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Neighborhood Network: South Chicago

United Way of Metro Chicago - Neighborhood Network Sponsors

The South Chicago Neighborhood Network has focused on preparing community members to work toward the bold goal by offering organizational and public learning opportunities around trauma-informed care. Working together, Neighborhood Network partners strive to make South Chicago a trauma-informed/trauma-sensitive community dedicated to supporting a culture of care for those who have been impacted by violence.

South Chicago

South Chicago

Launch Date: 2016

South Chicago Demographics

African American: 74%
White: 3%
Hispanic: 23%
Median Income: $29,518
Unemployment rate: 22%
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Bold Goal: BOLD GOAL By 2020, South Chicago will engage youth ages 8-26 to improve the safety of the community by reducing assault, battery, criminal sexual assault, and homicide each by 5%

COMMON AGENDA: South Chicago will become a trauma-informed/trauma sensitive community dedicated to supporting a culture of care for those who have been impacted by violence.

Our Results

  • Formed committees to support Networkdevelopment and Bold Goal efforts
  • Provided mini-grants to three community partners
  • Created new play spaces, including a playground and a pop-up Play Streets installation
  • Hosted partners for community tour

Our Partners

Lead Partner: Claretian Associates

  • Alliance of the Southeast
  • Archi-Treasures
  • Ceasefire
  • Chicago Public Art Group
  • Claretian Associates
  • Family Rescue
  • Homemaking Skills Institute
  • Knowledge Hook-Up
  • La Causa Community Committee
  • Lawrence Hall
  • Lurie’s Children’s Hospital
  • Metropolitan Family Services
  • Pilsen Wellness Center
  • Southeast Chicago Anti-Gang Initiative
  • South Chicago Art Center
  • South Chicago Chamber of Commerce
  • South Chicago Parents and Friends
  • South Chicago YMCA
  • South East Environmental Taskforce
  • Trinity Hospital
  • YMCA Street Intervention Program