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New homes, gardens mark Woodlawn rebound

Woodlawn is a predominately mixed-income African-American community that for years was seen as a “community of last resort,” despite its prime location. The community is located on Chicago’s lakefront, just eight miles from the city’s downtown Loop area. To the north is Hyde Park and the

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New pillars support Woodlawn renewal 3/29/2013

Woodlawn is rising again … though the challenges, like gravity, seem never to go away. Its comeback slowed by the Great Recession, its people saddened by the death of a beloved leader, the storied South Side neighborhood is rallying.

A safe place to play 2/19/2013

Health and fitness are significant issues in neighborhoods throughout the city, rich and poor alike. In Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Woodlawn, Chicago Lawn and South Chicago, neighborhood organizations, with LISC Chicago and NCP, will soon embark on another season of PlayStreets, in which streets are temporarily closed to traffic to allow residents to participate in organized fitness activities.

Mid-South Side citizens proactively planning 2/23/2012

Voting is important, but coming out early on a cold Saturday in January to help plan the neighborhood – that’s citizenship

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Network of Woodlawn

6320 S. Dorchester Ave. Chicago, IL 60637
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Wesley Walker
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Arvin K. Strange
NCP director

Ryan Priester
NCP organizer

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