Search Website:
Live Contact - Click here

About

About Secc

FOUNDED IN 1952, THE SOUTH EAST CHICAGO COMMISSION (SECC) IS A COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN FIVE NEIGHBORHOODS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO: HYDE PARK, WOODLAWN, WASHINGTON PARK, KENWOOD, AND OAKLAND.

The SECC pursues its mission through a number of programs and initiatives designed to make our communities more attractive places to live, learn, work, and play. Some of these programs focus specifically on economic development-by attracting new businesses to the area, for example, or by supporting existing businesses-while others monitor everything from building codes to liquor license applications to public transportation. Each year, we sponsor several community-wide events to celebrate and showcase our neighborhoods.

Governed by a board of community leaders, business owners, and neighborhood residents, the SECC works closely with residents and organizations throughout our communities to build consensus and advance our goals.

About SECC

  • Founded in 1952
  • Community-based organization
  • Focused on enhancing the quality of life in five neighborhoods
  • A number of programs and initiatives
  • Governed by a board of community leaders, business owners, and neighborhood residents
  • SECC is funded by the University of Chicago, the City of Chicago, and private donations

  • 1stfixtures_widget