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

The Silver Room Block Party is back Saturday, July 15th!
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

Come hang out with the SECC and Downtown Hyde Park as we sponsor The Silver Room Block Party for a 2nd year in a row!


Eight Community Beautification Projects Awarded 2017 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

The SECC announced the eight winners of the 2017 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants. The recipients of the grants will further the program’s goal of creating high-impact neighborhood beautification projects.


You're Invited: Washington Park TIF Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) Rollout Meeting
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

This meeting is for businesses located within the Washington Park TIF Boundaries and/or are looking to open a new business within the Washington Park TIF. The Washington Park TIF boundaries are generally bounded on the north by 51st Street, on the west by the Dan Ryan Expressway, on the south by 67th Street, and on the east by Cottage Grove.


The 4th on 53rd Parade Marches into Hyde Park
Jun 2017 | SECC Staff

Come march with the SECC! We'll gather at 10:30 a.m. in the Hyde Park Bank parking lot, 54th and Old Lake Park Avenue. Bike decorating starts at 10 a.m. The parade starts at 11 a.m.


The Woodlawn Community Summit's Youth Poetry Series Awarded a 2nd Annual "Acting Up" Awards
Jun 2017 | SECC Staff

The Woodlawn Community Summit has been chosen as one of this year's Acting Up Awards winners for the recent Youth Poetry Series with 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner Tyehimba Jess!


The Woodlawn Summit Presents 2017 Pulitzer in Poetry Winner Tyehimba Jess
May 2017 | SECC Staff

The Woodlawn Summit Presents 2017 Pulitzer in Poetry Winner Tyehimba Jess on Saturday June 17, 2017


Sign Up for the CIRCLE Program and Grow Your Business Today!
Apr 2017 | SECC Staff

Application Deadline May 25, 2017! Classes Start Monday June 5, 2017!


SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: R.B Pest Solutions
Apr 2017 | SECC Staff

R.B Pest Solutions- A Family Legacy of Serving the Community


Please join the SECC for "A Night at the Theater"
Apr 2017 | SECC Staff

Please join the SECC 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. The night begins at the Smart Museum at 5:15 pm on May 24, 2017.


Take the Washington Park Summit Survey
Apr 2017 | SECC Staff

We want to hear from YOU! Please share your honest opinions about Washington Park!