Monthly Archives: December 2017

Growing Job Opportunities for Returning Citizens

For too many North Lawndale residents, getting a job is nearly impossible despite their desire to work. More than half of all North Lawndale adults have had some involvement with the criminal justice system. Each of them faces significant barriers to employment. A partnership between Homan Square and the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) aims… Read more »

New partnerships inspiring plans for growth

Earlier this year a partnership with Foundation for Homan Square and IFF (a nonprofit lender and experienced real estate consultant) was established to manage facilities and work with the community on continuing redevelopment. Additionally, a newly reinvigorated Community Advisory Council (CAC) and the new Homan Square Leadership Council are in place to help shape the future… Read more »

Nichols Tower Honors

The Urban Land Institute recently awarded its prestigious Vision Award to the Nichols Tower at Homan Square. The award defines the standard for real estate development in the Chicagoland area and recognizes “creative development practices, inventive partnerships, imaginative problem solving, or visionary ideas that have contributed to the growth of vibrant communities.” The ULI awards… Read more »

Oaks of North Lawndale SAIC

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and a host of community partners launched an amazing art and community development project called Oaks of North Lawndale with the goal of replanting the community’s urban forest while promoting community development. “Oaks of North Lawndale is an aspirational project that brings together the School of… Read more »