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West Humboldt Park Development Council Revealing of Banners on Chicago Avenue
The West Humboldt Park Special Service Area #63 (SSA), in partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services and the West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) installed 44 banners along Chicago…
Proud to be an Accion Client
“I’m proud to be an Accion client and even prouder that they are one of mine!”
Accion and Partners Hosted Small Business Workshop in Aurora
Accion Chicago's 2nd annual "How to Get Money for Your Small Business" workshop is a success.
A Bright Future for Bright Endeavors
In our latest round of Seed Chicago , Bright Endeavors was able to raise just under $6,000 on Kickstarter to help fund Good Glass Chicago.
OrgaNums Food Healthy Start with Accion Chicago
Ashley Rossi, small business owner of OrgaNums Food, gets a fresh start with financing from Accion Chicago.
Accion Chicago Client Story
"When I needed to expand, I called Accion." -Martiza Barios de Argueta
Seed Chicago Success Stories
Dana Emanuel, Seed Chicago Success Story.
Seed Chicago: Historia de Éxito
Dana Emanuel, Seed Chicago Historia de Éxito.
SMART Growth Q&A session regarding grant application to be held in Hermosa
The following is a big opportunity for small community-based arts and cultural organizations to receive a grant from The Chicago Community Trust’s Smart Growth program.
Chicago Allstate Agent Recognized for Outstanding Volunteerism
The Allstate Foundation Grants $1000 to Near North Health Service Corporation
Bethel New Life's Entrepreneurial Training Program - ETP
Bethel New Life's ETP class invited guest speakers to talk to current students and alumni during week 5 of their 12 week program. Check out a video from the event!
Turkey Chop, La Palma Highlighted in Youth-Produced Video
Students in Community TV Network’s summer After School Matters program featured local restaurants Turkey Chop (3506 W Chicago Ave) and La Palma (1340 N Homan Ave ) as a part of a video series…
Apply Now for Summer After School Matters Programs
Summer is coming in Chicago. Encourage the young people in your life to make it safe and productive by applying for summer programs through After School Matters!
Chicago Teaching Fellows - Application Deadline 4/28/2014
We don’t train teachers—we train great teachers. Learn how you can transform your academic background and professional experience into a high-impact career as a licensed teacher in…
Little City Foster Care Spring Newsletter
As we wait for the weather to catch up with the calendar, Little City’s Foster Care & Adoption Program remains hard at work. We continue to engage with the community, bringing awareness to…
One Summer Chicago NOW Accepting Applications!
The Online Application for One Summer Chicago, the city's summer youth employment program, opened April 4 th and will be available until May 16 th . Get Online. Apply. And get ready for a GREAT…
Where do you shop?
Why is shopping locally important? What does WHPDC do to help Humboldt Park?
Thinking of Starting a Business?
Are you thinking about startng a business? Starting a business is an exciting proposition, but it’s also an incredibly challenging undertaking.
New initiative to bring year-round employment opportunities
Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, Divvy and Gap Inc. Announce First-of-Its-Kind Seasonal Talent-Sharing Initiative for Unemployed Cook County Job Seekers. Optimum Employment Pilot Program…
Need a business plan?
Five reasons why you need a business plan.
Vote! Who has the better Jive Turkey Burger?
There is a friendly competition brewing between two of our favorite restaurants on the Chicago Avenue corridor: Bro-N-Laws Bar-B-Q vs. Turkey Chop Gourmet Grill
Join the Team at Turkey Chop
Do you want to Learn the restaurant business? Turkey Chop is looking for some good candidates to be a part of our internship program. We are looking for individuals with marketing, cooking, serving…
CCLF and WHPFCDC Awarded $250,000 for Partners In Progress Project
One of 13 Organizations Selected by the Citi Foundation and Low Income Investment Fund to Advance the Community “Quarterback” Model CHICAGO, December 3, 2013 – Chicago…
“Turkey Chop”- a cutting-edge dining alternative to help food desert problem
Turkey Chop gives a healthier dining experience to Humboldt Park visitors and residents as well as has a desire to create job awareness and inspiration.
Raising a Neighborhood: The Correlation between Parents and Economic Development
Do parents and the number of family households contribute to economic growth? Christopher Wilson, a studying architect at UIC, examines Census data to compare the numbers.

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