COMPLEMENTARY EFFORTS IN GREATER GRAND CROSSING
We are proud to highlight the work of other organizations in the Greater Grand Crossing area working to improve the quality of life, commercial viability and human connectivity of the community.
South Oakwood-Brookhaven Neighborhood Organization (SOBNO): This Greater Grand Crossing community organization, active since 1966, strives to improve the neighborhood’s quality of life by promoting community service, educational attainment, housing maintenance and resource development for community residents.
Ring of Hope: This non-profit organization was launched in the summer of 2010 as a partnership between Just Christ Ministries and Revere Care. The mission of this organization is to provide youth sports/fitness and mentoring programs as well as supply resources to enhance the quality of life for families in the Greater Grand Crossing community.
Gary Comer Youth Center: This youth center was established in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood in May, 2006. It consists of an 80,000 square-foot community center outfitted with a dance studio, sound and broadcast studio, technology lab, 600-seat auditorium/gymnasium and rooftop garden. The mission of the Youth Center is to ensure students graduate from high school prepared for college and work.
New Life Covenant SouthEast: This church is demonstrating its commitment to Greater Grand Crossing through multi-year plans to support and invest in residents in the neighborhood. Having recently opened a comprehensive day-care center, New Life is now focused on constructing a 100,000 square foot church, community and performing arts center.
Rebuild Foundation: This community space provides a platform for art, cultural development, and neighborhood transformation. Its projects support artists and strengthen communities by providing free arts programs, creating new cultural amenities and developing affordable living/work spaces. Under the leadership of Theaster Gates, the foundation has spearheaded several high-profile area developments, including the Stony Island Arts Bank, the Dorchester Arts + Housing Collaborative and Black Cinema House.
Obama Presidential Center: The new Presidential and Civic Engagement Center will be located in nearby Jackson Park. This $500 million project will bring large investments to the area, strengthen the economic climate, create new jobs on the South Side and revitalize historic Jackson Park in the process. Construction of the center is currently in progress.