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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.
Altgeld Park, Little Village gain green fields 11/1/2012
Funders, neighborhood partners work to turn grass and dirt playlots into football, soccer field.
KaBoom! Brand new playground rises 10/7/2010
The 150 or so children who live in the Brand New Beginnings supportive housing complex near 58th and Michigan and others in the surrounding Washington Park community are receiving a brand new playground thanks partly to NCP.
East meets West in Humboldt Park 9/16/2010
To the north and east is what most folks think of as the Humboldt Park – the epicenter of Puerto Rican Chicago centered on the park itself. To the south and west is predominantly African-American West Humboldt, though tellingly, a lot of folks here say they live in East Garfield Park.
Students green up Winneconna Parkway 5/5/2010
More than 200 students from four schools in and near Auburn Gresham spent the morning of Earth Day picking up garbage and learning about environmental issues in and around Winneconna Parkway and its picturesque lagoons.
Little Village pocket parks on the grow 4/28/2010
NCP lead agency Enlace Chicago has been partnering with Archeworks, New Life Church and community members to transform empty lots into green spaces for the Little Village community called "pocket parks."
Chicagoans take to the Open Streets 7/30/2009
Thousands of bicyclists, inline skaters, runners and strollers hit the boulevards in five West Side NCP neighborhoods Saturday morning and early afternoon when last October’s twin Sunday Parkways events were reprised all at once under a new name: Open Streets.
Auburn students clean Winneconna lagoons 5/4/2009
More than 100 middle and high school students from three South Side schools donned emerald green safety vests on April 23 to perform a thorough spring cleaning along the Winneconna Parkway lagoons in Auburn Gresham.
New Spring Into Sports video 4/29/2009
An inspiring new video tells the story of Spring Into Sports, the eight-day, four-school extravaganza that attracted 800 students each day. It's on a new website that chronicles the work of neighborhood groups that use sports for youth and community development.
Humboldt youth gain new after-school home 3/26/2009
The Kelly Hall YMCA Youth & Family Center in West Humboldt Park opened in mid-January after a $2.4 million gut rehab of a former Boys and Girls Club. It's already bursting at the seams.

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