South Chicago Community Vision

Community development plan calls for new parks, streetscapes, community centers, and 400 units of affordable housing.

Neighborhood Network in Action

The South Chicago Neighborhood Network is focused on improving the safety of the community by reducing domestic and gun violence. In partnership with local schools and nonprofit agencies, South Chicago is committed to creating a trauma-informed community that is dedicated to supporting a culture of care for residents impacted by violence.

Coalition Highlights

The South Chicago Neighborhood Network’s focus on creating a trauma-informed community has been been amplified through key partnerships, trainings, and programs.

Select “next” to learn more about the Network’s coalition highlights.

Recognition and Partnerships

  • 2020 Pritzker Traubert Foundation Chicago Prize Finalist.
  • Partnered with Advocate Aurora Health to provide health and wellness screenings within the community.
  • Hosted corporate partners and individual donors for community tour.

Trainings and Programs

  • Offered ACEs training to 177 Chicago Public School teachers and safe passage workers.
  • Hosted Café Talk sessions to discuss trauma in the community.
  • Held First Responders training to teach residents how to provide help and support until police and paramedics arrive after incidents of violence.
  • 371 people participated in trauma-informed trainings and events.
  • 228 people increased their awareness of
    trauma-informed practices.
  • Created new play spaces, including a playground and a pop-up Play Streets installation.
  • In 2017, the Network hosted United for the Holidays, providing 480 coats, 600 toys, 100 hats and gloves, and 650 gift cards to families in South Chicago.

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Brian Sayles

Target back-to-school shopping spree participant South Chicago father of two

“This is what our community needs. We need organizations that actually care for our students and are willing to provide options that we don’t have and to give us a financial lift. This helps a lot.”

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