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Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Year founded



Nancy Aardema

Executive Director

NCP staff

Susan Yanun

NCP director

John McDermott

NCP organizer

Contact information

2840 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 384-4370 phone
(773) 384-0624 fax

Organization mission

To ensure that our community is an excellent place to live, work, play, raise children, run a business and worship. LSNA builds relationships, trains leaders, and works to create better schools, affordable housing, sustainable land use, immigrants’ rights, neighborhood safety, and youth and senior citizen activities.

Vision for the future

To create "balanced development" with continuing improvement but not wild gentrification, which would include more senior buildings, mixed-income developments, community control over TIF districts, jobs and job training, public spaces, cultural programming, gardens, block clubs and faith-based projects.

Accomplishments to date

LSNA manages a range of programs, from crime prevention to arts enrichment, from immigration to senior services.

Particularly strong are its network of in-home childcare providers—more than 50 women participate, each averaging 10 child-clients—and its after-school family activity centers at six public schools.

LSNA has developed nationally recognized school-community partnerships. At least 1,000 parents every week are involved in LSNA parent programs, study at community learning centers, or volunteer in LSNA member schools. Many parents from LSNA schools have become involved in housing, health and safety campaigns.

LSNA's accomplishments also include strong programs and organizing around health, housing, immigration and open space/land use issues. LSNA won the 2005 Chicago Community Organizing Award.

To download the full quality of life plan for Logan Square, click here, or for a summary, click here .

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