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Douglas, Grand Boulevard, North Kenwood-Oakland

Quad Communities Development Corporation

Year founded



Bernita Johnson-Gabriel

Executive Director

NCP staff

Christyn Freemon

NCP Director

Yvette D. Kelly

NCP organizer

Contact information

4659 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 268-QCDC (-7232) phone
(773) 536-7296 fax

Organization mission

To bring together a changing community with an economically diverse population by spurring development of affordable residential housing, creating vibrant and healthy commercial corridors, and improving the delivery of existing services to underserved populations. QCDC serves as a convenor of existing organizations to help attract new resources to the 4th Ward.

Vision for the future

At a visioning session in May 2003, residents sought to establish and maintain an economically vibrant, mixed-income community, with a strong cultural identity, that provides multiple options for quality housing, day care, employment, shopping, education and recreation.

Accomplishments to date

Quad Communities Development Corp. was founded in 2003 by local leaders including 4th Ward Ald. Toni Preckwinkle. It has recruited an active board of directors and hired a New Communities Program director, whose primary responsibility is to manage the quality-of-life planning process and to implement the programs and projects that are part of the community plan.

The planning process has involved more than 200 residents and leaders through a series of three initial visioning sessions held in 2003 and a community task force that began the formal planning process in early 2004. QCDC has accepted applications for a small-grants beautification project and worked with the University of Chicago to expand the school’s security patrols into the QCDC service area.

To download a fact sheet about QCDC, click here.

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