Homan Square Community Center
A critical piece of the original Homan Square vision, the Homan Square Community Center is the heart of the campus. The 70,000 square-foot facility addressed a decade-long desire of community leaders for a comprehensive recreation, health and family center. In the late 1990’s an advisory committee of local residents, the Community Center Advisory Council, was formed and a small group of potential service providers recruited to begin making plans. Once an initial plan was developed a fund raising committee was formed from the top-tier of Chicago civic leaders. These individuals joined neighborhood leaders in launching what became a $28.7 million fund raising effort.
Construction began in fall of 1999 and was completed in December of 2001. The long-delayed dream was finally a vital reality. Now more than 6,000 visitors come to the Center for recreation or programs each week. Homan Square Campus service providers have grown their services over the years and have also extended their collaborations out into the community to serve even more residents.
Family Focus Lawndale
Family Focus promotes the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families in and with their communities. We offer tutoring, mentoring, life skills, nutrition, crafts, home visits, job readiness, parental training, parenting support and education groups. Learn more.
Green Garden Cafe
This small local business offers sandwiches, salads, snacks, baked goods and drinks. It also offers office catering for breaks, breakfasts, and lunches.
Homan Square Chicago Park District
The Park offers quality recreational activities for all ages. Facilities include a modern fitness center, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, meeting rooms and after school programming. Learn more.
Lawndale Christian Health Center & Dental Clinic
Lawndale Christian Health Center’s mission is to show and share the love of Jesus by promoting wellness and providing quality, affordable health care for Lawndale and the neighboring communities. Learn more.
YWCA Julian Grace Innovation and Technology Institute
The North Lawndale YMCA provides quality year round full day childcare services for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and afterschool care including transportation for school age children. Learn more.