2017 • 4 years • Chicago Commitment
The South East Chicago Commission works to enhance the quality of life in the Chicago neighborhoods of Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. Governed since its inception in 1952 by the University of Chicago, the Commission has served as the University's primary vehicle for local community engagement. The Commission works with local community leaders and small businesses on a broad range of issues including public safety, housing code enforcement, community planning, and economic development. This institutional support award enables the South East Chicago Commission to transition to an independent governance structure and develop a strategy for long-term sustainability.