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The latest news and hot topics impacting our local south side communities.

Nine Community Beautification Projects Awarded 2018 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants
Jun 2018 | SECC Staff

The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) announced the nine project awards for the 2018 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants Since 1999, the program has offered funds to neighborhood schools, religious congregations, community organizations, park advisory councils, and block groups to support the program’s goal of creating high-impact neighborhood beautification projects.


SECC Announces the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program for 2018
Apr 2018 | SECC Staff

The SECC and our partners are excited to resume making grants for 2018 that assist eligible organizations with neighborhood beautification projects in the Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Woodlawn, and Washington Park communities.


Exclusive Sneak Peek of the SECC's New Mission and Logo
Mar 2018 | SECC Staff

On Thursday March 15, the SECC provided an exclusive sneak peek of our new mission and logo to over 100 supporters at our third annual "A Night at the Theater" fundraiser.


Recap: 9th Annual Woodlawn Community Summit
Mar 2018 | SECC Staff

Check out the photos from the 9th Annual Woodlawn Community Summit: A New Urban Mosaic


7th Annual One Earth Film Festival Announces Southside Line Up
Jan 2018 | SECC Staff

Back for its seventh year, One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest's premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. We showcase top-issue, thought-provoking environmental films and lead audiences in interactive post-film discussions focused on solutions.


ELIZABETH “BETTY LOU” SMITH FUND PROVIDES MATCHING GRANT CHALLENGE TO THE SECC’S NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM
Jan 2018 | SECC Staff

The SECC is pleased to announce, for a second year in a row, that the SECC has received a matching "dollar for dollar" grant from the Elizabeth “Betty Lou” Smith Fund up to $15,000 for the 2018 Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program.


Tickets on Sale for the SECC's Third Annual "A Night at the Theater"
Dec 2017 | SECC Staff

Please join the South East Chicago Commission for "A Night at the Theater" for night of fun and fundraising to support Neighborhood Enhancement beautification projects for Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Washington Park and Woodlawn communities.


HARPER COURT ARTS COUNCIL AND SOUTH EAST CHICAGO COMMISSION RENEW COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS TO IMPACT COLLABORATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING
Dec 2017 | SECC Staff

The SECC is excited to announce a renewed partnership for 2018 with Harper Court Arts Council


South East Chicago Commission Announces New Executive Director
Nov 2017 | SECC Staff

The Board of Directors of the South East Chicago Commission (SECC) is pleased to announce Diane Burnham has been named the new Executive Director, effective December 1, 2017.


SECC and PNC Foundation Renew Business Development Partnership
Oct 2017 | SECC Staff

The SECC is proud to announce a renewed grant partnership with the PNC Foundation for its Business District Program.