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Announcing Our New Executive Director
Adrienne Whitney-Boykin has resided in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park community for 40 years. During that time she’s collaborated with other organizations to help preserve,…
West Humboldt Park Photovoice Needs You!
Do you enjoy photography? Would you like to learn more about photography? Are you passionate about your community? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the West Humboldt Park Photovoice…
Polaris Peace Rally June 5th
The 8th Grade Students at Polaris Charter Academy are hosting a community Peace Rally at Kells Park. There will be fun activities for the whole family! Check out the flyer for more details!
City of Chicago's MMRP Energy Efficiency Program
The City of Chicago is pleased to partner with Elevate Energy to provide free energy assessments to homeowners in the city’s 13 Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP) Target Areas. These free …
Passport to Wellness: Your Guide to Free Events in West Humboldt Park
Let's get healthy together! Join us this spring for the Passport to Wellness Program. Passport to Wellness is a free 6 week program where we help you reach your health goals. This free program starts…
Chef Wins Game Show And Uses The Prize Money To Feed His Community
Chicago's Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill has no shortage of flavor. And neither does its owner. Quentin Love's restaurant , on Chicago's west side in a neighborhood called West Humboldt Park, lives by a…
Facade Rebate Program offered in 2016
You may be eligible for a facade rebate of up to 50% of approved costs, maximum of $5,000. The West Humboldt Park Special Service Area #63 is offering a Facade Rebate Program for 2016. The…
A Recipe for Revitalizing Chicago’s Commercial Corridors
As a restauranteur, Quentin Love has a history of being ahead of the game. He started his first restaurant chain, Quench, 15 years ago on the South Side of Chicago, featuring turkey, chicken and…
606 Bloomingdale Trail Homeowners Forgivable Loan Program
Need a new roof? New porch? New Windows? Or other exeterior improvements to your home? Take advantage of a forgivable loan through the 606 Bloomingdale Trail Homeowners Program! Up to $25,000…
Chicago Avenue Mural Project Ribbon Cutting
On Friday November 20, 2015 a Ribbon Cutting was held to celebrate the completion of the Chicago Avenue Mural Project located at 3455 - 3501 W Chicago Avenue (at the corner of St Louis Ave). This…
Don't Hibernate, Stay Active This Winter!
There are so many great ways to stay active this winter! Check out our calendar of events for information on FREE cooking classes and fitness classes, volunteer opportunities, and community meetings.…
A model for inclusiveness: community-based participatory research
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a collaborative approach to research in public health. CBPR equitably engages communities in the design, conduct and use of research to address health…
Chicago Avenue Mural Project
On October 19 and November 05, 2015 archi-treasures along with two community artist volunteers installed a sixteen panel mural on the corner of Chicago Avenue & St Louis Avenue. This mural or…
Bringing Community Based Research to West Humboldt Park
The West Humboldt Park Development Council and Northwestern University are taking the lead to bring community based research to West Humboldt Park. Community engaged research can bring so many…
Bro-n-Laws BBQ on Chicago's Best
Ken Johnson's Bro-n-Laws BBQ at 3820 W Chicago Avenue is featured on Chicago's Best television program in this segment which explores the Chicago bar-b-que scene and what makes Bro-n-Laws special. …
Get Healthy, Get Fit, Get Involved!
The West Humboldt Park Development Council just released the Fall calendar of FREE events. The events are held all throughout West Humboldt Park and are completely free. There are healthy…
Join the Fun at the Humboldt Park 5K and Community Resource Fair
On August 29th, the inaugural Humboldt Park 5k is coming to Chicago! Enjoy a run through the beautiful park while wearing your new performance t-shirt. In addition to the 5k, there will be a 1 mile…
Partners in Progress announces a new year of funding to West Humboldt Park Development Council
Today, Partners in Progress announced a new year of funding to West Humboldt Park Development Council and Chicago Community Loan Fund and the other original PIP grantees.
Business District Managers Hit Streets
Business District Managers Hit Streets Gordon Walek Published: April 22, 2015 For the last couple months, the 20 participants in LISC Chicago’s Business District Leadership program have…
Annual Compassion Parade to End Violence
The Fourth Annual Compassion Parade will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015. The parade will begin at 10:00 AM and all volunteers/participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:45 AM for the parade…
Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Kells Park
Come out and join the fun for the Annual Kells Park Easter Egg Hunt in West Humboldt Park! This free event will take place on April 3 at 2pm in Kells Park, located at 3201 West Chicago Avenue, at the…
Community Leadership Spotlight
West Humboldt Park Development Council would like to present an outstanding example in what it means to give-back to the community. Claudia Macklin is a resident of West Humboldt Park and attends…
Hillshire Brands Foundation Supports the Healthy Community Initiative
In November 2014, The West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) received a grant award from Hillshire Brands Foundation to support the Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy You Program as part…
West Side Slow Roll Into Spring: Exploring Our Communities
Fun for the whole family! Spring is here and it is a perfect time to explore our community on a Slow Roll Bike ride through Humboldt Park.
Ee2 Consulting launches Kiva Zip crowdfunding campaign!
March 31, 2015 Update: In just 15 days Humboldt Park business owner Edwin Ayala has reached 86% of his crowdfunding goal. Help Edwin raise his remaining $655 for working capital through Kiva Zip. …

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