community

Organizations

The Hyde Park neighborhood continues to transform with new businesses, new housing, street landscapes, property redevelopment, and more.  Organizations that galvanize the community and prepare residents for change are vital to process to ensure residents and key stakeholders find common ground towards growth.  As Hyde Park's 53rd Street redevelops into a world-class destination, residents, visitors, business owners, corporations, and civic organizations can depend on the support of local community leadership.

SOUTH EAST CHICAGO COMMISSION

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.

Contact the South East Chicago Commission directly using our online response form or simply share your thoughts, comments or questions via Facebook or Twitter.


HYDE PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Since 1939, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce has played a critical role in developing and supporting Hyde Park’s thriving business community.

For members, the Chamber offers business referrals, advertising opportunities, workshops, networking events, and more. For the Hyde Park community, the Chamber improves neighborhood living through sidewalk repair, landscaping, streetscape projects, and more.

Chamber membership is open to businesses and nonprofit organizations of any size.

HYDE PARK KENWOOD COMMUNITY CONFERENCE

The purpose of the Conference is to attend to the civic needs of the community; work toward an attractive, secure, diverse, and caring community; and to promote participation of residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations in programs and activities that advance the interests and concerns of the community. It serves the community as a watchdog, independent voice, and clearing house in the community's ongoing conversation and decisions about those matters which affect and define community life.