N. State St., Suite 1400, 60602. 312 422-5580. info@prairie.org. events@prairie.org. http://www.prairie.org. Nonprofit and arts orgs. workshops.

Landmarks Illinois

53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1315, Chicago, IL 60604-3562. www.Landmarks.org. Replacement for retiring David Bahlman being sought. Has worked to identify and highlight endangered structures in Hyde Park, provide landmark easement which secure properties, a partner in the all-party working group to find a Dept. of Interior consistent design for Promontory Point preservation and repair, jointly found an architect that developed an alternative plan to preserve and adapt Illinois Central Hospital, and more. It now has an online, peer-reviewed Guide to Restoration Resources, http://www.landmarks.org/restoration_resources.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts

213 West Institute Place, Suite 403, Chicago, Illinois 60610 | 312.649.4111. http://www.law-arts.org. Walks organizations through filings and much more.

Lincoln Land Policy Institute

www.lincolninst.edu

Local Initiatives Support Center (LISC)

www.lisc-cnda.org
www.lisc.org
www.newcommunities.org.

MAGIC. Metropolitan Area Group for Igniting Civilization.

Joe Strickland. 950 E. 61st St. 773 684-9342.

Metropolitan Planning Council

www.metroplanning.org, www.growingsensibly.org
140 S. Dearborn Ste. 1400 60603, 312 922-5616
Major an all aspects of its title. HPKCC has found them of great help.

Metropolis 2020/Commercial Club of Chicago, Civic Committee of The

http://www.commercialclubchicago.org/metropolis2020/index.html

MCIC- Metro Chicago Information Center

www.mcic.org. Online access to and organization of lots of public information (PPI), charts etc.; community and business info org.

Metro Seniors in Action (closed?)

28 E. Jackson, Suite 710, 60604, 312 341-4733
Multifaceted advocacy org and coalition of community groups. Several Hyde Parkers involved.

National Training and Information Center/National People's Action

810 N. Milwaukee, 60622, 312 243-3035
Important periodical

LISC New Communities see above, Local Initiatives Resource Center

News Tips/Community Media Workshop

Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60606
www.newstips.org
Runs conferences on how to get media coverage.

Nonprofit Financial Center- see Center for Nonprofit Support (Community Renewal Society)

New address: 29 E. Madison, Suite 1005, Chicago, IL 60602. 312 252-0420, fax 312 372-7062
www.NFConline.org

Ounce of Prevention Fund
www.ounceofprevention.org

Parents United for Responsible Education

Julie Woestehoff. http://www.pureparents.org, pure@pureparents.org.
Many services to LSCs and parents, advocacy and research. Organized Chicago Parents Union (http://www.chicagoparentsunion.org/)

Partners In Community Building

Bobbi Ball, Executive Director
Partners In Community Building
3424 S. State St. Ste 1 F6-1, Chicago, IL 60616
Bobbi Ball @ 312 328-0873, fax 312 328-0879
http://www.picbchicago.org


PICB is a housing resource center with available affordable single family housing and shared housing with informational resources for maintaining housing and financial literacy for youth thru adults. PICB partners with banks in the Chicago area to offer banking at school to grammar thru college students that improve reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

The Partnership for New Communities

111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601 312.616.6680 phone 312.616.6685 fax info@thepartnershipfornewcommunities.org. http://
www.thepartnershipfornewcommunities.org/
Its primary goal is to support and facilitate CHA's Plan for Transformation and help it work well in communities. Often works with Metropolitan Planning Council.

Philanthropy Center of Chicago

www.cod.edu/library/philanthropy/center, www.library.prairiestate.edu

PLANetizen

www.planetizen.com

Project on Civic Reflection

http://www.civicreflection.org

Preservation Chicago

http://www.preservationchicago.org

Resident Matters

residentmatters@yahoo.com, 312 479-0110. Just starting in this area. To hold topical informational and organizing meetings on matters of interest to residents and owners including TIFs, community beneficaial practices and partnerships.

Sacred Places

http://www.sacredplaces.org/. Andrew at 866-796-0297. Helps with and runs seminars on upkeep and restoration of sacred spaces and structures.

Support Center of Chicago

215 N. Desplaines, 312 648-0995. www.cs-chicago.org
Builds and trains non-profits, much like Community Renewal Society and NCBG.

We the People

2411 S. Ashland, 773 529-9900, Social Service 800 548-9343
www.wethepeoplemedia.org
Gabriel Piemonte one contact.
A wide range of South Side programs from social, training and informational to coalition building and advocacy
.

The Woodstock Institute, including (again) Every Block Chicago

www.woodstockinst.org. http://www.everyblock.com (/foreclosures).

Here is the website for state law governing nonprofits:

805 ILCS 105/ General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986.
or
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2280&ChapAct=805%26nbsp%
3BILCS%26nbsp%3B105%2F&ChapterID=65&ChapterName=BUSINESS+ORGANIZATIONS&ActName=
General+Not+For+Profit+Corporation+Act+of+1986%2E

Many organizations have nonprofit workshops. One is Community Renewal Society.


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