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

Check out the interview with SECC Board Member and Woodlawn Community Summit Co-Founder Elizabeth Gardner!
Jul 2016 | SECC Staff

SECC's Team Woodlawn Community Summit is highlighted in an article by LISC Chicago! Check out the interview with Co-Founder Elizabeth Gardner!


The 13th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party is Coming to Downtown Hyde Park Chicago
Jul 2016 | SECC Staff

"Freedom Love Joy Peace" exemplifies the power of community and the Arts by showcasing varied genres of music, visual arts and dance while merging individuals - engaging Chicago’s young and old alike, who join together to celebrate life. This free event will take place on Saturday, July 16th, 2016 from 12pm to 10pm, with an after-party at The Promontory to follow from 10pm-2am.


Chicago Neighborhoods Show Sustainability & Economic Development Go Hand-in-Hand
Jul 2016 | SECC Staff

Chicago Neighborhoods Show Sustainability & Economic Development Go Hand-in-Hand


Six Community Beautification Projects Awarded 2016 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants
Jul 2016 | SECC Staff

The South East Chicago Commission (SECC), in partnership with Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference (HPKCC) and Hyde Park Bank, A Wintrust Community Bank, today announced the six winners of the 2016 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants


SECC proudly sponsors the Soulful Chicago Book Fair
Jun 2016 | SECC Staff

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair held on Saturday July 16th, 2016 is a FREE, outdoor, celebration of literacy and literary arts found throughout the African Diaspora. It is Chicago’s only living “author-centric” festival, filled with stories told through books, spoken word, storytelling, songwriting, playwriting and art!


25th Anniversary of the 4th on 53rd Parade in Hyde Park
Jun 2016 | SECC Staff

Don't miss the community celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the 4th on 53rd Parade on Monday July 4th, 2016!


Special SSA Budget Meeting
Jun 2016 | SECC Staff

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:00am Hyatt Place Chicago South-5225 S. Harper Avenue


SECC Announces the Woodlawn Business Corridor Improvement Grant
Jun 2016 | SECC Staff

The SECC is committed to the success of small businesses in the Woodlawn community and therefore excited to announce the birth of a new initiative, the Woodlawn Business Corridor Improvement Grant Program.


3rd Annual Hyde Park Brew Fest June 4th and 5th
Jun 2016 | SECC Staff

3rd Annual Hyde Park Brew Fest! Located in the heart of downtown Hyde Park - 53rd and Harper. Good music, great people, craft beer, food and craft vendors


Visit First Thursdays Downtown Hyde Park June 2nd!
Jun 2016 | SECC Staff

Downtown Hyde Park invites you to First Thursdays every month through August. The next event will be June 2nd. Each month we highlight Hyde Park featuring discounts, dining, music, and fun at 40+ participating stores and restaurants