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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.
Altgeld Park, Little Village gain green fields 11/1/2012
Funders, neighborhood partners work to turn grass and dirt playlots into football, soccer field.
For an instant, city streets become neighborhood playgrounds 10/12/2012
PlayStreets periodically closes off streets in Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Woodlawn, Chicago Lawn and South Chicago to provide safe, supervised space with organized sports, fitness and dancing programs. The aim is to reduce childhood obesity.
A growthful enterprise on Perry Street 9/28/2012
Washington Park farm will bring locally grown fresh produce and jobs for residents
From learn-and-earn to slam-and-jam 8/12/2011
Summer program keeps Near North youths busy, happy, willing and able to cross old boundaries
Auburn students green up lagoons, increase the peace 6/28/2011
More than 200 students from four schools spent a blustery Thursday morning in late April on a field trip to Winneconna Park in Auburn Gresham
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.
Neighborhoods salute beginning of school 9/11/2010
Community organizations in three NCP neighborhoods on August 28 took advantage of the waning days of summer to help residents gear up for the challenges and opportunities that a new fall season inevitably presents. Vacations are over, school’s beginning, life goes on.
Hoops in the Hood: More than a game 9/2/2010
The fourth annual Cross-City Tournament emphasized teamwork, sportsmanship and safe streets.

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