Southwest Organizing Project

February 27, 2013 Videos MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions Community & Economic Development

Empowering neighbors to transform communities

In one of Chicago’s most violent areas, gangs and abandoned buildings put communities on the edge of collapse. In such environments, it is easy for problems to seem insurmountable, for hopes of change to be dim. Yet one small organization has shown that a different reality is possible.

By bringing together local leaders across racial, ethnic, and religious lines and turning fearful residents into agents of change, Southwest Organizing Project is empowering entire communities to create safe, hopeful neighborhoods. Learn more ›